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Arbery Shooter Denied Request to Stay in Federal Prison Rather Than State Jail

Travis McMichael, who was convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery, said he is worried he will be killed by fellow inmates if he serves his life sentence in a state facility. However, a judge denied his request to remain in federal custody. So reports NBC News.

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UC Hastings Law Board Votes to Change Name Amid Accusations Against Founder

UC Hastings College of the Law, which boasts notable alumni like U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and ex-San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, will turn to the state Legislature seeking to change its name. So reports Oregon Live.

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WV Judge Pulled Gun Out of Robe During Proceedings: Attorney

Attorney Lauren Varnado said the judge presiding over a case against the EQT Corporation pulled a gun out of his robe and pointed it at her during court proceedings. So reports CBS News.

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Sesame Place Characters Sparks $25M class-action lawsuit

Quinton Burns, the father of a 5-year-old girl, is suing SeaWorld Parks after alleging his daughter, who is black, was ignored by character actors at Sesame Place. So reports The New York Post.

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U College of Law Taps Former Dean at Brooklyn Law to Lead New School  

Jacksonville University has tapped Nicholas Allard to serve as founding dean for its new College of Law. So reports the Jacksonville Daily Record.

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Mars Inc. Facing Consumer Lawsuit Over Alleged Toxic Skittles Ingredients  

Skittles manufacturer Mars Inc. is facing a lawsuit from a consumer who has accused the company of failing to cease using titanium dioxide, a known toxin, in the popular candy. So reports Reuters.

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Breyer to Teach, Focus on Writing During Harvard Tenure  

Recently retired Justice Stephen Breyer will be teaching at Harvard Law School, the very school he graduated magna cum laude. So reports CNN.

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Wrigley Field '1060 Project' at Center of Cubs ADA Lawsuit  

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs after accusing the baseball team of discriminating against park guests with disabilities. So reports Yahoo! Sports.

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Prince Harry Wins First Phase of Legal Battle with Associated Newspapers  

A ruling from the High Court in London has paved the way for Prince Harry to sue Associated Newspapers, which publishes the Mail on Sunday, for libel. So reports NBC News.

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Joan Bullock Out at Thurgood Marshall School of Law Amid Low Bar Passage Rates  

Texas Southern University replaced Joan Bullock as dean at its Thurgood Marshall School of Law. So reports National Jurist.

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