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Features

Lawsuits dispute whether the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the best interests of children

National Pulse

Lawsuit against Dave & Buster’s challenges reducing employee hours to avoid health insurance mandate

Supreme Court Report

SCOTUS considers death penalty case in which expert testified race could predict future violence

Public Defenders

Pennsylvania supremes allow suit alleging inadequate funding for public defender office

Criminal Justice

Harvard law grad pleads guilty to kidnapping in case once considered a hoax

Trials & Litigation

Supreme Court accepts sanctions case involving two lawyers representing Goodyear

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: What to look for in the new Supreme Court term

Environmental Law

DC Circuit considers EPA’s authority to impose clean power plan on states

Medical Malpractice

You can’t always rely on physician testimony in malpractice cases, says doc who admits he lied

Labor & Employment Law

Former appellate defender employee is entitled to $1M in retaliation suit, federal judge rules

Criminal Justice

Top state court should toss 24,000 convictions connected to disgraced chemist, ACLU says

Law Firms

These law firms make up the litigation ‘fearsome foursome,’ general counsel survey finds

Verdicts & Settlements

Latest US settlement with tribes puts total payout at $3.3B

Constitutional Law

Illinois law reducing civil juries to six people is unconstitutional, state’s top court rules

Evidence

‘Voodoo science’ is sending people to prison, Kozinski says

Criminal Justice

Bombing suspect is charged in two federal courts; he was questioned without lawyer, PD says

Trials & Litigation

Judge allows class action claiming State Farm secretly orchestrated Illinois justice’s campaign

Constitutional Law

Divided 4th Circuit upholds constitutionality of lawmaker-led prayer at county meetings

Law Firms

Kasowitz Benson files $90B whistleblower complaint against chemical companies

Public Defenders

Louisiana courts are so strapped for public defenders, civil attorneys are used for criminal cases
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