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Of the 190 condemned prisoners in North Carolina, more than 35 were represented by lawyers who were disciplined or disbarred, says the State Bar Association. Critics of North Carolina’s death penalty system are pushing hard for a two-year moratorium on executions. The movement has gained momentum with the recent release of two wrongfully convicted men off death row … The first black justice appointed to Nevada’s Supreme Court was sworn in Monday. Described as a person of integrity who comes to the court “without an agenda,” former district judge Michael Douglas fills the vacancy created by the death of Justice Myron Leavitt … Getting older doesn’t necessarily make a high-risk sexual predator less dangerous, a state psychologist told a Wisconsin appeals court. The 3rd District Court of Appeals agreed, and decided Tuesday to continue holding 64-year-old Ruven Seibert, who was convicted in 1986 on dual counts of sexual assault. Seibert passed his mandatory release date Dec. 18, 1995 … The blogs are reviving interest in the fate of Kiwi Camara, a Harvard 3L who stirred controversy two years ago by uploading one of his outlines to the school’s public database, complete with racial epithets. Greg Weston, a fellow 3L at HLS, notes that Camara’s notes may have cost him an offer from Irell & Manella but did nothing to derail his federal clerkship with 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harris Hartz … A Utah federal judge has upheld Salt Lake City’s decision to sell a plaza’s public easement to the Mormon Church. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball, who belongs to the church, dismissed ACLU claims that the deal placed unconstitutional limits on public speech. The ruling was a victory for church attorney Alan Sullivan. The ACLU has vowed to appeal. – Lori Patel

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