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The President faces obstacles in bid to re-shape key U.S. courts

President Donald Trump's effort to reshape influential U.S. courts by stocking them with conservative judges faces at least one significant impediment…  Read more at ReutersLegal.

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The Tenor

Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won’t stop judges

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts … said that criticism from politicians won’t dissuade judges from doing their jobs. Read more in The Washington Post.

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Tweeting from the bench: judges discuss social media pitfalls

Judicial retweets ≠ endorsements. That, in essence, is what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled… Read more in the Recorder.

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Perry Mason

The world’s first robot lawyer (DoNotPay) isn’t a damn lawyer

...I move here to dismiss claims that a chatbot can do an attorney’s job. Read more at quartz.

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Lawyer Addict

The Lawyer, the Addict

A high-powered Silicon Valley attorney dies. His ex-wife investigates, and finds a web of drug abuse in his profession. Read more in The New York Times.

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California Supreme Court moves to make bar exam easier to pass

California has long had a reputation for having one of the most difficult bar exams in the country. Read more in The New York Times.

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