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Mexico opens deportation centres to fight US deportation

Police making arrestMexico has opened legal aid centres at consulates in 50 US cities, in a move designed to protect its citizens from tougher immigration enforcement. Read more at the BBC...

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Judge, lawyer and historian explore complexities of Atticus Finch

Atticus FinchMore than half of the 75 lawyers and law students who attended a recent discussion on Atticus Finch said the fictional Alabama attorney created by author Harper Lee inspired them to pursue the profession. Read more in The Daily Report...

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The single worst thing Trump’s budget could do for our justice system

Man in suitThere’s a suggestion floating around social media: in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 84th birthday ... make a donation to legal aid. Read more in Litigation Daily...

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Legal ed’s other challenge: retraining practitioners for a new marketplace

Business IntelligenceLegal education has received a great deal of criticism in recent years... Read more in Forbes...

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Fitted for the wind

Frank StevensonIn 1966 at Detroit’s Olympia Arena, a country singer prepared to perform before a crowd of 10,000... Read more in The Texas Bar Journal...

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Your child’s been sent to jail. And then comes the bill

Woman at windowIn dozens of one-on-one meetings every week, a lawyer retained by the city of Philadelphia summons parents whose children have just been jailed... Read more in The Washington Post...

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Immigration courts: record number of cases, many problems

Immigration Court signEveryone was in place for the hearing in Atlanta immigration court: the Guinean man hoping to stay in the U.S., his attorney, a prosecutor, a translator and the judge. Read more in the Associated Press...

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After 130 years, Harvard Law Review elects a black woman president

Imelma UmanaIt has been 27 years since the first black man... Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. Read more in The New York Times...

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Social media gets some respect from SCOTUS in First Amendment case

Man in front of social media microphohnesMark the date: Feb. 27, 2017, may go down in history as the day that social media... entered the pantheon of expressions deserving First Amendment protection. Read more in The National Law Journal...

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Not the best of times US – Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Justice GinsburgSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times" - but the "pendulum" will swing back. Read more at the BBC...

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