ABA Journal

Wyoming

45 ABA Journal Wyoming articles.

Wyoming law school ends out-of-state tuition—for three students per year

Corrected: In-state tuition will be offered to three nonresident students per year at the University of Wyoming College of Law, its board of trustees decided last month.

Annual in-state tuition…

Hit by budget cuts, state crime lab can’t always process evidence in time for trial

The State Crime Lab in Wyoming has cut employees and stopped processing certain types of evidence as it copes with an increased workload and a reduced budget.

The workload has…

Lawyer is censured over $71K legal bill that included $30K in interest

The Wyoming Supreme Court has publicly censured a Cheyenne lawyer who charged a client $30,000 in finance charges on an unpaid legal bill of $41,000.

The court adopted a report…

Punitive verdict for carbon monoxide poisoning was ‘excessive and arbitrary,’ 10th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has embraced a 1-to-1 ratio of compensatory-to-punitive damages in a Wyoming renter’s lawsuit over a brain injury due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

The April 1 decision…

Coal company asks court to strike protest song lyrics from activists’ lawsuit

“It’s a song,” according to coal-protesting plaintiffs suing Peabody Energy. “A song can’t hurt Peabody.”

More specifically, it’s a John Prine song, and Peabody Energy says it has no place…

Judge temporarily blocks rules for fracking on federal lands

A federal judge in Wyoming has temporarily stayed new federal rules governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands.

U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper stayed the rules to allow the…

New Wyoming law turns environmental activists into criminals, law prof says

A new Wyoming law that makes it a crime to collect “resource data” from open land is so broad that it could criminalize taking a picture of a geyser on…

Federal judges OK same-sex marriage in Arizona and Wyoming; SCOTUS declines Alaska stay

Barriers to same-sex marriages were removed by federal courts in three more states Friday.

Federal district judges struck bans in Arizona and Wyoming and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to…

Dick Cheney’s unedited bio stirs controversy among Wyoming lawyers

The Wyoming State Bar is reconsidering its policy of running unedited biographies for meeting speakers amid a controversy spurred by the upcoming appearance of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The…

75-year-old woman gets life in prison for 1970s slaying of her then-husband

A 75-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison on Monday after she was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1970s shooting death of her third husband.

Prosecutors in Laramie…

Bill to allow firing-squad executions is being drafted in state with just one death-row inmate

A legislative committee in Wyoming is drafting a bill to allow firing-squad executions, though the state has only one death-row inmate.

Committee staffers are beginning work on the bill after…

Wyoming law dean resigns, cites lack of ‘meaningful consultation’ on recent decisions

University of Wyoming law dean Stephen Easton has resigned and is airing the reasons why in an email sent to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The email (PDF),…

Scalia’s Advice to Law Students: Take Bread-and-Butter Classes, Not ‘Law and Women’

Law students have just one chance to learn the basics, so they should avoid “frill courses,” Justice Antonin Scalia said on Thursday.

Scalia spoke at the University of Wyoming after…

Search for Missing Lawyer Ends with Discovery of Body

A five-day search for a missing Wyoming lawyer ended on Saturday when he was found dead in his SUV near a dry lake.

Cody lawyer Charles George Kepler, a former…

After 50 Years, Wyo. Oil and Gas Law Firm Is Disbanding

After more than 50 years in business, a Casper, Wyo., law firm specializing in oil and gas and corporate matters can’t compete with the larger regional firms that are luring…

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