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Courtroom live streaming finally goes big league

Recording deviceOn February 7, listeners across the country—and across the world—tuned in to a federal court oral argument... Read more in the lawyerist...

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Should Florida be the first state to impose term limits on judges?

Gavel... a House committee ... advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose a 12-year term limit on Florida Supreme Court justices... Read more in The Miami Herald...

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Security is reportedly increased for immigration judges following threats

Security guardsThreats against more than one judge involved in legal challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration have prompted federal and local law enforcement agencies to temporarily increase security protection for some of them... Read more in CNNPolitics...

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Groups begin bailing out strangers to free poor from jail

People talking at deskActivists who say too many poor people are unfairly languishing in U.S. jails because they can't afford to post cash bail are increasingly deploying a new tactic: Bailing out strangers. Read more at The Chicago Tribune...

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For-profit law school faces crisis after losing federal loans

Chidi OgeneToni Valentine, a third-year law student, wanted to know if her school, Charlotte School of Law, was going to close, but it was not telling her. Read more in The New York Times...

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Older judges and vacant seats give Trump huge power to shape American courts

Judge with gavelIn the weeks since taking office, President Trump has derided court decisions as “ridiculous” and “disgraceful,”... Read more in The New York Times...

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Study finds minority law students are subsidizing scholarships

Grad over billThe vast majority of law school scholarships—79 percent—are doled out based on Law School Admission Test scores and undergraduate grades rather than financial need, a new study has found. Read more in The National Law Journal...

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Women in the legal profession still must face these four obstacles

Lady JusticeInequality and a lack of access to partnership is a continuing problem for many in the profession. Read more at lawfuel...

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Washington State Bar allows virtual law offices

Digital touch networkThe Washington State Bar Association wasn’t the first bar to consider the ethics of lawyers practicing law from virtual law offices and it won’t be the last. Read more in the Sui Generis Blog...

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ABA rejects stricter bar-pass rate for law schools

Taking notesLaw schools won’t be subject to a tougher bar pass rule — for now. Read more at lawdotcom...

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