States

First Amendment

Federal judge scraps Cleveland’s restrictions on protests during RNC in July

Criminal Justice

Vigilant rental car company may have thwarted earlier attempt on law prof’s life

Trials & Litigation

Homeless man should have been allowed to argue necessity in trespass case, state high court rules

Law Schools

For-profit law school with $39K total tuition bill set to close

Criminal Justice

Reward is offered for information in lawyer’s mysterious death

Copyright Law

Led Zeppelin wins ‘Stairway’ copyright case; losing lawyer sees ‘obviously appealable issues’

Public Defenders

Louisiana governor signs law reallocating money from death penalty appeals to local public defenders

Public Defenders

Utah’s indigent defense system is underfunded and unconstitutional, ACLU suit alleges

Criminal Justice

Baltimore police officer acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray’s death

Labor & Employment

Divorced and separated people are protected by marital discrimination law, top state court rules

Criminal Justice

Mississippi DA is arrested for allegedly aiding criminal defendants

Internet Law

New Mexico top court overturns conviction due to Skype testimony, warns judges about social media

Environmental Law

Michigan suit accuses two companies of giving negligent advice on Flint water

Business of Law

Online interactive legal documents would be legal in North Carolina under bill passed by legislature

Criminal Justice

Louisiana mom is arrested for whipping kids after they burglarized neighbor’s home

Trials & Litigation

Houston lawyer sues Starbucks for alleged burns from spilled coffee

Criminal Justice

Jurors convict prisoner accused in kidnapping of prosecutor’s dad

Criminal Justice

Two lawyers and housekeeper are indicted in connection with sex tape of Waffle House CEO

Criminal Justice

Two men are indicted in law prof’s slaying

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor blasts federal court for scheduling hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof before state trial