States

Government Law

Beset by drought, California lawmakers fast-track bill to ban towns from enforcing brown-lawn rules

Work/Life Balance

Long-serving federal judge, 92, says ice-skating energizes him for work

Criminal Justice

Worker who stole cash from federal magistrate’s purse and gun from court office gets prison time

Constitutional Law

NYC transit agency may ban all political ads to avoid complying with federal judge’s ruling

Media & Communications Law

After losing libel lawsuit over parody Twitter account, lawyer sues opposing counsel and newspaper

Evidence

Use of Breathalyzer tests suspended by multiple DAs in Massachusetts

Legal Technology

Georgetown’s Iron Tech competition grows in audience and interest

Constitutional Law

Contempt hearing bombshell: Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits he had federal judge’s wife investigated

Criminal Justice

Jurors convict girlfriend in lawyer’s murder; prosecutor argued she was a ‘manipulator’

Labor & Employment

Kleiner to Ellen Pao: Drop appeal or pay $1M in legal costs

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus gets probation, is fined $100K for giving classified info to biographer

Court Security

Courtroom incident shows why 6 security officers are needed at sentencings, lawman says

Law in Popular Culture

9th Circuit judge opens courthouse doors to public for free movie night

Bankruptcy Law

Ex-Dewey partner’s $500K loan shouldn’t be discharged because he lied about assets, bank says

Criminal Justice

Judge rules prosecutors undercharged cop in fatal shooting and acquits him

White-Collar Crime

On-the-lam ex-attorney wanted in client ‘charity’ and tax-fraud case is captured

Business of Law

Head of IP boutique takes 8-lawyer team to Arnold & Porter

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is disbarred for ‘profoundly disturbing’ harassment of daughter’s former college roommate

Verdicts & Settlements

Transgender teen wins right to obtain driver’s license that ‘looks like me’

Entertainment & Sports Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes Barry Bonds obstruction conviction