Appellate Practice

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

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


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