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LGBTQ+ Veterans Advance Lawsuit Over ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The US Defense Department must defend a lawsuit by LGBTQ+ military veterans who say their discharges under the agency’s one-time “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy should be systematically upgraded to end its lingering discriminatory effects.

North Carolina Lawmakers Fight Abortion Pill Preemption Ruling

Lawmakers defending North Carolina’s restrictions on using the abortion-inducing drug mifepristone to end early-stage pregnancies are taking their case to a federal appeals court, they said.

Number of First-Time Small Business Contractors Down Over Decade

A decade of decline in the number of first-time federal vendors in three closely watched small business cohorts underscore executive branch concerns about federal agencies’ ability to attract and retain a diverse supplier base.

Sullivan & Cromwell Threatens Student Funding Over Antisemitism

Sullivan & Cromwell asked law school student groups to confirm they don’t support harassment or risk losing funding from the firm amid a surge of pro-Palestine protests on college campuses earlier this year.

Democratic AGs Defend Diversity Requirements for Law Schools

Democrat state attorneys general are defending diversity requirements for law schools set by the American Bar Association accrediting body in a Thursday letter.

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Antisemitism Makes Biden-Trump ‘Binary’ Vote, Emhoff Says

Second gentleman <-bsp-person state="{"_id":"00000190-476b-d497-a7fb-ef6fd10b0000","_type":"00000160-6f41-dae1-adf0-6ff519590003"}">Doug Emhoff said reelecting President Joe Biden is crucial for combating antisemitism and accused Donald Trump of “fanning the flames” of hatred in comments after speaking at the site of a 2018 synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

Judge Urged To Drop Part of 27-Year-Old Migrant Child Care Order

A Los Angeles federal judge weighing whether to end or modify part of a 27-year-old settlement governing the treatment of migrant children in government custody was sympathetic to concerns that a rule to partially replace it doesn’t do enough to establish independent oversight.

Abortion Nod in EEOC Pregnancy Rule Draws Conflicting Decisions

Conflicting court decisions are sowing confusion over the legality of EEOC regulations requiring employers to provide workers with abortion-related accommodations under a federal pregnancy bias law, particularly in cases involving potential religious exemptions.

Health Law’s Preventive Care Mandate Curbed by Appeals Court

Broad access to cost-free health insurance coverage for a range of medical services remains available but still threatened for many Americans following a federal appeals court’s Friday decision partially halting the US’s enforcement of Obamacare’s preventive services mandates.

Why Hasn't There Been a Black Judge in Georgia's Southern District?

A quarter of federal district courts have never had a Black judge. Nowhere is that disparity more jarring than in Georgia's Southern District, where one-third of the population under the court's jurisdiction is Black. We visited south Georgia to learn why this district, with its sizable Black population, has never had a Black federal district court judge.

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Binance General Counsel Confronts Some of Crypto’s Hardest Tests

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Tesla Seeks to Delay July Hearing in Battle Over Musk’s Pay (1)

Lawyers for Elon Musk say a shareholder vote last week approving the Tesla Inc. co-founder’s <-bsp-bb-link state="{"bbDocId":"S83XOHT1UM0W","_id":"00000190-3c91-d497-a7fb-fc9d301c0002","_type":"0000016b-944a-dc2b-ab6b-d57ba1cc0000"}">$56 billion pay package should delay a hearing on the award of billions of dollars in fees to the lawyers who challenged it.

Chevron Must Pay $120 Million to Family-Owned Oil Company

A Chevron Corp. subsidiary lost its bid for a new trial and must pay $120 million for damaging an oil company’s field, a California appeals court ruled on Friday, emphasizing the importance of efficiency in the jury selection process.

Many Federal Courts Have Never Had a Black Judge

SPECIAL REPORT: The End of Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Can Big Law Get It Right for Black Lawyers?

Big Law Gender Gap: Re-imagining the Legal Workforce