Harvard University Appoints Former White House Counsel as New General Counsel to Conclude Search

Cambridge, Massachusetts — In a move that underscores its commitment to legal expertise of the highest caliber, Harvard University has appointed a former White House lawyer as its new General Counsel. This strategic hire concludes the prestigious institution’s exhaustive search for a chief legal officer, signaling a robust direction forward in managing its legal affairs. The lawyer, whose tenure at the White House equipped them with a seasoned understanding of governmental and public policy legalities, is set to navigate Harvard through the increasingly complex legal landscapes of education and research. Such expertise is particularly crucial … Read more

Senators Urge Special Counsel Probe into Justice Thomas Over Ethics and Tax Law Violations

Washington, DC – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Ron Wyden of Oregon have formally requested that Attorney General Merrick Garland appoint a Special Counsel to probe alleged legal breaches by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas involving undisclosed financial gifts and other benefits. Both senators, who hold significant positions in Senate subcommities related to judiciary and finance, expressed that the evidence gathered indicates a deeper investigation is warranted into whether Justice Thomas violated ethics, false statement, and tax laws. In their correspondence to Garland, the senators highlighted the gravity of their request, pointing out … Read more

Exploring the Legal Status of Jack Smith as Special Counsel: An In-Depth Analysis

Washington, D.C. – Recent discussions have centered on the appointment of Jack Smith as a special counsel, directing attention to his critical role in overseeing two sensitive investigations linked to former President Donald Trump. While his title is often ceremoniously referred to as “special counsel,” several legal experts suggest that this designation might not be strictly accurate according to statutory definitions. The term “special counsel” carries historical weight and specific legal implications. Traditionally used to describe an attorney appointed under regulations to investigate and potentially prosecute cases where the Justice Department perceives a conflict of … Read more

Judge Upholds Defense Counsel Assignment in High-Profile D.C. Murder Case Amidst Defendant’s Objections

WASHINGTON — A judge in D.C. Superior Court has upheld a decision not to allow a murder defendant, involved in a complex and violent case, to change his defense counsel for the fourth time. This ruling came despite the defendant’s claim of compromised rights to a fair trial. Sherman Holley, 46, stands accused of the premeditated murder of 53-year-old James Brooks Jr., as well as additional charges including arson and assault on a police officer. The fatal confrontation occurred on January 15, 2023, in southeast Washington, where Brooks was allegedly stabbed multiple times after a … Read more