The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.
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Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

By Jack Karp

The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.
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The Chattiest Justice Of The Term Is ...

By Andrew Strickler

While little felt “normal” at the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices were largely back to their pre-pandemic habits when it came to speaking up from the bench, with one justice again standing out as the court's chattiest member this term.
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Ky. Trial Judge Vacancy Tees Up Likely Biden-McConnell Deal

By Khorri Atkinson

A Kentucky district judge's plan to take senior status has teed up what could be a bitter showdown over President Joe Biden's potential lifetime appointment of an anti-abortion, conservative Squire Patton Boggs attorney, who is reportedly being backed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Texas Justices Push Lower Courts To Explain Appeal Denials

By Katie Buehler

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday further clarified its previous ruling that intermediate appellate courts are not required to fully explain their reasoning for denying permissive interlocutory appeals, noting that the courts must still provide "basic reasoning" for their denials.
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3rd Circ. Pick Is Lauded For Keen Mind, Strong Work Ethic

By Rose Krebs

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves, already a trailblazer on two of the state's nationally important courts, possesses many qualities that make her well-suited to serve on the Third Circuit, one of her key mentors and others told Law360 following her nomination Wednesday by President Joe Biden.
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Insurer Must Defend 'Lottery Lawyer' In Criminal Case

By Rachel Rippetoe

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. will have to provide a defense for "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland, a New York federal judge found Wednesday.
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K&L Gates Fights Health Center's Bid To Revive Billing Suit

By Emily Lever

K&L Gates LLP has urged a Utah federal judge not to revive a health center's lawsuit alleging the firm engaged in deceptive billing practices, saying its former client has tried to "forum shop" and failed.  
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Ohio Supreme Court Declines To Block 6-Week Abortion Ban

By Eric Heisig

Ohio's high court on Friday declined to immediately stop the state from enforcing a Republican-passed law essentially banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, rebuffing an initial attempt from clinics to try their arguments in state court following last week's major U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
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NJ Atty Discipline Declined In 2021, But Disbarments Were Up

By Nick Muscavage

The New Jersey Supreme Court's office of attorney discipline brought 30% fewer ethics complaints in 2021 compared to the year prior, reflecting the lingering effects of COVID-19, the court recently announced in a yearly roundup.
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Attys File For Ethics Probe In Trump NM Election Suit

By Andrew Strickler

An Albuquerque lawyer and another attorney who filed a federal lawsuit as part of a Donald Trump-led effort to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election should be investigated by a court appointee, a group of New Mexico attorneys said in a court filing this week.
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Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

By Aebra Coe

In this week’s news, the legal industry saw one large law firm open up an office in Seattle, another appoint a new chair, and a third announce it is going fully remote for the month of August. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
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