5th Circuit Court

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

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