Appellate Practice

Tort Law

‘Capturing the Friedmans’ defendant loses defamation suit against prosecutor

Legal Ethics

Panel clears federal appeals court judge in ethics case over death-penalty speech

Appellate Practice

Are longer appeals briefs better? Much ink is spilled over proposed 1,500-word cut in length limit

U.S. Supreme Court

Responding to SCOTUS order to show cause, BigLaw partner defends his jargon-filled brief

Tort Law

Appeals court: City can be sued over faded crosswalk; will comparative negligence still bar claim?

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer blamed for reversed verdict feels vindicated by appellate ruling that judge abused discretion

Trials & Litigation

Subject of popular ‘Serial’ podcast can pursue appeal, court rules

Constitutional Law

Burglar’s suit, supported by judge, says state jailed him for 16 months without a conviction

Disability Law

How many therapy ducks are too many? Veteran with PTSD and 6 ducks appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court’s ‘shadow docket’ would benefit from greater transparency, op-ed says

U.S. Supreme Court

Are some opinions unpublished to avoid review? Thomas dissent highlights the issue

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit upholds $3.5M judgment against former assistant AG for stalking gay college student

Consumer Law

Federal appeals court agrees with FTC that Pom Wonderful ad claims were deceptive

Trials & Litigation

Forcibly shaven, convicted Fort Hood shooter appears in court beardless

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS, 6th Circuit agree judge was immune from suit over affair with party in case

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

California court rules ballot initiative means parolees can’t be jailed again for using drugs

Legal Ethics

Capital defense lawyer suspended 1 year for late filing in death row appeal

Constitutional Law

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases

Constitutional Law

Judge orders Michigan to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages

Constitutional Law

Lawyer seeks reversal of rare voting conviction he shares with suffragist Susan B. Anthony