Civil Rights

Your ABA

Need to Know: Americans don’t see their issues as legal matters, study says

Your ABA

They’re No Hacks: Technology takes center stage as a tool to improve access to justice

Verdicts & Settlements

Despite mandatory restitution law, courts rarely award trafficking victims lost wages, study finds

Trials & Litigation

Big Tobacco appeals court-mandated anti-smoking advertisements

The Modern Law Library

How a series of attacks by a breakaway Amish sect became a landmark hate-crimes case (podcast)

Constitutional Law

Wall Street law partner sues New York police, says he was arrested for talking to Occupy protesters

Criminal Justice

Arrestees in one Mississippi county languish in jail awaiting indictment and lawyers, suit says

Trials & Litigation

Woman punched by highway patrol officer in videotaped incident will get $1.5M settlement

Constitutional Law

Convicted in WikiLeaks case, Chelsea Manning sues feds to get medical treatment for gender disorder

Judiciary

No prosecutor? No defense lawyer? Judge allegedly held trial anyway; 3rd Circuit allows lawsuit

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs one late habeas filing, nixes another, says both inmates abandoned by same lawyer

Immigration Law

San Francisco to publicly fund legal services for unaccompanied immigrant minors

Civil Rights

Judges’ efforts to pursue funding for unmet civil legal needs garner applause at LSC conference

Careers

Which lawyers won MacArthur ‘genius grants’ in 2014?

Civil Rights

Is new taxi service for women illegal?

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Constitutional Law

ACLU to defend man jailed for posting heavy metal band’s violent song lyrics on Facebook

Attorney Fees

Los Angeles to pay $725K to lawyers in homeless rights case

Court Security

Judge who ordered deputy to shock ‘rude’ pro se defendant has been taken off bench

Evidence

Off-site video that saved woman from felony charge is now supporting a $150K civil rights settlement