Constitutional Law


Former state chief justice is ashamed of the fundraising process

White-Collar Crime

Top lawmaker says US attorney created ‘media firestorm,’ asks federal judge to nix indictment

Government Law

DA beats $65 parking ticket but pays anyway

U.S. Supreme Court

ABA backs constitutional right to gay marriage in SCOTUS brief

Legal Ethics

Top state court rebuffs judge’s constitutional challenge to moonlighting ban

U.S. Supreme Court

Possible swing justices don’t tip their hands in health-care arguments

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer is jailed for contempt for refusing to answer federal judge’s questions about client

Constitutional Law

California Supreme Court rules for parolees who challenged housing restrictions for sex offenders

Tort Law

‘Capturing the Friedmans’ defendant loses defamation suit against prosecutor

Trials & Litigation

PD’s office asks state’s top court to tell judge not to transfer cases to private counsel

U.S. Supreme Court

Can police use ‘inadvertently shed’ DNA without a warrant? SCOTUS won’t hear case raising the issue

Trials & Litigation

Federal court issues injunction to lift Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban

Opening Statements

Alabamans ready yet another effort to reform the state’s supersized constitution


Florida Bar restrictions on lawyer ads which cite past results is struck down by federal court

Obiter Dicta

Satanists challenge local governments over public religious expression

Constitutional Law

Family sues over man’s suicide during armed standoff with authorities outside his home

Constitutional Law

Prosecutor drops felony gun charge over retired schoolteacher’s antique flintlock pistol

Court Security

Marshals arrest open-carry advocate carrying rifle outside courthouse

Legal Ethics

Lawyer fights ‘Scarlet S’ of suspension in suit claiming state bar has unconstitutional authority

Question of the Week

Should vaccination be required by law?