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Women Prison Population Surges, Coalition Identifies Racial Disparity  

The number of female prisoners serving a life sentence with no chance of parole has skyrocketed 43% since 2008, according to a newly minted report from The Sentencing Project.

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Law School Loans Taking Enormous Mental Health Toll on Young Lawyers: Report  

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, in association with the Access Lex Institute Center for Legal Education Excellence, issued a new report that found 65% of new lawyers are suffering from high and overwhelming stress due to their law school debt.

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20 Years Later, 9/11 Still Shaping the American Legal Landscape  

Last week marked 20 years since the unconscionable terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania completely reshaped every facet of American life. The attacks and their fallout impacted the way Americans interact with one another and their government and they sparked myriad law enforcement and intelligence agencies to change the way they operate both inside and outside the U.S.

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Black Alum Chester C. Davenport Commemorated By Georgia Law Rotunda  

Chester C. Davenport, who passed away in August of 2020, will now have the honor of having his name emblazoned on the rotunda of the University of Georgia School of Law. Davenport carries the distinction of being the school’s first Black graduate, and will also be memorialized with a soon-to-be commissioned portrait to be hung in the main entrance of the school.

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Legal Field Weighs In: What Will Post COVID-19 Law Offices Look Like?  

While many agree the legal landscape is likely to look substantially different than it did before 2019, it remains to be seen exactly what will come of the traditional work-office arrangements that dominated the pre-COVID-19 world we have left behind.

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White House Panel Seeking Work-around for Backlog of Eviction Lawsuits

As the summer months wane, property owners, tenants and their associated advocates are facing major legal considerations with respect to enduring state and federal eviction restrictions. A federal moratorium has been put in place with an expiration date set for Saturday, July 31, although a number of other state mandates, which have faced their own varying legal challenges, also remain in play.

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Push to End Military Authorization in Iraq Gains Traction

A broad coalition of lawmakers, including President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and a number of House representatives from both sides of aisle, are pushing for a repeal of the legislation that authorized military action in Iraq.

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Historic Lawsuit from Ohio AG Calls for Google Reclassification As Public Utility

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit to have Google reclassified as a public utility, which would drastically change the way the search engine is regulated.

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Legal Industry Braces for Impact of Growing Ransomware Threat

Ransomware attacks have dominated the news cycle as hits on notable targets like the Colonial Pipeline have caused major disruptions around the nation and the world. As such, in order to bolster the security of the lawyer-client pipeline, the American Bar Association (ABA) Cybersecurity Legal Task Force has updated and republished its cybersecurity best-practices checklist, the trade association announced recently.

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Dems Plan 9/11-style Commission as Talk of Capitol Riot Probe Heats Up

There is a brewing Beltway brawl over how to handle the events of the Wednesday, Jan. 6, storming of the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, D.C, and a flurry of speculation about what’s motivating Republican and Democratic leadership has resulted in accusations and finger pointing.

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