The Legal Blog

Monthly Archives

Investors Worth $2.1 Trillion Want NC To Flush ‘Bathroom Bill’

The fallout from North Carolina’s House Bill 2 continues six months after Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law. In the latest blow to the controversial “bathroom bill,” 60 investment managers from across the …

More »

Judge Blocks Some Voter Registrations On Election Day In Illinois

CHICAGO – A federal judge in Illinois on Tuesday blocked same-day registration at polling places in the state’s most populous counties, saying a law enacted last year disproportionately favored urban voters over …

More »

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

Which law firms do general counsel most fear in litigation? A telephone survey by BTI consulting asked general counsel, corporate litigation chiefs and other litigation decision makers that question. The four law firms …

More »

As murders increase nationwide, US attorney links Chicago violence to release of dashcam video

Release of dashcam video of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald set in motion a chain of events that partly explains the increase in gun violence in Chicago, according to the top federal prosecutor in northern …

More »

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

A federal judge in Chicago has ordered payment of more than $1 million to a former employee with the Illinois Appellate Defender’s office who claimed she was forced to resign after complaining about a salary cut. U.S. …

More »

A Supreme Court Justice Predicted Trump’s Policing Plan 50 Years Ago, Warned Of ‘Totalitarianism’

Donald Trump wants to ramp up the use of stop-and-frisk policing, an aggressive approach whereby officers will seize, question and sometimes search civilians they deem suspicious. The Republican presidential candidate …

More »

THE SUPREME COURT AFTER SCALIA

History, as a rule, unfolds slowly at the Supreme Court. The Justices serve for decades. The cases take years. The Court’s languorous work schedule includes three months of downtime every summer. But the death of …

More »

ACLU says it is representing bombing suspect Rahami after he was denied right to lawyer

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey says it is representing bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami on federal charges until federal public defenders are allowed to take over. The ACLU says in a press release …

More »

Officers fatally shoot lawyer who opened fire at strip mall; he had law firm ‘issues,’ police say

Updated: Police on Monday shot and killed a lawyer who had opened fire at a Houston strip mall, sending six people to the hospital, according to Houston police. Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo said the suspect is a …

More »

Some Good News For Dems For A Change: Trump Could Cost GOP A Ton Of State Legislatures

WASHINGTON ― Democrats are finally paying attention to state politics. Over the past few years, major donors, national Democrats, the White House and state officials have begun organizing to win back state houses …

More »
Page 2 of 1412345...10...Last »