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Media & Communications Law

Glenn Beck claims defamation plaintiff he labeled as bombing ‘money man’ is public figure

4 hours, 25 minutes ago

International Law

European court orders Poland to pay damages to two prisoners held in secret CIA jail

6 hours, 7 minutes ago

Trials & Litigation

Repeat whistleblowers reap millions of dollars in false-claims suits

6 hours, 42 minutes ago

Death Penalty

Execution takes nearly two hours; PD filed emergency motion after first hour

7 hours, 48 minutes ago

Death Penalty

Study: Cognitive impairment, other mitigating factors present in cases of most executed inmates

9 hours, 19 minutes ago

Consumer Law

Feds and 15 states sue law firms and attorneys, alleging mortgage-relief scams

Jul 23, 2014, 04:45 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

2 lawyers who rejected $9.5M attorney fee in Prempro case will get $21.8M

Jul 23, 2014, 03:20 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Do you think jurors should be able to pose questions to lawyers and trial witnesses?

Jul 23, 2014, 02:05 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Mixed verdict in Philly ticket-fix conspiracy case: 2 judges acquitted, 4 guilty on only one count

Jul 23, 2014, 01:15 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Unisom delirium blamed for lawyer’s actions in police standoff; judge tosses charges

Jul 23, 2014, 11:04 am CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

Murder-suicide does not have to be disclosed to home buyer, state supreme court says

Jul 23, 2014, 10:07 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Armed robbery stings in DC spur convictions and drop in crime rate, police say

Jul 23, 2014, 09:21 am CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

Airbnb guest won’t leave, forcing condo owner to begin eviction proceedings

Jul 23, 2014, 07:38 am CDT

Death Penalty

SCOTUS allows execution of inmate, vacates 9th Circuit decision that he had a right to drug info

Jul 23, 2014, 06:59 am CDT


6 clues that you are about to be fired

Jul 23, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Defense lawyers say feds’ refusal to screen inmate-attorney email frustrates right to counsel

Jul 22, 2014, 04:20 pm CDT


Law school applications down 37 percent since 2010; first-year class could be smallest in 40 years

Jul 22, 2014, 03:25 pm CDT


Longtime attorney becomes a therapist to help fellow lawyers deal with ‘spirit-killing’ profession

Jul 22, 2014, 01:25 pm CDT

Health Law

Second federal appeals court rules on health-care law, setting up a same-day circuit conflict

Jul 22, 2014, 12:33 pm CDT

Corporate Law

Plaintiffs lawyers fight ‘loser-pays’ bylaw adopted in middle of shareholder suit

Jul 22, 2014, 11:25 am CDT

Health Law

Health-care law takes another hit with DC Circuit opinion

Jul 22, 2014, 10:02 am CDT

Law Schools

High applications to new law school show ‘pent-up demand,’ law dean says; tuition is $14K

Jul 22, 2014, 08:55 am CDT

The New Normal

Change afoot in American civil justice system

Jul 22, 2014, 08:30 am CDT


Jurors submit 281 questions to judge in hiring corruption trial

Jul 22, 2014, 08:22 am CDT

Death Penalty

Kozinski dissent: ‘Firing squads can be messy’ but they are better than lethal injection

Jul 22, 2014, 07:51 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Law prof’s shooting wasn’t a burglary gone bad; he was ‘intended victim,’ police say

Jul 22, 2014, 07:13 am CDT


101-year-old lawyer is still working at Fox Rothschild

Jul 22, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer stole $4.8M, duped banks with worthless checks and credit-card payments

Jul 21, 2014, 05:20 pm CDT

Business of Law

Winston & Strawn finds e-discovery a lucrative market niche; 400 lawyers vied for 10 recent openings

Jul 21, 2014, 04:50 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Johns Hopkins to pay $190M to settle case over gynecologist’s secret photos of patients during exams

Jul 21, 2014, 04:20 pm CDT

Executive Branch

Obama nixes LGBT discrimination by federal contractors; there is no religious exemption

Jul 21, 2014, 02:33 pm CDT

Death Penalty

Execution can’t go forward until prisoner receives information on death drugs, 9th Circuit says

Jul 21, 2014, 11:14 am CDT


Ex-lawyer gets probation for $700K theft; judge won’t put ‘ailing septuagenarian in jail to rot’

Jul 21, 2014, 10:20 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Same-sex marriages in Utah don’t have to be recognized pending appeal because of SCOTUS stay

Jul 21, 2014, 08:26 am CDT

Verdicts & Settlements

$23.6B in punitives awarded to smoker’s widow; tobacco lawyer says ‘runaway verdict’ won’t stand

Jul 21, 2014, 07:53 am CDT


Shooting death of law prof who founded PrawfsBlawg is investigated as homicide

Jul 21, 2014, 07:04 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Opposing counsel call each other ‘friend’ in increasingly popular SCOTUS lingo

Jul 21, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

ABA Journal

Lawyers may look at what jurors post online, but only if it’s available to the public

Jul 18, 2014, 03:47 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

US Sentencing Commission votes to make drug sentencing change retroactive

Jul 18, 2014, 03:05 pm CDT

ABA Journal

Help us select the best legal blogs for the 8th Annual Blawg 100

Jul 18, 2014, 01:30 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

10th Circuit strikes Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage

Jul 18, 2014, 01:03 pm CDT

Around the Blawgosphere

Bill would regulate gun ads for kids | An NTSB for death penalty cases?

Jul 18, 2014, 08:28 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Judge tells teen he needed a dad to ‘beat the hell out of you’ (see the video)

Jul 18, 2014, 08:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

FedEx is charged with shipping illegal prescription drugs

Jul 18, 2014, 07:19 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Armed citizenry helped cut crime in Detroit, police chief says; recent shooting goes awry

Jul 18, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Corporate Law

As leaders blame GM lawyers for ignition woes, lawmaker asks: Why wasn’t general counsel fired?

Jul 17, 2014, 03:55 pm CDT

Business of Law

Bingham McCutchen reportedly has approached 4 major firms seeking a merger partner

Jul 17, 2014, 01:15 pm CDT


Ex-prosecutor seeks pardon for woman convicted after crash now linked to GM ignition-switch issues

Jul 17, 2014, 12:45 pm CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which swimming-with-sharks caption is the best fit?

Jul 17, 2014, 11:24 am CDT


Former Missouri justice is confirmed as federal judge, 15 years after Senate rejection

Jul 17, 2014, 09:19 am CDT

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