Legal sector gains 34,700 jobs in a year; judge unseals Trump search warrant

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Legal sector adds 3,000 jobs or more, 3 months in a row

The legal services sector added 3,100 jobs in July following a June gain of 3,300 jobs and a May gain of 3,000 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted, preliminary figures released Aug. 5 by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The July number is a gain of 34,700 jobs from July 2021. The legal sector had 1,188,700 jobs in July, 1,185,600 jobs in June, 1,182,300 jobs in May, and 1,179,300 jobs in April, according to new and previously released figures. The jobs number is based on payroll jobs for attorneys and staff members working at firms providing legal services. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics news release and legal services table)

Judge unseals Trump search warrant; top secret documents

US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart of Florida has unsealed the warrant for the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, and a receipt showing the property taken during the search. The warrant authorizes a search of all the rooms in the 58-bedroom, 33-bathroom mansion accessible to Trump and his staff members where boxes of documents could be stored. Among the documents hidden were “Miscellaneous Top Secret Documents” and “Info Re: President of France.” US Attorney General Merrick Garland had announced Thursday that the Department of Justice was seeking to unseal the documents. Trump’s lawyers did not object to the release. Garland did not seek a release of the search warrant affidavit, but some news organizations have asked Reinhart to do so. Trump has claimed

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