Civil Rights

Family Law

Michigan district court stops performing marriages in the wake of gay-marriage decision

Constitutional Law

Divided US Supreme court votes 5-4 to freeze Texas abortion law as it mulls whether to hear appeal

First Amendment

9th Circuit revives inmate’s pro se suit over being required to work with pork in kitchen

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court allows disparate impact claims in fair-housing cases; dissent fears ‘rat’s nest’

Family Law

Cleared in second neglect case, ‘free range’ parents plan to sue

Legislation & Lobbying

Should Confederate flag be displayed? ABA president, state officials, stores take a stand against it

Constitutional Law

NYC to pay $6.25M to man jailed almost 25 years despite out-of-state alibi

Civil Rights

8th Circuit grants immunity to cops who shot at driver of backfiring van

Civil Rights

Confederate flag should be removed from South Carolina state capitol grounds, governor says

Civil Procedure

Top Texas court OKs same-sex divorce, says state AG lacked standing

Civil Rights

Fatal attack on black Bible-study group resonates on 150th anniversary of ‘Juneteenth’

Criminal Justice

Hate-crime investigation launched after suspect captured in Charleston church shooting

Constitutional Law

US Senate votes to strengthen torture ban, adopts measures to help set parameters

Internet Law

Blogging prosecutor wins dismissal of federal civil-rights claim in 9th Circuit appeal

Civil Rights

Trial looms for Sheriff Joe Arpaio in DOJ suit alleging retaliation against judges and others

ABA London Sessions

How different would our world be today had the Magna Carta never been sealed?

Education Law

Transgender teen files equal-protection suit over school’s restroom policy

Criminal Justice

NAACP seeks US probe of McKinney police after pool party response

Labor & Employment

US military bans discrimination based on sexual orientation

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit OKs in-cell trial of defendant who said he would come to court ‘kicking and screaming’