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DOJ Pushing Death Sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

The Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty ruling for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a lower court vacated that penalty. So reports Fox News.


Utah Assistant AG Apologizes for Bizarre 'Die and Go to Hell' Email

Assistant Attorney General Steven Wuthrich apologized for a profanity-filled email directed at a city council candidate who interrupted his nap. So reports The New York Post.


UM Law Dean Out Much to Dismay Of Faculty, Who Adopted a Protest Resolution

The dean of the University of Miami School of Law, Anthony Varona, has been fired, effective on Thursday, July 1, although many at the school have questioned the decision. So reports The Miami Hurricane.


Lawsuit Claiming Prosecutor Fudged Numbers to Win Murder Conviction Gets New Life

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit from Conrad Truman, of Utah, who claims a prosecutor purposefully gave wrong measurements to get him convicted of murdering his wife. So reports KSL.


Disbarred Lawyer Charged with Fraud in $500K Scam

Gerald Douglas, a disbarred Brooklyn attorney, helped an ex-con fleece friends out of more than $500,000, according to prosecutors. So reports The New York Daily News.


Calif. Assault Weapon Ban Unconstitutional: Judge

A federal judge in California said the state’s assault weapons ban—a law that has been on the books for three-decades—is in violation of the Second Amendment. So reports Fox News.


SCOTUS Refuses Case Challenging Men-only Draft Law

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by the National Coalition for Men challenging the law that requires men, but not women, to register for the draft. So reports NPR.


Academic Standards, Free Speech at Heart of Stanford Satire Incident

Nicholas Wallace, the Stanford Law School student who authored a satirical flyer poking fun at Missouri Sen. Joshua Hawley, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Stanford Federalist Society, will be allowed to graduate after all. So reports Slate.


MyPillow Guy Cites 'Terminator' in Suit Against Dominion, Smartmatic

MAGA enthusiast Mike Lindell, the proprietor of MyPillow, is suing Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems for racketeering, conspiracy to suppress his free speech and for attempting to “extort silence from dissenters.” So reports the Daily Beast.


Former O.J. 'Dream Team' Defender F. Lee Bailey Dead At 87

Former high-profile defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has died. Bailey, notably, was one of O.J. Simpson’s attorneys during his infamous 1995 murder trial. So reports CNN


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