1st Circuit Court

Constitutional Law

En banc 1st Circuit ruling nixes state-funded sex-change surgery for prison inmate

Celebrities

Retired lawyer sues Bill Cosby, says claims she lied about alleged sexual assault were defamatory

Trials & Litigation

Judge nixes fees for bankruptcy lawyer, citing ‘passive-aggressive’ response to required forms

Legal Ethics

Lawyer accused in passed-note cover-up may be bounced from case, 1st Circuit says

Criminal Justice

Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect is guilty of lying to feds, could get up to 16 years

Constitutional Law

Judge upholds gay-marriage ban, says contrary rulings rely on ‘ingenuity and imagination’

Constitutional Law

Woman charged in wiretap case after videotaping traffic stop wins $57K settlement

Constitutional Law

1st Circuit says woman had right to video traffic stop, OKs civil rights suit against police

Judiciary

Drone-memo author is confirmed as federal appeals judge

Constitutional Law

Is warrant needed for cellphone search? Supreme Court ruling will have ‘huge’ impact, law prof says

Trials & Litigation

Landmark DOJ settlement with RI provides road map to disability-law compliance for 49 other states

Insurance Law

Insurer had duty to defend ‘Heavy Hitter’ law firm in deceptive advertising case, federal judge says

Constitutional Law

Must state pay for sex-change surgery? Prison seeks en banc 1st Circuit review of panel ruling

Criminal Justice

Eric Holder says feds will seek death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber

Constitutional Law

Federal appeals court says state must pay for inmate’s sex-change operation

Health Law

Former hospital lab tech gets 39 years for infecting patients with hepatitis C

Trials & Litigation

Did Ropes & Gray retaliate by giving info to Above the Law about ex-associate’s discrimination case?

Judiciary

First openly gay federal appeals judge confirmed; Obama names 3 nominees for district, circuit bench

Health Law

Hospital tech takes plea in hep C case, may get 30 to 40 years

Criminal Justice

Whitey Bulger guilty of multiple counts in split verdict, likely will spend rest of life in prison