Family Law

Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Harper Lee, ABA Journal fiction prizes announced

Constitutional Law

Federal judge upholds Louisiana ban on gay marriage, sees rational basis in democratic process

Entertainment & Sports Law

New NFL policy imposes 6-game suspension for domestic or sexual assault, banishment for 2nd offense

The Modern Law Library

Boies and Olson reveal the backstory of the case against California’s Proposition 8 (podcast)

Constitutional Law

Federal gun ban applies even if domestic violence victim isn’t injured, state appeals court says

Constitutional Law

Posner derides tradition as ‘feeble’ justification for gay-marriage ban, says it’s ‘based on hate’

Criminal Justice

Judge accused of punching, choking and biting his wife is indicted and put on leave

Law Firms

‘Immediate and severe’ action is taken against lawyer for firmwide email condemning gay marriage

American Bar Association

Legal self-help centers are ‘vibrant and effective,’ survey says; can unbundled services play role?

U.S. Supreme Court

Virginia gay-marriage licenses are put on hold after SCOTUS issues stay

Criminal Justice

Man accused of posting naked photos of ex on Web said lawyer told him he could do so

U.S. Supreme Court

Gay-marriage opponents cite SCOTUS summary dismissal in 1972; is it still good law?

Constitutional Law

4th Circuit panel refuses to stay same-sex marriage ruling

Family Law

Attorney in custody battle announces judicial run against the judge on his case

Family Law

Appeals court reverses $250K legal malpractice verdict to woman who wasn’t a client

Criminal Justice

Federal judge has cases reassigned following misdemeanor battery arrest in argument with his wife

Criminal Justice

Top lawyer for tech company is slain; ex-roommate who lost eviction case is sought as suspect

Trials & Litigation

Couple forced to return baby to birth mother sues lawyer after baby found dead

Annual Meeting

Legal hurdles for same-sex couples persist despite SCOTUS marriage decisions, say panelists

Annual Meeting

Winning apps in ‘Hackcess to Justice’ help write wills, navigate disasters and calculate jail time