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Midterms Yield Mixed Bag for Hot-button Marijuana, Abortion Laws  

The 2022 midterm elections featured a number of hotly contested congressional and gubernatorial races, but also included state-specific propositions and referenda with potentially massive legal implications.


Nukes, National Security and the Law: ABA Conference Topics  

Economics, nuclear weapons and climate change are among the many topics expected to be covered during the upcoming annual national security law summit taking place later this month in Washington, D.C.


October's Top Verdicts Include Country Rap King and Faulty Engines

Progressive Law Practice has identified five of the most notable verdicts from the month of October. 


Minority Law Grads Finding Work at Much Lower Clip: NALP Data  

Newly published data from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) indicates Black, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander law school graduates are finding employment at a lower rate than their white classmates.


Biden Pot Pardon, Classification Plan Could Have Wide-reaching Implications  

President Joe Biden took a major step toward the normalization of marijuana use and sale as he announced the pardon of anyone federally convicted of simple possession of the substance. The announcement signaled a potentially massive shift in policy as the nation heads toward an expectedly contentious midterm election season.


U.S. Lawyers Laud and Applaud WFH: Survey

A new national survey of legal professionals shows an overwhelming majority of lawyers are permitted to work from home, with a substantial number reporting no measurable decrease in productivity while doing so.


New NALP Exec Director Brings Strong Diversity Track Record: Board  

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) has tapped Nikia L. Gray, a managing partner and director of legal recruiting at Quarles & Brady, to serve as its next executive director, the organization’s board of directors announced. Gray will succeed longtime director James G. Leipold, who is retiring in October.


Citizenship, Political Division Take Center Stage During Constitution Day Celebrations

This year’s iteration of Constitution Day comes amid big question marks surrounding the direction of the nation’s politics, blowout legislative battles and a deep introspective from stakeholders regarding the document itself.


Civil Rights Leaders Call for Legislation After 'Soul of the Nation' Speech

In the wake of a fiery speech about preserving democracy in the nation, President Joe Biden doubled down on his efforts and met with Black civil rights groups to discuss legislative efforts to improve equality and justice in the U.S.


AI, Animals and the Law in Focus at Fall LEAP Speaker Series  

Dealing with complex legal and ethical considerations regarding non-humans of all kinds are among the key features of this year’s Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) speaker series hosted by Yale Law School.


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