Appellate Practice

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

Trials & Litigation

11th Circuit OKs $67M verdict against bank in case linked to ex-law firm chief’s $1.2B fraud

U.S. Supreme Court

Law prof claims computer model predicts SCOTUS decisions with 70% accuracy

Constitutional Law

Divided 4th Circuit panel strikes Virginia same-sex marriage ban

Evidence

News of DNA exoneration stuns ex-inmate who didn’t request test

Criminal Justice

Official says Chicago will allow drivers to appeal 9,000 red-light tickets after usual deadline

Religious Law

Hobby Lobby win boosts profile of religious-liberty law firm

Trials & Litigation

Judge nixes $50 contempt fine for saggy pants worn by attendee at court hearing

Evidence

Ex-prosecutor seeks pardon for woman convicted after crash now linked to GM ignition-switch issues

Criminal Justice

Federal judge calls ‘dysfunctional’ California death penalty unconstitutional, gives murderer life