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Criminal Justice

Parents of man charged with slaying 12 at Batman movie premiere plead for life-sentence plea bargain

Dec 19, 2014, 05:35 pm CST

Court Security

Sheriff: Murderer’s claimed contact with 2 jurors in court elevator didn’t happen exactly as he says

Dec 19, 2014, 04:55 pm CST

Constitutional Law

Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Dec 19, 2014, 04:10 pm CST

Government Law

In wake of class action filing, Philadelphia DA drops effort to forfeit some homes

Dec 19, 2014, 12:30 pm CST

Legal Ethics

Top state court temporarily suspends municipal judge without pay, orders her not to practice law

Dec 19, 2014, 11:55 am CST

Constitutional Law

Gun ban for committed people violated Second Amendment rights of Michigan man, 6th Circuit rules

Dec 19, 2014, 11:53 am CST


Graffiti suspect may have tagged from Seattle to Southern California, police say

Dec 19, 2014, 11:30 am CST

Executive Branch

Obama plans to use executive power to help normalize relations with Cuba

Dec 19, 2014, 11:00 am CST

Trials & Litigation

Judge who flashed badge at police officer claims selective DUI prosecution, but jury convicts her

Dec 19, 2014, 10:40 am CST

Criminal Justice

Lawyers face public intimidation charges for reaction after police kick in their door

Dec 19, 2014, 07:37 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Legalization of pot in Colorado violates supremacy clause, two states argue in SCOTUS suit

Dec 19, 2014, 07:06 am CST

Criminal Justice

Woman who stopped car to help ducks gets jail time for causing fatal accident

Dec 19, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Criminal Justice

Reformers seek to change Ferguson-area traffic courts, school electoral system

Dec 19, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Trials & Litigation

Odor in the court! Another judge complains of ‘repugnant stench’ from filing by state AG’s office

Dec 18, 2014, 04:40 pm CST

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer pleads guilty in money-laundering case, admits getting $390K from client drug-trafficker

Dec 18, 2014, 03:25 pm CST

Trials & Litigation

Attorney accused in claimed $2.3M law firm scheme has settled suit, is discussing deal with feds

Dec 18, 2014, 01:35 pm CST

Legal Ethics

Court filing says attorney took up to $15M or more from clients, seeks freeze on bank accounts

Dec 18, 2014, 12:45 pm CST

White-Collar Crime

Ohio attorney pleads guilty to UPL and grand larceny after practicing in New York for over 10 years

Dec 18, 2014, 12:10 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Former top drug prosecutor is sentenced for child porn, fleeing

Dec 18, 2014, 12:02 pm CST


Brad Pitt gets a pass on LA jury duty because his presence is too distracting

Dec 18, 2014, 11:35 am CST

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes lengthy sentences in eight drug cases, pardons 12 others

Dec 18, 2014, 11:14 am CST

Labor & Employment

Top state court OKs $151M jury verdict against Wal-Mart over off-the-clock work by employees

Dec 18, 2014, 11:00 am CST


Law firm appeals ruling that ex-client can discover communications with in-house counsel

Dec 18, 2014, 10:00 am CST

Death Penalty

Murder conviction of boy, 14, is tossed 70 years after his execution; judge cites bad lawyering

Dec 18, 2014, 09:56 am CST

Death Penalty

Executions hit 20-year low in 2014; which seven states carried them out?

Dec 18, 2014, 08:40 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who filed nearly identical briefs in 31 appeals gets stayed suspension

Dec 18, 2014, 07:43 am CST

Criminal Justice

Shooter who invoked the castle doctrine is convicted in exchange student’s death

Dec 18, 2014, 07:01 am CST


Is it best left unsaid? How to choose your workplace battles

Dec 18, 2014, 06:15 am CST


After a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer

Dec 18, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Entertainment & Sports Law

Sony Pictures cancels ‘Interview’ movie release, cites ‘unprecedented criminal assault’ by hackers

Dec 17, 2014, 05:30 pm CST

Business of Law

Susman Godfrey bonuses start at $40K for associates who have been at the firm at least a year

Dec 17, 2014, 04:30 pm CST

Education Law

Sued by dad over his 13-year-old daughter’s suicide after bullying, school denies responsibility

Dec 17, 2014, 04:00 pm CST

Civil Rights

Dozens of lawyers join protests over police slayings

Dec 17, 2014, 03:10 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Two pharmacists are accused of second-degree murder in meningitis outbreak

Dec 17, 2014, 02:26 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Ex-lawyer gets death in murder of DA’s wife; judge compares him to Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer

Dec 17, 2014, 02:10 pm CST

Question of the Week

What changes would you make to ethics rules for lawyers?

Dec 17, 2014, 02:05 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Homeowner was only ‘defending his pride’ in slaying of exchange student, prosecutor argues

Dec 17, 2014, 01:19 pm CST

Criminal Justice

3rd county judge charged in DUI case goes to trial, after nixing plea deal

Dec 17, 2014, 01:10 pm CST

Criminal Justice

DA blasts AG for saying corruption case against lawmakers shouldn’t be prosecuted

Dec 17, 2014, 12:15 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Will SCOTUS gut the health-care law? Rule for gay marriage? Yes and yes, analyst says

Dec 17, 2014, 11:50 am CST

Corporate Law

Controversial American Apparel chief is fired after years of litigation against the company

Dec 17, 2014, 10:50 am CST

First Amendment

Secret witness in Jodi Arias trial was Jodi Arias; appeals court orders release of testimony

Dec 17, 2014, 08:55 am CST

The New Normal

Can a new breed of firms solve the attrition problem for women in the legal industry?

Dec 17, 2014, 08:45 am CST

Constitutional Law

Obama’s immigration order is unconstitutional, judge rules; parties didn’t raise the issue

Dec 17, 2014, 07:44 am CST

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor defends gun possession arrest of man who can’t use his arms

Dec 17, 2014, 06:51 am CST

Legal Ethics

Duke University’s legal fight with John Wayne’s heirs highlights potential verein pitfalls

Dec 17, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Criminal Justice

Security guards with less training than manicurists wield considerable power

Dec 17, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Criminal Justice

Germany OKs prosecution of former Nazi SS guard, now 93

Dec 16, 2014, 05:40 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Law prof, attorneys and students protest in rain at Los Angeles courthouse

Dec 16, 2014, 04:50 pm CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Vote for your favorite clown-court caption

Dec 16, 2014, 04:33 pm CST

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