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Juror Walks Off to Take Phone Call as Texas Tests First Jury Trial Via ZoomIn what may be a first across the United States since the coronavirus pandemic canceled jury trials, Texas judges on Monday invited a jury pool to a court proceeding over video teleconference. Monday's hearing in an insurance dispute was actually a summary jury trial, which is an alternative dispute resolution process.
Talking 'The Talk': Words Seem Futile When Videos Speak for Themselves | The Legal IntelligencerThere is a very difficult discussion that every parent of a black son has to have. We call it, “The Talk.” It is that discussion wherein we inform our sons that even the most benign interactions could turn lethal in an instant.3
Amid COVID-19 Shutdowns, Pork Giant Smithfield Foods Sued by Worker Group | National Law JournalEmployees are working “shoulder to shoulder” without sufficient protective gear, and forced to take breaks in cramped spaces where social distancing is impossible, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Missouri.2
Read the Letter: Mueller Complains Barr Caused 'Public Confusion' | National Law Journal“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation, Mueller wrote. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”1
Failure to Impeach, Remove Trump Could Effectively Extinguish Impeachment Power, Laurence Tribe Says | New York Law JournalThe lesson that will be taught if this president is not removed by the Senate after being impeached by the House is that nothing counts as a high crime and misdemeanor,” the Harvard Law professor said at New York Law School.8
Justice Dept. Says White House Can Block Don McGahn's Congressional Testimony | National Law JournalThe release of the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel’s 15-page opinion came as the White House for a second time instructed McGahn, now a Jones Day partner, to defy a subpoena issued by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.2
Kagan Sounds New Alarm as Supreme Court Scraps Another Precedent | National Law Journal“Under cover of overruling ‘only’ a single decision, today’s opinion smashes a hundred-plus years of legal rulings to smithereens, Kagan wrote in her dissent. Chief Justice Roberts accused the dissent of making extreme assertions.