Appellate Practice

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

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who didn’t share client payments with his partners is disbarred

Criminal Justice

Ex-nurse gets jail time for ‘assisting’ suicide in comments made on Internet chat boards

Constitutional Law

New DOJ policy bans waiver of potential ineffective-assistance claims against defense counsel

Constitutional Law

Judge dismisses murder case against 3 men over prosecutorial misconduct, says they can’t be retried

Government Law

Appeals court says councilman ousted for letting homeless pal stay at city hall must be reinstated

Appellate Practice

Woman who won new murder trial despite earlier manslaughter plea bargain won’t be retried

Sentencing/Post-Conviction

7th Circuit explains how acquitted murder defendant can still be punished by sentencing judge

Constitutional Law

Once on death row for murder committed when he was 1,000 miles away, Texas man is free after plea