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Chicago Lawyer Gets Handcuffed to Chair After Argument With Judge

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Reviewed by Laura Temme, Esq. | Last updated on

There are tough, no-nonsense judges. And then there are judges that dislike your arguments so much they order you removed from the courtroom and handcuff you to a chair. The latter type includes Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathy Flanagan. On May 7, Judge Flanagan and…

How Eminent Lawyer Joshua Wright's Shady Past Caught Up With Him

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

You may not have heard of Joshua Wright. Up until recently, he was a professor of law at George Mason. Before that, he was a respected authority on anti-trust law and a mover and shaker for big tech companies. For years, he had some morally questionable practices…

Judge Accuses Lawyers of "Ankle-Shaking" in Request for Attorneys' Fees

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

How do you get a group of lawyers to smile for a photo?Have them say, “Fees!” Oh, those "great" lawyer jokes. More often than not, they involve the idea that a lawyer cares more about money than anything else. A lot of the time, these jokes…

Surge in U.S. Border Crossings Adds to Shortage in Asylum Lawyers

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

We recently wrote about the surge in migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. This follows the expiration of Title 42, a public health law used to expel migrants, and has created pressure on the Biden administration to act. The President is considering using a different legal justification…

Cornell Law School Incentivizes Public Interest Work by Expanding Loan Forgiveness

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Cornell is now setting the national standard in incentivizing its law students to participate in public interest jobs with its new funding cap. Law school is a big investment for most students, though the cost can vary significantly. Public law schools tend to be much cheaper, especially for…

Indiana Judge Reprimanded for Good Deed, Bad Decision

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Reviewed by Laura Temme, Esq. | Last updated on

The adversarial process can be messy. As a judge, it is sometimes difficult to remain above the fray. But, every state has a rule requiring that judges maintain the impartiality of the judicial system. That includes not favoring one side or the other in any dispute, even if the…

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