9th Circuit Court

Court Security

Court worker files HIPAA suit, says she was searched daily after misconstrued remark

Civil Rights

9th Circuit OKs suit claiming police made man pretend to be taller, then arrested him

White-Collar Crime

Law firm chief convicted in $13M loan-modification scheme, faces up to 70 years

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit says paroled sex offenders don’t have to provide their Web names and addresses to police

U.S. Supreme Court

Trial court’s ban on alternate defenses wasn’t structural error requiring reversal, SCOTUS says

Privacy Law

DOJ admits misstatement in challenge to secret record requests; one isn’t the lowliest number

First Amendment

Firearms dealers sue California officials over ban on handgun window displays

9th Circuit

Did 9th Circuit deviate from random panels in gay marriage cases? Group seizes on Kozinski remarks

Criminal Justice

FBI director: Agent’s fake claim to be AP reporter ‘appropriate’; news agency outraged

Trials & Litigation

Interpreters are still lacking in Los Angeles civil cases, legal-aid advocates say

Copyright Law

Federal judge says lawyer must pay $87K for filing ‘objectively baseless’ suit over Web news posts

Trials & Litigation

On Forbes 400 list before 2008 business bankruptcy, ex-billionaire has paid $141.07 to trustee


Man gets 2nd settlement in same civil rights case after new document comes to light

Cover Story

Unwanted Guests

Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy plan for Stockton, California, that saves worker pensions is confirmed by judge

Constitutional Law

FBI turned off hotel Web service then sent ‘repairmen’ to get evidence, defense lawyers say

Internet Law

FBI faked Associated Press news story to identify teen suspect in high school bomb-threats case

Consumer Law

FTC sues AT&T over claims about smartphone data plans, says ‘unlimited means unlimited’

Constitutional Law

Judge’s omission of the word ‘not’ leads to reversal of sex-crime conviction

Constitutional Law

Federal judges OK same-sex marriage in Arizona and Wyoming; SCOTUS declines Alaska stay