Alabama

Careers

Federal judge faces blowback from 11th Circuit and US lawmakers over domestic violence arrest

Criminal Justice

Federal judge takes plea in domestic battery case, will not be convicted if he completes treatment

Judiciary

Federal judge is accused of assaulting wife at Ritz-Carlton; he is freed on bond

Business of Law

Alabama law firm opens its first out-of-state office in San Francisco

Constitutional Law

Judge overturns law that would close three of Alabama’s five abortion clinics

Law in Popular Culture

Famed author of ‘Mockingbird’ says she never OK’d biography by journalist who moved next door

Intellectual Property Law

Famed ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee settles suit against hometown museum

Intellectual Property Law

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee wants to reinstate lawsuit against hometown museum

Civil Procedure

Top state court reverses $37M default judgment, calls efforts to serve bar owner insufficient

Trials & Litigation

BP cries foul, says crafty lawyers and claimants collected $500M in comp unrelated to oil spill

Criminal Justice

Charged in 10 slayings, claimed drug cartel hit man admitted to dozens, authorities say

Election Law

Alabama Supreme Court affirms dismissal of ‘birther’ lawsuit

Law Firms

18 lawyers from dwindling Johnston Barton join Birmingham, Ala., office of Butler Snow

Criminal Justice

Grandma faces capital murder case in running death of girl, 9, despite med-mal issue

Tort Law

Judge cites stand-your-ground law in tossing sorority sister’s suit against coach’s daughter

Personal Lives

Young small-town lawyers credit thank-you letter for invitation to White House state dinner

Criminal Justice

Married couple face first-degree murder charges in water-intoxication death of girl, 5

Judiciary

Alabama’s chief justice, known as the Ten Commandments judge, fights gay marriage

Cybersecurity

Will bank suits against Target in $1B-plus customer data breach help spur security enhancements?

Legal History

3 men convicted in infamous ‘Scottsboro Boys’ case are pardoned by Alabama parole board