District of Columbia

Civil Rights

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


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


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?

Privacy Law

Prosecutors drop case after federal judge rules laptop seized at border can’t be searched

Law Firms

BigLaw firm’s alleged promises to client in hiring talks were puffery, judge says in tossing claims

Legislation & Lobbying

Five years after ‘Rosa’s Law’ eliminated ‘R-word’ from federal lexicon, movement continues to grow


Massive hack attack on feds compromised background-check info for 21.5M people

First Amendment

NFL team’s First Amendment rights weren’t violated by loss of disparaging trademarks, judge rules

Law Practice Management

BigLaw firm abandons the corner office in its new egalitarian digs

Civil Rights

Fatal attack on black Bible-study group resonates on 150th anniversary of ‘Juneteenth’

Tort Law

Metro workers to blame in lawyer’s falling death for not finding him until 4 days later, suit says