Legislation & Lobbying

Constitutional Law

Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Criminal Justice

Security guards with less training than manicurists wield considerable power

American Bar Association

New database created by ABA Criminal Justice Section charts state-by-state conviction restrictions

Animal Law

Lawmakers say piercings and tattoos are for people, not pets

Trials & Litigation

Families of 9 school-shooting victims sue maker, seller of Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown massacre

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS considers UPS worker’s pregnancy bias suit; were accommodations required?

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS considers meaning of ‘accompany’ in bank robbery law

Constitutional Law

Top Texas court strikes law allowing warrantless alcohol test, says it violates 4th Amendment

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

Immigration Law

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

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit says paroled sex offenders don’t have to provide their Web names and addresses to police

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer sued by former firm in claimed $2.3M fake billing scheme now faces mail fraud case

Law Schools

Lawmaker proposes another University of Texas law school

U.S. Supreme Court

Is the health-care law doomed by new SCOTUS cert grant?

Legislation & Lobbying

Big Apple may join Chicago in banning bicyclists from texting

U.S. Supreme Court

Is a fish a ‘tangible object’? Justices debate reach of document destruction law

American Bar Association

Florida law restricting doctors’ gun discussions should be overturned, ABA says in amicus brief

Health Law

Terminally ill Brittany Maynard ends her life; her act may influence right-to-die debate

Family Law

Couple who championed Hannah’s Law after daughter’s death are charged in felony benefits case