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 26 Aug, 2016

Weekly Legal News Roundup: August 26th, 2016

Two Law Student Suicides Recently, Above the Law reported on two law student suicides. As part of their regular series, about mental health, an anonymous student was brave enough to share their experience in dealing with suicide and the aftermath. We’ve written about lawyers and depression before; law school is grueling, lawyers lead the nation […]

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 19 Aug, 2016

Weekly Legal News Roundup: August 19th, 2016

Making A Murderer‘s Brenden Dassey’s Conviction Overturned  Brendan Ray Dassey, of Netflix’s Making A Murderer, is going to be a free man in 90 days. Federal Judge William Duffin ordered Dassey’s release after determining that Dassey’s confession was coerced and his case was mishandled by three state courts. In 2005, Dassey and his uncle, Steven […]

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 12 Aug, 2016

Weekly Legal News Roundup: August 12th, 2016

Inmate Allowed to Meet Newborn Son Last week, we had not one, but two stories about pants. Remember Judge Amber Wolf, who called out prison officials who sent a woman to court without pants and denied her feminine hygiene products? The video of Wolf’s outrage and subsequent hammering of jailers garnered national attention, with the […]

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 05 Aug, 2016

Weekly Legal News Roundup: August 5th, 2016

Pants and Christ You know it’s going to be a weird week when the first stories you read are about pants – more specifically, the lack thereof. Firstly, a defendant appeared in a Louisville, Kentucky court without any pants on. Judge Amber Wolf, as you can imagine, was perplexed, “Am I in the twilight zone?” […]

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 29 Jul, 2016

The science of victim-blaming — and how attorneys can fight back

Last month a former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was given a light jail sentence for sexual assault of an unconscious woman. A couple weeks ago, two black men — Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — were fatally shot by police, the first while immobilized and the second during a traffic stop. In these cases […]

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