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Sentencing/Post Conviction

Federal judge uses blog to advocate clemency for woman he sentenced 21 years ago

1 hour, 6 minutes ago

International Law

2nd Circuit revives racketeer suit against tobacco company, says RICO law covers conduct outside US

5 hours, 17 minutes ago

Environmental Law

Jury awards nearly $3M to family over fracking pollution

6 hours, 57 minutes ago

Legal Ethics

Lawyers can look up jurors on social media but can’t connect with them, ABA ethics opinion says

8 hours, 2 minutes ago

The New Normal

10 things judges can do to help business litigation be more efficient and less expensive

8 hours, 12 minutes ago

Internet Law

Did hacker help FBI get overseas intelligence? Court docs suggest answer may be yes, NY Times says

8 hours, 32 minutes ago

Trials & Litigation

Nursing mom wins $75K settlement from TSA over airport incident

9 hours, 47 minutes ago

Labor & Employment

How much less do women lawyers and judges earn than men?

Apr 23, 2014, 04:25 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Has familiarity with Shakespeare helped you as a lawyer?

Apr 23, 2014, 02:50 pm CDT

Death Penalty

Okla. Supreme Court issues 11th-hour stays to 2 pending executions

Apr 23, 2014, 01:45 pm CDT

Sentencing/Post Conviction

DOJ’s new clemency criteria could benefit nonviolent federal drug offenders

Apr 23, 2014, 12:40 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Scalia uses ‘Ministry of Truth’ example from Orwell book as SCOTUS mulls Ohio law on political lies

Apr 23, 2014, 11:05 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Child porn possessors must pay victims restitution, but liability is limited, SCOTUS rules

Apr 23, 2014, 10:28 am CDT

Military Law

Military’s highest court voids more than 30 decisions by improperly appointed civilian judge

Apr 23, 2014, 10:18 am CDT

Court Security

Kidnap crew meant to abduct prosecutor, but went to wrong address and got her dad, indictment says

Apr 23, 2014, 09:45 am CDT

Legal Rebels

Call for nominations: Do you know a true change agent in legal practice?

Apr 23, 2014, 09:00 am CDT

Copyright Law

Supreme Court dubious about Aereo’s low-cost TV, but wary that ruling could curtail cloud technology

Apr 23, 2014, 07:35 am CDT

Law FIrms

Bankruptcy firm to close its doors; at least 3 of 25 lawyers have found new jobs

Apr 23, 2014, 05:59 am CDT

Law in Peepular Culture

Announcing the winners of Peeps in Law 2014

Apr 22, 2014, 03:15 pm CDT

Legal Marketing & Consulting

The marketing benefits of being nice will be touted at Lawyernomics conference

Apr 22, 2014, 01:09 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

2nd Circuit backs NY Times, orders DOJ to turn over legal rationale for targeted US killings

Apr 22, 2014, 12:30 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

GM seeks bankruptcy court ban on class actions alleging lost value due to car ignition-switch issues

Apr 22, 2014, 11:55 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS upholds Michigan’s affirmative-action ban for college admissions

Apr 22, 2014, 10:40 am CDT

Advertising Law

Supremes appear skeptical of Coca-Cola claim it can’t be sued over juice label blessed by FDA

Apr 22, 2014, 08:10 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Law grad takes surprise plea in dismemberment slaying of classmate

Apr 22, 2014, 07:00 am CDT


Famed prosecutor and judge is rebuilding life in New Orleans after release from prison

Apr 21, 2014, 05:48 pm CDT

Copyright Law

Will you stop hearing pre-1972 songs on Pandora? Music service in copyright fight

Apr 21, 2014, 05:03 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

DOJ preps for thousands of crack cocaine sentence appeals under new clemency criteria

Apr 21, 2014, 04:01 pm CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

Owner of Brooklyn bar sues landlord over lease provision prohibiting ‘gay or lesbian’ bar

Apr 21, 2014, 03:26 pm CDT

Legal Technology

People looking for a lawyer are turning to the Internet first, survey finds

Apr 21, 2014, 03:17 pm CDT


Prop 8 judge was emotional during testimony on gay conversion therapy, having experienced it himself

Apr 21, 2014, 02:38 pm CDT

Court Security

Defendant shot dead by marshal after charging witness stand during trial, officials say

Apr 21, 2014, 01:00 pm CDT


As state and local police struggle to investigate cybercrime, official describes ‘helpless feeling’

Apr 21, 2014, 11:45 am CDT


Squad car dashcam shows deputies planning to plant drugs after illegal search found zilch, suit says

Apr 21, 2014, 09:40 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Feds used ‘big fish’ to ‘testify down’; risky strategy led to acquittals of 2 lawyers

Apr 21, 2014, 09:00 am CDT


Partners in study gave legal memo a lower rating when told author wasn’t white

Apr 21, 2014, 07:09 am CDT

Constitutional Law

How Scalia and Ginsburg would amend the Constitution

Apr 21, 2014, 06:30 am CDT

ABA Journal

DUI laws could be complicated by SCOTUS ruling

Apr 18, 2014, 03:23 pm CDT

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Captain who abandoned sinking ferry is arrested; 64 dead, hundreds missing in South Korean waters

Apr 18, 2014, 02:10 pm CDT

Education Law

Climate scientist’s emails are shielded from disclosure, Virginia Supreme Court says

Apr 18, 2014, 08:33 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Repeal of anti-adultery law goes to New Hampshire’s governor; 20 other states also have bans

Apr 18, 2014, 07:38 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Bank robber, 74, who wanted to go ‘home’ to prison gets his wish

Apr 18, 2014, 07:01 am CDT

First Amendment

‘Company Doe’ can’t keep its identity secret in litigation, 4th Circuit rules

Apr 18, 2014, 06:00 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Federal jury awards $18M each to 2 men in wrongful conviction case

Apr 17, 2014, 04:40 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Judge should lose job for mishandling a case 10 years ago, when still in practice, ethics panel says

Apr 17, 2014, 02:34 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

DA will drop case against teen convicted for recording his classmates bullying him

Apr 17, 2014, 12:19 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Former client is charged in 2008 murder of lawyer killed while clearing his driveway of snow

Apr 17, 2014, 11:29 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Report: Secret order by military judge requires CIA to reveal ‘black site’ info in USS Cole case

Apr 17, 2014, 11:25 am CDT

Consumer Law

Buying a General Mills product eliminates the right to sue, according to online legal terms

Apr 17, 2014, 10:14 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor won’t drop charges against mom who left her kids in the car during a job interview

Apr 17, 2014, 09:04 am CDT

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