Administrative Law

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court appears divided in challenge to Obama’s deferred deportations

Judiciary

Administrative judge is charged with assaulting colleague

Attorney Fees

Law firm can’t sue SSA for attorney fees paid to clients, 2nd Circuit says

Animal Law

Gator’s size leads to denied permit for beloved indoor pet

Trials & Litigation

Judge says Chipotle social media rules violated labor law, orders rehiring of worker fired for tweet

Legal Ethics

2 judges disciplined for failing to disclose their romantic relationship

Media & Communications Law

Federal appeals court partially blocks FCC rules cutting cost of prison phone calls

Immigration Law

Immigration judge said some 4-year-olds don’t need lawyers in deportation cases, ACLU lawyer claims

U.S. Supreme Court

Chief justice refuses states’ request to stay mercury rule in ‘significant victory’ for EPA

U.S. Supreme Court

Federal rule promoting reduced energy use is upheld by SCOTUS; environmentalists applaud decision

Real Estate & Property Law

US focuses on money laundering in real estate with new reporting requirements

Executive Branch

Obama executive action will define who qualifies as a gun dealer required to do background checks

Securities Law

SEC isn’t required to make companies reveal political contributions

Internet Law

Uber-type flight app shuts down after DC Circuit decision

Constitutional Law

Removal of Confederate monuments violates free-speech right to preserve history, suit says

Family Law

Mom did not neglect sons by letting them play outside, state agrees after legal battle

Disability Law

Posner advises disability office to clean up its act, says expert testimony was ‘worthless’

Family Law

Mom who left 6-year-old daughter alone in car for 10 minutes fights neglect finding

Law Firms

BigLaw firm doesn’t have to turn over notes in GM ignition switch cases, judge rules

U.S. Supreme Court

US asks SCOTUS to allow Obama’s deferred deportation program