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March 3 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 3, 2017

Legal aid funding at risk of federal budget cuts

The November election sent shock waves through the legal aid nonprofit community. Suddenly, advocates worried about the $77 million in federal funds that flow to California groups from the Legal Services Corporation, the Department of Education’s advocacy grant program and others.
Read the full story at California Bar Journal

Loan scheme and cover-up results in disbarment of Pasadena attorney
A Southern California attorney who concocted a scheme to get loans based on phony settlements and proved relentless in his efforts to cover up his wrongdoing has been stripped of his law license.
Read the full story at California Bar Journal

Citing 'My Cousin Vinny,' DC Circuit Upholds SCOTUS Protest Ban
A federal appeals panel on Friday upheld the law barring anyone from making “a harangue or oration” at the U.S. Supreme Court—the latest in a series of rulings protecting the high court from protesters inside the building or on its grounds.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

Open link to file-sharing site was like leaving legal file on a bench, judge says; privilege waived
An insurance company has waived any claim of privilege to materials uploaded to an unprotected file-sharing site, a federal magistrate judge in Virginia ruled earlier this month.
Read the full story at ABA Journal


SCOTUS clerk tells amici to caption case of transgender teen with masculine pronoun

U.S. Supreme Court clerk Scott Harris has informed three groups that the caption on their amicus briefs should refer to a transgender teen with a masculine pronoun.
Read the full story at ABA Journal


Free LSAT prep courses to be offered by Khan Academy: Could state bar exam help come later

Khan Academy, a nonprofit online platform known for its large library of interactive math courses, today announced it will offer free LSAT practice materials, working with the Law School Admissions Council.
Read the full story at ABA Journal

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