5th Circuit Court

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

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


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