Executive Branch

Executive Branch

Obama plans to use executive power to help normalize relations with Cuba

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes lengthy sentences in eight drug cases, pardons 12 others

Constitutional Law

Obama’s immigration order is unconstitutional, judge rules; parties didn’t raise the issue

Criminal Justice

Should those who OK’d ‘brutal interrogation techniques in violation of US law’ be prosecuted?

Constitutional Law

DOJ report says Cleveland police have pattern of using unreasonable force

Aviation & Space Law

Amid talk of possible carry-on ban, plane passenger charged with using backpack as dangerous weapon

Constitutional Law

Texas AG leads 17-state lawsuit against Obama administration over executive order on immigration

Cybersecurity

Feds say 1789 law requires Apple to help government get encrypted smartphone data

Insurance Law

Paying workers with health issues to get exchange-market insurance violates the law, feds say

Health Law

Fast-food sellers must list calories ‘clearly and conspicuously’ on menus within a year, FDA says

Health Law

FDA restricts use of device blamed for spreading uterine cancer, after news of patient deaths

Constitutional law

House finally sues over implementation of health-care law; what actions are challenged?

Immigration Law

Obama executive order to OK temporary stay by parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents

Constitutional law

Law prof becomes third lawyer to take on House suit against Obama

Consumer Law

Feds cite ‘epidemic’ of debt-collection abuse, charge 7 individuals and company in ongoing probe

Evidence

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

Criminal Justice

Outgoing Arkansas governor plans to pardon his son for drug conviction

Death Penalty

ABA president asks Texas governor for stay to consider inmate’s competence for execution

Criminal Justice

FBI director: Agent’s fake claim to be AP reporter ‘appropriate’; news agency outraged

Trials & Litigation

Interpreters are still lacking in Los Angeles civil cases, legal-aid advocates say