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Criminal Justice

White House announces another 58 sentence commutations

May 6, 2016, 07:45 am CDT

Military Law

ABA expresses concerns about some proposed changes to the military justice system

May 5, 2016, 05:05 pm CDT

Drug & Device Law

FDA will soon regulate e-cigarettes and increase oversight of other tobacco products

May 5, 2016, 04:05 pm CDT

Trials and Litigation

Lawyer victorious in contesting parking-ticket late fee all the way to the state’s appeals court

May 5, 2016, 02:30 pm CDT

Law Schools

GMU law school’s name change to honor Scalia should be delayed, says faculty senate

May 5, 2016, 01:05 pm CDT

Consumer Law

CFPB seeks to ban mandatory arbitration of consumer disputes over banking, credit cards and loans

May 5, 2016, 09:45 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: Should SCOTUS have turned down these election law cases?

May 5, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Education Law

School’s pact with feds over transgender locker room access sparks new lawsuit

May 5, 2016, 07:15 am CDT


Crime lab chemist was high almost daily, cooked crack cocaine at work, state AG says

May 5, 2016, 06:30 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Roberts says it’s not difficult being down one Justice, but some are dubious

May 4, 2016, 05:15 pm CDT

Civil Rights

North Carolina transgender bathroom legislation violates Civil Rights Act, DOJ says

May 4, 2016, 04:50 pm CDT

Trials and Litigation

Taxi drivers may have disparate-treatment claim against Chicago, says federal judge

May 4, 2016, 03:40 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint against Ammon Bundy’s lawyers dropped by Oregon state bar

May 4, 2016, 03:15 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Is cellphone given by Aaron Hernandez to his lawyers privileged? Top state court is dubious

May 4, 2016, 02:00 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge who drank Flint water steps aside in case over replacing city’s lead water pipes

May 4, 2016, 01:30 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Do you have a will?

May 4, 2016, 12:00 pm CDT

Death Penalty

Hundreds of Florida death-row inmates should get life following SCOTUS decision, amicus brief says

May 4, 2016, 10:45 am CDT

White-Collar Crime

Former NY lawmaker who was paid $3.7M in law firm referral fees gets 12 years in corruption case

May 4, 2016, 08:50 am CDT

Legal Rebels Podcast

Technology? ‘It’s here, it’s good—do it,’ Ernie Svenson urges (podcast)

May 4, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Work/Life Balance

Kirkland & Ellis to offer ‘emotional fitness’ training at all law firm offices

May 4, 2016, 07:15 am CDT


Employment data for 2015 law school grads is concerning, some law profs say

May 3, 2016, 05:48 pm CDT

Legislation & Lobbying

Arizona lawmakers approve addition of 2 state supreme court justices, while some question motives

May 3, 2016, 03:30 pm CDT

Legal Rebels

Who should make this year’s Legal Rebels list? Nominate an innovator

May 3, 2016, 12:30 pm CDT

Government Law

Former mayor’s old Facebook page should be reopened, says judge, because it may have public info

May 3, 2016, 10:30 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law gets green light; SCOTUS declines to hear challenge

May 3, 2016, 09:45 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

You don’t need unwitting party for conspiracy conviction, SCOTUS says

May 2, 2016, 02:40 pm CDT

Energy Law

Colorado Supreme Court overturns fracking bans enacted by cities

May 2, 2016, 01:20 pm CDT

Consumer Law

Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cups; rep calls it ‘essential component’ of iced drink

May 2, 2016, 01:15 pm CDT

Law Schools

Scalia name change for George Mason law school shows viewpoint diversity, says university president

May 2, 2016, 10:20 am CDT


Fingerprint ID on smartphones less protected in court than a password, ruling suggests

May 2, 2016, 08:50 am CDT

Business of Law

Struggling Slater & Gordon makes deal with lenders, boosting stock price, but won’t pay dividends

May 2, 2016, 07:00 am CDT


‘Uncle Sam, Esq.’ employs more than 25,000 lawyers

May 2, 2016, 06:15 am CDT


Secret Snitches: California case uncovers long-standing practice of planting jailhouse informants

May 1, 2016, 04:10 am CDT


Two reluctant entrepreneurs tackle challenge of copyright duration

May 1, 2016, 04:00 am CDT


Ethics opinion revisits rule on providing client representation information

May 1, 2016, 02:20 am CDT

Bryan Garner on Words

How to incorporate big data into your day-to-day toolkit

May 1, 2016, 02:10 am CDT


Patricia Timmons-Goodson nominated for long-vacant seat on federal court bench

Apr 29, 2016, 05:47 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Lawyers, judges and bar groups celebrate Law Day 2016 around the country

Apr 29, 2016, 05:15 pm CDT

Labor & Employment

PricewaterhouseCoopers hires ‘stunningly low’ number of people over 40, says age-discrimination suit

Apr 29, 2016, 03:20 pm CDT

International Law

China puts foreign groups under police supervision and requires them to find Chinese sponsors

Apr 29, 2016, 02:35 pm CDT

Injury & Accident Law

Those who knowingly send texts that distract drivers could face liability in Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2016, 01:45 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Top Florida court strikes state statute that paid worker’s comp lawyer $1.53 per hour

Apr 28, 2016, 04:45 pm CDT

Labor & Employment

As ‘deeply flawed’ revised persuader rule takes effect, ABA joins in effort to block it

Apr 28, 2016, 03:40 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Suit blames Snapchat’s speed tracker for high-speed auto accident

Apr 28, 2016, 11:38 am CDT

Legal Ethics

If your husband tells you he regained his law license, check it out, Georgia lawyer learns

Apr 28, 2016, 05:45 am CDT

Internet Law

Judge says Amazon must refund parents for in-app purchases made by children

Apr 27, 2016, 04:55 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Is nonlawyer ownership of law firms long overdue? Or a bad idea?

Apr 27, 2016, 04:34 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Learning to play chess teaches jail inmates life strategies

Apr 27, 2016, 03:42 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court majority appears to side with former governor appealing corruption conviction

Apr 27, 2016, 01:58 pm CDT

White-Collar Crime

Federal judge calls Dennis Hastert a ‘serial child molester,’ gives him 15 months in banking case

Apr 27, 2016, 12:20 pm CDT

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