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Jungle Beat: Countdown for Roger Christie

Barbara Fahs | Posted 11.02.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

As of September 1, Roger Christie has 74 more days to spend at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu. He'll have been without his freedom for 1,589 days.

Reading About Many a Legal Proceeding

Dave Astor | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

Indeed, literature can get very compelling when depicting crime and (sometimes) punishment, to reference the title of a certain Russian novel. And when fictional works depict that, all kinds of stuff can come up.

Google vs. Apple and 3 Other Past High-Profile IP Patent Violation Cases

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Deborah Sweeney

Apple and Google are not the first companies to duke it out over the rights to high-tech patents, and they certainly won't be the last.

Why You Should Be a Lawyer

Seth Engel | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Seth Engel

Whether you are on the brink, taking the leap into adulthood, leaving home, choosing university, or thinking about a career path, I counsel you to think about choosing the law as that path.

Judge Orders 12-Year-Old To Get A Job

Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

A Massachusetts appeals court judge has upheld the decision to dole out an unusual punishment to a 12-year-old: He ordered the boy to get a job, the B...

Predictive Coding: Three Things You Need to Know About This Year's Biggest Legal Tech Trend

Scott Vernick | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Scott Vernick

While it sounds like it could be the latest breakthrough in the Human Genome Project, predictive coding is, in fact, one of the most discussed legal technology trends of the year.

Life as a Prosecutor

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

Does the public ever know how many prosecutors have sat in their offices crying because they believed so much in a case and the jury said "not guilty"? That's the side of a prosecutor that nobody chooses to explore. That's the life that some of us lead.

Breaking: Guatemalan Court Revokes Passport, Asks for Return of Adopted Child "Karen Abigail"

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

A Guatemalan court has ordered La Procuraduría General de la Nación and the Ministry of External Relations to work with the U.S. Embassy to "locate and retrieve" a child adopted to Timothy and Jennifer Monahan of Missouri in 2007.

Good Health Declared Unconstitutional

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Geldard

If this decision is affirmed, we can throw out a whole slew of requirements like mandatory auto insurance or any number of regulations controlling inter-state commerce.

SHOCK: Court Rules High School Cheerleader Is Required To Cheer For Her Alleged Rapist

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, one of the most right-wing courts in the country, sanctioned a former high school cheerleade...

Low Gulf Oil Spill Size Estimate Could Save BP Millions Of Dollars In Court

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor, Renee Schoof and Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- BP's estimate that only 5,000 barrels of oil are leaking daily from a well in the Gulf of Mexico, which the Obama administration hasn't ...

Jurors' Financial Hardship Claims Rise As More Seek To Avoid Missing Work In Downturn

LA Times | Carol J. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In this time of double-digit unemployment and shrinking benefits for those who do have jobs, courts are finding it more difficult to seat juries for t...

PepsiCo's $1.26 Billion Case: How Did This Happen?

businessinsider.com | Erin Geiger Smith|Oct. 28, 2009, 8:02 AM |8 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PepsiCo has been hit with a $1.26 billion judgment for failing to respond -- at all -- to a lawsuit. If someone sues you and you fail to show up, the ...

Gunning for Chicago

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

The Supreme Court has agreed to review McDonald vs. City of Chicago, a case that challenges whether or not our local handgun ban is legal. It is a development that deeply concerns me.

The Husband Did It! The Wife Did It!

Judy Wieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Judy Wieder

As a non-straight woman living in California, currently married to my partner, but living in fear of Prop 8's outcome, it kills me to see married couples slaughtering each other on a weekly basis.

Franken's Motion to Dismiss: 2:30 PM CST Today

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Al Franken says state law prevents a re-do of the recount; Norm Coleman says the opposite. Today at 2:30 CST, a three-panel judge will hear the first motion in the Senate race's election contest.

"Law & Disorder"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jerry Zezima

I am proud and slightly flummoxed to say that I do not (as yet) have a criminal record. On the advice of my attorney, who is in jail, I can't say anything except that I am disappointed I recently wasn't chosen for jury duty.