A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday ordered Los Angeles plaintiffs firm Girardi Keese and its founder, Tom Girardi, into Chapter 7 proceedings, leaving thousands of lawsuits on hold and now under the microscope of trustees. Some of the biggest cases include thousands of people in Los Angeles affected by a 2015 gas leak and victims of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100—including California-based firms such as Morrison & Foerster, Cooley, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati—have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas offered a 12-page concurring opinion, expressing concern over Twitter's ability to stifle speech on its platform. The decision remanded the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit, which found in 2019 that Trump had acted unlawfully in blocking some users from commenting on his posts.
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