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Entertainment & Sports Law

New NFL policy imposes 6-game suspension for domestic or sexual assault, banishment for 2nd offense

Aug 28, 2014, 05:05 pm CDT

Government Law

Federal judge says mom sued too late accusing Chicago officials of cover-up in son’s death

Aug 28, 2014, 03:50 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Deputy distracted by patrol car’s computer won’t be charged in fatal collision with bicycling lawyer

Aug 28, 2014, 02:14 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Retired NYC cop takes plea in $27M disability-fraud case; ex-prosecutor is a claimed ringleader

Aug 28, 2014, 12:39 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Federal gun ban applies even if domestic violence victim isn’t injured, state appeals court says

Aug 28, 2014, 11:10 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Posner derides tradition as ‘feeble’ justification for gay-marriage ban, says it’s ‘based on hate’

Aug 28, 2014, 11:01 am CDT

Religious Law

6th Circuit reverses hate-crime convictions of Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks

Aug 28, 2014, 10:02 am CDT


After prosecutor’s live courtroom feed is disclosed, judges consider expanding viewing areas

Aug 28, 2014, 09:01 am CDT


Which midlevel associates are the happiest?

Aug 28, 2014, 08:19 am CDT

Law Firms

Baker & McKenzie to open back-office operations center in Belfast

Aug 28, 2014, 07:22 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Rap music scholars aim to educate SCOTUS in threats case

Aug 28, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Labor & Employment

‘Seismic’ 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren’t employees, could cost company millions

Aug 27, 2014, 04:55 pm CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

Former managing partner embezzled $30M from law firm and affiliated title company, suit says

Aug 27, 2014, 01:35 pm CDT

Question of the Week

What is the top tip you’d share with new lawyers in their first year of practice?

Aug 27, 2014, 01:00 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Homeless man who accepted award for Miley Cyrus is wanted by police

Aug 27, 2014, 12:25 pm CDT

In-House Counsel

Is Delaware decision a sensible ‘chip in the attorney-client privilege’?

Aug 27, 2014, 10:47 am CDT

Law Firms

‘Immediate and severe’ action is taken against lawyer for firmwide email condemning gay marriage

Aug 27, 2014, 07:55 am CDT


Pacer deletes older case files for four appeals courts; compatibility issues cited

Aug 27, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Could cops use drones to serve warrants? Or aid rescues? Ideas to be aired at police conference

Aug 27, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Judge nixes cellphone evidence in Aaron Hernandez murder case over defective warrant

Aug 26, 2014, 05:20 pm CDT


Trial observer who took photo of victim in high-profile case wins motion to suppress phone search

Aug 26, 2014, 05:05 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint cites judge’s ‘inexplicable’ and ‘bizarre’ behavior and ‘paranoia’

Aug 26, 2014, 02:55 pm CDT

Animal Law

Iconic monarch butterfly needs protection as endangered species, advocacy groups say in US petition

Aug 26, 2014, 12:20 pm CDT

Attorney Fees

Law firms that sued HP want to represent it as part of settlement; objecting lawyer says deal a joke

Aug 26, 2014, 11:10 am CDT

Constitutional Law

BakerHostetler to represent the House in its suit against Obama; contract pays $500 an hour

Aug 26, 2014, 09:39 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon: Does this guy look guilty or what?

Aug 26, 2014, 09:15 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is accused of violating lifetime ban on representing women; disbarment sought

Aug 26, 2014, 07:59 am CDT

Lawyer Pay

Foley partner who claimed bias because of lesser pay loses in 6th Circuit

Aug 26, 2014, 07:26 am CDT


Another drug lab is shut down due to concerns about flawed work by staff

Aug 25, 2014, 03:50 pm CDT


Meet the 2014 Legal Rebels

Aug 25, 2014, 03:10 pm CDT

Criminal Procedure

9th Circuit revives pro se habeas petition, says trial court erred in applying ‘prison mailbox’ rule

Aug 25, 2014, 03:05 pm CDT

Legal Technology

‘Hackcess to Justice’ winners look to increase the reach of their apps

Aug 25, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

Law Firms

After a difficult 2013, Dickstein Shapiro is on track for a solid year, chairman says

Aug 25, 2014, 08:23 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg: Ferguson turmoil illustrates ‘real racial problem’ in America

Aug 25, 2014, 07:36 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Judge says BigLaw firm tried to ‘litigate plaintiff to death’

Aug 25, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

American Bar Association

Legal self-help centers are ‘vibrant and effective,’ survey says; can unbundled services play role?

Aug 25, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

ABA Journal

Supreme Court justices regularly seek to change the errors of their ways

Aug 22, 2014, 04:21 pm CDT

Immigration Law

Federal government sued over alleged due process violations at Artesia immigrant detention center

Aug 22, 2014, 03:56 pm CDT

Copyright Law

Monkey selfies do not qualify for copyright protection, US regulators say

Aug 22, 2014, 03:12 pm CDT

Bar Associations

After vote, Connecticut Bar Association will not help defend state gun control law in court

Aug 22, 2014, 10:45 am CDT

In-house Counsel

GM legal department is reportedly under scrutiny by prosecutors

Aug 22, 2014, 07:27 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Archbishop drops lawsuit against satanist group after leader agrees to return consecrated host

Aug 22, 2014, 06:39 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Tom Goldstein’s amicus brief is filed on behalf of no one, and doesn’t take sides

Aug 22, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Man beat murder charge in detective’s death, but feds seek life term in drug case, citing slaying

Aug 21, 2014, 02:50 pm CDT

Banking Law

Bank of America to pay record $16.6B in mortgage-securities settlement with US

Aug 21, 2014, 09:58 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer charged with murder solicitation targeted his former office manager, her lawyer says

Aug 21, 2014, 09:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Teens charged in alleged school shooting plot; probe included Internet surveillance

Aug 21, 2014, 08:41 am CDT


Should pot be legal? Do you do crossword puzzles? Answers help lawyers pick jurors

Aug 21, 2014, 08:01 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Online petition urges Michael Brown law requiring cops to wear cameras; what about privacy concerns?

Aug 21, 2014, 07:11 am CDT

Disability Law

Posner opinion takes aim at denial of disability benefits; is it a 7th Circuit trend?

Aug 21, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

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