Civil Rights

Constitutional Law

Top Texas court strikes law allowing warrantless alcohol test, says it violates 4th Amendment

Constitutional Law

Mayor says FBI cleared 2 officers in chaotic arrest after seat-belt stop, returns them to duty

Civil Rights

9th Circuit OKs suit claiming police made man pretend to be taller, then arrested him

Constitutional Law

Civil rights lawyers head to Ferguson as grand jury decision in police slaying of unarmed teen looms

Judiciary

Posner opinion tosses judge from case partly for his ‘tone of derision’

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS refuses another stay in a same-sex marriage case

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer handcuffed at ATM sues police for alleged racial profiling

Media & Communications Law

Police put brakes on body-camera plan, citing records request; earlier dashcam suits were costly

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit says paroled sex offenders don’t have to provide their Web names and addresses to police

Constitutional Law

Atheist gets driver’s license photo with pasta colander on head, citing ‘Spaghetti Monster’ faith

Constitutional Law

Lawyer sues Eric Holder and ATF over his own homemade machine gun, says feds banned it unlawfully

Government Law

Unique city plan to ban all tobacco sales ignites firestorm among residents

Constitutional Law

Woman ticketed for going topless at Chicago event files civil rights suit against city

Obituaries

DOJ lawyer who escorted James Meredith to segregated campus dies at 92

Criminal Justice

Civil rights suit by poker pro challenges alleged forfeiture ‘machine’ in Iowa

Religious Law

Posner researches Chabad online; Bauer explains his ‘religious inclinations’ concurrence

U.S. Supreme Court

Imperfect statement of legal theory doesn’t justify dismissal of cops’ suit, SCOTUS rules

Trials & Litigation

Interpreters are still lacking in Los Angeles civil cases, legal-aid advocates say

Constitutional Law

US citizen sues ICE, says he was detained for more than 3 years awaiting deportation

Civil Rights

Court rejects housing discrimination rule that relied on statistical analysis