Criminal Justice

Real Estate and Property Law

Longtime lawyer pleads guilty in $33.6M real-estate fraud involving bogus court filings

Trials & Litigation

2 cops charged in Freddie Gray case sue top Baltimore prosecutor for defamation

Evidence

Top state court vacates murder conviction, based on now-discredited bite-mark evidence and new law

Courthouses

Strange things occur at New Mexico courthouse, and a ghost is blamed

Banking Law

In 156 government cases against big banks, only 47 people have been charged

Criminal Justice

Woman who faced 6-year term for court lockup kick that caused no injury gets 1 year after plea deal

White-Collar Crime

Suspended Philadelphia judge pleads guilty to lying to FBI about small-claims case

Criminal Justice

Lawyer resigns from well-known law firm after he is charged with money laundering conspiracy

Education Law

Baylor demotes Ken Starr, will fire football coach over school’s handling of sex-assault allegations

Evidence

FBI introduces Iris, a Labrador retriever trained to sniff out digital devices

Criminal Justice

‘Guccifer’ takes plea in hacking case; feds said he accessed personal accounts of political figures

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer is charged with stealing $587K from estate of deceased ‘kung fu’ judge

Criminal Justice

Man is charged in death of law prof Dan Markel; case is reportedly investigated as murder for hire

Criminal Justice

Fewer than 1% of arrestees in Chicago see a lawyer while in police custody

Trials & Litigation

Public defender handcuffed in court at judge’s order says she was just doing her job

Trials & Litigation

Couple must pay $572K, plus possible punitives, in 4-year-old son’s fatal shooting of playmate

Education Law

Baylor denies rumored ouster of Ken Starr after report on school’s handling of campus sex assaults

Legal Ethics

Lawyer can appeal sanction order though fine has been paid by her employer, Posner opinion says

Sentencing/Post Conviction

‘Untimely releases’ affected more than 4,300 federal prisoners; 157 were due to staff errors

Civil Rights

US to seek death penalty in hate-crimes case against accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof