Civil Rights

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: Two narrow wins for civil rights

Criminal Justice

Sheriff’s deputies forced inmates to perform ‘gladiator-style’ battles, says PD

Civil Rights

DOJ and FBI to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs

Civil Rights

TSA agrees to stop singling out black women for hair pat-downs at airports

Criminal Justice

California relaxes residency rules for sex offenders, will apply restrictions on case-by-case basis

U.S. Supreme Court

Alabama redistricting challenge stays alive in SCOTUS; Scalia sees majority as ‘standby counsel’

Legal Ethics

Partner to give up law license to end state bar probe of opposing counsel’s DUI arrest during trial

Evidence

Botched child-murder case gets tossed; mother jailed for 2 decades speaks out

Trials & Litigation

Judge calls $600K legal fee in fast-track $1.5M settlement for woman punched by cop ‘unconscionable’

Legal Technology

Winning app at Hackcess to Justice New Orleans helps clients preserve evidence

Trials & Litigation

Controversial arrest captured on video of UVA student follows an earlier case

Disability Law

Deaf man took plea in theft case over iPad that wasn’t stolen, due to lack of communication

First Amendment

Man arrested for cursing during 911 call files civil-rights suit

Constitutional Law

Citing landmark ‘Gault’ case, DOJ files framework for deciding if juveniles have adequate counsel

Legal History

Righting a ‘grievous wrong,’ California justices grant posthumous law license to Chinese immigrant

Trials & Litigation

Judge holds 2 public defenders in contempt in dispute over representation of client

Civil Rights

State AG is investigating prison searches of lawyers wearing underwire bras

Constitutional Law

California judge boots Orange County DA’s office from murder case because of withheld evidence

Criminal Justice

Two officers in Ferguson are shot outside police station amid waning protests

Legal History

Winston Churchill wanted to give rare Magna Carta manuscript to US, documents show