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  1. politics
    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Baker Who Wouldn’t Make Cake for Gay CoupleBut the decision did not create the precedent that conservatives were looking for.
  2. supreme court
    How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in WashingtonSo much for the hope that he might be a mild-mannered, semi-moderate justice.
  3. vulture lists
    17 Celebrities Who Are Also Law FirmsFrom Bellamy Young to Sutton Foster.
  4. the internet apologizes
    ‘F*ck Them. We Need a Law’: A Legendary Programmer Takes on Silicon ValleyA conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.
  5. bill cosby trial
    Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand Took the Stand Again Today“If you still believe this man is innocent, you’re either stupid or evil.”
  6. meek mill
    Meek Mill Won’t Be Released From Prison Next Week, Attorney SaysAccording to Mill’s attorney, there’s “no truth” to rumors that the rap star will be walking out of prison on Monday.
  7. bill cosby trial
    Accuser Andrea Constand Takes the Stand in Cosby Retrial for the First TimeWhen Kristen Feden, a prosecutor for the DA’s Office asked, “Ms. Constand, why are you here?” she responded, “For justice.”
  8. bill cosby trial
    Tearful Witness Lashes Out at Bill Cosby in Court: ‘You Remember Me, Don’t You?’Chelan Lasha told the courtroom, “I trusted him.”
  9. bill cosby trial
    First Cosby Witness Says She Woke Up to Him Forcing Himself Into Her MouthHeidi Thomas is the first accuser to testify against Cosby in the retrial.
  10. l'amour
    This Ohio Judge Bragged About Sleeping With ‘50 Very Attractive Females’Would you believe he’s also running for governor?
  11. Judge Thinks Suspect Who Asked for ‘Lawyer, Dawg’ Was Asking for a ‘Lawyer Dog’A Louisiana Supreme Court judge found a request to a police officer who was addressed as “dog” was too ambiguous to trigger Sixth Amendment rights.
  12. Gloria Allred Disapproves of Her Daughter Representing Harvey WeinsteinThe famed feminist lawyer spoke out about her daughter Lisa Bloom’s decision to represent the Hollywood mogul.
  13. Court Rules That Politicians Blocking Followers Violates Free SpeechDonald Trump might want to reconsider.
  14. cosby trial
    The Bill Cosby Trial: What Went Wrong?Was the case simply not as strong as the prosecutors hoped?
  15. New York Judge Orders Drug-Addicted Mother to Not Get Pregnant AgainUntil she gains custody of youngest child.
  16. Judges Give Harsher Sentences When Their Football Team LosesAnd it’s worse for black defendants.
  17. Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $72 Million in Talcum-Powder Cancer LawsuitIs talcum powder this year’s asbestos?
  18. Judge Rules That Frozen Embryos Don’t Survive a DivorceThey must be thawed out, and thrown out.
  19. law and disorder
    Broke Law Firm Dewey & LeBoeuf Was Also Fraudulent, Prosecutors SayThe former megafirm’s leaders have been indicted for accounting fraud.
  20. law
    New York to Require Some Pro Bono Work From New LawyersPassing the bar will require 50 hours of unpaid service.
  21. New Technology May Spell Doom for New LawyersEntry-level drudgery was nice while it lasted.
  22. crimes and misdemeanors
    Levi Aron’s Defense Attorney Argues With Trolls on Her Facebook PageBad idea!
  23. star students
    New Lawyers Put Those Degrees to Use by Suing Their Law SchoolThe school should be proud, really.
  24. sad things
    Was Levi Aron’s Defense Attorney Wrong for Quitting?The allegations were too horrific,” he says. Too bad?
  25. notable quotables
    The Wit and Wisdom of John McTiernan“I am perfectly happy to not work on bad movies.”
  26. blog-stained wretches
    Anonymous Website Commenters Forced to Testify in CourtUh-oh.
  27. bons mots
    Justice Breyer Explains to Justice Scalia Why Flogging Is No Longer AppropriateBreyer goes after Scalia in his new book.
  28. You Can’t Just Hand Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle a Bunch of Scribblings and Call It a DayYou expect the court to rubber-stamp, but we can’t.”
  29. master of your domain
    Not So Fast, Keith OlbermannHe may have more difficulty getting his domain name than he realizes.
  30. crossing over
    Justice Department Could Sue Arizona As Early As TodayArizona shouldn’t be trying to do the federal government’s job.
  31. codpieces
    Gene Simmons and His Codpiece DefenseWhen in costume, “grinding” is basically impossible.
  32. the law
    Was One of the Babies in Babies Working Illegally?Chilling.
  33. the opposite sexts
    Wall Street Sexting Case Prompts Lawyer to Ponder the Eternal QuestionWhat man out there ever thinks sending text messages like that is going to generate a response from a woman of, ‘Oh, where have you been all my life?’”
  34. barely legal
    Elizabeth Wurtzel Passed the BarSecond time is a charm!
  35. steven seagal
    Filming of Steven Seagal Lawman SuspendedLouisiana sheriff halts production on reality series.
  36. jurisprudence
    Steven Seagal Sued for Sexual AssaultWe’re not sure how this will affect Seagal’s reputation as a ‘Lawman,’ but it can’t be good.
  37. the law
    Lil Wayne Has A Good Excuse For Missing CourtIt’s because he’s in jail.
  38. bon mots
    Robert Morgenthau Doesn’t Want to Overstate How Utterly Cataclysmic That Would BeThe entire court system would shut down if we held a terrorism trial in the city.
  39. state of disunion
    Why Justice Alito Was Moving His Mouth Last NightAnd was he right and Obama wrong?
  40. the post-racial world
    New York Has Its Own Ricci Case, Except More DiscriminatoryA judge rules that the FDNY intentionally discriminated against minority applicants.
  41. 9 11 trials
    Some Lucky Lawyers Will Be Picked to Defend the 9/11 PlottersWon’t that be a hoot!
  42. machinations
    Alberto Gonzales Won’t Be Charged Over Eavesdropping TestimonyThe most serious allegations against W.’s attorney general have been dropped.
  43. ballsy crimes
    Former SEC Lawyer, Accomplice to Dreier, Pleads Guilty to Impersonating CanadiansRobert Miller faces up to twenty years in prison after helping Marc Dreier sell bogus securities by impersonating foreigners on phone calls to hedge funds.
  44. Mediavore
    Killer Fish In Lake Michigan; Canning’s Day In The SunPlus: Hooters adds a bowling alley; are Froot Loops a healthy choice?
  45. outrages
    Would-be Hawaiian Tropic Waitress Rejected for All the Wrong ReasonsThis is unfortunate.
  46. oh albany!
    David Paterson Can Appoint a Lieutenant Governor After All!Something good finally happened to Governor Paterson! It probably won’t change much, though.
  47. the long arm of the law
    Judge Smacks Down Bank of America’s Settlement With the SEC, Wilde-StyleThe judge quoted Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan” in the end of his ruling.
  48. the long arm of the law
    The Punishers: The New York Judges in Charge of Smacking Down Wall StreetThe New Yorkers sentencing Wall Street wrongdoers are a feisty bunch.
  49. whither josh hartnett?
    Brooklyn Judge’s Influences Include Obscure Bruce Willis MoviesFormer high-school teacher Arthur Schack tells banks where to stick it while showing his cinema savvy.
  50. d.a. drama
    Bob Morgenthau Skips Vacation, But Is It to Aid Cyrus Vance Jr.?Prosecutors think Morgenthau is rushing headline-grabbing cases, which might aid Cyrus Vance Jr. in his bid for D.A.
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