Constitutional Law

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

Constitutional Law

Indiana enacts religious freedom law which opponents say would allow LGBT discrimination

Constitutional Law

Lawyer’s proposed gay death penalty is ‘reprehensible,’ says state AG in bid to stop ballot process

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

Criminal Procedure

Defense objected to twin-jury murder trial of 2 men, but wants cases consolidated for appeal

Government Law

Chicago camera ticketing violates notice rules, suit says; seeks refund of money paid by motorists

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS ruling raises the stakes for Trademark Trial and Appeal Board hearings

Death Penalty

Hundreds of attorneys petition top Texas court over law prof’s 1-year suspension from pro bono work

Trials & Litigation

Once on death row, man released after 39 years behind bars gets $1M for wrongful imprisonment

Executive Branch

Federal judge questions trust in Obama, threatens Justice Department sanctions on immigration action

Constitutional Law

Lawyer pays bonus to employees who carry guns

Constitutional Law

ACLU asks judge to block Alabama law authorizing appointment of lawyers for fetuses

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

Alabama probate judge cites differing decisions on gay marriage, opposes federal class-action bid

Criminal Justice

Nude sunbather, 77, agrees to plea deal in case over his backyard practice

Constitutional Law

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

Criminal Justice

Rapper Tiny Doo wins dismissal of charges tied to his lyrics