District of Columbia

Legislation & Lobbying

Lawmaker’s French bulldog helped win bipartisan support in House for Amtrak ‘critter car’ bill

Civil Rights

Feds won’t prosecute George Zimmerman in shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin

Trials & Litigation

Alvin the dead cat is among many travails that led to blown deadline, lawyer says in court filing

Military Law

Army OKs hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Criminal Justice

Wife of slain DLA Piper lawyer told police ‘everything seemed fine’ when they last spoke

Criminal Justice

DLA Piper associate is found fatally stabbed in DC hotel; police seek person of interest

Law Practice Management

BigLaw is comissioning major original art to ‘reflect the firm’s vision,’ consultant says

Business of Law

White-collar litigation trio leaps from Morgan Lewis to McGuireWoods

Women in the Law

At several DC firms, more women than men are promoted to partner

Appellate Practice

BigLaw patent lawyer faces possible sanction over petition filed with US Supreme Court

Law Students

Georgetown 3L sues over prof’s alleged secret recordings at ritual bath

Law Firms

Venable sues ex-client over $300K bill, claiming fraudulent inducement

Lawyer Pay

Davis Polk ups bonus ante for midlevel associates by $10K as more firms follow Simpson’s lead

Evidence

Defense lawyers press for more info as probe of FBI agent linked to dismissed cases continues

Criminal Justice

Feds will drop charges against 28 drug defendants amid probe of FBI agent; 14 are already in prison

Criminal Justice

Voters OK recreational pot in these jurisdictions

Civil Rights

Court rejects housing discrimination rule that relied on statistical analysis

Trials & Litigation

Jury convicts 4 Blackwater guards in slaying of unarmed civilians in Iraq

Business of Law

Two litigators leap from Covington to Kirkland

Constitutional Law

Convicted in WikiLeaks case, Chelsea Manning sues feds to get medical treatment for gender disorder