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  • Broward judge again overturns gay marriage ban

    Broward judge again overturns gay marriage ban
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriages is back off the books in Broward County. On Monday, Broward Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen issued a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, just as several county judges had before him –...
  • Crystal Lake school seeks city OK for big bleachers months into dispute

    Crystal Lake school seeks city OK for big bleachers months into dispute
    After many months of arguing that its big new bleachers do not need local approval, Crystal Lake South High School has now agreed to go through the local zoning process in hopes of striking a compromise to save the structure. Community High School...
  • The Supreme Court ends BP's campaign to kill its gulf oil spill deal

    For almost a year, we've been chronicling BP's efforts to undercut a damage settlement deal its own lawyers helped craft for victims of its record-setting 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  So it's proper to note that on...
  • Bernie Madoff's portfolio manager sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Disgraced stockbroker Bernie Madoff's portfolio manager was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday and ordered to pay back $155 million. Daniel Bonventre, 67, who worked at Madoff Investment Securities, was sentenced in a New York federal court....
  • No bed bug infestation at Towson district courthouse, officials say after inspection

    No bed bug infestation at Towson district courthouse, officials say after inspection
    After a weekend inspection, officials say there is no bed bug infestation at the District Court of Maryland's Towson courthouse. The courthouse closed early Friday after a single bed bug was found in a file room. Over the weekend, exterminators and a...
  • Appeals court hears arguments from death row inmate

    Appeals court hears arguments from death row inmate
    Maryland's top lawyer asked an appeals court Monday to spare the life of one of the four men left in limbo on death row after state lawmakers abolished the death penalty last year. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler — for years a death penalty...
  • Analyzing the impact of the Supreme Court bar

    Our reporting team used a wide array of data and computing tools to produce the most comprehensive analysis to date of the U.S. Supreme Court private bar. The documents To determine which lawyers succeeded in getting the most cases before the high...
  • Innovative lawyer changed the way top firms operate

    Although large firms dominate the list of those that are most successful at getting cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, there are a handful of exceptions. Perhaps the most notable is the unusual four-lawyer firm run by Thomas Goldstein in a Washington...
  • Special Report: In ever-clubbier bar, eight men emerge as Supreme Court confidants

    About 30 seconds into an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, lawyer Paul Clement was interrupted by a question. It came from Justice Elena Kagan, and it cut to the heart of his case. But during Clement's response, another justice jumped...
  • Special Report: At U.S. court of last resort, handful of lawyers dominate docket

    The marble façade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law." But inside, an elite cadre of lawyers has emerged as first among equals, giving their clients a disproportionate chance to influence the law of the...
  • Pa. Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart

    Pa. Supreme Court affirms $151M ruling against Wal-Mart
    (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the...