Massachusetts

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

Trials & Litigation

Court says Aaron Hernandez defense team must remove new items from his home before jury tour

Trials & Litigation

Meltdown wins juror prospect a nix in Batman movie murders; juror axed in Hernandez case for chatter

Trials & Litigation

Judge lets Aaron Herandez jury watch Super Bowl but urges vigilance to avoid case-related info

Trials & Litigation

Footprint, DNA links ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez to murder, gov’t says; defense cites lack of motive

Judiciary

Many courts close early Monday, plan to stay shuttered Tuesday as predicted monster snowstorm looms

Law Firms

Nixon Peabody to acquire Ungaretti on Feb. 1, making Chicago its 2nd-largest office

Juries

Tsarnaev trial judge seals defense motion quoting juror questionnaires

Entertainment & Sports Law

NFL launches ‘Deflategate’ probe of Patriots win; could Super Bowl be disrupted?

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer charged in claimed scheme to launder nearly $1M in fraudulently obtained tax-refund checks

Evidence

Lawyer doesn’t have to turn over Aaron Hernandez cellphone in murder case, top state court says

Court Security

Security measures at Boston Marathon bombing trial extend outside courthouse

Court Security

Ex-prosecutor accused of selling confidential info and his influence, due to drug addiction

Trials & Litigation

Harvard law grad loses defamation suit over plagiarism rebuke on transcript

Evidence

Should 40,000 cases be tossed over drug-lab issues? Top state court to decide

Trials & Litigation

Judge accepts defendant’s Nike sneakers instead of cash bail