States

Civil Rights

DOJ sues Ferguson one day after it sought changes in proposed policing pact

Personal Lives

Lawyer postpones boat and retirement to fund college for 26 kindergarteners

Constitutional Law

Appeals court OKs 111 years for teen who killed 4, shot 25; lawyer calls him ‘completely harmless’

Criminal Justice

2 dead after law office shooting near courthouse; suspect is in custody

Criminal Justice

Bank worker saves law firm from $73K loss by blocking unauthorized account transfers

White-Collar Crime

Former general counsel gets 18 months for stealing $2.6M from company account

Celebrities

Bill Cosby’s lawyer is dismissed from suit claiming denials of Cosby rape claim were defamatory

Government Law

Judge wants to know why State Department missed the deadline for release of final Clinton emails

Criminal Procedure

Accused killer can’t be retried after judge’s mistaken mistrial ruling, state high court says

Corporate Law

Despite conflict, Covington can represent Minnesota in major enviro suit against 3M, judge rules

Criminal Justice

Immigration lawyer gets 21 months for trying to help client disobey court order, flee US

Evidence

Family says prominent lawyer was murdered, and did not kill his wife

Trials & Litigation

Sued over fatal shooting, Chicago cop files $10M emotional distress counterclaim

Immigration Law

Federal court refuses to ‘stick its judicial nose into this political morass’ involving refugees

First Amendment

Judge bars release of anti-abortion group’s undercover videos

Judiciary

Federal judge issues ‘order on ineptitude’ in prosecutor benchslap

Juvenile Justice

A child who murders ‘cannot be willy-nilly turned loose into society,’ judge says

Second Amendment

4th Circuit requires strict scrutiny of assault-weapons ban, says it’s not ‘a rubber stamp’

Bar Associations

Former NC justice calls for outside review of state bar, says it’s divided into ‘two extreme camps’

Privacy Law

Lawyer sues Avvo, says unauthorized use of professional info violates right of publicity