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January 25 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sotomayor Joins High Court Chorus of Confirmation Criticism

"Vexing." "Broken." "Not functioning very well."

Welcome to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process, in the eyes of sitting justices.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

Showdown Over Law Schools' Bar Pass Standard Set for Feb. 6

The American Bar Association is pushing forward with a bid to strengthen its bar passage requirement for law schools over fresh objections from nearly half the nation's law deans.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal


Three Things to Know About Neil Gorsuch, SCOTUS Front-Runner

Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has moved to the front of the pack among possible nominees to the Supreme Court, according to several news reports Tuesday. But he is not a household name—yet.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Suit claims arrests over social media posts and rap lyrics violated First Amendment rights

Two men arrested and detained by San Diego police because of rap lyrics and social media posts have filed a federal lawsuit for alleged violation of their First and Fourth Amendment rights.
Read the full story at ABA Journal


Public officials can't evade public records laws through personal email accounts

Although Hillary Clinton was the focus of the email-related brouhaha last year, similar controversies have been playing out in local governments across the country as other public employees use private email accounts to circumvent “sunshine laws” that mandate open meetings
Read the full story at ABA Journal

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