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The amount of information disclosed to the public about the finances of District of Columbia judges is under review. The District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure had a "thoughtful discussion" about the amount of information made public... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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Lawyers in the U.S. attorney's office in Washington committed "egregious misconduct" in their handling of discovery in a lawsuit that challenges how the Federal Bureau of Prisons treats inmates classified as terrorists, a judge said this week. Randall Todd Royer,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Profiling: The New York Times reports the U.S. Department of Justice is set to adopt rules limiting profiling by barring federal agents from considering religion, sexual orientation, gender and national origin in investigations. Innocence: The New York Law Journal reports... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
The federal judiciary and several state courts are warning the public of an email scam in which emails—supposedly from the courts or law firms—include false information on nonexistent cases and, in some instances, carry viruses. Federal judiciary officials noticed an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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A federal judge in Washington today dismissed a legal challenge to the Internal Revenue Service's enforcement of a section of the federal health care law. U.S. District Senior Judge Paul Friedman found the IRS did not run afoul of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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The congressional budget deal announced late Monday would restore to the District of Columbia local court system money that was cut under last year's sequester, but the agreement provides less funding than court officials wanted. The proposed budget for fiscal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a dispute between television networks and online streaming service Aereo Inc., national broadcasters have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to put a similar case on hold. The networks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
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ATM operators and consumers suing Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over ATM fees are appealing a judge's order dismissing the case. The plaintiffs accused Visa and MasterCard of violating federal antitrust laws in how they set rules concerning access fees... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
NLJ Billing Survey: Karen Sloan reports, "As recently as five years ago, law partners charging $1,000 an hour were outliers. Today, four-figure hourly rates for in-demand partners at the most prestigious firms don't raise eyebrows—and a few top earners are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
New allegations of prosecutorial misconduct have surfaced involving the prosecution of one of the most notorious gangs in District of Columbia history. Eleven years ago, a federal jury in Washington convicted Kevin Gray and Rodney Moore of multiple counts of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
New Jersey Scandal: Facing growing political scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday denied any knowledge that members of his administration were involved in controversial lane closures on the busy George Washington Bridge. The Star-Ledger reports on newly released emails... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
A doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is suing the Central Intelligence Agency over documents about the late South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. After Mandela’s death on Dec. 5, MIT student and historian Ryan Shapiro... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Three Washington attorneys picked last year for the District of Columbia Superior Court were renominated yesterday by President Barack Obama. The nominations of William Nooter, Sherry Trafford and Steven Wellner are back on track for consideration by the Senate. Unlike... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Ante Gotovina, a retired Croatian military official acquitted of war crimes charges in 2012, is suing the U.S. Department of Treasury to lift economic sanctions against him in place for more than a decade. The International Criminal Tribunal for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Ronald Flagg, vice president and general counsel of the Legal Services Corp., is the newest member of the District of Columbia commission that vets lawyers applying to become judges on the city’s local courts. Flagg replaces Karl Racine, a Venable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
The Smithsonian Institution has an insect problem. Not the kind that requires an exterminator, though—this one involves lawyers. The Smithsonian wants a federal judge to alter the terms of an endowment left by Carl Drake, a professor of entomology and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
A local attorney has been suspended from practicing in the District of Columbia and Maryland for the second time since 2009 for breaking attorney ethics rules. Garland Stillwell was first suspended in 2009 for misrepresenting his title at Pillsbury Winthrop... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Hundreds of potential claimants in the high-profile black farmers discrimination case are challenging the denial of their claims for a share of a $1.25 billion settlement fund. The federal government agreed to settle claims of loan discrimination by the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Blocked: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ended 2013 with a one-two punch, temporarily blocking enforcement of the healthcare law's contraception coverage provision for certain religious groups before helping to lead the new year's eve countdown. The Christian Science Monitor... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
From 1990 to 2011, a U.S. Department of Justice lawyer practiced law without an active bar membership, according to a letter issued last month by District of Columbia attorney disciplinary officials. Laura Heiser received an informal admonition—the least severe form... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Café Milano, an Italian restaurant in Georgetown, is suing its former manager for allegedly breaching his contract by secretly agreeing to work for a soon-to-open competitor months before announcing his resignation. The restaurant, represented by ShawnCoulson in Washington, claimed Antonio... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
The Office of Bar Counsel is on track to receive more attorney ethics complaints in 2013 than it did in 2012, especially related to criminal cases. According to the latest bar counsel statistics, the office received 1,090 complaints as of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Mission Accomplished: Edward Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency contractor who leaked top-secret documents to news outlets earlier this year, sat for a 14-hour interview with The Washington Post. "The mission’s already accomplished," he said. Royal Pardon: Alan Turing, a pioneer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
A public defender and children's law attorney were recently appointed as magistrate judges in the District of Columbia Superior Court. The court today announced the appointments of Renee Raymond and Sean Staples. They'll begin serving in January after finishing training.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Wiley Rein is defending its request for $2 million in legal fees from the federal government after winning a constitutional challenge to the federal Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Department of Justice has opposed the fee request, arguing Wiley Rein's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times