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  1. law
    Senator Mike Braun Says States Should Be Free to Ban Interracial MarriagesThe GOP senator later walked back his startling declaration of states’-rights absolutism, presumably after his staff freaked out.
  2. impeachment
    Trump Has Committed an Impeachable Offense. A More Important Question Looms.Determining whether a crime has been committed is only the first step.
  3. jeffrey epstein case
    Alan Dershowitz Cannot Stop TalkingAccused of a slew of terrible things, the defense has no intention of resting.
  4. profile
    The Civil-Rights Lawyer Starting a Legal Crusade Against Police BrutalityBen Crump has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Tamir Rice — and he may be the hardest-working attorney in the country.
  5. law
    David Boies Is a Longtime Liberal Hero. Did He Also Enable Harvey Weinstein?Was David Boies just doing right by Harvey Weinstein? Or did he cross an ethical line?
  6. 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.
  7. select all
    ‘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.
  8. 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.
  9. select all
    Court Rules That Politicians Blocking Followers Violates Free SpeechDonald Trump might want to reconsider.
  10. Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $72 Million in Talcum-Powder Cancer LawsuitIs talcum powder this year’s asbestos?
  11. Judge Rules That Frozen Embryos Don’t Survive a DivorceThey must be thawed out, and thrown out.
  12. profile
    How Obama’s Confidant Became His Greatest Adversary on Climate ChangeLaurence Tribe is fighting the White House on behalf of Big Coal. His friends are furious at him, which breaks his heart.
  13. law and disorder
    Broke Law Firm Dewey & LeBoeuf Was Also Fraudulent, Prosecutors SayThe former megafirm’s leaders have been indicted for accounting fraud.
  14. law
    New York to Require Some Pro Bono Work From New LawyersPassing the bar will require 50 hours of unpaid service.
  15. New Technology May Spell Doom for New LawyersEntry-level drudgery was nice while it lasted.
  16. crimes and misdemeanors
    Levi Aron’s Defense Attorney Argues With Trolls on Her Facebook PageBad idea!
  17. star students
    New Lawyers Put Those Degrees to Use by Suing Their Law SchoolThe school should be proud, really.
  18. sad things
    Was Levi Aron’s Defense Attorney Wrong for Quitting?“The allegations were too horrific,” he says. Too bad?
  19. blog-stained wretches
    Anonymous Website Commenters Forced to Testify in CourtUh-oh.
  20. bons mots
    Justice Breyer Explains to Justice Scalia Why Flogging Is No Longer AppropriateBreyer goes after Scalia in his new book.
  21. You Can’t Just Hand Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle a Bunch of Scribblings and Call It a Day“You expect the court to rubber-stamp, but we can’t.”
  22. master of your domain
    Not So Fast, Keith OlbermannHe may have more difficulty getting his domain name than he realizes.
  23. crossing over
    Justice Department Could Sue Arizona As Early As TodayArizona shouldn’t be trying to do the federal government’s job.
  24. the opposite sexts
    Wall Street Sexting Case Prompts Lawyer to Ponder the Eternal Question“What 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?’”
  25. barely legal
    Elizabeth Wurtzel Passed the BarSecond time is a charm!
  26. 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.
  27. state of disunion
    Why Justice Alito Was Moving His Mouth Last NightAnd was he right and Obama wrong?
  28. the post-racial world
    New York Has Its Own Ricci Case, Except More DiscriminatoryA judge rules that the FDNY intentionally discriminated against minority applicants.
  29. 9 11 trials
    Some Lucky Lawyers Will Be Picked to Defend the 9/11 PlottersWon’t that be a hoot!
  30. machinations
    Alberto Gonzales Won’t Be Charged Over Eavesdropping TestimonyThe most serious allegations against W.’s attorney general have been dropped.
  31. 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.
  32. outrages
    Would-be Hawaiian Tropic Waitress Rejected for All the Wrong ReasonsThis is unfortunate.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. early and often
    Candidates for Manhattan D.A. Breathlessly Await Times EndorsementWho annoys the editorial board the least?
  39. crimes of passion
    Everyone in Hedge-Fund Sexual-Harrassment Story Appears GuiltyWe have looked at the evidence and rendered our verdict.
  40. great divorces
    Marie Douglas-David May Settle for Less Than $99 MillionIf that can be called settling at all.
  41. oh albany!
    Paterson Reportedly Plans to Appoint Lieutenant GovernorYay? Or uh-oh?
  42. made-off
    Bernie Madoff’s Lawyers Would Like Him to Celebrate His Last Birthday Out of PrisonThey’ve calculated how long it will be before he dies and are proposing a sentence just shy of that.
  43. today in astor-ia
    Astor Lawyer Mostly Concerned That Prosecutor Will Get More Media Attention Than HimShowboating lawyer attacks Barbara Walters. Big mistake.
  44. ballsy crime
    Marc Dreier Has Joined the Group ‘Most Egregious Frauds in History’The New York lawyer pleads guilty to a $700 million fraud, and gains admittance to the last elite club that will have him.
  45. winners who are still losers
    ‘Little Eichmann’ Professor Wins His CaseWard Churchill was fired after comparing 9/11 victims to Nazis.
  46. the greatest depression
    For Hundreds of Lawyers, It’s Going to Be a Long WeekendThey’ll have President’s Day off … and then every day thereafter.
  47. ballsy crime
    Judge Approves Triplex Arrest for Marc DreierThe lawyer’s move back home comes with a lot of restrictions — but you can still call him!
  48. the most important people in the world
    Blogger Who Posted Tila Tequila Picture Gets Cease-and-Desist LetterReally? But isn’t that the whole point of Tila Tequila?
  49. ballsy crimes
    Marc Dreier Breaks Parenting As Well As Federal LawsThe lawyer accused of running a fake hedge fund bribed his son with a $12 million treat.
  50. company town
    Thacher, Proffitt & Wood Closing DoorsAfter 160 years, the subprime-mortgage crisis wipes out one of the city’s oldest firms.
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