Tag: Legal Profession

Roy Cohn Is How We Got Trump

Near the beginning of “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” the new documentary about the lawyer and power broker who mentored Donald Trump, an interviewee says, “Roy Cohn’s contempt for people, his contempt for the law, was so evident on his face that if you were in his presence, you knew you were in the presence of […]

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Trial of High-Powered Lawyer Gregory Craig Exposes Seamy Side of Washington’s Elite

WASHINGTON — It is a trial tailor-made to grab the attention of this city’s power brokers: In a federal courtroom this month, one of Washington’s most prominent lawyers — a former White House counsel and attorney to global statesmen and other icons — is battling criminal charges of lying to investigators about his work for […]

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How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A.

Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, has confronted threats from all sides this year. He faced a revolt from the N.R.A.’s top lobbyist, its president, its longtime advertising firm and several board members and donors that quickly became public. New documents reviewed by The New York Times show that the effort […]

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‘If You’re Like Me, You Can’t Sit By. This Is America.’

Second of two articles. Read the first here. Family separations at the border are not the only crisis immigrant children face. Children who were taken from their parents, or who crossed the border alone, also go to their immigration hearings alone. And “alone” means no lawyer. Many Americans are shocked that there is no right […]

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Couple’s Suit Over Parental Leave Is New Challenge to Big Law Firm

Jones Day, one of the nation’s largest law firms, faced a harsh spotlight this year when six female lawyers filed a class-action complaint saying they had faced gender and pregnancy discrimination while working there and had been subjected to a “fraternity culture.” Now the glare has intensified, with a couple formerly employed at Jones Day […]

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Ex-Corporate Lawyer’s Idea: Rein In ‘Sociopaths’ in the Boardroom

Jamie Gamble spent most of his career as a partner at the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, which counts virtually every major company in the United States — including Facebook, General Motors, Google and JPMorgan Chase — among its clients. A longtime lawyer for the insurance giant American International Group, Mr. Gamble worked alongside […]

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The Nation’s Top State Courts Face a Crisis of Legitimacy

The nation’s courts have a checkered history when it comes to doling out justice for people of color and women. We often focus on the egregious outcomes — racial disparities in sentencing, over-incarceration of black men, courts that ignore survivors of sexual violence. Less often do we consider which factors might contribute to these injustices, […]

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Just Ideology? A Study Finds Another Predictor of Supreme Court Decisions

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has said he sometimes misses the old days, when “the sole practitioner with the battered briefcase” would arrive in Washington from the hinterlands to argue a once-in-a-career case at the Supreme Court. These days, that lawyer has usually been replaced by one specializing in Supreme Court advocacy. […]

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How the First Latina Partner of a White-Shoe Law Firm Spends Her Sundays

Damaris Hernández, who became the first Latina partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 2016, specializes in civil litigation and corporate and government investigations. But on Sundays, she is all about “faith, family, friends and fun.” Born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn, she has tried to replicate the Sundays […]

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Erdogan’s Purges Leave Turkey’s Justice System Reeling

ANKARA, Turkey — Once jailed for reciting a poem at a political rally, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has styled himself throughout his rise as a champion of freedom and justice, and his early push for judicial reforms were widely hailed. Yet after nearly two decades of Mr. Erdogan’s rule, the state of the judiciary in […]

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Listen to Trump’s Lawyer Make Appeal After Flynn Agreed to Cooperate With Mueller

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors released audio on Thursday of a voice mail message that President Trump’s personal lawyer left for a lawyer for Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, shortly after Mr. Flynn agreed in 2017 to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation. The message and its tone offer new insight into how Mr. […]

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Lawyers by Day, Uber Drivers and Bartenders by Night

Her story is a familiar one in the gig economy era: She works several odd jobs like delivering food for Grubhub and UberEats, or helping people with their tax returns. But Danielle happens to have a full-time job: She is a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society in New York. The same goes for […]

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