Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

Federal judges OK same-sex marriage in Arizona and Wyoming; SCOTUS declines Alaska stay

Internet Law

Law requiring sex offenders to reveal Internet aliases does not violate First Amendment, court rules

Family Law

Facebook post informing dad of planned adoption wasn’t adequate notice, top state court says

First Amendment

Sermon subpoena request was overbroad, Houston mayor acknowledges

Criminal Justice

Ex-nurse gets jail time for ‘assisting’ suicide in comments made on Internet chat boards

Criminal Justice

Man imprisoned 29 years is exonerated; DA cites fake murder confession by teen ‘fed false facts’

Election Law

5th Circuit reinstates strict Texas voter ID law

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS partly stays Texas abortion law that closed all but eight abortion clinics in the state

Trials & Litigation

Jury awards record $4.65M in death of homeless street preacher restrained by sheriff’s deputies

Constitutional Law

New DOJ policy bans waiver of potential ineffective-assistance claims against defense counsel

U.S. Supreme Court

Scalia, Thomas and Ginsburg dissent from cert denial in sentencing case

9th Circuit

Liberal 9th Circuit judges appear to get gay-rights cases in disproportionate numbers, brief asserts

Constitutional Law

Same-sex marriage allowed in Idaho after SCOTUS and 9th Circuit lift stays

Constitutional Law

Man practicing open-carry robbed of his gun by armed stranger

Election Law

7th Circuit won’t rehear voter ID case; Posner dissent cites ‘goofy, if not paranoid’ fraud evidence

Constitutional Law

Judge dismisses murder case against 3 men over prosecutorial misconduct, says they can’t be retried

Guantanamo/Detainees

Obama reportedly weighs executive action to bypass congressional obstacle and close Guantanamo

U.S. Supreme Court

Two state voter ID laws are blocked, one by SCOTUS and the other by a federal judge

U.S. Supreme Court

Is chief justice a possible vote for gay-marriage rights?

Appellate Practice

Woman who won new murder trial despite earlier manslaughter plea bargain won’t be retried