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Former ICE General Counsel Heads to Prison for Identity Theft

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The former legal adviser to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau was sentenced to 48 months in prison, reports Government Executive.

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Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Public Unions

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The 5-to-4 decision overturned a 40-year-old precedent and said that compelling such fees was a violation of workers’ free speech rights, reports The Washington Post.

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Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Trump Travel Ban, Union Fees, Other Cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court is heading toward the end of its current term, and remaining cases include the Trump travel ban, union fees, and regulations on Christian-based anti-abortion centers.

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Federal Suit Claims Systemic Failures to Pursue Rape Cases by Travis County DA, Austin Police

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Three women have filed a federal class action lawsuit claiming that the Travis County District Attorney’s office and the Austin Police Department have violated the constitutional rights of women and discriminated based on gender in the manner in which they handle sexual assault cases.

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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen Expects to Be Arrested Any Day Now: Reports

Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen Expects to Be Arrested Any Day Now: Reports

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An ex-White House official said that “Trump should be super worried about Michael Cohen” deciding to cooperate with federal prosecutors against the president.

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Defrauded Students of For-Profit Schools Will Stay Indebted, Judge Rules

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A proposed class of borrowers had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim to revive an Obama-era policy that promised full debt forgiveness to students defrauded by the now-defunct, for profit Corinthian Colleges, reports Courthouse News Service.

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Texas Family Sues U.S. Over Church Massacre

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The lawsuit in federal court claims  the U.S. Air Force acted negligently when it failed to report the criminal record of gunman Devin Kelley to a U.S. database, reports Reuters.

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Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Receive Class Action Status in VA Overtime Suit

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A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving nurse practitioners and physician assistants accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime since 2006.

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Resigned Pruitt EPA Aide Lands GC Job in Oklahoma

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A former aide to embattled EPA director Scott Pruitt who has come under scrutiny for getting a significant pay bump has been hired to a position with the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, reports KFOR-TV.

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Federal Prosecutors Poised to Get More Than 1 Million Files Seized From Michael Cohen’s Phones

Federal Prosecutors Poised to Get More Than 1 Million Files Seized From Michael Cohen’s Phones

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A special master said investigators have already been given access to nearly 300,000 pieces of potential evidence seized from Cohen’s office and residences in an April raid, reports The New York Times.

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Government Disclosures Shed Light on Big Law Salaries

Government Disclosures Shed Light on Big Law Salaries

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Law firm partnerships fiercely guard against disclosing what they pay their principals, points out Bloomberg Law. But partners must disclose compensation when opting for a government appointment.

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Make Releases Work for You in Government Contracting

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A well-crafted subcontract, a release, and trained employees are proactive measures a contractor can take to mitigate the risk of subcontractor claims, according to PilieroMazza.

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A Lawyer for Payday Lenders Is Confirmed for FTC Job

A Lawyer for Payday Lenders Is Confirmed for FTC Job

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Andrew M. Smith was part of the legal team that in 2012 defended AMG Services, the payday lender founded by the convicted racketeer Scott Tucker.

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Could the Sports Gambling Ruling Pave the Way for Other Legal Battles?

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A constitutional law attorney considers one of the potential impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the right of states to pass their sports betting laws.

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Giuliani’s Confusing Media Statements May Hurt His Business

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Giuliani’s decision to join President Donald Trump’s legal team could backfire on the former New York mayor if potential clients of his international consulting business, accordingn to the AP.

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AT&T CEO: Hiring Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Was ‘a Big Mistake’

AT&T CEO: Hiring Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Was ‘a Big Mistake’

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AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson wrote in a companywide internal email that hiring Cohen “was a big mistake.”

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Giuliani Resigns from Greenberg Traurig to Focus on Trump

Giuliani Resigns from Greenberg Traurig to Focus on Trump

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Giuliani’s resignation from Greenberg Traurig signals that he may anticipate a more prolonged engagement with Mueller’s investigation than previously thought. according to The Hill.

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Analysts: Giuliani’s Media Blitz Gives Investigators New Leads, New Evidence

Analysts: Giuliani’s Media Blitz Gives Investigators New Leads, New Evidence

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Giuliani’s comments to media outlets underscore a growing tension for the White House: The FBI investigation of Cohen presents a legal problem for the president that his own lawyer might have exacerbated, according to The Washington Post.

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Dallas Lawyer Who Planted Niece in Government Job As a ‘Mole’ Gets 10-Year Max for Medical Fraud

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Prosecutors say Dallas lawyer Tshombe Anderson and his family members used trickery and outright fraud, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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The Biglaw Firms Potentially Caught in the Cohen Raid

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Above the Law reports that the names of some of the biggest law firms in the country have come to light after the Department of Justice seized records from the home and office of Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

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