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Business of Law

Solving legal problems will take multidisciplinary help, says Richard Susskind

Sep 23, 2014, 08:55 am CDT


Justice Kagan performs same-sex wedding, following in the footsteps of Ginsburg and O’Connor

Sep 23, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Executive Branch

Prosecutor says claimed White House intruder was free on bail in weapons case, had 800 rounds in car

Sep 22, 2014, 05:20 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

SWAT-like raids for barber’s license checks violated Constitution, 11th Circuit says

Sep 22, 2014, 10:25 am CDT

Law Firms

BakerHostetler withdraws from House GOP suit against Obama

Sep 22, 2014, 08:03 am CDT

Criminal Justice

NYC police to revise decoy purse operation to settle lawsuit

Sep 18, 2014, 12:58 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Judge scolds BP for squeezing extra lines into brief

Sep 18, 2014, 09:50 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon poll: Which guilt-written-all-over-his-face caption fits best?

Sep 18, 2014, 09:28 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s photoshopped celebrity pictures lead to suspension recommendation

Sep 18, 2014, 08:10 am CDT


No prosecutor? No defense lawyer? Judge allegedly held trial anyway; 3rd Circuit allows lawsuit

Sep 18, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Man convicted in supermarket checkout line dispute files suit against shopper he shot and store

Sep 17, 2014, 03:40 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Do you work in a plush corner office, or nothing even close to that? Tell us about your workspace!

Sep 17, 2014, 02:30 pm CDT

Legislation & Lobbying

State law may ban Nik Wallenda’s plan to walk Windy City tightrope

Sep 17, 2014, 02:00 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Murder defendant refuses judge’s order to wear Stun-Cuff at trial, misses opening statements

Sep 17, 2014, 10:50 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Facing show-cause hearing, Kirkland makes ‘extraordinary public apology’ for legal filing

Sep 17, 2014, 07:55 am CDT

Law Schools

Law school misses bond payment, seeks to restructure obligations

Sep 17, 2014, 06:46 am CDT

Lawyer Pay

Equity partner pay continues to grow, while nonequity pay is almost flat, survey says

Sep 17, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Imprisoned for plotting to kill federal judge, law grad wants to play the violin in supermax

Sep 16, 2014, 02:45 pm CDT


Bite-mark expert’s flip-flop is cited in death-row inmate’s new appeal

Sep 16, 2014, 12:39 pm CDT


Federal judge declares mistrial in Patti LaBelle case because there are no black jurors

Sep 16, 2014, 10:45 am CDT

Science & Technology Law

New DNA test can distinguish identical twins, prosecutors say; is it ‘ready for prime time’?

Sep 16, 2014, 09:46 am CDT

Civil Rights

Is new taxi service for women illegal?

Sep 16, 2014, 07:53 am CDT


Six Montana justices file amicus brief defending ban on acceptance of partisan endorsements

Sep 16, 2014, 07:16 am CDT


What do lawyers do when they leave law practice? In DC, baking appears to be popular

Sep 16, 2014, 06:40 am CDT

Law Practice Management

Should partners lose their couches and corner offices? Paul Hastings considers changes

Sep 16, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Claimed Nazi volunteer during World War II, now 93, charged in deaths of 300K at Auschwitz

Sep 15, 2014, 12:10 pm CDT


Federal judge discloses his ‘stupid little trial’ remark after realizing juror may have heard it

Sep 15, 2014, 08:37 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer appears in Thomas Jefferson garb to defend law license, unusual capital murder defense

Sep 15, 2014, 07:21 am CDT

Death Penalty

Judge Kopf: I would uphold the death penalty for an innocent man rather than play games with the law

Sep 15, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Sep 12, 2014, 02:15 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

US threatened $250K daily fine to get Yahoo to turn over users’ email information

Sep 12, 2014, 09:55 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide

Sep 12, 2014, 07:03 am CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

BigLaw partner is tapped to investigate NFL’s handling of Ray Rice evidence

Sep 11, 2014, 02:07 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Police arrest suspect charged in Boston Scientific lawyer’s murder after citizen spots him on foot

Sep 11, 2014, 12:55 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Law firm mistakenly identifies dead smokers as alive in 588 suits; 11th Circuit upholds dismissal

Sep 11, 2014, 08:13 am CDT

Securities Law

Investor suit claims SeaWorld didn’t disclose ‘Blackfish’ impact

Sep 11, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Question of the Week

Do you have a fear-inducing cautionary tale about a legal mishap?

Sep 10, 2014, 02:25 pm CDT

The New Normal

Attorneys who can address clients’ operational problems as well as their legal ones have an edge

Sep 10, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Lawyer’s suit against cellphone-grabbing courthouse deputy is revived

Sep 10, 2014, 07:13 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Suspended lawyer blames leisure lifestyle for misstatements, acknowledges snarky emails

Sep 10, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Jones Day bill for Detroit bankruptcy has topped $26M

Sep 9, 2014, 11:35 am CDT

Religious Law

Atheist who wouldn’t take ‘so help me God’ oath isn’t allowed to re-enlist, group says

Sep 9, 2014, 07:48 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Worker fired for medical marijuana use takes his case to Colorado Supreme Court

Sep 9, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

DA says smartphones should block texting behind wheel, wants insurance discounts for such devices

Sep 8, 2014, 05:25 pm CDT


Home Depot confirms data breach

Sep 8, 2014, 05:05 pm CDT

Labor & Employment

Oakland Raiders settle wages lawsuit with cheerleaders for $1.25 million

Sep 8, 2014, 04:40 pm CDT

Asked and Answered

How do you provide client hand-holding if you run a virtual firm? (podcast with transcript)

Sep 8, 2014, 03:55 pm CDT


Woman faces negligent homicide case after allegedly surfing Facebook while driving at 85 mph

Sep 5, 2014, 05:25 pm CDT

Education Law

School forces teen to wear shaming T-shirt; mom sees violation of discipline-record law

Sep 5, 2014, 09:03 am CDT

Bar Associations

Dick Cheney’s unedited bio stirs controversy among Wyoming lawyers

Sep 5, 2014, 08:00 am CDT

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