Appellate Practice


DNA clears man jailed 16 years; meanwhile, ‘Teardrop Rapist’ committed more crimes

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer admits collecting $247K in disability benefits while still in practice

Real Estate & Property Law

Nightclub owners get probation in contempt case over stampede that killed 21

Civil Rights

DC agrees to pay more than $16M to man who served 27 years for rape and murder he didn’t commit

Death Penalty

As execution looms, appellate lawyers fight client’s effort to get new counsel and seek clemency

Appellate Practice

Lawyer is sanctioned for ‘deploying boilerplate claims’ and ‘utterly frivolous’ arguments

Criminal Justice

Ex-lawyer serving time in rare dog-maul murder case asks 9th Circuit to nix conviction

Court Security

Convicted rapist faces new case in courthouse attack on appellate attorney

Verdicts & Settlements

Appeals court didn’t have power to reinstate $10.1B award in cigarette case, top state court says

Constitutional Law

Divided Mississippi Supreme Court OKs same-sex divorce case

White-Collar Crime

2nd lawyer avoids conviction in case related to developer’s bankruptcy

Administrative Law

$75K fine for fatal train trestle accident during movie filming is upheld on review

Legal Ethics

Lawyer accused judges of ‘incompetence and ignorance’ in pleading, ethics complaint alleges

Business of Law

Jones Day hires 10 US Supreme Court clerks, ‘a stunningly large number,’ law prof says

Law Scribbler

Mayer Brown associate prepares to make SCOTUS debut in politically charged redistricting case

Tort Law

Appeals court OKs suit against school district over a student who knocked down others on field trip

Criminal Procedure

9th Circuit OKs doubling of prison term for defendant who laughed at sentencing

Death Penalty

Death-row inmate seeking ‘spiritual freedom’ opts for statutory right to electric chair


Husband’s tears weren’t protected by spousal privilege, appellate court rules

Criminal Justice

Appeals court nixes 10-year plea deal in claimed contract hit attempt on family lawyer