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Trials & Litigation

Taxi group may sue Chicago over differing regulations for ride-hailing services, federal judge rules

Sep 24, 2015, 04:25 pm CDT

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

77% of prisoners in DOJ recidivism study were rearrested within 5 years

Sep 24, 2015, 03:40 pm CDT


7th Circuit Judge Richard Cudahy dies at 89

Sep 24, 2015, 01:51 pm CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

Jonathan Zittrain: Fighting ‘link rot’ in court opinions and legal scholarship

Sep 24, 2015, 09:00 am CDT

The New Normal

‘Prudent innovation’ at William Mitchell: Extending the reach of learning

Sep 24, 2015, 08:30 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Scalia says he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if SCOTUS overturns the death penalty

Sep 24, 2015, 07:16 am CDT

Environmental Law

NYC’s ban on plastic foam food containers is overturned

Sep 23, 2015, 03:50 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Do you have certifications or advanced degrees besides your JD?

Sep 23, 2015, 12:10 pm CDT


Does ‘election effect’ influence state justices in capital cases? Study finds correlation

Sep 23, 2015, 12:06 pm CDT

Copyright Law

‘Happy Birthday’ song is in the public domain, judge rules

Sep 23, 2015, 09:30 am CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

Professor Tanina Rostain has her students developing access-to-justice apps

Sep 23, 2015, 09:00 am CDT

U.S. Supreme court

Justices favor William Shakespeare and Lewis Carroll in literary references, study finds

Sep 23, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

First Amendment

Federal judge bars California city’s warning about cellphones and children

Sep 22, 2015, 03:30 pm CDT

Labor & Employment

California state judge rules against Uber’s arbitration agreement with drivers

Sep 22, 2015, 01:35 pm CDT

Environmental Law

DOJ launches criminal probe as Volkswagen admits being ‘dishonest’ with EPA

Sep 22, 2015, 01:25 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

$19.3M in grants will go toward body cameras for police, DOJ announces

Sep 22, 2015, 12:25 pm CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

V. David Zvenyach: Professional legal hacker

Sep 22, 2015, 09:00 am CDT

Law Students

Study of Yale law students helps explain economic inequality, authors say

Sep 22, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Internet Law

French regulators reject Google’s attempts to limit the scope of European privacy ruling

Sep 21, 2015, 03:20 pm CDT

Legal Ethics

Embattled Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane suspended from practicing law

Sep 21, 2015, 02:00 pm CDT

Labor & Employment

Wal-Mart employees fired for standing their ground against customers can sue, Utah court rules

Sep 21, 2015, 11:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Prep school grad’s lawyers seek to dismiss computer conviction putting him on sex offender registry

Sep 21, 2015, 06:15 am CDT

Bar Exam

Some law professors blame student quality for continued drop in bar exam scores

Sep 21, 2015, 05:45 am CDT

Civil Rights

ABA honors 3 lawyers with Stonewall Awards for their work in the LGBT community

Sep 18, 2015, 05:30 pm CDT

Law in Popular Culture

RBG to DJ for Chicago radio audience

Sep 18, 2015, 03:20 pm CDT

Corporate Law

EPA orders Volkswagen recall; vehicles were designed to trick emission tests, says agency

Sep 18, 2015, 12:05 pm CDT


Kid Rock shows for jury duty, promises to give police ‘the benefit of the doubt’

Sep 18, 2015, 07:00 am CDT

Energy Law

Oil industry dismisses its lawsuit against Texas town over fracking ban

Sep 17, 2015, 05:33 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

9th Circuit rejects Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s attempt to remove judge in racial profiling case

Sep 17, 2015, 02:13 pm CDT

Corporate Law

GM will pay $900M to end US criminal probe over ignition-switch issues

Sep 17, 2015, 12:50 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court blasts school’s claim teen ‘consented’ to teacher sex, nixes defense jury verdict

Sep 17, 2015, 11:10 am CDT

Constitutional Law

10 common misconceptions about the Constitution

Sep 17, 2015, 09:10 am CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

Michael Hollander’s digital expungement generator cleans records by the thousands

Sep 17, 2015, 09:00 am CDT


AG Loretta Lynch says US prosecutor will work at European police agency

Sep 17, 2015, 06:20 am CDT

Question of the Week

Who would you want to check out of a ‘Human Library’?

Sep 16, 2015, 12:15 pm CDT

First Amendment

Cursing on traffic ticket is protected speech, judge rules

Sep 16, 2015, 11:35 am CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

Kyle Rimel: Using technology to bring court services to remote areas

Sep 16, 2015, 08:02 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which toxic tort caption fits the scene?

Sep 16, 2015, 08:01 am CDT

Internet Law

Class action suit seeks damages from Twitter over claimed direct-message privacy violations

Sep 15, 2015, 02:25 pm CDT

Tort Law

Blamed by lawsuit for nursing student’s suicide, Penn and Amazon say her death was not foreseeable

Sep 15, 2015, 10:25 am CDT

Legal Rebels Profile

Nikki Zeichner uses data to give new perspectives on parole and incarceration

Sep 15, 2015, 09:20 am CDT

Copyright Law

Copyright holders must consider fair use before sending takedown notices, 9th Circuit says

Sep 14, 2015, 05:20 pm CDT

Tort Law

RJ Reynolds hit with $34.7M verdict for family of Air Force sergeant who died of cancer

Sep 14, 2015, 04:30 pm CDT


Former attorney will be new Australian prime minister after Tony Abbott is ousted

Sep 14, 2015, 01:10 pm CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

More arrests and charges in FIFA corruption probe should be expected, says AG Lynch

Sep 14, 2015, 12:25 pm CDT

Tax Law

Proposed Chicago tax would ‘surcharge the surge charge’ imposed by Uber and Lyft for peak-time rides

Sep 14, 2015, 12:10 pm CDT


Baked cookies and no-sidebars rule are part of federal judge’s jury-centric approach to trials

Sep 14, 2015, 06:30 am CDT


Florida Supreme Court adopts no-frills judicial robe policy

Sep 14, 2015, 06:00 am CDT


14 years after Sept. 11 attacks, families of victims and others await justice

Sep 11, 2015, 12:20 pm CDT

White-Collar Crime

Justice Department releases guidelines to foster pursuit of individuals in corporate wrongdoing

Sep 11, 2015, 08:15 am CDT

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