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Education Law

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

4 hours, 50 minutes ago

Criminal Justice

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

5 hours, 45 minutes ago

Criminal Justice

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

6 hours, 22 minutes ago

First Amendment

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

7 hours, 22 minutes ago

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

Law Schools

After law prof’s viral rant, school nixes proposal to divert faculty raises to law grad fellowships

Apr 17, 2014, 08:01 am CDT

Women in the Law

Who’s bringing cupcakes? Too often, female lawyers are expected to do office ‘housework,’ book says

Apr 17, 2014, 07:01 am CDT

Law Firms

Gross revenue falls 20 percent at Dickstein Shapiro in an ‘investment year’

Apr 17, 2014, 06:45 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

After SCOTUSblog is denied a press pass, publisher vows to appeal

Apr 17, 2014, 06:10 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer ethics violations in New York are punished too slowly and inconsistently handled, study finds

Apr 17, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Former law firm CFO charged in $1.2B swindle is 18th to face a criminal case, feds say

Apr 16, 2014, 03:55 pm CDT

Question of the Week

What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve heard during opening or closing statements?

Apr 16, 2014, 03:00 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

GM seeks court ruling it is protected from ignition-switch suits under bankruptcy law

Apr 16, 2014, 01:15 pm CDT

Legal Technology

Smartphone makers to offer ‘kill switch’ next year; some lawmakers say that isn’t enough

Apr 16, 2014, 12:05 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Clerical error kept man out of prison for 13 years; incarceration is cruel and unusual, he argues

Apr 16, 2014, 09:51 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Teen criminally convicted for recording his classmates bullying him in school

Apr 16, 2014, 08:55 am CDT


Seven law firms have cut an estimated 213 jobs since January

Apr 16, 2014, 08:03 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Four inmates who won reduced sentences under racial justice law seek to uphold the decisions

Apr 16, 2014, 06:50 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint alleges lawyer billed NCAA for her whistleblower client’s bankruptcy depositions

Apr 16, 2014, 06:20 am CDT

Legal Ethics

‘Law Tigers’ lawyer is reprimanded because referral website didn’t comply with testimonial ban

Apr 16, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Tax Law

Don’t procrastinate! Missing April 15 tax deadline can be costly, but the IRS offers alternatives

Apr 15, 2014, 03:15 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Rare ‘Perry Mason’ moment in court wins dismissal for defendant, desk duty for 5 police officers

Apr 15, 2014, 01:20 pm CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which American Eagle caption fits best?

Apr 15, 2014, 01:01 pm CDT

Government Law

Should taxpayers pay cash owed by their parents? In about-face, US halts collection of older debts

Apr 15, 2014, 10:37 am CDT

White-Collar Crime

9th Circuit affirms lawyer’s conviction for attempting to extort rabbi by threat of court testimony

Apr 15, 2014, 09:55 am CDT


Fitzpatrick Cella reorganizes staff, confirms ‘associate attrition’

Apr 15, 2014, 08:33 am CDT


Nixon Peabody lays off 38 staffers

Apr 15, 2014, 08:08 am CDT


Brown Rudnick rescinds offers to 10 associates, cites declining client demand for first-year lawyers

Apr 15, 2014, 07:29 am CDT

Copyright Law

Posner tosses copyright suit by ‘Banana Lady,’ notes her ‘incessant filing of frivolous lawsuits’

Apr 15, 2014, 06:40 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Better fingerprint technology led to arrest in 1997 murder case

Apr 15, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Delays in probable cause hearings blamed on drug lab; lawyer calls process a ‘joke’

Apr 15, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Animal Law

Is bobcat a wild animal or a hybrid? DNA test will determine if NJ woman can keep her pet

Apr 14, 2014, 03:55 pm CDT

ABA Journal / Ross Contest for Short Fiction

Captivate us with a work of legal fiction and win $3,000

Apr 14, 2014, 03:01 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

3rd Circuit frees email hacker ‘weev’; says feds tried and convicted him in wrong venue

Apr 14, 2014, 03:00 pm CDT

Court Security

Imprisoned street gang leader used smuggled cellphone to plot kidnap of prosecutor’s dad, DOJ says

Apr 14, 2014, 12:20 pm CDT

Law Practice Management

Do alternative fees work in litigation matters? These lawyers are using them

Apr 14, 2014, 08:20 am CDT

Business of Law

How law firm mergers can go wrong

Apr 14, 2014, 07:34 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Retired Justice Stevens proposes this fix for the Second Amendment

Apr 14, 2014, 06:25 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Botched e-discovery can be an ethics violation, proposed opinion says

Apr 14, 2014, 05:50 am CDT

ABA Journal

An uptick in service animals on airplanes is sparking controversy

Apr 11, 2014, 07:21 pm CDT


Judge orders AIG to pay $7M to injured lawyer over insurer’s bad-faith conduct in accident case

Apr 11, 2014, 01:10 pm CDT

Government Law

Taxpayers held responsible for parents’ debts due to single sentence in farm bill

Apr 11, 2014, 09:12 am CDT


Does classified report show that CIA sent DOJ inaccurate info on harsh interrogations?

Apr 11, 2014, 08:37 am CDT

Around the Blawgosphere

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Apr 11, 2014, 08:35 am CDT

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