District of Columbia

Criminal Justice

DC crime bill would pay stipends to at-risk people who stay out of trouble

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer says he can’t ask permission to release client list of ‘DC Madam’ because judge barred motion

Legal Ethics

DC lawyer ethics board investigating Bush-era DOJ lawyer who leaked info about warrantless wiretaps

Evidence

Appellate judge calls for ban on expert claims of ‘unique’ ballistics matches

Natural Disasters

As East Coast snowstorm looms, courts, law libraries and other government offices close their doors

Business of Law

Star litigators exit Paul Weiss to form new trial firm with other BigLaw attorneys

Executive Branch

Fast and Furious documents are not protected by executive privilege, judge rules

Lawyer Pay

Associates got bonuses of up to $350K at Boies Schiller this year, law firm leader says

Civil Rights

DC agrees to pay more than $16M to man who served 27 years for rape and murder he didn’t commit

Obituaries

Fred Thompson, lawyer, former lawmaker and actor on ‘Law & Order,’ is dead at 73

Executive Branch

Book: 4 federal lawyers OK’d raid in which Bin Laden was slain before consulting AG Eric Holder

Trials & Litigation

Law clerk’s ‘owe me a beer’ text to BigLaw associate leads to review by federal judge

Legal Ethics

Lawyer blasted by federal appeals court for forwarding judge email did nothing wrong, state bar says

Legal Rebels Profile

Professor Tanina Rostain has her students developing access-to-justice apps

Terrorism

14 years after Sept. 11 attacks, families of victims and others await justice

Constitutional Law

House has standing to sue Obama administration over health-law payments, judge rules

Business of Law

Akin Gump launches new business unit focused on Cuba

Business of Law

No lawyers in satellite office? No problem; Dilworth is like Netflix, its CEO says

Constitutional Law

Judge rules for group with moral, rather than religious, objections to contraceptive mandate

Criminal Justice

Murder rate is way up in dozens of US cities, but why?