Manziel’s Lawyer Withdraws After Accidental Texts to AP

After accidentally forwarding potentially damaging information about his client to an AP reporter, Bob Hinton, Johnny Manziel’s Texas defense lawyer, has withdrawn from the case. On May 20th, Manziel was involved in a hit-and-run crash. An AP reporter reached out to Hinton for comment on the incident. Apparently intending to text another lawyer involved in […]

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Ohio Lawyer Disciplined for Sexting Clients

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a Lima attorney for sexting with a client. On Tuesday, June 14, the Court issued an opinion suspending N. Shannon Bartels from the practice of law for one year, with six months of the suspension stayed on the condition that Bartels complete a CLE study, pay all costs, commit […]

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Federal Judge Rips DOJ Lawyers, Bars them from Courtroom

In an Opinion and Order quoting both Bridge of Spies and Miracle on 34th Street, Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued an order on May 19, 2016 harshly criticizing the actions of Department of Justice lawyers appearing before him in a case involving President Obama’s immigration policy. After Obama took executive action to prevent deportations […]

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Goodbye LSAT?

Law school deans from all over the country have written an open letter to the Law School Admissions Council, expressing support for the University of Arizona, which recently began accepting law students based upon GRE scores rather than LSAT scores. The row began earlier this spring, when Arizona made the decision to give applicants the […]

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Law School Admissions Fall Off a Cliff

The fall 2015 class entering law schools in the United States was almost 30 percent smaller than the record class that entered law schools in 2010, according to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the April 10, 2016, article, St. Louis University School of Law professor Aaron N. Taylor states, “practically every […]

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