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Federal and State Courts Deny Daubert and Kemp Motions and Set Stage for Abilify Trials Over Compulsive Behaviors

Hundreds of Plaintiffs Nationwide Claim Drug Led to Compulsive Gambling, Sex, Eating The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida’s Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers has released a redacted version of its January 22, 2018 order denying … Continue reading

ACLU Sues Georgia County Over Discriminatory, Wealth-Based Bail System

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The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Georgia filed a federal class-action lawsuit today against Glynn County, Georgia, for violating the constitutional rights of people arrested for misdemeanors. The lawsuit was brought against the county itself, as well … Continue reading

EM3 Partners Recognized as Minority Leaders by National Law and Regional Business Organizations

Jamal Edwards

Edwards Maxson Mago & Macaulay, LLP, or EM3 Law, is pleased to announce that two of its partners, Jamal Edwards and Ajay Mago, have received honors for leadership and excellence in both business and law.  The newly-formed firm’s innovative, collaborative … Continue reading

How traffic ticket debt can drive blacks into bankruptcy

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Soaring debt from traffic tickets is driving Chicago-area black motorists into bankruptcy, ProPublica reports. The cash-strapped city is punishing cash-strapped drivers to collect on overdue parking and traffic tickets. In one year alone, a single mother got 15 tickets, including … Continue reading

NBL Discount for “Strength in Numbers” event in May

The National Black Lawyers are partnering with the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute for “Strength in Numbers: Celebrating African American Representation in the Law.” The event will be held May 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. Strength in Numbers is dedicated to … Continue reading

NBL member reaches $3.5M settlement over DC police shooting

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National Black Lawyers member Jason Downs has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the District of Columbia over a fatal shooting by a police officer of an unarmed motorcyclist. Downs says Terrence Sterling was unlawfully shot in the back and … Continue reading

Podcast: Racial inequities in the criminal justice system

Paul Butler

Georgetown law professor Paul Butler is a former federal prosecutor in Washington, DC who once put people in prison. Now, he believes that prisons ought to be abolished. In this podcast by the ABA Journal available at the Legal Talk … Continue reading

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What makes a great law firm website?

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What does it take to create a great law firm website? Forbes has identified five things that a law firm’s website needs to elevate it above the rest. It’s more than just looking good. It has to stand out, and … Continue reading

A survival guide for being stopped by police

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Meredith Walker’s son was already 6′ 4″ and weighed 225 at the age of 16. So, she said, it was time for them to have “the talk”: what to do when he’s stopped by a cop. Ms. Walker explained to … Continue reading