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  • Today Chief Justice John Roberts issued his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary. The 2018 report had focused on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, but the 2019 report was more upbeat, lauding the judiciary’s role in civic education. The report began with the story of the Federalist Papers, […]
  • Ed. Note: In observance of New Year’s Day, Above the Law will be dark tomorrow, January 1st. We will resume bringing you the latest in legal industry news on January 2nd. Have a happy new year. Source:
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  • Abortion was a hot-button issue at the Supreme Court during the past decade, as it has been for almost 50 years. The right to obtain an abortion before a fetus becomes viable was first recognized in 1973 in Roe v. Wade and then curtailed in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which allowed states to […]
  • The state of Massachusetts has created a duty, under criminal penalty, for minors and young adults to alleviate harmful psychological treatment. Source:
  • Results of a mental heath survey at the elite law school are in. Source:
  • Dr. Joseph Wiesel claimed an Apple Watch feature for detecting atrial fibrillation violated his 2006 patent. Source:
  • The Supreme Court is no stranger to political debate. Outside factors, like President Franklin Roosevelt’s proposal to add six justices to the bench in 1937, as well as the justices’ own actions, such as the unanimous 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, have often focused public attention on the court. This decade, the […]
  • On July 9, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, then a 53-year-old appeals court judge, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Republicans praised the pick and made plans to move forward quickly with a hearing and a vote, while Democrats rallied against Kavanaugh’s nomination but acknowledged that his […]
  • LONDON, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Angolan crude differentials were steady on Tuesday as the holiday period prompted traders to delay purchases until the new year. ANGOLA Sonangol was offering the following cargoes on Tuesday, the same as on Monday: Dalia at dated Brent plus $2.90 Gindungo at dated Brent plus $2.00 Hungo at dated plus […]
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