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Oil Spill

BP to pay $18.7B to settle oil spill claims by US and Gulf states

Jul 2, 2015, 08:43 am CDT

Large Firms

Should BigLaw firms be donating more of their record profits to legal aid?

Jul 1, 2015, 04:00 pm CDT

Question of the Week

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Jul 1, 2015, 02:35 pm CDT

Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

‘The Secret of Magic’ awarded the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Jul 1, 2015, 02:09 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: What does this memorable SCOTUS term mean for the future?

Jul 1, 2015, 08:30 am CDT


DC prosecutors must now follow stricter standards for disclosing information to the defense

Jul 1, 2015, 06:40 am CDT


How should you handle a bad news client?

Jul 1, 2015, 06:35 am CDT

Supreme Court Report

Judges may not seek campaign cash, but they may express their gratitude, SCOTUS determines

Jul 1, 2015, 06:30 am CDT


Clemency Project 2014 is out to help prisoners doing excessive time due to inflexible sentencing

Jul 1, 2015, 06:25 am CDT

Opening Statements

Hall and Oates sue food company over Haulin’ Oats granola

Jul 1, 2015, 06:20 am CDT

Niche Practice

Sea Shepherd law firm won’t make waves like the protest group

Jul 1, 2015, 06:10 am CDT

Bryan Garner on Words

Lawmakers should work toward adopting strong, standardized language in criminal statutes

Jul 1, 2015, 06:10 am CDT

10 Questions

Meet a lawyer trying to guide the all-cash cannabis industry into the federal banking system

Jul 1, 2015, 06:05 am CDT


How lawyers can avoid burnout and debilitating anxiety

Jul 1, 2015, 06:00 am CDT

National Pulse

Courts are reconsidering residency restrictions for sex offenders

Jul 1, 2015, 05:10 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Top state court nixes 10 Commandments monument at capitol

Jun 30, 2015, 04:35 pm CDT

Antitrust Law

2nd Circuit OKs verdict against Apple in $450M e-book price-fixing case

Jun 30, 2015, 03:30 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to reconsider whether unwilling state can be hauled into another state’s court

Jun 30, 2015, 10:48 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS to consider First Amendment rights of public workers forced to pay for collective bargaining

Jun 30, 2015, 09:41 am CDT


Posner: Chief justice’s gay-marriage dissent is ‘heartless’

Jun 30, 2015, 08:27 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Obama announces new overtime rules in op-ed; 5 million people are expected to benefit

Jun 30, 2015, 07:38 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Divided US Supreme court votes 5-4 to freeze Texas abortion law as it mulls whether to hear appeal

Jun 29, 2015, 03:20 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

EPA must consider cost of toxic air pollution regulations for power plants, says SCOTUS

Jun 29, 2015, 10:00 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS upholds use of lethal-injection drug; two justices want death penalty re-examined

Jun 29, 2015, 08:53 am CDT

Religious Law

County clerks, judges with religious qualms can refuse to issue gay marriage licenses, Texas AG says

Jun 29, 2015, 07:43 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Jail moves to video-only visits; fee will be charged to visitors

Jun 26, 2015, 01:20 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court strikes down portion of federal law enhancing sentences for ‘career criminals’

Jun 26, 2015, 09:32 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Gay marriage is a constitutional right, Supreme Court rules

Jun 26, 2015, 09:03 am CDT

Health Law

California lawmakers OK bill requiring parents to vaccinate their children

Jun 25, 2015, 02:20 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court allows disparate impact claims in fair-housing cases; dissent fears ‘rat’s nest’

Jun 25, 2015, 09:24 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court reads health law to allow subsidies in all states; Scalia fumes about ‘SCOTUScare’

Jun 25, 2015, 09:18 am CDT

Question of the Week

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen a co-worker do on the job?

Jun 25, 2015, 08:45 am CDT

Law Practice Management

BigLaw firm abandons the corner office in its new egalitarian digs

Jun 24, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

The New Normal

Have you hired an innovation intern?

Jun 23, 2015, 08:30 am CDT


‘Patch and pray’ remains the norm nearly 20 years after hackers warned US lawmakers about risks

Jun 23, 2015, 08:10 am CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Can prison nurseries help provide children with healthy foundations?

Jun 23, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Civil Rights

Confederate flag should be removed from South Carolina state capitol grounds, governor says

Jun 22, 2015, 04:30 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Tempers flared when Dewey rainmakers learned of 50% pay cut, ex-partner testifies

Jun 22, 2015, 03:45 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court rules on behalf of stun-gunned pretrial detainee on excessive-force standard

Jun 22, 2015, 01:55 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Patent royalty superpowers have expired for inventor of Spider-Man toy, Supreme Court rules

Jun 22, 2015, 12:38 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

4th Amendment is violated by law that says hotels must show guest registries to cops, says SCOTUS

Jun 22, 2015, 11:21 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Takings clause applies to personal property, SCOTUS rules in ‘major blow’ to set-aside programs

Jun 22, 2015, 09:23 am CDT

Civil Liberties

ACLU plans greater focus on political role

Jun 22, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Science & Technology Law

Google Earth’s digital tack, used to show location, wasn’t hearsay, 9th Circuit rules

Jun 22, 2015, 05:45 am CDT


Charleston church shootings to be investigated as ‘act of domestic terrorism’ by DOJ

Jun 19, 2015, 04:27 pm CDT

Copyright Law

4th Circuit revives $10M ‘Somebody to Love’ suit against Justin Bieber and Usher

Jun 19, 2015, 02:25 pm CDT

Civil Rights

Fatal attack on black Bible-study group resonates on 150th anniversary of ‘Juneteenth’

Jun 19, 2015, 12:55 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Jun 19, 2015, 11:00 am CDT

Law Practice Management

Goodbye Rambo, hello ‘mindfulness’: More lawyers embrace Zen-inspired techniques

Jun 19, 2015, 10:40 am CDT

Legal Education

ABA task force on law school financing calls for reforms

Jun 19, 2015, 09:05 am CDT

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