Massachusetts

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Lawyer gets home confinement for insider trading based on golfer’s tips

Constitutional Law

Top Massachusetts court upholds sex-trafficking law

Criminal Justice

American lawyer stabbed to death in his home in Venezuela

Constitutional Law

Law banning lies about political candidates is struck down by top Massachusetts court

Religious Law

Archdiocese seeks court order to end protesters’ 11-year vigil and close down deconsecrated church

Disability Law

Are ride-hailing businesses Uber and Lyft ADA-compliant? Massachusetts AG has questions

Criminal Justice

Attorney and law student indicted in boating accident that cost passenger an arm

Criminal Justicee

Spanking conviction is overturned; top state court allows reasonable force in child discipline

Court Security

Man accused of jury threat, biting court officer in 2010 gets mistrial after lawyer punch

Death Penalty

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death by federal judge

Law Professors

Alan Dershowitz lawsuit blames lack of paper towels for fall in sports arena bathroom

Religious Law

US-born Israeli soldier won’t be jailed for eating non-kosher sandwich

Criminal Justice

Defense lawyer in OUI cases is himself charged after woman loses arm in boat accident

White-Collar Crime

Well-known trial lawyer is federally charged with witness tampering

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’