Appellate Practice

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

Criminal Justice

‘Serial’ podcasts downplayed info supporting murder conviction, prosecutor says; DNA testing sought

Privacy Law

Judge tosses ‘inventive’ suit seeking EPA phone records from NSA, threatens footnote limits

Criminal Justice

Federal judge nixes appeal bond for former Virginia governor sentenced to 2 years

Evidence

Lawyer doesn’t have to turn over Aaron Hernandez cellphone in murder case, top state court says

White-Collar Crime

Former judge pleads guilty, admits taking bribe to cut jury verdict from $5.2M to $1M

Evidence

Should 40,000 cases be tossed over drug-lab issues? Top state court to decide

Divorce Law

Attorney ex-wife rejects energy chief’s $975M check; judge nixes reduction despite oil price plunge

Criminal Justice

Man beats murder rap but will serve at least 20 years for threatening trial witness

First Amendment

9th Circuit sacks video-game maker in lawsuit brought by retired NFL players for licensing fees

Criminal Justice

Appeals court OKs dropped cigarette-butt evidence in slaying at lawyer’s home

Constitutional Law

Law firms say they will perform free same-sex marriage ceremonies if court clerks won’t

Criminal Justice

Jury selection to begin in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Appellate Practice

SCOTUS litigators with more manly voices were more likely to lose, study finds

Court Security

Sheriff: Murderer’s claimed contact with 2 jurors in court elevator didn’t happen exactly as he says

Trials & Litigation

Odor in the court! Another judge complains of ‘repugnant stench’ from filing by state AG’s office