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Criminal Justice

Judge who sentenced DuPont heir to probation expressed concern about no jail time, transcript shows

Apr 10, 2014, 09:10 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s deficient capital murder defense requires sanction, ethics board says

Apr 10, 2014, 08:12 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Disciplining son with a belt is a constitutional right, prosecutor says in bid to get charge tossed

Apr 10, 2014, 07:10 am CDT


Judge reprimanded for comment about proliferation of women lawyers; was he misunderstood?

Apr 10, 2014, 05:50 am CDT

Law in Peepular Culture

Vote for your favorite 2014 Peeps in Law diorama

Apr 9, 2014, 04:00 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Delaware Chancery Court uses little-known power, issues arrest warrant for party in corporate case

Apr 9, 2014, 03:20 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Who are the all-time great US Supreme Court justices?

Apr 9, 2014, 12:45 pm CDT

Family Law

Appeals court says law firm owes $792K to dad in child-kidnap case, but nixes $424K award to girl

Apr 9, 2014, 11:45 am CDT

Family Law

Ex-wife gets less in divorce of BigLaw partner because her badmouthing hurt rainmaking, judge says

Apr 9, 2014, 10:03 am CDT

Law Schools

Job outlook for newly minted lawyers still bleak, data shows

Apr 9, 2014, 09:45 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Difficult defendant ordered to represent himself after alleged BB gun threat to his latest lawyers

Apr 9, 2014, 08:41 am CDT

Government Law

In scathing farewell, SEC lawyer says agency penalties just a ‘tollbooth on the bankster turnpike’

Apr 9, 2014, 07:41 am CDT

Tort Law

Male strippers caused emotional distress to nursing home resident, suit alleges

Apr 9, 2014, 07:11 am CDT

Law Students

Students with these college majors had the highest LSAT scores

Apr 9, 2014, 05:50 am CDT


Despite out-of-state vacation alibi, man spent nearly 25 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit

Apr 8, 2014, 05:55 pm CDT

Legislation & Lobbying

Should tax preparers be licensed? Right now, dog groomers and massage parlors can do taxes, too

Apr 8, 2014, 04:40 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Landmark DOJ settlement with RI provides road map to disability-law compliance for 49 other states

Apr 8, 2014, 02:35 pm CDT

Verdicts & Settlements

$9B in punitives awarded in Actos drug case; jurors deliberated less than two hours

Apr 8, 2014, 12:32 pm CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

Lawyer files federal racketeering suit over ‘pay for play’ on son’s high school lacrosse team

Apr 8, 2014, 10:30 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Oscar Pistorius tells about fatal shooting and ‘the moment that everything changed’

Apr 8, 2014, 10:29 am CDT


Does failure to pay license fee on time disqualify judges from office? Issue rocks Arkansas

Apr 8, 2014, 08:03 am CDT

Consumer Law is accused of consumer deception; lawyers and law firms among website’s targets

Apr 8, 2014, 07:07 am CDT

Law Professors

‘You are not alone’: Law prof who considered suicide tells his story

Apr 8, 2014, 05:50 am CDT

Law Firms

Edwards Wildman lays off 10 lawyers, 42 staff

Apr 7, 2014, 05:35 pm CDT

Law in Peepular Culture

All the Peeps in Law dioramas are in! (gallery)

Apr 7, 2014, 04:45 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

8th Cir. axes $900K verdict because lawyer told personal law school sex-harassment story at closing

Apr 7, 2014, 04:10 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Defense stunned by $2.88M verdict in med-mal case over injection injury and suicide

Apr 7, 2014, 12:45 pm CDT

ABA Journal Podcast

How lawyers can get the most out of Facebook’s paid status updates (podcast with transcript)

Apr 7, 2014, 08:59 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

‘Spansexual’ may register gender as nonspecific, Australia’s top court rules

Apr 7, 2014, 08:21 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Whitey Bulger supports convicted inmate, says he knows the real killer

Apr 7, 2014, 07:04 am CDT

Legal Technology

How this personal injury firm is using Google Glass to get a leg up

Apr 7, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer who tried to cash scammer’s $280K check loses appeal of conviction; he said he was joking

Apr 7, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Legislation & Lobbying

Despite legalization, black-market marijuana activities continue in Colorado

Apr 4, 2014, 05:00 pm CDT

Labor & Employment

Claims of ‘wage theft’ spark movement to increase federal enforcement, require detailed pay stubs

Apr 4, 2014, 02:50 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Mom convicted of killing daughter via breast-milk morphine overdose gets 20-year sentence

Apr 4, 2014, 11:16 am CDT

Securities Law

Suit over Lululemon’s sheer yoga pants should be dismissed, federal judge says in draft decision

Apr 4, 2014, 10:34 am CDT

Around the Blawgosphere

Blog offers immigration help to Nigella Lawson | Celeb podcaster fights patent troll

Apr 4, 2014, 08:30 am CDT


Federal judge says his directive to increase staffing in union prosecution was a wish, not an order

Apr 4, 2014, 07:36 am CDT

Death Penalty

Serial killer is executed after Supreme Court refuses stay in bid for drug information

Apr 4, 2014, 07:04 am CDT

Civil Procedure

Appeals court OKs late med-mal suit alleging ‘dead’ woman actually froze to death in hospital morgue

Apr 3, 2014, 05:25 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Amidst ‘epidemic’ of tax-refund claims using stolen IDs, feds charge 25 in $36M fraud

Apr 3, 2014, 03:04 pm CDT


DuPont heir’s sentencing judge gets security detail after child rape case makes national news

Apr 3, 2014, 03:00 pm CDT

Trusts & Estates

Estate dispute caused by ‘E-Z Legal Form’ is a ‘cautionary tale,’ says justice

Apr 3, 2014, 11:34 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Did court reporter go rogue? He says he was fired for substance abuse, not for typing gibberish

Apr 3, 2014, 10:10 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer on trial in synthetic pot case shoots himself; suicide note could have case information

Apr 3, 2014, 08:55 am CDT

The New Normal

Move a firm from ‘normal’ to ‘better’ by focusing on clients, getting creative with lawyer training

Apr 3, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

U.S. Surpreme Court

SCOTUS campaign finance ruling likely to increase clout of party officials

Apr 3, 2014, 08:29 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Fort Hood shooter was being evaluated for PTSD

Apr 3, 2014, 06:54 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Police and prisons deal with increasing numbers of mentally ill people

Apr 3, 2014, 05:50 am CDT

Law in Popular Culture

Zac Efron to play Yale law grad in new movie based on John Grisham’s ‘The Associate’

Apr 2, 2014, 05:15 pm CDT

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