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Civil Rights

11 states sue feds over new guidelines for restroom and locker room use by transgender individuals

Trials & Litigation

Public defender handcuffed in court at judge’s order says she was just doing her job

Trials & Litigation

Couple must pay $572K, plus possible punitives, in 4-year-old son’s fatal shooting of playmate

Elder Law

Legal aid group adds representation for people facing guardianships, finds evidence of overbilling

Education Law

Baylor denies rumored ouster of Ken Starr after report on school’s handling of campus sex assaults

Question of the Week

What is your sign-off on professional correspondence?

Government Law

State Department lawyers weren’t asked to review Clinton’s use of private server, report says

Trademark Law

Law student prevails against Marvel and DC Comics over use of word ‘superhero’ in book title

Real Estate & Property Law

Suit claims timeshare sales by Marriott Vacation Club are a racketeering scheme

Legal Ethics

Lawyer can appeal sanction order though fine has been paid by her employer, Posner opinion says

Careers

Researchers suspect grit isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Sentencing/Post Conviction

‘Untimely releases’ affected more than 4,300 federal prisoners; 157 were due to staff errors

Civil Rights

US to seek death penalty in hate-crimes case against accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof

Law Firms

Silicon Valley powerhouse Fenwick & West to open office in Big Apple

Criminal Justice

Judge says sexual assault case against Bill Cosby can proceed toward trial

Trials & Litigation

Businessman acquitted in 4th murder trial over his wife’s presumed slaying

Banking Law

Appeals court overturns $1.27 billion penalty for Countrywide’s sale of risky mortgages

Criminal Justice

Man is acquitted of shooting assault on federal judge, but convicted on lesser counts

Environmental Law

New Mexico sues EPA, seeking cleanup of toxic mine spill and damages

Trials & Litigation

Judge says handcuffing public defender taught her a lesson about ‘proper decorum’ in court