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Arbery, Rittenhouse, Sebold Cases Top November Verdicts

From racially charged shooting cases to overturned rape charges, here are some notable verdicts from November.


Mississippi Mosque Application Denied By 'Majority Rule' Draws Federal Lawsuit  

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing officials in Horn Lake, Mississippi after applicants planning the city’s first mosque were denied due to “majority rules.” The lawsuit was filed against the City of Horn Lake, its Board of Aldermen and its Planning Commission.


'Giving Day' Offers Chance for Legal Community to Show Off Pro Bono Prowess  

The American Bar Association (ABA) is making a concerted effort to bolster legal services to those who might not be able to afford them during its second annual Giving Day.


Enviro Advocates Balk at Federal Law Allowing New Energy Market

Energy advocates have taken issue with a default ruling from a divided Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that allows a new energy market to move forward without a clear consensus from the watchdog group.


Community Policing Week: DOJ Hands Out $33M Aimed At Reforming Procedures  

Taking a cue from President Joe Biden, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded more than $33 million in grants to overhaul and reform policing practices in the U.S.


September Top Verdicts: From R. Kelly to Epic Games

Here are some of the most high profile or notable verdicts from the month of September.  


Women Prison Population Surges, Coalition Identifies Racial Disparity  

The number of female prisoners serving a life sentence with no chance of parole has skyrocketed 43% since 2008, according to a newly minted report from The Sentencing Project.


Law School Loans Taking Enormous Mental Health Toll on Young Lawyers: Report  

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, in association with the Access Lex Institute Center for Legal Education Excellence, issued a new report that found 65% of new lawyers are suffering from high and overwhelming stress due to their law school debt.


20 Years Later, 9/11 Still Shaping the American Legal Landscape  

Last week marked 20 years since the unconscionable terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania completely reshaped every facet of American life. The attacks and their fallout impacted the way Americans interact with one another and their government and they sparked myriad law enforcement and intelligence agencies to change the way they operate both inside and outside the U.S.


Black Alum Chester C. Davenport Commemorated By Georgia Law Rotunda  

Chester C. Davenport, who passed away in August of 2020, will now have the honor of having his name emblazoned on the rotunda of the University of Georgia School of Law. Davenport carries the distinction of being the school’s first Black graduate, and will also be memorialized with a soon-to-be commissioned portrait to be hung in the main entrance of the school.


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