Appellate Practice

Constitutional Law

Judge refuses to follow state supreme court order to dismiss voter ID suit, steps aside from case

Election Law

Asked to order Democrats to pick new US Senate candidate, top Kansas court sends case to trial judge

U.S. Supreme Court

Pick me! Lawyers tell SCOTUS why their gay-marriage cases are cert-worthy

Criminal Justice

Rape conviction overturned because defendant suffered from sexsomnia

Trials & Litigation

Judge scolds BP for squeezing extra lines into brief

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs one late habeas filing, nixes another, says both inmates abandoned by same lawyer

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Criminal Justice

NYC will pay $41M to five men who served time in Central Park jogger case, but admits no liability

Civil Rights

With ‘eye-popping speed,’ 7th Circuit strikes 2 states’ same-sex marriage bans 9 days after argument

U.S. Supreme Court

Some SCOTUS amicus briefs cite unsupported ‘facts’ and studies published only on the Internet

Constitutional Law

Federal gun ban applies even if domestic violence victim isn’t injured, state appeals court says

Labor & Employment

‘Seismic’ 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren’t employees, could cost company millions

Constitutional Law

Judge nixes convicted murderer’s request for death penalty

Criminal Procedure

9th Circuit revives pro se habeas petition, says trial court erred in applying ‘prison mailbox’ rule

Bar Associations

After vote, Connecticut Bar Association will not help defend state gun control law in court

U.S. Supreme Court

Tom Goldstein’s amicus brief is filed on behalf of no one, and doesn’t take sides

Disability Law

Posner opinion takes aim at denial of disability benefits; is it a 7th Circuit trend?

Trials & Litigation

Man exonerated by own research gets $13M for wrongful conviction in rabbi slaying

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit revives inmate’s suit alleging his letter to his lawyer was read by a prison guard

Trials & Litigation

Feds raid criminal defense lawyer’s office, seek conflict hearings in multiple cases