Appellate Practice

U.S. Supreme Court

Alabama redistricting challenge stays alive in SCOTUS; Scalia sees majority as ‘standby counsel’

Evidence

Botched child-murder case gets tossed; mother jailed for 2 decades speaks out

Criminal Procedure

Defense objected to twin-jury murder trial of 2 men, but wants cases consolidated for appeal

Criminal Justice

‘Serial’ subject Syed appeals, says lawyer never interviewed alibi and didn’t seek plea deal

Death Penalty

Hundreds of attorneys petition top Texas court over law prof’s 1-year suspension from pro bono work

U.S. Supreme Court

BigLaw partner won’t be sanctioned for jargon-filled SCOTUS petition; others are forewarned

Civil Procedure

Oops! Mislabeled docket notices don’t excuse blown deadline in $40M appeal, appeals court says

Evidence

Freed after 20 years, man gets $20M; another whose DNA doesn’t match linked murder is still jailed

Trials & Litigation

Once on death row, man released after 39 years behind bars gets $1M for wrongful imprisonment

Disability Law

Deaf man took plea in theft case over iPad that wasn’t stolen, due to lack of communication

Criminal Procedure

Suspended judge loses round in state’s top court in fight to ax prosecutor in domestic violence case

Civil Rights

State AG is investigating prison searches of lawyers wearing underwire bras

Criminal Justice

Pardon convicted paleontologist who found famous dinosaur fossil Sue, Senate committee urges

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