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Federal Prosecutor Nominated to D.C. Superior Court

Darlene Soltys, an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, was nominated on Thursday to the District of Columbia Superior Court, the White House announced.       

Former White House Lawyer Disbarred in D.C.

Former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren, who was found guilty last year of attempted murder for assaulting his former wife, has been disbarred in the District of Columbia.       

D.C. to Allow Laptops for Bar Exam Essay

Aspiring lawyers taking the bar exam in July in D.C. will be allowed to use their laptops for the essay portion, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals announced Monday.       

First Asian-American Judge Sworn in to D.C. Federal District Court

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was born in India and arrived in the United States as a young child, was formally sworn in Friday as the first Asian Pacific American on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.      ...

Federal Bankruptcy Judge in D.C. Seeking Third Term

Judge S. Martin Teel Jr., the federal bankruptcy judge for the District of Columbia, is seeking a third, 14-year term.       

DC Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Convictions in 1984 Murder

Thirty years after a jury in Washington found a group of young men guilty in the fatal beating of 48-year-old Catherine Fuller, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected efforts to toss out the convictions.     ...

D.C. Judge Reappointed Amid Concerns About 'Temperament'

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Thomas Motley is expected to "vigorously address" concerns about his judicial temperament as he begins his second 15-year term on the bench, according to the local commission that reviews judicial performance.       

D.C. Bar Members Elect President in Closest Vote Ever

In an election separated by a mere 35 votes, Annamaria Steward, a law school associate dean, won the District of Columbia Bar presidency over media lawyer Laura Possessky, the bar said Monday. "It absolutely is the closest race in our history," D.C. Bar spokeswoman Cynthia Kuhn said.       

Woman Charged in Murder of D.C. Lawyer Pleads Guilty

The woman charged with killing Washington lawyer David Messerschmitt during a planned robbery at a downtown hotel in February, pleaded guilty Thursday in District of Columbia Superior Court to second-degree murder. Prosecutors will seek a prison sentence between 18 and 25 years.       

Obama Announces Nominees for Long-Vacant D.C. Judgeships

The White House this week announced nominees for five vacant judgeships in the District of Columbia's local courts, including a magistrate judge who has been waiting nearly two years for confirmation after repeated re-nominations.       

Official State Crap: District of Columbia

I now return to the critical project of covering the often-ridiculous official stuff of all 50 U.S. states, and, I have now decided, all our non-states as well. This time, it's the District of Columbia. Although D.C. only has four...          Related Stories Legislature Debates Which Holy Bible Should Be Its Official State Book Official State Crap: Delaware  

Latest high-stakes offense: lost-dog posters in D.C.?

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

It’s unclear whether the District of Columbia’s $300 penalty for affixing signs in public places is per offending sign or per offending course of conduct, which means that when Roger Horowitz and friends put up thousands of fliers about...Show More Summary

Wilmer Hires US Attorney Ronald Machen in Competition for DOJ Brass

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, not to be left out among the scramble to hire exiting U.S. Justice Department brass, has re-hired Ronald Machen Jr., formerly the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, the firm announced Thursday.       

On Last Day, U.S. Attorney Says No Charges Against IRS Official

On his last day as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald Machen Jr. announced that his office wouldn't bring criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner.       

D.C. Mayor Says Budget Case Is Moot, Supports Spending Autonomy

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser told the D.C. Circuit that the dispute between the mayor's office and city council over the District's Budget Autonomy Act is now moot. The Act, a local law, grants D.C. autonomy over its locally raised funds, contrary to the dictates of the federal......

Joe Arpaio Seeks Expedited Schedule for Immigration Lawsuit Appeal

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, America's self-styled "toughest sheriff," isn't taking "no" for an answer. Just two weeks after the District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed his lawsuit against the Obama Administration and its nascent immigration policy, Arpaio is urging the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to expedite the......

HUD Housing Disparate Impact Rules Vacated – How an APA Case Could Clarify Complicated Private Litigation

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Ed note: This post originally appeared on Federal Regulations Advisor. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2013 rules (ostensibly) under the Fair...Show More Summary

The Gap Between Employment and Legal Marijuana Use

The midterm elections resulted in two more states and the District of Columbia legalizing the use of marijuana. In all, the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is permitted in 21 states total, and it is also allowed in 4...

James Brady's Death a Homicide, but Will John Hinckley Be Charged?

Former Reagan press secretary James Brady's death earlier this month has been ruled a homicide by the District of Columbia medical examiner, apparently based on his being shot in 1981 by John Hinckley Jr. Hinckley was trying to assassinate President Reagan but failed; instead, he wounded both Reagan and Brady,......

Job Applicants and Criminal History: Recent Legislation in Illinois and the District of Columbia

Illinois is the latest State to enact “ban the box” legislation, i.e., legislation that restricts when an employer can ask a job applicant about his or her criminal history. (The “box” is the one on a job application to answer...

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