Trials & Litigation

Religious Law

Federal judge blocks Mississippi law protecting gay-marriage bias based on religious beliefs

National Pulse

Police face constitutional challenges for using cellphone tracking devices to locate suspects

Supreme Court Report

Oyez website finds sponsors to take over its Supreme Court audio archives

Ethics

Sharing fees with a lawyer outside the firm is OK as long as certain ethics rules are followed

Litigation Funding

Third-party financing is growing, and lawyers are big players

Constitutional Law

Federal judge blocks law banning abortions based on fetal abnormalities

Judiciary

7th Circuit: Federal judge wrongly relied on news stories in tossing suit against cops as frivolous

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: The year the law did not change

Media & Communications Law

Judge tosses frat members’ defamation suit against Rolling Stone over retracted rape article

Labor & Employment

First settlement reached for EEOC case alleging sexual-orientation discrimination

Legal Ethics

Judge blocks new ‘persuader rule’ requiring disclosure of lawyer advice to employers on union issues

Trials & Litigation

Small civil-rights law firm wins reversal of $282K sanction

Environmental Law

Volkswagen to pay $15.3B to resolve emissions-cheating claims

Law Schools

University of Houston Law Center sues over law school’s ‘strikingly similar’ new name

Criminal Justice

Man is convicted of murdering partner in law firm of convicted Ponzi schemer

Criminal Justice

Lawyer resigns after ‘heaven help us’ text on client Johnny Manziel is mistakenly sent to reporter

Criminal Justice

Lawyer facing felony home invasion charge wants DA off the case; judge who owned the house agrees

Judiciary

Judge uses gay slur and challenges difficult defendant to carry out masturbation threat

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