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Law in Popular Culture

ABA publishing kicks off new trade imprint with a novel by ATL founder David Lat

Dec 9, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Legal Ethics

May a lawyer call another lawyer unethical? Spate of inquiries spurs ethics opinion

Dec 8, 2014, 06:15 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Could one justice’s vote have saved Eric Garner? SCOTUS declined to enjoin chokeholds in 1983

Dec 8, 2014, 05:45 am CST


Bill Cosby seeks sanctions against plaintiff in sexual battery suit and her lawyer

Dec 5, 2014, 12:32 pm CST


US judge’s name is a household word in Argentina

Dec 5, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Constitutional Law

DOJ report says Cleveland police have pattern of using unreasonable force

Dec 4, 2014, 04:30 pm CST

Trials & Litigation

Woman sues Chick-fil-A and cherry supplier, says milkshake caused tooth damage and heart attack

Dec 4, 2014, 01:05 pm CST

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit bans drug tests for welfare applicants, says they’re not students or working risky jobs

Dec 4, 2014, 11:00 am CST


Is your voice persuasive? Scientists study charismatic speakers for clues

Dec 4, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Criminal Justice

Voter-approved measure leads to prisoner releases, budget headaches for local prosecutors

Dec 4, 2014, 05:45 am CST


‘Real Housewives’ star files $5M suit against her bankruptcy lawyer, blames him for prison sentence

Dec 3, 2014, 05:30 pm CST

Law Firms

Boies Schiller to pay as much as $350K to associates in end-of-year bonuses

Dec 3, 2014, 04:35 pm CST

Constitutional Law

Texas AG leads 17-state lawsuit against Obama administration over executive order on immigration

Dec 3, 2014, 04:05 pm CST

Question of the Week

Do you check work email outside of business hours? If so, when do you unplug, if ever?

Dec 3, 2014, 01:51 pm CST

Trials & Litigation

Civil suit accuses Bill Cosby of sexual battery of 15-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1974

Dec 3, 2014, 01:03 pm CST

Attorney General

Attorney General nominee previously spoke of ‘conflicted relationship’ between cops and minorities

Dec 3, 2014, 11:01 am CST


Saggy-pants-jailing judge is reassigned; voters retained her despite ‘no’ recommendations

Dec 3, 2014, 09:01 am CST


Lawyer defending $91M verdict bought Lear jet from state justice’s husband when case was pending

Dec 3, 2014, 08:01 am CST

Attorney Fees

BigLaw bankruptcy lawyer billed Detroit $34K for travel to and from his vacation home

Dec 3, 2014, 07:16 am CST

Criminal Justice

Some towns relax buffer zones that left sex offenders homeless

Dec 3, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Legal Ethics

Suspension recommended for lawyer who blogged about probate corruption and lawyer ‘feeding frenzy’

Dec 3, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Criminal Justice

Bond is denied for lawyer accused in assault of managing partner; possible defense is aired

Dec 2, 2014, 07:16 am CST

Law Schools

Marijuana class ‘sold out fast’ at this law school

Dec 2, 2014, 06:15 am CST


Feds say 1789 law requires Apple to help government get encrypted smartphone data

Dec 1, 2014, 04:20 pm CST

Lawyer Pay

Davis Polk ups bonus ante for midlevel associates by $10K as more firms follow Simpson’s lead

Dec 1, 2014, 02:30 pm CST

Entertainment & Sports Law

Arbitrator reinstates Ray Rice to NFL, says 2nd suspension was not ‘fair and consistent’

Dec 1, 2014, 10:15 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

After heart stent surgery last week, Ginsburg is back on the bench

Dec 1, 2014, 09:28 am CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon: Is this a circus or a court proceeding?

Dec 1, 2014, 08:52 am CST

Asked and Answered

How can you use social media responsibly to promote your clients’ cases? (podcast with transcript)

Dec 1, 2014, 08:50 am CST

Animal Law

Emotional-support pig is ejected from plane after it poops before takeoff; what does ADA require?

Dec 1, 2014, 07:15 am CST


Does being a lawyer protect your brain?

Dec 1, 2014, 06:15 am CST

Criminal Justice

Less crack, more Prozac: Blog reviews ‘not entirely crazy’ theories explaining crime drop

Dec 1, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Your ABA

ABA voices concerns about the impact of over-criminalization of US laws

Dec 1, 2014, 05:20 am CST


The ABA Journal Blawg 100

Dec 1, 2014, 04:40 am CST


2014 Blawg 100 Hall of Fame

Dec 1, 2014, 04:30 am CST

Opening Statements

Law profs develop Supreme Court predictor to better understand court decisions

Dec 1, 2014, 02:50 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg is hospitalized after exercise, undergoes heart catheterization

Nov 26, 2014, 09:59 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Will Supreme Court be swayed by a gay-marriage ‘tipping point’?

Nov 26, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Health Law

Fast-food sellers must list calories ‘clearly and conspicuously’ on menus within a year, FDA says

Nov 25, 2014, 03:55 pm CST

Question of the Week

Ever have an encounter with the police that influenced your view of law enforcement?

Nov 25, 2014, 03:10 pm CST

Lawyer Pay

More firms, including Cravath, jump on BigLaw bonus bandwagon; Skadden says some will get $110K

Nov 25, 2014, 02:20 pm CST

Attorney Fees

Posner: ‘Outlandish’ attorney fees in glucosamine settlement were part of a ‘selfish deal’

Nov 25, 2014, 10:03 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: What is a ‘true threat’ on Facebook? SCOTUS to decide

Nov 25, 2014, 08:40 am CST

ABA Journal

Voting opens for the 2014 Blawg 100

Nov 24, 2014, 03:40 pm CST

Privacy Law

Judge unseals cellphone surveillance orders; deputy DA has ‘fervent hope’ convictions will stand

Nov 24, 2014, 11:30 am CST

Business of Law

More BigLaw firms match Simpson bonuses of $15K to $100K

Nov 24, 2014, 10:15 am CST

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer sues fitness club, alleges he was banned for prior lawsuit

Nov 24, 2014, 07:51 am CST


Posner opinion tosses judge from case partly for his ‘tone of derision’

Nov 24, 2014, 05:45 am CST

Constitutional law

House finally sues over implementation of health-care law; what actions are challenged?

Nov 21, 2014, 09:25 am CST

Immigration Law

Obama executive order to OK temporary stay by parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents

Nov 21, 2014, 06:15 am CST

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