Civil Rights

Law Scribbler

ABA summit discusses new paths for providing legal services

Criminal Procedure

Church-slayings suspect Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty in federal hate-crime case, lawyer says

Annual Meeting

Body cams could cut police misconduct complaints

Annual Meeting

How can tensions between minorities and police be addressed? Reforms proposed

Criminal Justice

Murder case against cop over fatal traffic stop ‘absolutely unwarranted,’ his lawyer says

Criminal Justice

White police officer faces murder case in shooting of black motorist in license-plate traffic stop

Criminal Justice

Ferguson cops must face excessive force suit; plaintiff was charged for bleeding on their uniforms

Civil Rights

Boy Scouts ends ban on gay troop leaders, but allows religion-based exceptions


Process server criminally charged for ‘slapped’ lawsuit gets civil rights case OK

Civil Rights

Federal bill would ban LGBT discrimination; Boies and Olson support it

Criminal Justice

Suspect in Charleston church massacre is indicted on federal hate-crime charges

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court’s unsigned rulings favor law enforcement; Reinhardt sees link to racial issues

Legislation & Lobbying

Wisconsin governor signs 20-week abortion ban

Disability Law

Are ride-hailing businesses Uber and Lyft ADA-compliant? Massachusetts AG has questions

Criminal Justice

FBI joins probe of woman’s jail cell death; how frequent are prison suicides?

Disability Law

Has the ADA measured up? Legislation drafter weighs in 25 years later

Family Law

Federal judge tells state to put same-sex spouses on birth certificate

Public Defenders

ACLU sues California county and state over public defender caseload

Labor & Employment

Suit targets Wal-Mart’s former policy barring insurance for same-sex spouses

Verdicts & Settlements

New York comptroller settles claim in Eric Garner’s death for $5.9M