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"My friends were poor, but honest.” (Hamlet).

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The following are 10 interesting articles from the previous week. These articles were pulled from either the: ABA Newsletter, AALL Newsletter, vLex Newsletter, Law360, Law Practice Magazine Newsletter, LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance Newsletter, Bloomberglaw Filings of Note and/or Frontiers Newsletter. Enjoy!

Call It Genocide? The Debate Over Labeling Ukraine Atrocities
“As evidence of atrocities in Ukraine continues to emerge, Western political leaders, including President Joe Biden, have said Russia has committed genocide. But legal scholars say the burden of proof for genocide is hard to meet, and the legal community is split as to whether the evidence gathered so far does that.”

Barriers To Discharging Student Loans In Bankruptcy Persist
“A cancer patient’s upcoming bankruptcy trial over her student loan debt highlights how a nearly unwinnable court test keeps many in need from discharging their educational borrowing, but mounting public and political pressure could change that.”

The Publication Procedure of U.S. Supreme Court Opinions
Excerpt: “Opinions” of the Supreme Court are documents released by the Supreme Court with the Court’s judgment and reasoning for a particular case. Rule 41 of the Supreme Court Rules requires that opinions of the Court be released “immediately upon their announcement from the bench” by the Supreme Court Clerk. Title 28 Ch. 19 of the United States Code outlines the procedure for the distribution of reports and digests of the Supreme Court, while Title 28 § 676 of the U.S. Code permits the Court to approve a private printer to print and bind Supreme Court documents.

Steps the Supreme Court Takes to Reach a Decision
Introduction: When the Supreme Court of the United States agrees to hear a case, the only part of the process that’s open to the public are the oral arguments. The rest of the deliberations happen behind closed doors between the nine justices and their teams of law clerks. So how exactly do nine people reach a final decision on precedent-setting cases? Here’s a peek into their seven-step process.

Learn How to File a Mechanic’s Lien
“A mechanic's lien is a security interest in real estate upon which work was performed and materials furnished. Mechanic's liens in Colorado have a super-priority, making them an effective payment tool for those providing labor and materials to improve real property. Access our new Colorado Mechanic's Lien Resource Kit to ensure your client’s interests are protected. Be sure to check out the Related Content below for resources on mechanic’s liens in other jurisdictions.”

10 Tips for Zooming Like a Pro During Remote Court Proceedings
“How to put your best face forward.”

Texas Family Court Judge Reprimanded For Shackling Attys
“A Houston family court judge was publicly reprimanded for shackling two attorneys in the jury box without even formally holding them in contempt, records released Friday show.”

How to Outline a Complex Legal Research Memo
Introduction: At some point in law school, you’ll be asked to draft a complex legal memo whether for a class, a clinic, a job, or an internship. This involves extensive research, digesting all the information, developing analysis, crafting arguments, and giving your recommendations. At the end, you will package all your work in a succinct but useful format for your professor, supervisor, or client.

Could SCOTUS leaker be charged with crime? Espionage Act wouldn't apply, but other laws might

Another BigLaw firm adopts a menopause policy