Appellate Practice

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

Constitutional Law

En banc 1st Circuit ruling nixes state-funded sex-change surgery for prison inmate

Securities Law

2nd Circuit reverses 2 insider-trading convictions, narrowing scope of future prosecutions

U.S. Supreme Court

Pro se cert petitioner can’t be located; his SCOTUS brief is due soon

Appellate Practice

BigLaw patent lawyer faces possible sanction over petition filed with US Supreme Court

Appellate Practice

66 lawyers have outsize influence on cert grants; are they part of an elite SCOTUS ‘echo chamber’?

Family Law

Billionaire’s ex-wife appeals $995M award in divorce case

Evidence

Top state court nixes lawyer’s drunken-driving conviction over blocked effort to consult counsel

Attorney Fees

Posner: ‘Outlandish’ attorney fees in glucosamine settlement were part of a ‘selfish deal’

Criminal Justice

Judge resentences polo mogul to 16 years in DUI manslaughter case, denies bond during appeal

Criminal Justice

10 years after fatal accident, conviction is reversed; GM knew its car was to blame but kept quiet

Death Penalty

Dozens of lawyers have missed habeas deadlines, resulting in just one sanction

Law Firms

Seven SCOTUS clerks join Jones Day, snagging hefty hiring bonuses

Legal Ethics

Federal appeals court blasts attorney for forwarding chief judge’s congratulatory email

American Bar Association

Florida law restricting doctors’ gun discussions should be overturned, ABA says in amicus brief

White-Collar Crime

Judge calls former state supreme court judge’s apology letters ‘unsatisfactory,’ orders a do-over

Constitutional Law

Appeals court stays secret witness testimony at Jodi Arias capital murder case resentencing

Celebrities

OJ Simpson asks Nevada Supreme Court for new trial

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence