Constitutional Law

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

Trials & Litigation

Man convicted in supermarket checkout line dispute files suit against shopper he shot and store

Constitutional Law

Is state supreme court ‘out of control’ for holding legislature in contempt?

Constitutional Law

Suspended law student sues Penn State Dickinson, says law school denied her a fair hearing

Judiciary

Six Montana justices file amicus brief defending ban on acceptance of partisan endorsements

First Amendment

3rd Circuit upholds ban on gay-conversion therapy for underage youths; will SCOTUS take the case?

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

Constitutional Law

US threatened $250K daily fine to get Yahoo to turn over users’ email information

First Amendment

Teen’s Facebook photos with Jesus statue lead to desecration charge

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

Constitutional Law

Lawyer’s suit against cellphone-grabbing courthouse deputy is revived

Constitutional Law

Lawyer who dropped out of US Senate race sues to get his name removed from ballot

Criminal Justice

Maricopa County to settle pink underwear case; suit blamed policy in inmate’s death

Religious Law

Atheist who wouldn’t take ‘so help me God’ oath isn’t allowed to re-enlist, group says

Constitutional Law

DOJ releases redacted 2004 legal memos OKing warrantless NSA searches of US citizens

Internet Law

Twitter must reveal user info after posted photo leads to charges against wrong man, judge says

Civil Rights

With ‘eye-popping speed,’ 7th Circuit strikes 2 states’ same-sex marriage bans 9 days after argument