Constitutional Law

Trials & Litigation

2 cops charged in Freddie Gray case sue top Baltimore prosecutor for defamation

Criminal Justice

Fewer than 1% of arrestees in Chicago see a lawyer while in police custody

Civil Rights

11 states sue feds over new guidelines for restroom and locker room use by transgender individuals

Trials & Litigation

Public defender handcuffed in court at judge’s order says she was just doing her job

Civil Rights

US to seek death penalty in hate-crimes case against accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court may or may not split 4-4 in a handful of cases, Breyer says

First Amendment

‘Bad-ass lawyer’ can’t sue over parody Twitter account, appeals court says

Civil Procedure

GOP lawmakers outside challenged congressional district have no standing in appeal, SCOTUS says

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS rules for black man who claimed prosecutors eliminated blacks from jury on basis of race

Constitutional Law

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill that made it a felony to perform abortions

Asked and Answered

How well do people actually know their Miranda rights? (podcast with transcript)

Government Law

Congress investigating state AGs for Exxon Mobil climate-change subpoenas

Civil Rights

SPLC sues Florida county for sending immigrant minors to ESL classes instead of high school

Trials and Litigation

Texas woman drops lawsuit against Church of Scientology, citing lack of resources

Attorney Fees

Utah Supreme Court strikes down attorney fee schedule in workers’ comp cases

Cybersecurity

New Senate bill would block SCOTUS-approved rule change expanding DOJ’s surveillance powers

Government Law

Lawyer arrested during LA city council meeting after handing in card with drawing of lynching

U.S. Supreme Court

Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial doesn’t apply to sentencing, Supreme Court says

Health Law

Judge denies bid to block San Francisco law requiring warning labels on ads for sugary drinks

Legislation

Performing an abortion in Oklahoma would be a felony under bill passed by legislature