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Bias Alleged in D.C. Teachers’ Union Case Even if Judge Richard Leon blatantly dislikes Nancy Luque — which the defense attorney claims is the case — that ill will wouldn’t impact her client and it’s not a valid reason to appoint a new lawyer, the judge says. • Federal Courts Ask For More Judges Due to what one federal judge called a “relentless” increase in case volume over the past 15 years, the federal courts requested 68 new judgeships last week. • Gibson Lends Hand to Africa’s First Female President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf trounced soccer legend George Weah in Liberia’s election earlier this month, becoming Africa’s first female president. Behind the scenes, Johnson-Sirleaf’s campaign got a boost from adviser Larry Gibson. • Judicial-Gossip Blogger’s Identity Not a Surprise to Some The identity of the blogger behind the judicial gossip site “Underneath Their Robes” was outed by The New Yorker last week to much fanfare, but it wasn’t a surprise to everyone. • Lawyer Convicted of Swindling D.C. Superior Court on the Third Try Third time’s the charm for one prosecutor who spent the past four years trying to nab a Washington lawyer accused of swindling the Superior Court of the District of Columbia out of nearly $75,000. • Morgan’s IP Practice Takes a Hit It wasn’t long ago that Morgan, Lewis & Bockius was one of the most aggressive players in the market for laterals. But last week the firm’s IP practice was beset with defections.

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