Executive Branch

Trials & Litigation

SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case


Democratic appointees are now in the majority on nine federal appeals courts

Constitutional Law

US threatened $250K daily fine to get Yahoo to turn over users’ email information


Padilla gets new 21-year sentence after 11th Circuit says original 17-year term was too lenient

Constitutional Law

DOJ releases redacted 2004 legal memos OKing warrantless NSA searches of US citizens

Constitutional Law

After stalemate between rancher, armed militia and feds, Nevada prosecutor not rushing to bring case

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


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