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Law school ranking, plus experience, increases pay for in-house counsel, study finds

A higher law school rank and more experience leads to higher salaries for in-house counsel, according to a new study from a local legal management consulting firm. BarkerGilmore, a Fairport-based executive search firm, has released their annual 2021 In-House Counsel Compensation ...

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Senate report details broad failures around Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON — A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol found a broad intelligence breakdown across multiple agencies, along with widespread law enforcement and military failures that led to the violent attack. There were clear warnings ...

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Fed lawyers: Trump not liable for ‘crude’ remarks at accuser

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump cannot be held personally liable for “crude and disrespectful” remarks he made about a woman who accused him of rape because he made the comments while he was president, U.S. Justice Department lawyers told ...

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Florida judge favors pre-dawn partying in rowdy South Beach

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has sided with the Clevelander hotel in a lawsuit over a new Miami Beach law that sets a 2 a.m. closing time in the South Beach entertainment district. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Circuit Judge ...

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Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way?

It wasn’t long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Instead of serving a jail sentence, he stayed at home, his ...

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High court won’t review men-only draft registration law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that for now it’ll be up to Congress, not the court, to decide whether to change the requirement that only men must register for the draft. It’s one of the few areas of ...

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Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Democrat is recommending President Joe Biden nominate two prominent voting rights attorneys to serve as judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and on the federal bench in Manhattan. Sen. Chuck Schumer has ...

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US taps groups to pick asylum-seekers to allow into country

SAN DIEGO — The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers that block people from ...

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