Executive Branch

Consumer Law

Law firm to pay $1M to settle CFPB action over debt-collection practices

Election Law

Relying on executive power, Virginia governor restores voting rights for more than 200,000 felons

Government Law

Kentucky governor is looking for law firm to investigate predecessor

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court appears divided in challenge to Obama’s deferred deportations

Constitutional Law

Law prof enters GOP presidential race to challenge Ted Cruz’s eligibility

Media & Communications Law

Should cellphone signals be jammed at prisons? FCC mulls issue of contraband devices there

Supreme Court Nominations

Grassley plans breakfast with SCOTUS nominee Garland

Real Estate & Property Law

Blanket bans on renting to those convicted of a crime violate Fair Housing Act, feds tell landlords

Criminal Justice

Obama grants more clemency petitions, cuts prison sentences for 61 offenders

Corporate Law

SEC brief supports fired in-house lawyer’s suit against Vanguard, says he qualifies as whistleblower

Constitutional Law

DOJ says it unlocked iPhone of San Bernardino shooter, seeks to vacate order requiring Apple’s help

Cybersecurity

Former State Department employee gets nearly 5 years in ‘international sextortion campaign’

Supreme Court Nominations

Obama announces Merrick Garland as US Supreme Court nominee

Criminal Justice

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy refuses to enter plea; supporters protest at federal courthouse

Executive Branch

GOP officials sue seeking emails of Hillary Clinton, top aides, state department and campaign staff

Banking Law

Feds reportedly making novel use of civil bank fraud law to pursue new Volkswagen probe

Media & Communications Law

Federal appeals court partially blocks FCC rules cutting cost of prison phone calls

Immigration Law

Immigration judge said some 4-year-olds don’t need lawyers in deportation cases, ACLU lawyer claims

Criminal Justice

Feds seek 14 more in obstruction case over cattle-grazing standoff near Bundy ranch

Civil Rights

Transgender bathroom bill vetoed by South Dakota governor