Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

Trial judge got it right by appointing new counsel despite defendant’s objection, top NY court says

Civil Rights

Appeals court stops case mid-trial, in latest judge-prosecutor dispute over jury diversity

Education Law

Kansas Supreme Court: Lawmakers have until June 30 to approve constitutional school-funding formula

First Amendment

Judge refuses to block law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to provide abortion information

Civil Rights

DOJ sues Ferguson one day after it sought changes in proposed policing pact

Constitutional Law

Appeals court OKs 111 years for teen who killed 4, shot 25; lawyer calls him ‘completely harmless’

Criminal Justice

Illinois bill would bar posting of fight videos with intent to condone violence

Criminal Procedure

Accused killer can’t be retried after judge’s mistaken mistrial ruling, state high court says

Trials & Litigation

Sued over fatal shooting, Chicago cop files $10M emotional distress counterclaim

First Amendment

Judge bars release of anti-abortion group’s undercover videos

Second Amendment

4th Circuit requires strict scrutiny of assault-weapons ban, says it’s not ‘a rubber stamp’

Criminal Justice

16 are federally indicted in takeover of Oregon wildlife refuge

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs civil rights suit by man mistakenly jailed on warrant for another man

Criminal Justice

Defense seeks mistrial due to enhanced courtroom security in federal drug case

Constitutional Law

Posner opinion upholds lifetime GPS bracelet for sex offender who isn’t ‘just a harmless old guy’

Civil Rights

Lawsuits seek $250M due to Flint, Michigan, water supply issues

Criminal Justice

Pot case dismissed due to lack of warrant, but 2,300 pounds of evidence will go up in smoke

Constitutional Law

Delaware puts capital cases on hold while death-penalty issues are mulled by state supreme court

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who won $390K for clients at trial must pay $11K for alerting media about case

Family Law

Judge faces ethics case after jailing woman who recanted domestic violence claims