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Law Grad Goes Into Labor While Taking the Bar Exam, Has Her Baby and Finishes Her Test

Brianna Hill wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of her taking the bar exam, not even giving birth. And, that is exactly what happened one week ago.

Hill, a recent Loyola University of Chicago School of Law graduate, was in active labor, contractions and all, while taking the first portion of the bar exam, she told Above The Law magazine. 

“I started taking the MPT but since we were remote I couldn’t leave view of the camera. As soon as I stood up when I finished, I knew my water had broken,” she told the legal publication.

So she did what any willful, courageous, determined woman would do: she powered through it. 

“I took my break, got myself cleaned up, called my husband, midwife and mom, cried because I was a little panicked, then sat down to take the MEE,” she said. 

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U.S. Extends Cruise Ban; German Work-From-Home Law: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a ban on cruises in the U.S. to Oct. 31, saying further action is needed before cruises can safely resume.

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Germany plans to unveil draft legislation that would give workers the legal right to work from home, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil told the Financial Times. U.S. carriers American Airlines Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. will start laying off a combined 32,000 workers as the companies contend with the unprecedented collapse in travel demand caused by the pandemic.

Japan’s ruling party will consider additional economic stimulus to prop up the economy amid the pandemic, even as a Bank of Japan survey found sentiment at large manufacturers had improved, signaling the worst of the economic impact may be over. Officials indicated an early election was unlikely with the government prioritizing the pandemic response.

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California law prioritizes people over corporate home-buyers

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FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, men hold up signs at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., in support of more housing. Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will soon get first crack at buying foreclosed homes in California. A bill approved Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by Gov. Gavin Newsom is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during the Great Recession.

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Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The bill is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during the Great Recession. The issue drew national attention a year ago when several homeless mothers calling themselves Moms 4 Housing moved

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Home improvements? | Feature | Law Gazette

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Property lawyers handling residential transactions thought they were accustomed to unpredictable market conditions – then Covid-19 struck. Firms of all sizes furloughed staff and tightened belts, while new development building work ground to a halt. But the state of the residential property market is a bellwether for our national sense of wellbeing, and the government prioritised its restart. There followed a stamp duty land tax ‘holiday’ for many transactions – a Treasury commitment of £4bn – and government credit guarantees to support purchases. The property market’s reliance on ‘wet signatures’ and physical meetings have seen long overdue change, with technology apparently rising to the challenge. But when artificial support for the market ends, will banks still be willing to lend?

This year has been a year like no other, and for residential property solicitors and conveyancers it has been a roller-coaster. The post-election market pickup was brought

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Amazon’s law enforcement data requests heighten smart home concerns

  • Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement for user data.
  • This increase could reinforce privacy-minded consumers’ aversion to smart home devices.
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Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement in the first half of 2020. The 3,105 requests—the bulk of which came in the form of subpoenas, though there were also search warrants and other court orders—represented a 24% increase relative to requests from the first half of 2019, and a 38% increase relative to requests from the first half of 2017.

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Amazon received a record number of information requests from US law enforcement for user data.

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Amazon discloses the law enforcement requests for the sake of transparency, and the

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In closely divided Kenosha, Trump’s law and order message hits close to home after Jacob Blake shooting

KENOSHA, Wis. — As a longtime activist calling for racial and social equality in his hometown, Isaac Wallner has been moved in recent days by the large street protests demanding justice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.



a group of people riding bikes on a city street: Protesters gather outside the Kenosha County Courthouse on August 27, 2020, to demand the release of fellow protesters detained the previous night in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


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Protesters gather outside the Kenosha County Courthouse on August 27, 2020, to demand the release of fellow protesters detained the previous night in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

But as those peaceful daytime demonstrations gave way to violent confrontations with police, destruction of businesses and burning of buildings at night, Wallner said he’s become increasingly worried that the urgent push for change will be drowned out by President Donald Trump’s calls for law and order, a central theme of the Republican’s reelection campaign.

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“This is an election year, and I feel Trump and the Republican Party will benefit from the unrest, and we need to

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