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Environmental Law

EPA temporarily blocked from enforcing Clean Water Rule by 6th Circuit panel

Oct 9, 2015, 03:35 pm CDT

Privacy Law

California law requiring warrant for digital searches is ‘a landmark win for digital privacy’

Oct 9, 2015, 09:17 am CDT

Tort Law

Jury awards $1.6 million in bellwether case claiming DuPont contaminated Ohio River

Oct 8, 2015, 04:05 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Appeals court will review allegations that Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to coerce Travis County DA

Oct 8, 2015, 02:15 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: New term’s most important cases—so far

Oct 8, 2015, 08:30 am CDT

Legal Technology

Secret computer code is used to help send defendants to jail

Oct 8, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Constitutional Law

ACLU lawsuit says county is jailing people who can’t afford to pay fines

Oct 7, 2015, 02:30 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Do you connect with strangers on LinkedIn?

Oct 7, 2015, 01:10 pm CDT

Law Schools

Northwestern to end accelerated JD program

Oct 7, 2015, 12:25 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Right to counsel doesn’t require ‘perfect advocacy,’ SCOTUS says; murder conviction is reinstated

Oct 7, 2015, 06:15 am CDT


Lawyer killed goat, drank its blood, and is running for US Senate

Oct 6, 2015, 02:30 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court says lawyers can’t hire line-standers to get them into hearings

Oct 6, 2015, 02:00 pm CDT

Sentencing/Post Conviction

About 6,000 federal inmates will get early release at month’s end; will crime go up?

Oct 6, 2015, 11:57 am CDT

Privacy Law

EU court strikes down agreement for digital transfers of personal data to US

Oct 6, 2015, 10:47 am CDT

Health Law

California becomes 5th state to legalize assisted suicide

Oct 5, 2015, 05:10 pm CDT

Legal Technology

Lawyers slow to adopt email encryption and other forms of secure communications, ABA survey finds

Oct 5, 2015, 04:10 pm CDT

Executive Branch

Hillary Clinton’s gun control plan includes both legislation and executive actions

Oct 5, 2015, 01:57 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Gotta catch ‘em all: Pokemon lawyers hit cafe manager with $5,400 bill for copyright infringement

Oct 5, 2015, 12:08 pm CDT

Law Firms

Dentons opens office in Milan

Oct 5, 2015, 10:49 am CDT

Asked and Answered

Which practice areas are going to be the most lucrative in the future? (podcast with transcript)

Oct 5, 2015, 10:00 am CDT

Trademark law

Hospitality contractor claims it owns Yosemite trademarks

Oct 5, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court will consider whether Iran reparations law violated separation of powers

Oct 2, 2015, 08:03 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Sheriff Joe Arpaio testifies in contempt hearing, says he delegated compliance with court order

Oct 1, 2015, 04:30 pm CDT

American Bar Association

ABA and Rocket Lawyer launch on-demand legal advice pilot program

Oct 1, 2015, 01:55 pm CDT


These lawyers battle in the boxing ring as well as the courtroom

Oct 1, 2015, 08:55 am CDT


John Roberts marks 10 years as chief justice by taking the long view

Oct 1, 2015, 08:48 am CDT

National Pulse

A tax ruling could complicate California’s effort to battle the drought

Oct 1, 2015, 08:25 am CDT

Bryan Garner on Words

Tips on organizing your table of contents for statutory and contractual interpretations

Oct 1, 2015, 07:55 am CDT


How social emotions can influence jury deliberations

Oct 1, 2015, 07:50 am CDT

Law Practice

LegalForce is looking for a few good apprentices

Oct 1, 2015, 07:40 am CDT

Legal Technology

Is LinkedIn helpful or a headache? Blog post confessing disenchantment leads to connection requests

Oct 1, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Question of the Week

What misused word or phrase do you hear or read most often?

Sep 30, 2015, 01:35 pm CDT

Government Law

County sues Volkswagen for $100M, seeks civil penalties for violation of emissions laws

Sep 30, 2015, 12:35 pm CDT

First Amendment

Are weeds protected by the First Amendment? Posner thinks not

Sep 30, 2015, 05:45 am CDT


Judge sends sheriff to seize husband’s devices after spyware is found on wife’s phone

Sep 29, 2015, 03:35 pm CDT

Business of Law

Latham tops Global 100 with $2.6B in earnings; revenue is up 4.5% overall

Sep 29, 2015, 11:00 am CDT


Which states had the greatest growth in lawyer population?

Sep 29, 2015, 07:47 am CDT

Court Security

Legal Aid threatens suit over interview-room cameras at new $230M courthouse

Sep 28, 2015, 04:00 pm CDT

Animal Law

PETA lawyer discusses monkey’s copyright suit over selfie

Sep 28, 2015, 02:35 pm CDT

American Bar Association

ABA to offer wide range of insurance to members and their families

Sep 28, 2015, 12:15 pm CDT


Federal judges face rising workloads, creating longer waits for trial

Sep 28, 2015, 09:31 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

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

Sep 28, 2015, 08:30 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

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 Rebels Profile

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

Sep 24, 2015, 09:00 am CDT

The New Normal

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

Sep 24, 2015, 08:30 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

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