States

Constitutional Law

Federal judge blasts expert for not evaluating inmate jail brutality claims, but OKs case for trial

Work/Life Balance

April 1 joke banning late-night and vacation emails backfires on Weil Gotshal

White-Collar Crime

Feds charge former BigLaw attorney with aiding client’s fraudulent attempt to get money to buy Maxim

Corporate Law

Major US contractor settles first SEC case over confidentiality pacts that silence whistleblowers

Trials & Litigation

Protesters disrupt US Supreme Court proceedings; 5 arrests made

Religious Law

Arkansas governor says he won’t sign religious freedom bill without changes

Health Law

Doctors question required advice to women in new Arizona abortion law

Animal Law

Woman faces new charges of animal neglect; cop wore gas mask to rescue kitten

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court: Driver who kicked drunken friend out of his car is liable for 3rd-party hit-and-run

Criminal Justice

Emails said to be from ‘gentleman’ kidnappers demand apology for police hoax conclusion

National Pulse

Kentucky tests new assessment tool to determine whether to keep defendants behind bars

Legal Ethics

Despite witnesses taking the Fifth, judge OKs trial of 3 lawyers accused of DUI setup

Trials & Litigation

Stop efforts to close Sweet Briar, lawsuits by county attorney and alumna urge Virginia court

Legal Ethics

What is appropriate punishment for judge who punched assistant public defender?

Business of Law

Patent team exits Womble Carlyle to open new Silicon Valley office for Downey Brand

Constitutional Law

LA lawyer makes federal case out of ‘stealth towing’ charge imposed on his own vehicle

Judiciary

Judge’s home is raided; lawyer maintains his innocence of any charges that may be brought

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s ‘sugar daddy’ offer to unrepresented opposing party is cited in disbarment decision

Court Security

DA’s investigator taken into custody, charged with pointing gun at woman in courthouse

Criminal Justice

Feds say 2 of their agents in Silk Road probe laundered Bitcoins; one is accused of working as mole