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Law Students

Law profs should limit fear-inducing cautionary tales, article says

Sep 4, 2014, 08:00 am CDT

Question of the Week

Tell us about your craziest classmate from law school

Sep 3, 2014, 02:42 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Federal judge upholds Louisiana ban on gay marriage, sees rational basis in democratic process

Sep 3, 2014, 12:19 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

After 30 years in prison, two inmates win their freedom in 1983 rape and murder

Sep 3, 2014, 11:24 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Owner of bikini coffee stands pleads guilty to promoting prostitution, money laundering

Sep 3, 2014, 09:55 am CDT

First Amendment

Suit claims male teen has constitutional right to wear makeup in driver’s license photo

Sep 3, 2014, 09:29 am CDT

The New Normal

‘Satisfaction guaranteed’—it’s never caught on with lawyers

Sep 3, 2014, 08:38 am CDT

Labor & Employment

7th Circuit upholds Indiana right-to-work law barring mandatory union dues

Sep 3, 2014, 08:14 am CDT

Law Schools

Increased enrollment follows tuition cuts at some law schools

Sep 3, 2014, 07:08 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Some SCOTUS amicus briefs cite unsupported ‘facts’ and studies published only on the Internet

Sep 2, 2014, 12:36 pm CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

Gavin McGrane hopes to set the pace for documents with PacerPro

Sep 2, 2014, 08:45 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who billed corporate client for his sanctions is reprimanded

Sep 2, 2014, 08:41 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: What these 3 decisions tell us about SCOTUS inconsistency

Sep 2, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Texas law requiring abortion clinics to upgrade facilities is struck down; state seeks stay

Sep 2, 2014, 07:24 am CDT


Resume tips: Quantify your accomplishments and list quirky interests

Sep 2, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Trademark Law

ALS Association seeks trademark for ‘ice bucket challenge’

Sep 2, 2014, 06:00 am CDT


Looking back on Zubulake, 10 years later

Sep 1, 2014, 10:30 am CDT


Prisoner exonerations are at an all-time high, and it’s not because of DNA testing

Sep 1, 2014, 10:20 am CDT

National Pulse

Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft victims

Sep 1, 2014, 09:10 am CDT

Editor's Note

We have a new look!

Aug 30, 2014, 06:21 am CDT

Internet Law

Questioning jurisdiction, state supreme court finds Google does not have to reveal blogger’s ID

Aug 29, 2014, 07:12 pm CDT


Determining driver impairment with marijuana involves imperfect science, says law enforcement

Aug 29, 2014, 05:37 pm CDT

Civil Rights

Protesters sue city of Ferguson, St. Louis County and their police chiefs for $41.5 million

Aug 29, 2014, 04:03 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

‘How many more riots will it take before the Supreme Court changes course?’ Chemerinsky asks

Aug 29, 2014, 12:52 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is accused of persuading client to invest $120K in his cat litter box invention

Aug 29, 2014, 12:02 pm CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

New NFL policy imposes 6-game suspension for domestic or sexual assault, banishment for 2nd offense

Aug 28, 2014, 10:05 pm CDT

Government Law

Federal judge says mom sued too late accusing Chicago officials of cover-up in son’s death

Aug 28, 2014, 08:50 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Deputy distracted by patrol car’s computer won’t be charged in fatal collision with bicycling lawyer

Aug 28, 2014, 07:14 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Retired NYC cop takes plea in $27M disability-fraud case; ex-prosecutor is a claimed ringleader

Aug 28, 2014, 05:39 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Federal gun ban applies even if domestic violence victim isn’t injured, state appeals court says

Aug 28, 2014, 04:10 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Posner derides tradition as ‘feeble’ justification for gay-marriage ban, says it’s ‘based on hate’

Aug 28, 2014, 04:01 pm CDT

Religious Law

6th Circuit reverses hate-crime convictions of Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks

Aug 28, 2014, 03:02 pm CDT


After prosecutor’s live courtroom feed is disclosed, judges consider expanding viewing areas

Aug 28, 2014, 02:01 pm CDT


Which midlevel associates are the happiest?

Aug 28, 2014, 01:19 pm CDT

Law Firms

Baker & McKenzie to open back-office operations center in Belfast

Aug 28, 2014, 12:22 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Rap music scholars aim to educate SCOTUS in threats case

Aug 28, 2014, 10:45 am CDT

Labor & Employment

‘Seismic’ 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren’t employees, could cost company millions

Aug 27, 2014, 09:55 pm CDT

Real Estate & Property Law

Former managing partner embezzled $30M from law firm and affiliated title company, suit says

Aug 27, 2014, 06:35 pm CDT

Question of the Week

What is the top tip you’d share with new lawyers in their first year of practice?

Aug 27, 2014, 06:00 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Homeless man who accepted award for Miley Cyrus is wanted by police

Aug 27, 2014, 05:25 pm CDT

In-House Counsel

Is Delaware decision a sensible ‘chip in the attorney-client privilege’?

Aug 27, 2014, 03:47 pm CDT

Law Firms

‘Immediate and severe’ action is taken against lawyer for firmwide email condemning gay marriage

Aug 27, 2014, 12:55 pm CDT


Pacer deletes older case files for four appeals courts; compatibility issues cited

Aug 27, 2014, 11:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Could cops use drones to serve warrants? Or aid rescues? Ideas to be aired at police conference

Aug 27, 2014, 10:45 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Judge nixes cellphone evidence in Aaron Hernandez murder case over defective warrant

Aug 26, 2014, 10:20 pm CDT


Trial observer who took photo of victim in high-profile case wins motion to suppress phone search

Aug 26, 2014, 10:05 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint cites judge’s ‘inexplicable’ and ‘bizarre’ behavior and ‘paranoia’

Aug 26, 2014, 07:55 pm CDT

Animal Law

Iconic monarch butterfly needs protection as endangered species, advocacy groups say in US petition

Aug 26, 2014, 05:20 pm CDT

Attorney Fees

Law firms that sued HP want to represent it as part of settlement; objecting lawyer says deal a joke

Aug 26, 2014, 04:10 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

BakerHostetler to represent the House in its suit against Obama; contract pays $500 an hour

Aug 26, 2014, 02:39 pm CDT

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