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Understanding the impact and how legal professionals can help

A rite of passage into adulthood can take many forms. In some traditions, it might be learning a prayer or important dance, or going off into the woods on a solo adventure/journey.

A more modern rite of passage for kids is going to the courthouse during their parents’ divorce proceedings to talk to judges about their living situations, about who does the majority of the parenting and about whom they feel the closest feelings of warmth and love.

The California Family Code’s Section 3042 is not unlike the code sections of many other states. As children get older, their voices begin to get louder. In California, children who are 14 years old have the right to address the court, while the court may elect to hear from children younger than 14. Other states use the language “sufficient age and capacity to reason” or something similar.

From Jude Egan

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Book review of Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today’s Most Contentious Legal Issues through the Hit Musical Edited by Lisa A. Tucker

We live by narratives. By that measure “Hamilton” the musical retold history in ways that invited us to rethink how we understood our heritage. That past was given new meaning as Daveed Diggs (as Jefferson) pranced around while engaged in sharp repartee with Miranda (as Hamilton); as Christopher Jackson (as George Washington) fretted over the future of the republic while Jonathan Groff (as King George III) confidently proclaimed, “You’ll be back.” In this inventive blend, history came alive as never before. Later, it streamed its televisual way into the American mind.

Against that backdrop comes “Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today’s Most Contentious Legal Issues Through the Hit Musical,” an engaging and impressive book edited by Drexel University law professor Lisa A. Tucker. Her creativity in conceiving this work finds like-minded artistic expression on the book’s cover: a pop-art, color-tinted sketch of Hamilton in headphones. Aided by a chorus of

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Miami lawyer honored for legal, community service

A Miami lawyer was honored by the American Jewish Committee with its 2020 Judge Learned Hand Award.

Steven J. Brodie, co-managing shareholder for the law firm Carlton Fields’ Miami Office, received the award, which honors leaders in the legal profession and recognizes the memory of the late American judge, at a virtual event.

“Words cannot express how honored I am to receive this distinguished award,” Brodie said in a news release. “My pursuit to give back to our community and provide extraordinary service to our clients are some of my greatest passions.”

Brodie continued, “This award has a deep meaning to me because of what it stands for — the core ideals that Judge Learned Hand himself espoused — tolerance, protection of individual liberties and a sense of duty to give back.”

While Brodie has been recognized for his professional achievements in South Florida and across the United States

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Fired cybersecurity chief hints at legal action after Trump campaign lawyer said he should be shot

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, attends the U.S Conference of Mayors 88th Winter Meeting at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

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Christopher Krebs, who was recently fired by President Donald Trump as the head of the federal government’s election cybersecurity efforts, suggested Tuesday that he might take legal action against one of Trump’s lawyers who said that Krebs should be shot.

In an interview on NBC’s “TODAY” show, host Savannah Guthrie asked Krebs how concerned he is about the comments made by Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova in an interview Monday in which he said that Krebs “is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs responded. “And the way I look at it

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Former cybersecurity chief hints at legal action against Trump campaign attorney

Former federal cybersecurity chief Christopher Krebs, who was fired last month for contradicting President Donald Trump’s election-related conspiracy theories, suggested Tuesday that he may pursue legal action against a Trump campaign attorney who said he should be “shot.”



a man wearing a suit and tie: Christopher Krebs speaks during a news conference on election cyber security, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Arlington, Va.


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Christopher Krebs speaks during a news conference on election cyber security, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Arlington, Va.

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs told NBC’s “Today” show, referring to the incendiary remarks made Monday by Joe DiGenova — one of the lawyers pursuing the president’s effort to overturn the results of the election.

“The way I look at it is that we’re a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws,” Krebs said. “I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they’re probably going to be busy.”

Pressed on whether comments such as

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CNN PR Issues Legal Threat to James O’Keefe Over Taped Calls

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CNN’s public communications department replied to James O’Keefe on Twitter, warning him that his secret recording and planned release of some of the network’s internal editorial calls could have broken the law — and that the company has notified law enforcement.

On Tuesday morning, O’Keefe posted a Tweet that previewed an upcoming release of a recording of an editorial call between CNN President Jeff Zucker and his network’s senior leadership.

More than seven hours later, in that Tweet’s replies, the CNN PR account responded: “Legal experts say this may be a felony. We’ve referred it to law enforcement.”

If O’Keefe did end up breaking the law, it wouldn’t be the first time. In 2010, as part of one of his earlier so-called stings, O’Keefe and three others were arrested

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Banished from the Trump legal team, attorney Sidney Powell still finds a guest chair on Fox

What Dobbs didn’t mention is that eight days earlier, President Trump’s reelection campaign had put out a statement dropping Powell from its legal effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The statement, which was released by Trump attorneys Rudolph W. Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, followed conspiratorial comments that Powell had made at a news conference three days earlier, part of a larger track record of questionable accusations lobbed by the former federal prosecutor. A Trump campaign official told The Washington Post at the time that Powell “was too crazy even for the president.”

But Powell’s lack of official credentials with the Trump campaign was no drawback for the most popular opinion hosts on Fox Business Network and Fox News. In addition to her appearance on Dobbs’s show, she was interviewed on Monday night by Sean Hannity, who hosts the most-watched show on Fox News. Hannity also hosted

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Krebs hints at taking legal action against Trump’s campaign lawyer

  • Chris Krebs is considering taking legal action against Joe diGenova, a campaign lawyer for President Donald Trump, who said the former cybersecurity official should be “shot.”
  • “I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court and I think they’re probably going to be busy,” Krebs told NBC News.
  • Calling Krebs an “idiot” and a “class-A moron,” diGenova said on Monday that “he should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”
  • DiGenova walked back his comments on Tuesday, saying, “It was obvious that my remarks were sarcastic and made in jest.”
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Chris Krebs, the US’s former cybersecurity chief, is considering taking legal action against one of President Donald Trump’s campaign lawyers who said he should be “shot.”

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs said in an NBC News interview on Tuesday, referring to comments made by

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Fired cybersecurity chief hints at legal action after Trump campaign lawyer said he should be executed

WASHINGTON — Christopher Krebs, who was recently fired by President Donald Trump as the head of the federal government’s election cybersecurity efforts, suggested Tuesday that he might take legal action against one of Trump’s lawyers who said that Krebs should be executed.

In an interview on NBC’s “TODAY” show, host Savannah Guthrie asked Krebs how concerned he is about the comments made by Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova in an interview Monday in which he said that Krebs “is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs responded. “And the way I look at it is that we are a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws. I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they’re probably going to be busy.”

Asked

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