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Early release to be scrapped for violent and sexual offenders | Politics

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Serious violent and sexual offenders will no longer automatically be released halfway through their sentences under government plans introduced on Wednesday.A greater focus has been placed on automatic release since last November’s London Bridge attack, which was carried out by a convicted terrorist out on licence.

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Transgender woman ends bid to see her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children | Society

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An ultra-Orthodox Jew who left her community to transition from male to female has abandoned a family court fight to see her five children.The woman has not seen the children since leaving the north Manchester Haredi Jewish community in 2015.

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Sexual misconduct cases at record high in legal profession | Law

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Reported cases of sexual misconduct have risen every year for the past five years.Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo



The number of reports of sexual misconduct in the legal profession in England have increased over the last five years and have reached a record high, according to newly released figures.

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U.S. Supreme Court lets Flint, Michigan residents sue over water contamination

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Supreme Court on Tuesday let residents of Flint, Michigan pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials that accused them of knowingly allowing the city’s water supply to become contaminated with lead.FILE PHOTO: The Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan, U.

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Rape jury system unfair to victims | Letter | Society

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Decisions of guilt and innocence are made largely by laypeople with no experience of the way abusers work, writes
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury selection in his rape trial.The adversarial system before a jury where “beyond reasonable doubt” is the standard of proof required is biased against victims.

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Changes to withdrawal bill threaten workers' rights, says Lisa Nandy | Law

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Lisa Nandy: ‘It is absolutely disgraceful that Boris Johnson wants to cast new doubt on rights for women at work that we have taken for granted for decades.They include provisions for pregnant women, equal pay for men and women, and holiday pay.

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Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver's corruption conviction partially overturned

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FILE PHOTO: Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court after his sentencing hearing following his conviction on federal corruption charges in Manhattan, New York, U.As a lawmaker, Silver represented Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and was Assembly speaker from 1994 to 2015.

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Latham snags pharma patent ace Adam Perlman from Williams & Connolly

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Latham & Watkins on Tuesday said it has hired patent litigator Adam Perlman from Williams & Connolly as a partner in its Washington D.C.

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Key arguments in Trump's defense as impeachment trial to begin in U.S. Senate

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House unveiled its detailed legal defense as the Republican-controlled U.Senate gears up to begin President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday.

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U.S. Senate blocks three Democratic bids for documents in Trump impeachment trial

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Senate rejected three Democratic efforts on Tuesday to obtain documents and evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance along lines favorable to Trump.As the third impeachment trial in U.

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Factbox: Abuse of power, obstruction - the charges against Trump explained

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Clinton was eventually impeached on two other charges - perjury and obstruction of justice - but was not convicted by the Senate.OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS Democrats have also charged Trump with obstruction of Congress based on his stonewalling of the House’s impeachment inquiry.

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Supreme Court religious rights case has big implications for U.S. schools

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REUTERS/Will DunhamEven with some financial support from the school Espinoza, a single mother, still has a sizable tuition bill to pay.She decided against sending the girls, ages 14 and 11, to local public schools that would be free to attend.

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Exclusive: Philadelphia refinery expected to be sold to real estate developer - sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to sell its fire-damaged refinery site to real estate developer Hilco Redevelopment Partners, three sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is seen at sunset in front of the Philadelphia skyline March 24, 2014.

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Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said.FILE PHOTO: Attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at the United States Courthouse in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.

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Proportion of UK prisoners with drug problem doubles in five years – study | Society

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The proportion of prisoners developing a drug problem in custody has more than doubled in the past five years, research suggests.The study found that much of the estate was not equipped to disrupt the drug supply and that security standards varied from prison to prison.

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With Trials Looming, Monsanto Looks to Settle Some Roundup Cases

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Monsanto Co.is likely to reach settlements of thousands of Roundup lawsuits across the country as trials are set to begin in the next month, with the first scheduled on Friday.

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Alan Dershowitz's Argument for Lowering the Age of Consent Leaves Some yers 'Rightly Troubled'

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Retired Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, implicated by two women in financier Jeffrey Epstein's national sex scandal, is under fire for a 1997 op-ed that laid out a legal argument linking abortion and the age of consent.Retired Harvard law professor Alan M.

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Former Town Judge Disbarred Over Ticket-Fixing Scheme

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The state Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer who formerly served as a municipal judge in Monmouth County, criminally convicted of ticket-fixing and funneling funds to nine municipalities in an effort to curry favor from local officials.Want to continue reading?

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Meet Joseph Bondy, Lev Parnas' Attorney and Cannabis Expert

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A Manhattan-based lawyer with variegated and colorful legal expertise has found himself at the center of a storm implicating President Donald Trump and U.His attorney Joseph Bondy is the one wearing glasses.