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U.S. Supreme Court

Scalia demonstrates how to recover from an apparent misstep with a ‘Scalia culpa,’ says reporter

Dec 23, 2014, 06:15 am CST

First Amendment

Abortion ultrasound law violates First Amendment, 4th Circuit says

Dec 22, 2014, 10:47 am CST

Government Law

Another AG won’t defend state law; this one gives NRA standing to challenge gun regulations

Dec 22, 2014, 09:11 am CST

Criminal Justice

Some Ferguson grand jury witnesses clearly lied, says prosecutor who allowed their testimony

Dec 22, 2014, 07:28 am CST

Criminal Justice

A victory and a loss for man Tasered while naked by SWAT officers who mistook shampoo for weapon

Dec 22, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Constitutional Law

‘Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Dec 19, 2014, 04:10 pm CST

Executive Branch

Obama plans to use executive power to help normalize relations with Cuba

Dec 19, 2014, 11:00 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Legalization of pot in Colorado violates supremacy clause, two states argue in SCOTUS suit

Dec 19, 2014, 07:06 am CST

Trials & Litigation

Odor in the court! Another judge complains of ‘repugnant stench’ from filing by state AG’s office

Dec 18, 2014, 04:40 pm CST

Labor & Employment

Top state court OKs $151M jury verdict against Wal-Mart over off-the-clock work by employees

Dec 18, 2014, 11:00 am CST

Death Penalty

Executions hit 20-year low in 2014; which seven states carried them out?

Dec 18, 2014, 08:40 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who filed nearly identical briefs in 31 appeals gets stayed suspension

Dec 18, 2014, 07:43 am CST


Is it best left unsaid? How to choose your workplace battles

Dec 18, 2014, 06:15 am CST


After a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer

Dec 18, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Business of Law

Susman Godfrey bonuses start at $40K for associates who have been at the firm at least a year

Dec 17, 2014, 04:30 pm CST

Question of the Week

What changes would you make to ethics rules for lawyers?

Dec 17, 2014, 02:05 pm CST

Corporate Law

Controversial American Apparel chief is fired after years of litigation against the company

Dec 17, 2014, 10:50 am CST

The New Normal

Can a new breed of firms solve the attrition problem for women in the legal industry?

Dec 17, 2014, 08:45 am CST

Constitutional Law

Obama’s immigration order is unconstitutional, judge rules; parties didn’t raise the issue

Dec 17, 2014, 07:44 am CST

Criminal Justice

Germany OKs prosecution of former Nazi SS guard, now 93

Dec 16, 2014, 05:40 pm CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Vote for your favorite clown-court caption

Dec 16, 2014, 04:33 pm CST

Antitrust Law

After last-minute lead plaintiff substitution, iPod users seek $350M at trial and get zilch

Dec 16, 2014, 03:55 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Is torture unconstitutional? Scalia returns to the subject

Dec 16, 2014, 11:24 am CST

Law Schools

1L enrollment drops nearly 30 percent from 2010 high; when were figures last so low?

Dec 16, 2014, 10:27 am CST

American Bar Association

New database created by ABA Criminal Justice Section charts state-by-state conviction restrictions

Dec 16, 2014, 10:15 am CST

Legal Ethics

Former judge is convicted for conspiring to plant meth under car of his accuser in ethics probe

Dec 16, 2014, 08:32 am CST

Law professors

Is teaching rape law too risky? Sensitive law students don’t want to discuss it, law prof says

Dec 16, 2014, 07:24 am CST

Legal Ethics

Should ‘do no harm’ be added to lawyer ethics rules? Torture memo shows need for change, op-ed says

Dec 16, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Animal Law

Lawmakers say piercings and tattoos are for people, not pets

Dec 15, 2014, 05:25 pm CST


Dr. Dre hands out big bonuses to attorneys and staff at his longtime law firm

Dec 15, 2014, 03:35 pm CST

Media & Communications Law

Sony Pictures hires David Boies, who warns media to destroy documents leaked by hackers

Dec 15, 2014, 11:38 am CST

Business of Law

New crowdfunding site helps individuals raise money for legal fees

Dec 15, 2014, 11:10 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Officer’s reasonable mistake about brake-light law justified traffic stop, SCOTUS rules

Dec 15, 2014, 09:54 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Is ban on mandatory life sentences for juveniles retroactive? SCOTUS to decide

Dec 15, 2014, 07:53 am CST

Criminal Justice

Lawyer who survived leap into river disclosed ‘huge Ponzi scheme’ in suicide note, prosecutors say

Dec 15, 2014, 07:07 am CST

Patent Law

SCOTUS accepts Spider-Man patent royalty case; petitioners want court to overrule 1964 precedent

Dec 15, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Criminal Procedure

Kozinski dissent: ‘Tribunal run by marsupials’ would have been fairer to tribal defendant

Dec 15, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Trials & Litigation

Judge denies mistrial after man decks his attorney, says that would put ‘target’ on lawyers’ backs

Dec 12, 2014, 11:05 am CST

Government Law

Three cities sue Uber, citing noncompliance with state laws and municipal regulations

Dec 11, 2014, 05:05 pm CST

Law in Popular Culture

Acclaimed film on ‘Dinosaur 13’ legal battle airs on CNN

Dec 11, 2014, 03:55 pm CST


How to deal with a boss who doesn’t like you

Dec 11, 2014, 10:25 am CST

Lawyer Pay

On ‘a hiring tear,’ Kirkland reportedly pays $9M a year to high-profile lateral hire

Dec 11, 2014, 09:33 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is accused of leaving court during recess, telling client she couldn’t deal with the matter

Dec 11, 2014, 07:32 am CST

Labor & Employment

Unemployment benefits can’t be collected by lawyer accused of drinking on job, appeals court says

Dec 11, 2014, 06:58 am CST

Legal Ethics

Office manager’s alleged theft of client funds and office computer leads to suspension for lawyer

Dec 11, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended for ‘intentional bullying tactics’ in Facebook message

Dec 11, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Criminal Justice

Should those who OK’d ‘brutal interrogation techniques in violation of US law’ be prosecuted?

Dec 10, 2014, 05:20 pm CST

Consumer Law

Harvard law grad claimed $4 overcharge on take-out, sought treble damages in emailed war of words

Dec 10, 2014, 03:15 pm CST

Question of the Week

What do you think has been the most successful law firm merger, past or present?

Dec 10, 2014, 02:00 pm CST


Retired lawyer sues Bill Cosby, says claims she lied about alleged sexual assault were defamatory

Dec 10, 2014, 01:45 pm CST

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