Executive Branch

Constitutional Law

After stalemate between rancher, armed militia and feds, US Attorney is not rushing to prosecute

Animal Law

Iconic monarch butterfly needs protection as endangered species, advocacy groups say in US petition

Constitutional Law

BakerHostetler to represent the House in its suit against Obama; contract pays $500 an hour

Government Law

State Department tells ambassadors not to participate in ‘ice bucket’ fundraising for ALS group

Disability Law

Louisiana Supreme Court settles ADA probe by DOJ over mental-health queries on bar application

U.S. Supreme Court

Obama says he needs a Democratic Senate because ‘we’re going to have Supreme Court appointments’

Annual Meeting

Ensuring immigrant detainees have lawyers also benefits court system, DOJ official says

Annual Meeting

Illegal trafficking of animals is becoming a growing issue in global trade

Obituaries

James Brady, gun-control advocate wounded in ‘81 attack on President Reagan, dies at 73

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg says she’s not retiring and asks: Who would you rather see on the court than me?

Executive Branch

Obama nixes LGBT discrimination by federal contractors; there is no religious exemption

Internet Law

FTC sues Amazon, says it let kids make in-app purchases that ran up big bills for parents

Executive Branch

Transgender federal workers will be protected from discrimination by executive order, Obama says

Privacy Law

Massachusetts SWAT teams claim immunity from open records laws

Criminal Justice

Hundreds of Nebraska inmates released early due to sentence miscalculations, officials say

Obituaries

Howard Baker, former US senator, White House chief of staff and practicing lawyer, is dead at 88

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS strikes down Obama’s recess appointments made during three-day recess

Constitutional Law

House speaker says he will sue Obama over executive orders

Constitutional Law

‘Lawful conduct of war’ analysis in DOJ memo justified killing of US citizen in Yemen

Law Students

Citing his own law school debt, Obama expands repayment caps on student loans