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  1. Grassley under fire for planning vote on 17 judicial nomineesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Hill

    Under Senate rules, nominees have to be approved by the full Senate in order to carry over into a new session of Congress. But advocates are accusing Grassley of trying to avoid public scrutiny by slipping controversial candidates opposed by Democrats into an already stacked agenda.

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  2. Kountze ISD appeals ruling in cheerleaders' caseRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... who refused to cheer for an athlete she said sexually assaulted her. In that case, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the cheerleader, in that role, "served as a mouthpiece through which [the school district] could disseminate speech ...

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  3. Fifth Circuit Upholds Conviction of Fort Worth Woman Who Enslaved 2 Mexican ImmigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Law.com

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed the six-year prison sentence of a Fort Worth woman who used two Mexican citizens as slaves by forcing them to clean houses in the United States without pay and controlling the undocumented immigrant sisters by telling them she was a prophet from God. The recent decision affirms Olga Murra's 2016 felony convictions on two counts of forced labor and two counts of harboring an illegal alien for profit.

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  4. Twitter's not a great place for legal adviceRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Minnesota Lawyer

    We have our first confirmed federal Twitter judge, Judge Don Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. More than 500 legal scholars both young and old, as well as sophisticated practitioners, use Twitter to comment, analyze and argue.

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  5. Legal Issues Business Leaders Need to Know in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | JD Supra

    ... $23,660 to $47,892 per year, the DOL has undertaken a new rulemaking process and asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay its pending appeal. Public commentary on the latest new rule was final last fall, and commentators are expecting the ...

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  6. Texas justice tweets in his Camry's personaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | ABA Journal

    A Texas justice recently confirmed to a federal appeals court isn't the only member of the Texas Supreme Court with a penchant for Twitter. Jeffrey Brown has been tweeting in the persona of his Toyota Camry at the handle @Camryofjustice , Texas Lawyer reports.

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  7. Fifth Circuit Affirms Court's Authority To Rule On Question Of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | JD Supra

    ... the "wholly groundless" exception created by , 757 F. 3d 460 (5th Cir. 2014). On appeal, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, stating that, "[t]he mere fact that the arbitration clause allows [Plaintiff] to avoid arbitration by adding a ...

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  8. Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Names Benjamin Heidlage PartnerRead the original story

    Tuesday | Customer Interaction Solutions

    "Ben is a terrific addition to our partnership," said Judge Richard Holwell , co-founder of Holwell Shuster & Goldberg. "His trial experience and passion for the law have proven a tremendous benefit to clients and colleagues alike, and he is a valued member of our growing team."

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  9. U.S. Civil Rights Trail features 11 Georgia sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Coastal Courier

    ... Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building, Atlanta: This building housed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which worked to enforce Brown vs. Board of Education while fostering and implementing significant civil rights legislation. ...

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  10. Fifth Circuit Addresses Scindia Duties on Summary Judgment and the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | JD Supra

    In another recent case on the Scindia duties, [1] the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Manson Gulf, L.L.C. v. Modern American Recycling Service, Inc. , [2] remanded a case dismissed by the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on summary judgment against the vessel owner on the grounds that there was a material dispute of fact as to whether a hole in a decommissioned oil platform was open and obvious or a danger that a "reasonably competent stevedore" should have anticipated.

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  11. There's room for compromise on FEMA helping houses of worshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Religion News Service

    ... rebuilding funds, a federal judge turned them down , and the churches took their case to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, of course, the legal challenge will come from the other side - as in the church-state separationists who filed a brief ...

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  12. Summary of the Ruling in Regents of the University of California v....Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 15 | ImmigrationProf Blog

    U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California granted a request by California and other states to stop the administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals . The U.S. government is now accepting DACA renewal requests.

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  13. Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior Modifies Its...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 15 | JD Supra

    On December 22, 2017, the Office of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior issued a Memorandum re: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Prohibit Incidental Take , which substantially modifies the Department's policy regarding the criminal enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act's prohibition against the incidental taking or killing of migratory birds. In addition, this Memorandum withdraws a contrary opinion of the Solicitor's Office that was issued on January 10, 2017 Memorandum re: Temporary Suspension of Certain Solicitor M-Opinions Pending Review .

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  14. DHS restarts Obama-era DACA amnesty after judge's rulingRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 14 | Washington Times

    DACA is back up and running, Homeland Security announced this weekend, saying President Trump 's attempt to phase out the Obama-era deportation amnesty is on hold while they fight a court case that ordered them to begin accepting applications again. Only those among the 800,000 or so previously approved can submit applications for renewal, under the judger's order.

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  15. Lawyer in Denton County DA's office claims county violated Texas labor lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Denton Record-Chronicle

    A lawyer at the Denton County District Attorney's Office claims the county violated the Texas Labor Code in a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The suit, which was filed last month, claims plaintiff Nadiya Williams-Boldware hasn't been promoted to a long-desired felony prosecutor position in retaliation for previous complaints about racial discrimination at the district attorney's office.

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  16. Texas High Court Justice Tweets as His ToyotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Law.com

    Most people already know about judicial Twitter sensation Don Willett , the Texas Supreme Court justice whom the U.S. Senate confirmed in mid-December for a spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. But here's a lesser-known voice in the Twittersphere from the Lone Star State's highest court: Justice Jeffrey Brown's Camry.

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  17. U.S. Fifth Circuit Issues CAFA Opinion in Mass Action Addressing Two Issues of First ImpressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | JD Supra

    In Warren Lester, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., No. 14-31383, ___ F.3d ___ , the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing two issues of first impression involving the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 .[1] A full copy of the opinion can be accessed here.

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  18. Segall Bryant and Hamill acquires Denver Investments, creating $20B wealth managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | InvestmentNews

    ... Security draw. Opponents and advocates of the regulation have been waiting for months for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to issue its opinion. Hi! Glad you're here and we hope you like all the great work we do here at ...

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  19. Wells Fargo adviser headcount dipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | InvestmentNews

    ... Security draw. Opponents and advocates of the regulation have been waiting for months for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to issue its opinion. Hi! Glad you're here and we hope you like all the great work we do here at ...

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  20. Fintech learns to play nice with traditional institutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | InvestmentNews

    ... Security draw. Opponents and advocates of the regulation have been waiting for months for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to issue its opinion.

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