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Rural NY Facing Substantial Attorney Shortage: Survey

A survey from Albany Law School found law firms servicing areas outside of New York City are overburdened and dealing with major technology and funding issues. So reports The Times Union.


Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Improperly Lifted from Christian Rap Track: Jury

A nine-member federal jury found Katy Perry’s 2013 song “Dark Horse” ripped off the Christian Rap Song “Joyful Noise.” So reports CNBC.


'Smirking Teen' Who Confronted Native American Activist Has Suit Dismissed

The $250 million defamation suit filed by Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post has been dismissed. So reports CBS News.


Holder on Census Question: 'We Kicked Their Asses'

Former Attorney General Eric Holder told a gathering of 300 attorneys in Hartford that "America's longstanding democratic institutions are under assault by the Trump administration’s policies" and called on residents to come together to fight back. So reports The CT Mirror.


Courts Differ on Vaginal, Anal Cavity Inspections

After eight years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled in a split 2-1 decision that a training exercise involving strip searches of naked female prisoners was legal since the guards did not physically probe them during the search. So reports The Washington Post.


Funeral Home Employee Shared Pic of Dead Daughter on FB: Lawsuit

The family of Jakiel Allyson Jones, 27, who was killed in a car crash, is suing the Stevens Brothers Funeral Home after claiming an employee of the funeral home shared a photo of the girl’s “disfigured” body on Facebook. So reports Yahoo Lifestyle.


Attorney: Hope Hicks Not Involved in Hush-money Talks

Hope Hicks’ attorney said the former White House communications director was not involved in talks to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with President Donald Trump. So reports Reuters.


'It' Miniseries Producers Take Warner Bros. to Court Over Film

A Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit claims two executive producers of the first “It” adaptation were denied the ability to participate in the most recent iteration of the Steven King novel. So reports the Hollywood Reporter.


'Bikini Baristas' Need to Cover Up: 9th Circuit

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld two city ordinances calling for so-called "bikini baristas" to to remain banned in Washington State. So reports Newsweek.


No Citizenship Question on Census at This Time: SCOTUS

The Supreme Court ruled, for now, there will not be a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census. So reports the Associated Press.


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