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Nov 06, 2018

Government | News

Tardy Judge Gets Reprimand from Georgia's High Court

By Greg Land

The Georgia Supreme Court found that a public reprimand is sufficient punishment for Judge Tammy Stokes, who was faulted for habitual tardiness and failure to show up for work. Read More

Legal Education | News

LSAT Maker Hit With $480K in Fees for Disability Violations

By Karen Sloan

In addition to being held in civil contempt for violating rules on how it accommodates disabled LSAT takers, the Law School Admission Council must now pay $480,000 in attorney fees to the California agency that took it to court. Read More

'Walkens Welcome': Election Day on Twitter

By Richard Binder

In the social media age, simply telling people that you voted isn't enough. We've compiled some of the most creative and giggle-inducing "Go Vote" pronouncements of the day. Read More

Legal Education | News

Low Bar Pass Rate at Texas Law School Spurs Investigation

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law posted a 44.5 percent pass rate for students who took the state's bar exam for the first time in July 2018. Read More

Gender Diversity | News

Ex-Winston Partner Defeats Arbitration Bid in Gender Bias Suit

By Scott Flaherty

A California appeals court reversed a finding that would have forced Constance Ramos' gender bias allegations against Winston & Strawn into arbitration. Now the case will move forward publicly, in court. Read More

Election and Political Law | News

Discussing Politics at Work This Election Day? Some Considerations for Employers

By Erin Mulvaney

“Employers should expect everyone to maintain civility in the workplace—if someone doesn't want to talk about politics, they shouldn't be pressured or forced to hear it, one management-side lawyer says. Read More

Banking and Finance Laws | News

Dentons Tax Lawyer Plays Unlikely Role in 'Crazy Rich Asians' Success

By Dan Packel

After a longstanding client asked tax attorney Gary Gartner to help structure his entry into the film business, Gartner himself sought a piece of the action. Read More

Litigation | News

Deposition of DOJ Official in Census Suit Admits Citizenship Query Might Be Unnecessary

By Dan M. Clark

John Gore, who previously led the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, testified that he couldn't say for sure whether a hard count of citizens on the decennial census would benefit federal litigators more than the data they already use to bring cases involving voter discrimination. Read More

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