Massachusetts

Internet Law

Backpage wins dismissal of suit over escort ads said to facilitate child sex trafficking

Evidence

Top Massachusetts court refuses to dismiss 40,323 cases linked to rogue state evidence lab chemist

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombings

Religious Law

Judge says church protesters are trespassers, rejects their counterclaim for money spent on repairs

Law Schools

Dean Watch: Legal innovator to head Suffolk, first woman to lead Cardozo

Legal Ethics

Bias commission orders lawyer to pay $233K for targeting Hispanics in ads touting ‘secret formula’

Death Penalty

‘Dead Man Walking’ nun testifies Boston bomber appeared to regret his actions

Constitutional Law

US Supreme Court declines appeal from inmate denied gender-change surgery

Criminal Justice

Father of alleged Boston bomber had PTSD, psychiatrist testifies

Legal Ethics

Bar admission denied for law grad who used letter of recommendation he won in legal settlement

Evidence

Use of Breathalyzer tests suspended by multiple DAs in Massachusetts

Evidence

Death-penalty arguments in Boston Marathon case include photo of Tsarnaev’s obscene gesture

Trials & Litigation

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is guilty of first-degree murder

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing trial; could get death penalty

Trials & Litigation

Defense lawyer says Aaron Hernandez saw fatal shooting and ‘didn’t know what to do’

Civil Rights

State AG is investigating prison searches of lawyers wearing underwire bras

Court Security

Longtime court officer charged with raping shackled prisoner at courthouse; security is under review

Lawyer Pay

Former prosecutor claims she was paid less than new hires due to gender bias

Law Schools

Harvard, Northwestern help Qatar open law school that will award a JD degree

Disability Law

Advocacy group for the deaf sues Harvard, MIT; allege lack of closed-captioning for online courses