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Near Record Donation from University of Michigan Law School Alumnus

Alumnus John Hoyns pledged a $20 million donation to the University of Michigan Law School, which would be one of the largest in the history of the school. So reports All About Ann Arbor.


Convicted Mobster Says Lawyer’s McConnell-like Blackouts Led to Rejection of Plea Deal  

Stephen LoCurto, a convicted murderer and purported member of the Bonano crime family, said his lawyer is suffering from blackouts similar to those suffered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. So reports The New York Daily News.


Hunter Biden’s Attorney: Gun Case Will Be Thrown Out

The attorney representing Hunter Biden said he expects the felony gun charges facing Hunter Biden to be dropped before trial. So reports ABC News.


Woman Seeks $2.25M in Lawsuit After Gender-affirming Double Mastectomy  

Luka Hein, of Nebraska, filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska Medical Center, several physicians, her therapist, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and Nebraska Medicine for negligence after having a double mastectomy related to gender-affirming care when she was 16 years old. So reports the Nebraska Examiner.


Family of NM Man Sues Farmington After Accidental Fatal Shooting  

The family of Robert Dotson, of New Mexico, is suing Farmington and several police officers after they mistakenly shot and killed him during a domestic violence call. So reports the Associated Press.


A Look At Kent Walker, Architect of Google’s Grand Defense Strategy  

Kent Walker, Google’s general counsel, is again being asked to defend the company as the government investigates its business practices in what is shaping up to be another seminal fight for the tech giant. So reports The New York Times.


Alito Refuses to Recuse in Moore v. U.S. 

Justice Samuel Alito has refused calls to step aside from a pending tax case despite participating in an interview conducted by attorney David Rivkin, who is involved in the case, and The Wall Street Journal. So reports Politico.


Disney Restructures Lawsuit After Alleging 'Government Retaliation'  

 The Walt Disney Company retailored its lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to focus on what it alleges was a “targeted campaign of government retaliation.” So reports ABC News.


Cyclist Who Kneed Child To The Ground Wins Defamation Case Against Father

An unnamed biker who was recorded kneeing a little girl to the ground won a defamation lawsuit against the girl’s father. So reports The New York Post.


House Likely Has Enough Votes To Impeach Biden: Oversight Chair  

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer said it seems the House of Representatives has enough support to begin an impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden. So reports Newsweek.


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