Appellate Practice

Trials & Litigation

Sanctions of $18K against defendant lawyer and his counsel are upheld by New York appeals court

Trials & Litigation

Judge denies lawyer’s motion to withdraw from representing client who calls him Satan

Real Estate & Property Law

Top Texas court says city’s possession of stray dog didn’t end owner rights

Trials & Litigation

Judge: Pro se lawyer guilty of soliciting murder would win if he could sue himself for malpractice

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer sells secret SCOTUS style manual for $29.95

Trials & Litigation

Man convicted in 1957 child-slaying is innocent, top prosecutor says; 3 new lawyers are now on case

Criminal Justice

Obama grants more clemency petitions, cuts prison sentences for 61 offenders

Careers

Prison a ‘blessing in disguise’ for jailhouse lawyer who got a new trial and a paralegal job

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who filed late appeal showed ‘obstinate incompetence,’ Kozinski says

Constitutional Law

Convicted of murder despite out-of-state vacation alibi, man is freed on DA’s motion after 20 years

Labor & Employment

With latest $22K sanction, attorney’s total for case tops $166K

Death Penalty

ABA urges California governor to grant ‘executive reprieve’ to convicted murderer

Constitutional Law

DA’s office disavows 19th conviction in ongoing probe of old convictions; ex-inmate served 25 years

Media & Communications Law

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

Evidence

First-time offender blames lawyers for 33-year DUI term, but judge points to beer pong video

Constitutional Law

Supreme Court blocks enforcement of Louisiana abortion clinic restrictions

Criminal Justice

South Africa’s top court ends Pistorius murder appeal; sentencing now looms

Appellate Practice

5th Circuit mimics filing’s ‘strange hypothetical conversation’ in their ruling denying motion

Constitutional Law

Appeals court denies bid by Outlaws biker club for return of 3 forfeited leather vests

Criminal Justice

7th Circuit blasts US case, cites turn signal seen on police dashcam in reversal of drug conviction