Constitutional Law

First Amendment

Abortion ultrasound law violates First Amendment, 4th Circuit says

Government Law

Another AG won’t defend state law; this one gives NRA standing to challenge gun regulations

Constitutional Law

‘Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Constitutional Law

Gun ban for committed people violated Second Amendment rights of Michigan man, 6th Circuit rules

Executive Branch

Obama plans to use executive power to help normalize relations with Cuba

U.S. Supreme Court

Legalization of pot in Colorado violates supremacy clause, two states argue in SCOTUS suit

Death Penalty

Murder conviction of boy, 14, is tossed 70 years after his execution; judge cites bad lawyering

U.S. Supreme Court

Will SCOTUS gut the health-care law? Rule for gay marriage? Yes and yes, analyst says

First Amendment

Secret witness in Jodi Arias trial was Jodi Arias; appeals court orders release of testimony

Constitutional Law

Obama’s immigration order is unconstitutional, judge rules; parties didn’t raise the issue

Constitutional Law

En banc 1st Circuit ruling nixes state-funded sex-change surgery for prison inmate

Criminal Justice

Lawyer and cafe manager killed in Sydney hostage siege hailed as heroes; why wasn’t suspect in jail?

First Amendment

9th Circuit refuses to block condom mandate for adult film actors

U.S. Supreme Court

Is torture unconstitutional? Scalia returns to the subject

Trials & Litigation

Families of 9 school-shooting victims sue maker, seller of Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown massacre

U.S. Supreme Court

Officer’s reasonable mistake about brake-light law justified traffic stop, SCOTUS rules

Patent Law

SCOTUS accepts Spider-Man patent royalty case; petitioners want court to overrule 1964 precedent

Criminal Procedure

Kozinski dissent: ‘Tribunal run by marsupials’ would have been fairer to tribal defendant

Constitutional Law

Longtime court administrator sues, says she was fired for telling DA about judge’s bugging system

Trials & Litigation

Judge dismisses lawyer’s suit against courthouse deputy over cellphone tussle