ABA Journal

26
Jun

Facebook recognizes diversity efforts of outside counsel with award to Kilpatrick Townsend

Facebook has tapped Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton for its first Law Firm Diversity Champion Award. The award recognizes Kilpatrick Townsend’s dedication to diversity in its staffing of Facebook matters and its overall diversity program, according to a law firm press release and an article by the American Lawyer. Facebook chose Kilpatrick Townsend after gathering diversity data from 40 of its

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26
Jun

4th Circuit allows trial judge to consider new evidence in challenge to census citizenship question

A federal appeals court is allowing a Maryland federal judge to consider new evidence of an alleged discriminatory motive in the Commerce Department’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, ruled Tuesday, a day after U.S. District Judge George Hazel issued an opinion explaining his ruling last

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26
Jun

New York legislature OKs ban on gay and trans ‘panic defenses’

New York is poised to join the increasing number of states that are banning gay and trans “panic defenses” in murder cases. According to USA Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he would sign a bill passed Wednesday saying “it shall not be a ‘reasonable explanation or excuse’ … when the defendant’s conduct resulted from the discovery, knowledge or disclosure

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