Senate Republicans are developing plans to begin confirmation hearings around Oct. 12 for President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, setting up a bitter partisan fight over the nomination before the November election.
A defendant convicted as an accomplice in a double murder is entitled to a new trial because his lawyer didn’t object when the judge dropped the mental-intent requirement from the jury instruction, the Third Circuit said Wednesday.
Barbara Lagoa’s meteoric rise from one of more than 50 mid-tier appellate judges in Florida to being considered for the U.S. Supreme Court in less than two years has left questions about her judicial philosophy that some conservatives don’t like to leave unanswered.
Davis Polk & Wardwell, one of the oldest and most respected firms in the country, is moving to a modified lockstep compensation structure for its partners as it looks to grow in an increasingly competitive legal market.
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