States

Criminal Justice

Man who died after driving flaming truck into law firm had dated one of its clients

Criminal Justice

DOJ denounces ‘irresponsible’ leaks in Ferguson police-shooting case

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg reveals a mistake in her voter ID dissent; corrected opinion is posted

Trials & Litigation

‘Vaudeville’ closing argument with pill-a-day song doesn’t warrant sanction, 2nd Circuit says

First Amendment

Governor signs law to battle ‘obscene celebrity’ by convicts; is Abu-Jamal the target?

Intellectual Property Law

Actor in ‘Goodfellas’ sues Fox for $250M, says wise guy in ‘Simpsons’ cartoon is based on him

Legal Ethics

Judge who was ‘disrespectful’ to lawyer and ‘ridiculed’ defendant gets 5-day suspension

Criminal Justice

Federal judge in $1.2B Silk Road drug case is threatened online

Trials & Litigation

Jury convicts 4 Blackwater guards in slaying of unarmed civilians in Iraq

Criminal Justice

Man who reportedly confessed to multiple slayings is held in contempt for silence in court hearing

Public Defenders

New York will beef up indigent defense in five counties in ‘groundbreaking’ lawsuit settlement

Judiciary

Judge accused of courthouse sex was ‘seduced and taken advantage of,’  her lawyer says

Criminal Justice

Inmates at 2 jails falsely cried Ebola, officials say; one defendant now faces a new charge

Constitutional Law

Judge upholds gay-marriage ban, says contrary rulings rely on ‘ingenuity and imagination’

Law Schools

Wayne State law school guarantees scholarships to every incoming student

Legislation & Lobbying

New law says individuals can’t track each other via GPS once they are warned not to

Bar Exam

Will New York jump on the Uniform Bar Exam bandwagon? Top state court seeks comment

Evidence

Police say man arrested in one slaying led them to 6 other bodies; he is now charged with murder

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer takes plea in federal wire-fraud case, agrees to pay $837K restitution

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman’s condo is sold at auction because of $95 overdue tax bill; she says she never received notice