US attorneys need to be wary of personal relationship conflicts, ABA says

The new guide outlines the types of relationships that could violate the rules of professional conduct Shutterstock US attorneys must deal with potential conflicts created by personal relationships with opposing attorneys that may be contrary to the American Bar Association’s rules on professional conduct, according to new guidance from its ethics and professional liability committee. […]

Television lawyer credited with epic political slogan

(Photo by Gene Forte / Getty Images) Today I quoted the famous Nixon-era question “what did the president know, and when did he know?” Senator Howard Baker – who would later serve as White House chief of staff and ambassador to Japan – asked this question, but authorship is sometimes attributed to Baker’s legal counsel […]

Would a government-backed social credit rating system like China ever fly to the United States?

Home In-depth reports A government-backed social credit score … Legal affairs By Rich Acello August 1, 2020, 12:45 am CDT Illustration by Sara Wadford / Shutterstock COVID-19 victims included the expected launch of the Chinese social credit system in 2020. In development for years and already in use in several Chinese cities, the social credit […]

Harrison County magistrate issues bench warrant for 50-year-old Hepzibah, West Virginia | WV news

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) – Harrison magistrate Matt Osbourn issued a bench warrant on Friday for a 50-year-old Hepzibah man who did not appear for his probable hearing cause. The warrant orders the arrest in view of Robert Marion Watson III, who was charged with illegal possession of a firearm earlier this month of crime. […]