Alabama

Criminal Justice

2 dead after law office shooting near courthouse; suspect is in custody

Legal Ethics

Alabama judge censured for telling offenders who couldn’t afford fines to give blood or face jail

Criminal Justice

Former law prof pleads guilty to child-porn possession

Constitutional Law

Alabama chief justice orders probate judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court is asked to review Alabama decision refusing to recognize adoption by lesbian

Juvenile Justice

8-year-old boy is charged with murder in toddler’s death; mom faces lesser charge

Trials & Litigation

Defendant who says he was pressured by judge to give blood sues company that accepted his donation

Constitutional Law

Hacktivist group’s ‘Million Mask March’ sparks protests at US federal courthouses

Judiciary

Alabama probate judge says federal government could issue same-sex marriage licenses

Criminal Justice

More states lift bans on welfare and food stamps for drug offenders

Constitutional Law

Alabama Supreme Court refuses to recognize lesbian adoption granted in Georgia

Criminal Justice

Jailed woman charged with endangering fetus drops suit seeking an abortion

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer sues Alabama governor for return of Confederate flags to Capitol memorial

Legislation & Lobbying

Should Confederate flag be displayed? ABA president, state officials, stores take a stand against it

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer resurrects his ‘burn the courthouse down’ closing, wins acquittal

Judiciary

Federal judge resigns nearly a year after his arrest

Criminal Justice

Woman gets life without parole for running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death

Family Law

Woman shoots husband who entered home in violation of protective order and is herself shot by police

Criminal Justice

Jury recommends life sentence for woman convicted in granddaughter’s running death

Criminal Justice

Jury convicts grandma in child’s running death; will consider death penalty