States

Criminal Justice

Parents of man charged with slaying 12 at Batman movie premiere plead for life-sentence plea bargain

Court Security

Sheriff: Murderer’s claimed contact with 2 jurors in court elevator didn’t happen exactly as he says

Constitutional Law

Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Government Law

In wake of class action filing, Philadelphia DA drops effort to forfeit some homes

Legal Ethics

Top state court temporarily suspends municipal judge without pay, orders her not to practice law

Evidence

Graffiti suspect may have tagged from Seattle to Southern California, police say

Trials & Litigation

Judge who flashed badge at police officer claims selective DUI prosecution, but jury convicts her

Criminal Justice

Lawyers face public intimidation charges for reaction after police kick in their door

Criminal Justice

Reformers seek to change Ferguson-area traffic courts, school electoral system

Trials & Litigation

Odor in the court! Another judge complains of ‘repugnant stench’ from filing by state AG’s office

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer pleads guilty in money-laundering case, admits getting $390K from client drug-trafficker

Trials & Litigation

Attorney accused in claimed $2.3M law firm scheme has settled suit, is discussing deal with feds

White-Collar Crime

Ohio attorney pleads guilty to UPL and grand larceny after practicing in New York for over 10 years

Criminal Justice

Former top drug prosecutor is sentenced for child porn, fleeing

Celebrities

Brad Pitt gets a pass on LA jury duty because his presence is too distracting

Labor & Employment

Top state court OKs $151M jury verdict against Wal-Mart over off-the-clock work by employees

Evidence

Law firm appeals ruling that ex-client can discover communications with in-house counsel

Death Penalty

Murder conviction of boy, 14, is tossed 70 years after his execution; judge cites bad lawyering

Criminal Justice

Shooter who invoked the castle doctrine is convicted in exchange student’s death

Business of Law

Susman Godfrey bonuses start at $40K for associates who have been at the firm at least a year