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Business of Law

LegalZoom gets OK to operate in UK

Jan 8, 2015, 11:51 am CST

Animal Law

California ban on foie gras is struck down

Jan 8, 2015, 11:09 am CST

Aviation & Space Law

Close ‘mind-boggling’ loophole, screen airline workers for guns, lawmaker tells TSA

Jan 8, 2015, 05:45 am CST

Sentencing/Post Conviction

‘Outrageous’ Facebook post could send paroled man back to prison

Jan 7, 2015, 04:30 pm CST


‘Notorious RBG’ biography in the works will be co-authored by blog creator

Jan 7, 2015, 02:40 pm CST

Question of the Week

What lawyer, past or present, do you think would be a good subject for a feature film biopic?

Jan 7, 2015, 02:05 pm CST

ABA Journal

Blawg 100 popular vote getters

Jan 7, 2015, 12:35 pm CST

Criminal Justice

$5.4M in legal fees awarded by judge to inmates’ attorneys in jail-brutality case

Jan 7, 2015, 11:52 am CST

International Law

US seeks fugitive director Roman Polanski’s extradition from Poland over 1977 conviction

Jan 7, 2015, 11:05 am CST


Hundreds turn out for funeral of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo

Jan 6, 2015, 05:07 pm CST

First Amendment

9th Circuit sacks video-game maker in lawsuit brought by retired NFL players for licensing fees

Jan 6, 2015, 03:58 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Appeals court OKs dropped cigarette-butt evidence in slaying at lawyer’s home

Jan 6, 2015, 01:00 pm CST


Citing loss of judicial independence, Iowa judge takes early retirement

Jan 6, 2015, 12:14 pm CST


Lie-detector test using motion-capture technology has 75% success rate, recent study says

Jan 5, 2015, 01:10 pm CST

Trials & Litigation

Judge accepts defendant’s Nike sneakers instead of cash bail

Jan 5, 2015, 09:05 am CST

Asked and Answered

Linda Greenhouse and Jonathan Turley discuss the courts and the press (podcast with transcript)

Jan 5, 2015, 08:32 am CST

Constitutional Law

Law firms say they will perform free same-sex marriage ceremonies if court clerks won’t

Jan 5, 2015, 08:10 am CST

Legal Technology

Law firm builds high-tech office to guard client secrets

Jan 5, 2015, 06:00 am CST


NoCuffs, big bills

Jan 1, 2015, 06:05 am CST

National Pulse

International law bar takes aim at overbroad bans on Shariah law

Jan 1, 2015, 06:05 am CST

Legal Services

Pretrial pros

Jan 1, 2015, 06:00 am CST

Your ABA

How can you advise clients about Ebola? ABA’s Health Law Section offers learning opportunities

Jan 1, 2015, 05:55 am CST

National Pulse

American Indians challenging eagle feather rules get a boost from Hobby Lobby ruling

Jan 1, 2015, 05:53 am CST

Bryan Garner on Words

Bryan Garner offers a Magna Carta style guide

Jan 1, 2015, 05:52 am CST


Does the UK know something we don’t about alternative business structures?

Jan 1, 2015, 05:51 am CST


Washington state moves around UPL, using legal technicians to help close the justice gap

Jan 1, 2015, 05:50 am CST

ABA Journal Short Fiction Contest

Good News, Bad News

Jan 1, 2015, 04:20 am CST

Supreme Court Report

Does the First Amendment allow church to violate town’s sign code? SCOTUS to decide

Jan 1, 2015, 02:50 am CST


How lawyers can craft a case narrative to spark jurists’ and jurors’ interest

Jan 1, 2015, 02:30 am CST

Opening Statements

Life is a cabaret, old chum (but first you need a license)

Jan 1, 2015, 02:00 am CST

Animal Law

New Year’s Eve possum drop will go on without the marsupial; PETA says animal has no right to work

Dec 31, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

See the winners of the Cartoon Caption Contest from 2014

Dec 30, 2014, 02:40 pm CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon: A cat and mouse in court? Do tell what’s going on here

Dec 30, 2014, 10:37 am CST

ABA Journal

These 12 events and inventions which the ABA Journal predates may surprise you (gallery)

Dec 30, 2014, 09:00 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: The 5 most important stories about the Supreme Court in 2014

Dec 30, 2014, 08:35 am CST

Appellate Practice

SCOTUS litigators with more manly voices were more likely to lose, study finds

Dec 30, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Privacy Law

Looking for a promotion or a new job? Secret statistical programs could doom or aid your chances

Dec 30, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyer sued ex-client for fees, then served himself on ex-client’s behalf, ethics officials say

Dec 29, 2014, 05:45 am CST


Lawyer’s million-dollar challenge wasn’t an enforceable contract, 11th Circuit says

Dec 24, 2014, 11:24 am CST

Criminal Justice

Lawyer waiting in court offers $1K to defendant facing a felony if he didn’t pay restitution

Dec 24, 2014, 07:54 am CST

Personal Lives

Lawyer dedicates settlement for partial loss of hand to helping kids get a good education

Dec 24, 2014, 07:03 am CST

Question of the Week

How does your firm mark the winter holidays?

Dec 23, 2014, 01:24 pm CST

Law Firms

Foreclosure defense lawyer says he will give away free home for best ‘tear-jerker’ essay

Dec 23, 2014, 09:16 am CST

Internet Law

Sony lawyer asks Twitter to suspend user who posted hacked documents

Dec 23, 2014, 08:06 am CST

Law Firms

Two BigLaw firms paid $5.75M to partner’s fake companies, prosecutors allege

Dec 23, 2014, 07:26 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Scalia demonstrates how to recover from an apparent misstep with a ‘Scalia culpa,’ says reporter

Dec 23, 2014, 06:15 am CST

First Amendment

Abortion ultrasound law violates First Amendment, 4th Circuit says

Dec 22, 2014, 10:47 am CST

Government Law

Another AG won’t defend state law; this one gives NRA standing to challenge gun regulations

Dec 22, 2014, 09:11 am CST

Criminal Justice

Some Ferguson grand jury witnesses clearly lied, says prosecutor who allowed their testimony

Dec 22, 2014, 07:28 am CST

Criminal Justice

A victory and a loss for man Tasered while naked by SWAT officers who mistook shampoo for weapon

Dec 22, 2014, 05:45 am CST

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