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Tennessee justices retained in election that attracted $1.4M in TV ads

Aug 8, 2014, 06:52 am CDT


Meet the judge considering the fate of Oscar Pistorius

Aug 8, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Verdicts & Settlements

Insurance agency pays settlement with buckets of coins totaling an estimated $21K

Aug 8, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Annual Meeting

Lawyers offer tips on how to adapt to the ongoing disruption in the legal market

Aug 7, 2014, 06:54 pm CDT

Annual Meeting

Illegal trafficking of animals is becoming a growing issue in global trade

Aug 7, 2014, 06:16 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Homeowner found guilty of 2nd-degree murder for shooting Detroit teen on porch

Aug 7, 2014, 03:51 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

After billionaire ex-client testifies, man who sold $20M in fake French wine gets 10 years

Aug 7, 2014, 03:15 pm CDT

White-Collar Crime

Pro se attorney credits holy card for acquittal in racketeering trial, along with 2 other lawyers

Aug 7, 2014, 12:35 pm CDT

Bar Exam

Law grads sue over ‘Barmageddon,’ seek refund of software fee and punitive damages

Aug 7, 2014, 10:45 am CDT

Constitutional Law

6th Circuit mulls gay-marriage recognition in ‘unprecedented and marathon hearing’

Aug 7, 2014, 10:05 am CDT

Copyright Law

Who owns the copyright to monkey’s selfie? Wikimedia denies photographer’s takedown request

Aug 7, 2014, 09:22 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Speculation abounds in law prof’s slaying; delayed response to his shooting questioned

Aug 7, 2014, 08:27 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Man is accused of stealing lawyer’s identity by duping attorney registration officials

Aug 7, 2014, 07:23 am CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

Condo owners in Florida battle developers seeking forced sale of their units

Aug 7, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Privacy Law

Never mind: US says it doesn’t need to redact transcript of public court hearing after all

Aug 7, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Ex-business partner of lawyer convicted in ‘kids for cash’ seeks freeze on incoming $150M legal fee

Aug 6, 2014, 05:00 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Feds raid criminal defense lawyer’s office, seek conflict hearings in multiple cases

Aug 6, 2014, 03:00 pm CDT

Question of the Week

‘Said no lawyer ever’: What is something you will never hear a lawyer utter?

Aug 6, 2014, 12:30 pm CDT

Annual Meeting

ABA Annual Meeting to feature Chief Justice Roberts, Magna Carta exhibit and new scheduling format

Aug 6, 2014, 09:15 am CDT

Death Penalty

Missouri execution takes 10 minutes; four SCOTUS justices would have granted stay

Aug 6, 2014, 08:57 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women

Aug 6, 2014, 08:14 am CDT


What kind of jobs are JD advantage?

Aug 6, 2014, 07:10 am CDT

Attorney's Fees

Judge says ex-attorney must help pay $42M judgment to plaintiffs in fen-phen litigation

Aug 5, 2014, 03:35 pm CDT

Legal Technology

‘Hackcess to Justice’ teams will devise new tech to improve access to justice

Aug 5, 2014, 03:00 pm CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman sues after family dies at local Home Depot in Joplin tornado; retailer cites ‘act of God’

Aug 5, 2014, 01:30 pm CDT

Women in the Law

These 50 law firms have been named best for women

Aug 5, 2014, 10:23 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Forcing kids to do household chores with beatings isn’t a federal crime, 6th Circuit rules

Aug 5, 2014, 08:41 am CDT

Health Law

Alzheimer’s patients aren’t liable for injuries to home-care workers, California Supreme Court says

Aug 5, 2014, 07:40 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Judge overturns law that would close three of Alabama’s five abortion clinics

Aug 5, 2014, 07:07 am CDT

Education Law

Boies and Olson are challenging teacher tenure as a student civil-rights issue

Aug 5, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Right-to-farm amendment goes before Missouri voters

Aug 5, 2014, 05:45 am CDT


James Brady, gun-control advocate wounded in ‘81 attack on President Reagan, dies at 73

Aug 4, 2014, 03:25 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Financier backs Austrian law student’s class action against Facebook; it seeks damages under US law

Aug 4, 2014, 02:15 pm CDT


Defendant’s ‘disturbing’ rap lyrics should not have been admitted at trial, NJ high court says

Aug 4, 2014, 01:49 pm CDT

White-Collar Crime

Ex-BigLaw partner gets 6 months in massive tax-shelter case, must help pay $220M restitution

Aug 4, 2014, 09:40 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: First impressions of this term’s SCOTUS decisions were misleading

Aug 4, 2014, 09:15 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg says she’s not retiring and asks: Who would you rather see on the court than me?

Aug 4, 2014, 08:51 am CDT

ABA Journal Podcast

How do we fix the school-to-prison pipeline? (podcast with transcript)

Aug 4, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

Death Penalty

Inmate in two-hour execution got 15 times the standard dose of drugs, records disclose

Aug 4, 2014, 07:03 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer not required to report colleague’s mental lapses absent ethics violation, ethics opinion says

Aug 4, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

ABA Journal

12 movies with pivotal lessons featuring lawyers

Aug 1, 2014, 03:44 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Former youth court judge disciplined but can’t be kept from being re-elected to bench

Aug 1, 2014, 02:32 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Attorney General Holder says sentencing based on predictive data discriminates

Aug 1, 2014, 11:58 am CDT

Patent Law

Government paralegals making up to $80K had little work to do, report says

Aug 1, 2014, 07:53 am CDT

Internet Law

Microsoft must give U.S. prosecutors customer email stored on server in Ireland, federal judge rules

Aug 1, 2014, 07:11 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Recorded jail phone calls violate 6th Amendment and cost us money, attorneys say in lawsuit

Aug 1, 2014, 06:25 am CDT


Schools start to rethink zero tolerance policies

Aug 1, 2014, 05:30 am CDT

Bryan Garner on Words

How to avoid mucking up the most crucial part of discourse

Aug 1, 2014, 03:20 am CDT

Crafting Stories

Stealing stories from the movies

Aug 1, 2014, 03:10 am CDT

Immigration Law

ABA delegation visits emergency shelter for detained immigrant children in Texas

Jul 31, 2014, 03:53 pm CDT

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