Information Roundup

A minimum of 86 judges reject election claims

A minimum of 86 judges have rejected claims by President Donald Trump or his supporters in election lawsuits, in response to a depend revealed Dec. 12 by the Washington Publish. “The handfuls of opinions function a convincing reaffirmation of the judiciary’s nonpartisan dedication to primary rules of cause, truth and legislation,” in response to the Washington Publish. (The Washington Post)

Biden granddaughter joins Arnold & Porter

President-elect Joe Biden’s granddaughter Naomi Biden is one in all 55 first-year associates becoming a member of Arnold & Porter in January. She is a graduate of Columbia Legislation College. (Law360, the Washingtonian)

Federal inmate executed after SCOTUS refuses delay

Federal inmate Alfred Bourgeois was executed Friday evening after the U.S. Supreme Courtroom refused to delay his execution. Bourgeois was convicted of beating and killing his 2-year-old daughter in 2002. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a dissent joined by Justice Elena Kagan, stated she would have granted a keep and accepted the case for assessment. Sotomayor stated Bourgeois had an IQ between 70 and 75, and the excessive court docket ought to determine whether or not he has a psychological incapacity that stops execution below the Federal Dying Penalty Act. (SCOTUSblog, the Associated Press, Sotomayor’s dissent)

BigLaw agency agrees to scale back charge criticized by decide

Arnold & Porter has agreed to scale back its charge from about $212,000 to $87,901 in a settlement with the federal authorities after a federal decide criticized the first amount as unreasonable. Arnold & Porter had represented the plaintiffs professional bono within the swimsuit difficult the exclusion of New York residents from trusted traveler packages. The legislation agency had deliberate to donate the charges to its charitable basis. U.S. District Choose Richard Leon of the District of Columbia stated final month the legislation agency appeared to capitalize on the federal authorities’s want to rapidly eliminate the case after the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety admitted making incorrect statements to the court docket. A joint movement stated the legislation agency agreed to scale back its charge, though it was below no obligation to take action. (Law360)