Constitutional Law

Public Defenders

See the video: PD is handcuffed in court hall for refusing to step aside for police photo of client

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS stays three executions using midazolam while allowing a fourth; did inmate fake pain?

Religious Law

Judge acquits man accused of putting First Amendment sticker on courthouse church directory

Judiciary

Complaint targets Alabama chief justice’s vow to fight ‘tyranny’ of gay-marriage rulings

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed after SCOTUS stay denial in litigation over mental-disability proof

Family Law

Dads sue New Jersey family court judges, claim ‘best interest of the child’ standard violates rights

Constitutional Law

Alabama chief justice: Federal ruling on gay marriage doesn’t bind state judges

Constitutional Law

Judge blasts Wisconsin crime lab over evidence issues in first-degree murder case

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: It’s shaping up to be a momentous term for SCOTUS

Constitutional Law

Is a nude violinist akin to a naked bicyclist? Federal civil rights suit says yes, seeks $1M

Privacy Law

Should Google stop pointing out police cars to users of popular Waze traffic app?

Criminal Justice

Utah inmate forfeited right to counsel after threatening several lawyers, state’s top court says

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to decide whether sedative can be used in executions

First Amendment

Is law that prohibits women from going topless in public unconstitutional?

Civil Rights

Baker who would not decorate a cake with anti-gay slurs faces civil rights complaint

Media & Communications Law

Paris mayor vows to sue Fox News over false reports of Muslim ‘no-go’ zones

U.S. Supreme Court

Protesters interrupt Supreme Court on anniversary of Citizens United decision

Privacy Law

Feds use radar that can detect movement in homes; appeals court raises privacy concerns

U.S. Supreme Court

Pretrial detainee shocked with stun gun gets SCOTUS hearing on excessive-force proof

U.S. Supreme Court

Obama administration to file amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage