Judges who simultaneously serve on both a military criminal court and a Guantanamo Bay review court do not violate a constitutional bar on “dual office-holding," because they are specifically authorized to do so by law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday.
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High Court Says Gitmo Judgeships Are Constitutional

Judges who simultaneously serve on both a military criminal court and a Guantanamo Bay review court do not violate a constitutional bar on “dual office-holding," because they are specifically authorized to do so by law, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday. Read more »

CACI Sanctions Bid Says Abu Ghraib Prisoner Withheld Info

A CACI International unit urged a Virginia federal judge Friday to toss torture claims brought by a man formerly imprisoned in Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, saying his recent deposition testimony confirmed that he had medical records but failed to produce them as required back in 2012. Read more »

Gov't Contractors Lacking In Email Spoof Defense, Study Says

Nearly all of the top 100 federal government contractors are still vulnerable to email impersonation attacks because they have not fully implemented a form of email security that guards against phishing, a new study has found. Read more »

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Ex-Contractor Accused Of Leak To Change Plea To Guilty: DOJ

Former government contractor Reality Leigh Winner, who has been accused of leaking classified national security information to at least one news outlet, plans to plead guilty at a change of plea hearing Tuesday in Georgia federal court, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman said Friday. Read more »

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Ex-JAG Lawyer Joins Cohen Seglias In Philadelphia

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, which represents government contractors, corporate clients, midsize privately held businesses and construction companies, has added a former acquisition law specialist from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a partner in the government contracting practice in its Philadelphia office. Read more »

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The Best Firms For Women And Minority Attorneys

It's the rare law firm that is consistently ahead of the pack on hiring and promoting women and minorities, according to Law360's annual headcount survey. Here are the firms leading the way in building a more diverse attorney workforce. Read more »

BigLaw Bias & Harassment: Lawyers In Their Own Words

As part of our recent Satisfaction Survey, we asked our readers whether they'd faced harassment or discrimination based on race or sex, and many of the responses were jarring. Here's what they had to say. Read more »

How Highly Successful Attorneys Prepare For A Day In Court

Preparing for trials or oral arguments can be the busiest and most stressful times of attorneys' careers. Here, some of the industry's most successful litigators share how they get ready to face a judge or jury. Read more »

Latham, Gibson Dunn Among Latest Firms To Raise Salaries

At least seven law firms ended the week by sharing their plans to raise associate base salaries to match the top-of-the-market pay scale recently set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP. Read more »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The Trump administration suggested combining the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education as part of a broader reorganization of federal agencies, a judge deemed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as unlawfully structured and the Federal Trade Commission’s newly minted chairman said the agency will conduct hearings to refocus its enforcement mission. Read more »

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Law360's Pro Say: Trump's Family Separation Scandal

Immigrant families have been separated by the thousands along the Southern border under a Trump administration zero-tolerance policy. On this week's Pro Say podcast we discuss the complex legal dynamics at play, as well as the executive order signed by President Donald Trump that may not provide the relief it promises. Read more »

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