States

Legislation & Lobbying

Former governor may lose pension under measure he signed into law

Criminal Procedure

Church-slayings suspect Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty in federal hate-crime case, lawyer says

Criminal Justice

Defendant says he’s proud to be a cop-killer in murder trial, threatens to spit on prosecutor

Criminal Justice

Man is acquitted in felony-murder case, but supporter faces charges over Facebook posts

Banking Law

New credit union seeking to serve pot businesses sues after an adverse decision

Entertainment & Sports Law

Federal judge in Minnesota kicks ‘Deflategate’ case back to NYC counterpart

Aviation & Space Law

Chicago ponders possible drone rules, could require registration and insurance

Celebrities

Criticized by individual on Twitter, actor James Woods files unusual $10 million defamation suit

Judiciary

No evidence supports claim US magistrate was aware of husband’s affair with probe target, judge says

Animal Law

Judge denies habeas for chimps, suggests possible change in the future

Securities Law

Ex-Wilson Sonsini worker who ignored ‘wake-up call’ insider-trade case gets 2 years

International Law

US seeks to question Minnesota dentist in shooting of Cecil the lion

Constitutional Law

Man charged for claimed Facebook threat to storm courthouse over felony-murder trial

Work/Life Balance

Rutgers law grad wins gold at Pan American Games, qualifying for 2016 Olympics

Trials & Litigation

3 UVa grads sue Rolling Stone over discredited fraternity-rape story

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who faked records of court-ordered counseling should get 5-year suspension, panel recommends

Careers

These ‘time hacks’ helped lawyer juggle practice with side business

Constitutional Law

Murder defendant had to choose between desired lawyer and speedy trial

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended partly for his ‘racist, sexist, homophobic and offensive’ language

Criminal Justice

Murder case against cop over fatal traffic stop ‘absolutely unwarranted,’ his lawyer says