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U.S. Supreme Court

Is chief justice another Souter? Not according to this study of 5-4 decisions

Sep 28, 2015, 10:48 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Small firm sanctioned nearly $282K by federal judge for pursuing frivolous case

Sep 28, 2015, 10:00 am CDT


Federal judges face rising workloads, creating longer waits for trial

Sep 28, 2015, 09:31 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Despite lack of law license, man represents clients in court in New York and New Jersey

Sep 28, 2015, 09:05 am CDT


Judge says he isn’t an ‘ogre’ and didn’t jail defendants for unpaid fines, despite threats

Sep 28, 2015, 08:54 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon: Exhibit A, B—or Cat? Tell us what’s going on

Sep 28, 2015, 08:30 am CDT

Death Penalty

Murder trial to resume after shock is administered to defendant for failing to stand

Sep 28, 2015, 07:22 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Client shouldn’t be punished with judgment for no-show lawyer at arbitration, appeals court says

Sep 28, 2015, 06:15 am CDT


Got cyber liability insurance? Few lawyers say they have it, despite security breaches

Sep 28, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Verdicts & Settlements

Parents donate their portion of wrongful death settlement as a way to honor son

Sep 25, 2015, 05:20 pm CDT

Civil Rights

Transgender inmate is first to be awarded individual compensation under Prison Rape Elimination Act

Sep 25, 2015, 04:35 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Commission urges more standardized discipline rules and penalties for New York lawyers

Sep 25, 2015, 03:55 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer who avoided jail time by paying restitution reportedly steals more money a year later

Sep 25, 2015, 03:35 pm CDT

Securities Law

Does the SEC pad annual enforcement statistics?

Sep 25, 2015, 02:30 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Florida bar says no to for-profit referral services not owned by bar members

Sep 25, 2015, 02:05 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Attorney arrested at courthouse after police say she left her children in her car

Sep 25, 2015, 01:00 pm CDT

Law Firms

Locke Lord chair is ‘bullish on Boston’ despite lawyer losses

Sep 25, 2015, 12:20 pm CDT

Women in the Law

Six BigLaw firms join fellowship program for women re-entering the practice

Sep 25, 2015, 11:20 am CDT

Privacy Law

Jimmy Kimmel wins appeal over use of ‘Flying Rabbi’ YouTube video in comedy bit

Sep 25, 2015, 09:56 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS justices should reveal their votes on cert petitions, law prof argues

Sep 25, 2015, 09:15 am CDT


What layoffs? Law firm says it has ‘reduced the population by a handful of attorneys’

Sep 25, 2015, 07:47 am CDT

Legal Ethics

A day after making evidence-bag claim, lawyer for hockey star’s accuser abruptly quits

Sep 25, 2015, 07:17 am CDT

Copyright Law

9th Circuit says the Batmobile is a copyrightable character

Sep 25, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Justice Department announces $44 million in grants against human trafficking

Sep 24, 2015, 05:34 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Anti-abortion group loses bid to stop discovery in lawsuit over secret video

Sep 24, 2015, 04:56 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Taxi group may sue Chicago over differing regulations for ride-hailing services, federal judge rules

Sep 24, 2015, 04:25 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

77% of prisoners in DOJ recidivism study were rearrested within 5 years

Sep 24, 2015, 03:40 pm CDT


7th Circuit Judge Richard Cudahy dies at 89

Sep 24, 2015, 01:51 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer gets suspension for blog posts about ‘feeding frenzy’ of connected lawyers

Sep 24, 2015, 12:46 pm CDT

Bar Exam

Will dropping bar passage rates create too few lawyers for available jobs? Experts assess the stats

Sep 24, 2015, 11:20 am CDT

Appellate Practice

Lawyer who blamed difficulties of solo practice for mistakes in brief won’t get a third chance

Sep 24, 2015, 09:47 am CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

Jonathan Zittrain: Fighting ‘link rot’ in court opinions and legal scholarship

Sep 24, 2015, 09:00 am CDT

Law Firms

These two BigLaw firms are reportedly discussing a merger

Sep 24, 2015, 08:58 am CDT

The New Normal

‘Prudent innovation’ at William Mitchell: Extending the reach of learning

Sep 24, 2015, 08:30 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Ex-prosecutor accused of ‘disruptive conduct’ at adult store agrees to suspension

Sep 24, 2015, 08:13 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Scalia says he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if SCOTUS overturns the death penalty

Sep 24, 2015, 07:16 am CDT


Judge issues ‘report my unsafe driving’ bumper stickers

Sep 24, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Judge vacates sanction against BigLaw partner, notes ‘steps for rehabilitation’

Sep 24, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

West Virginia funeral home accused of filing false death claims

Sep 23, 2015, 05:27 pm CDT


DNA hit leads to arrest in 30-year-old murder case

Sep 23, 2015, 04:10 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Manslaughter case against texting teen in boyfriend’s suicide will proceed, judge says

Sep 23, 2015, 04:00 pm CDT

Environmental Law

NYC’s ban on plastic foam food containers is overturned

Sep 23, 2015, 03:50 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

New Jersey judge accused of making vulgar, suggestive remarks faces disciplinary charges

Sep 23, 2015, 12:50 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Do you have certifications or advanced degrees besides your JD?

Sep 23, 2015, 12:10 pm CDT


Does ‘election effect’ influence state justices in capital cases? Study finds correlation

Sep 23, 2015, 12:06 pm CDT

Court Security

Ex-courthouse clerk charged with felony for throwing files in trash after being fired

Sep 23, 2015, 11:35 am CDT


Judge’s injunction delays possible shutdown of Kansas courts

Sep 23, 2015, 11:08 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Suit seeking to declare autistic boy a public nuisance goes to mediation

Sep 23, 2015, 10:18 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

BigLaw associate handling his own divorce is sanctioned $10K for ‘maelstrom of misconduct’

Sep 23, 2015, 10:05 am CDT

Copyright Law

‘Happy Birthday’ song is in the public domain, judge rules

Sep 23, 2015, 09:30 am CDT

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