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Senior Female Attorneys Leaving Firms at Greater Clip Than Men: Report

A lack of "access to success" is the main reason senior female attorneys are substantially more likely to walk away from law than their male counterparts.

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ABA Speech Code Would've Appalled ‘Framers’: Opinion

The American Bar Association has amended Rule 8.4 of its Model Rules for Professional Conduct to prohibit “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice toward others.” Louisville attorney and columnist Bridget Bush is calling foul, expressing concerns that the new rule is a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. So reads a column in the Courier-Journal.

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Alleged Charleston Church Murderer Seeks to Waive Jury Trial

Dylann Roof, charged with killing nine people at a black church in South Carolina, has filed paperwork to waive his right to a jury trial. So reports USA Today.

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Utah Man, Senator Concerned with ISP Porn Filter Law

Salt Lake City resident Chris Sevier is challenging a Utah law that allows Internet service providers to charge for pornography filters. So reports the Associated Press.

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'The Jinx' Subject Robert Durst Sued by Ex-Wife’s Family

Robert Durst, the multimillionaire subject of the shocking HBO documentary “The Jinx,” is being sued by the family of his late ex-wife for violating their right to sepulcher, a law granting family members the immediate right to possession of a body for burial. So reports The New York Times.

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Federal Appeals Court: Skadden Arps May Owe Contract Lawyer Overtime

A federal appeals court held that the law firm known as Skadden Arps may owe overtime to a contract lawyer who performed document review for $25 an hour. So reports Reuters.

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Roberts' Dissent on Gay Marriage Inspires Montana Man to Apply to Legally Marry Second Wife

Inspired by Justice Roberts’s dissent in the Supreme Court case that made gay marriages legal nationwide, a Montana man applied for a marriage license to wed a second wife. So reports the Associated Press.

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Truants No Longer Criminals in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that no longer treats truancy as a misdemeanor criminal offense—a change that means truants will no longer face jail and fines of up to $1,500. So reports NPR.

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KFC Clucking About Alleged Bird Lies in China

A KFC operator is suing three Chinese companies for allegedly using social media to spread false information about the chicken restaurants’ food. So reports The Associated Press.

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Judge Judy Litigant Arrested for Stealing on Her Way Home From the Show

A Bronx woman was arrested for grand larceny after Port Authority police learned that she had stolen property while en route from Los Angeles, where she had just appeared in a taping of the Judge Judy show. So reports The New York Post.

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