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February 2 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 2, 2018

Judge Hires Special Master to Vet Attorney Bills in Anthem Settlement


Adobe GC Mike Dillon Is Retiring, but He Won't Be Slowing Down

The Marijuana Lobby: Who Got the Work

As Law Firms Stall, Who Will Overtake Them in the Innovation Race?

How a gymnast-turned-lawyer helped bring Larry Nassar to justice

Rachael Denhollander was a lawyer and stay-at-home mom living in Kentucky when she contacted the Indianapolis Star in August 2016 and told the newspaper that Dr. Larry Nassar had sexually assaulted her in 2000 when she was a 15-year-old gymnast seeking treatment for back pain.

Read the full story at ABA Journal

Cooley Law School complaint demands 'fair and transparent' ABA accreditation proceedings

The ABA needs more transparency when making accreditation determinations for law schools, and it illegally posted a letter to its website regarding Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School's compliance with an admissions standard, the school argues in an amended complaint filed Jan. 29. 
Read the full story at ABA Journal

9th Circuit finds juvenile facing deportation has no right to free lawyer

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a minor brought to the United States with his mother from Central America has no right to a court-appointed lawyer in immigration proceedings.



Minority Attorneys Take a Closer Look at the SCOTUS Clerk Diversity Dearth

U.S. Supreme Court justices should step up and state publicly that they want greater diversity among their law clerks, said Howard University School of Law Dean Danielle Holley-Walker.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal



Meanwhile, These Other Memos—Written By James Comey—Will Remain Secret


What Makes the 1st Year of Law School Crazier? Playing Division l Basketball

Activists Try to Recall Judge in Stanford Sex Attack Case. Some Say They’ve Gone Too Far.

When a California judge sentenced a Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault to six months in jail, many saw the verdict as too lenient. Outrage spread across the country, particularly among those who felt it was the latest proof of a criminal justice system stacked against women who have been victims of sexual violence.
Read the full story at The New York Times

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