5th Circuit Court

Death Penalty

5th Circuit stays execution; lawyers cite inmate’s paranoia, odd behavior

Constitutional Law

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

Criminal Justice

DA’s men accused of stealing rare comics forfeited by in-house lawyer jailed in $9M theft scheme

Criminal Justice

5th Circuit ruling could mean freedom for ‘Angola 3’ inmate held in solitary for 40-plus years

U.S. Supreme Court

Imperfect statement of legal theory doesn’t justify dismissal of cops’ suit, SCOTUS rules

Judiciary

5th Circuit judge explains remarks on race and crime; ethics complaint is tossed

Election Law

5th Circuit reinstates strict Texas voter ID law

White-Collar Crime

Duped by lawyer’s faked suits, attorney who operated litigation funding firm loaned her $400K

Trials & Litigation

Racketeering suit says law firm aided sunken-treasure fraud, seeks $10M in damages

Business of Law

Litigation success brings layoffs for 17 attorneys at law firm representing Halliburton

Appellate Practice

5th Circuit rejects convicted Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford’s 299-page brief

Trials & Litigation

5th Circuit overturns stay on Texas abortion law; 13 of 21 remaining clinics closed overnight

Criminal Justice

Imprisoned ex-cop gets 18 months more for putting ‘Miami Mice’ recording of fellow officers online

Trials & Litigation

Federal jury says Patti LaBelle’s entourage not responsible for injury to West Point cadet

Criminal Justice

Former law firm worker takes plea in $197K embezzlement case

Celebrities

Federal judge declares mistrial in Patti LaBelle case because there are no black jurors

Careers

Ex-prosecutor blames Ambien, job pressure for Web posts he resigned over; says few were work-related

Criminal Justice

Arrests made in slaying of lawyer gunned down at shopping mall

Constitutional Law

Federal judge upholds Louisiana ban on gay marriage, sees rational basis in democratic process

Constitutional Law

Texas law requiring abortion clinics to upgrade facilities is struck down; state seeks stay