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The top story this morning is the U.S. Supreme Court again rejecting a holding of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a habeas case. As reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes, some legal observers see a trend developing with the high court, as it has been routinely reversing circuit courts in habeas cases, often invoking the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas has reduced its backlog of cases waiting to be tried by around 35 percent since Jan. 1. There had been more than 500 cases awaiting trial at that point, but now there are only 321 remaining.
In a Litigation column on Page 5, Denis James Lawler, Daphne Goldman and Mackenzie W. Smith write about attorney-client privilege, asking if there is a fiduciary exception.
In this week’s Law Technology News page, Craig Ball writes about 10 bonehead e-discovery search mistakes.
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