5th Circuit Court

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Constitutional Law

Res judicata dooms challenge to surgical center provision of Texas abortion law, 5th Circuit says

White-Collar Crime

Attorney is convicted of conspiring to bilk criminal defense clients out of big bucks

Executive Branch

Obama won’t seek SCOTUS intervention on blocked immigration plans after adverse 5th Circuit ruling

Trials & Litigation

Law firms will pay $3.7M to help settle suits over Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford

Criminal Justice

Nonlawyer accused of running law offices and $1.6M in thefts faces bankruptcy and tax charges

White-Collar Crime

2 lawyers convicted in scheme to get film-industry tax credits without paying required expenses

Civil Rights

DOJ to review city’s ticketing of black bicyclists

Real Estate & Property Law

Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords in business bankruptcy case

Family Law

Mom files federal civil rights suit in parental fight over circumcision of boy, 4

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

Court Security

Judge indicted in federal firearms case is suspended without pay

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t hear case of inmate on death row for 30 years; dissenters see ‘glaring’ legal error

Animal Law

Should cloned horse be registered as quarter horse? Horse breeder seeks rehearing in antitrust suit

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions 3 lawyers, says they can’t file oil spill claims against BP

Legal Ethics

Panel clears federal appeals court judge in ethics case over death-penalty speech

Immigration Law

Two ABA Midyear programs take a close look at immigration law and politics

National Pulse

American Indians challenging eagle feather rules get a boost from Hobby Lobby ruling

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