ABA To Debate Attorney Mental Health Disclosure

The debate over how much bar applicants should be required to reveal about their mental health will take center stage next week, when the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates weighs a resolution urging attorney licensing bodies to eliminate questions about a candidate’s mental health history during the character-and-fitness review process.

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  • After Holder's Departure, Fight Over Fast and Furious Docs Continues

    By Zoe Tillman

    Eric Holder's departure as attorney general hasn’t eased tensions between the U.S. Department of Justice and House Republicans over access to documents about how DOJ responded to a congressional inquiry into the botched gun sting Operation Fast and Furious.

  • Schumer, Grassley Spar Over Pace of Judicial Nominations UPDATED

    By Mike Sacks

    Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, exchanged barbs on the Senate floor on Thursday over the pace of judicial confirmations. Grassley blocked Schumer's request to immediately confirm three New York federal district court nominees whose votes have been pending since early June.

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Regulation

  • Takata Executive 'Deeply Sorry' for Air Bag Defects

    By Mike Sacks

    A senior executive from Takata Corp. appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday to update lawmakers on the recall of nearly 34 million vehicles installed with the company's air bags.

  • Trade Agency Weighs Banning Import of Nokia Phones

    By Jenna Greene

    Four technology companies tell the U.S. International Trade Commission that banning the importation of some Nokia phones could harm the public interest. A coalition of research and development companies and a U.S. senator took the opposite tack, urging the agency to protect patent rights.

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Litigation

  • Cert Petition: Justice Dept. Takes Insider-Trading Case to High Court

    The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday filed a cert petition in United States v. Newman that asks the high court to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that restrains the ability of the government to bring insider-trading cases.

  • Ginsburg Reflects on Gay Marriage, Death Penalty Rulings

    By Tony Mauro

    "In this case, it was more powerful to have a single opinion" favoring same-sex marriage, while all four dissenters wrote separately, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday evening before an audience of Duke University students and alumni.

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