Carl W. Tobias
Williams Professor of Law
Courses Taught Torts Products Liability Constitutional Law
Profile

Professor Carl Tobias holds the Law School’s prestigious Williams Chair and writes in a number of areas, with a particular emphasis on federal judicial selection. A prolific scholar, Professor Tobias is the author of over 120 law review articles and the author or co-author of more than 80 essays, commentaries, and other shorter works in law reviews. He has published in the country’s top law journals, including the Stanford, Columbia, California, and Cornell Law Reviews, among others. Professor Tobias is also a frequent commentator in the media and has written several hundred opinion pieces published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Slate and Politico, among other high-profile media outlets. He has served as a Legal Consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Twenty-First Century Judiciary as well as a member of the District Court Local Rules Review Committee of the Ninth Circuit Chief District Judges Conference, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, and the Study Committee to Review the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. Professor Tobias has been a member of the prestigious American Law Institute since 1994.

Memberships
Member, American Law Institute (1994-present)
Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, United States District Court for the District of Montana (1994-present)
Reporter, National Conference on Appellate Justice (2005)
Legal Consultant, ABA Commission on the Twenty-First Century Judiciary (2002-2003)
Member, Study Committee to Review the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (1999-2003)
Member, District Court Local Rules Review Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council (1994-1997)
Reporter, Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, Task Force on Science and Technology in Judicial and Regulatory Decision Making, Data Collection Discussion Group (1992)
Legal Consultant, Administrative Conference of the United States (1990-1995)
Director, Montana Natural Resources Clinic (Environmental Law Clinic under National Wildlife Federation auspices) (1980-1982)
Legal Consultant. Office of General Counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1976-1982 - Summers)
Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, 1975
Counsel, Virginia Wetlands Study Commission and Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, 1971 to 1972
Professional Experience
Williams Professor of Law (2004-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Williams Professor of Law (2003-2004)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Professor of Law (1998-2004)
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev.
Professor of Law (1975-1998)
University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Mont.
General Civil Litigation and General Environmental Work (1972-1975)
Hunton and Williams, Richmond, Va.
Publications
Articles

Considering Patricia Millett for the D.C. Circuit, 4 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 11 (2014). [Journal]

Filling the District of Arizona Vacancies, Ariz. L. Rev. Syl. (2014). [Journal]

Salvaging the 2013 Federal Law Clerk Hiring Season, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 243 (2013). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Senate Gridlock and Federal Judicial Selection, 88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2233 (2013). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Tips for Capturing 2014 Federal Court Clerkships, 66 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 145 (2013). [Journal] [W] [HEIN]

Commentary, Considering Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Nominees for the Federal Courts, 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 577 (2012). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Filling the Judicial Vacancies in a Presidential Election Year, 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 985 (2012). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Justifying Diversity in the Federal Judiciary, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 283 (2012). [Journal] [W]

Saluting Judge Philip Pro's Quarter Century of Judicial Service, 12 Nev. L. J. 511 (2012). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Filling the Fourth Circuit Vacancies, 89 N.C. L. Rev. 2161 (2011). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Judge Thompson and the Appellate Court Confirmation Process, 91 B.U. L. Rev. 727 (2011). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Diversity and the Federal Bench, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1197 (2010). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

A Fourth Circuit Photograph, 45 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1373 (2010). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Fourth Circuit Judicial Appointments, 61 S.C. L. Rev. 445 (2010). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Postpartisan Federal Judicial Selection, 51 B.C. L. Rev. 769 (2010). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Filling Federal Appellate Vacancies, 41 Ariz. St. L.J. 829 (2009). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Resolving Amicus Curiae Motions in the Third Circuit and Beyond, 1 Drexel L. Rev. 125 (2009). [Journal] [W] [HEIN]

The Tragedy of the Commons: The Case of the Blue Crab, 19 S. Cal. Interdis. L.J. 73 (2009). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Dear President Bush: Leaving a Legacy on the Federal Bench, 42 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1041 (2008). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

FDA Regulatory Compliance Reconsidered, 93 Cornell L. Rev. 1003 (2008). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Reconsidering Virginia Judicial Selection, 43 U. Rich. L. Rev. 37 (2008). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Assessing the Revised Arizona Local Rules of Federal Procedure, 39 Ariz. St. L.J. 521 (2007). [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Process Due Indefinitely Detained Citizens, 85 N.C. L. Rev. 1687 (2007). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Fourth Circuit Publication Practices, 62 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1733 (2005). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Federal Appellate Court Appointments Conundrum, 2005 Utah L. Rev. 743. [L] [W] [HEIN]

Reviews

Improving Federal Judicial Selection, 44 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1173 (2010). [Journal] [L] [W]

Unmasking Judicial Extremism, 43 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1175 (2009). [Journal] [L] [W]

Questioning Quirin, 97 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 365 (2006). [L] [W] [HEIN]

In the News

Gay rights activists celebrate; Kansas vows fight (Messenger-Inquirer.com)
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014

Judge rules that gays have constitutional right to marry (Myrtle Beach online)
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014

Judge rules that gays have constitutional right to marry (islandpacket.com)
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014

Federal judge strikes down state's gay marriage ban, stays ruling until Nov. 20 (The Post and Courier)
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court ponders Kansas' same-sex marriage ban (Lake Expo.com)
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014

Uncertainty clouds gay marriage in Kansas (Twin Cities.com)
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014

3 Texas judial nominees likely won't get committee voteThursday (The Dallas Morning News)
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court ponders Kansas' same-sex marriage ban (The Kansas City Star)
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014

3 Texas judicial nominees likely won't get committee vote Thursday (Dallas News)
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court now holds key to same-sex marriage in Kansas (LJWorld.com)
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014

Senate moves slowly to fill San Antonio¿s federal judicial vacancy (San Antonio Express-News)
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014

Analysis: Grassley gains power; Clinton faces headwinds (The Des Moines Register)
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014

Stryker to pay more than $1B for recalled hip devices (Crain's Detroit Business)
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014

Attorneys pushing for quick appeal of same-sex marriage ruling (The Columbus Dispatch)
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Marriage equality hit a speedbump, but will still get to where it¿s going (msnbc.com)
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States (NPR Story)
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014

Obama nominates Loretta Lynch as New Attorney General (The Guardian)
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Federal appeals judge is swing vote on key issue (timesunion.com)
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014

Gay marriage bans upheld in four states, snapping same-sex win streak (Washington Times)
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014

Appeals court upholds Ky gay marriage ban (The Courier Journal)
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014

What really accounts for Democrats' epic failures? (Houston Chronicle)
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014

Trial on G.M. Safety Defects Set for 2016 (The New York Times)
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014

Court: No same-sex marriage in OH, KY (cincinnati.com)
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014

Same-sex marriage cases in Ohio appeals court assume added importance, per legal experts (cleveland.com)
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014

On Cruz control in the new GOP Senate majority (Houston Chronicle)
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014

Stryker to pay more than $1 Billion for recalled hip devices (Daily Herald)
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014

Nationally, a lot went wrong for Democrats (newstimes.com)
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014

Stryker to Pay More Than $1 Billion for Recalled Devices (Bloomberg)
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014

U.S. judge voids Kansas ban on same-sex marriage (USA Today)
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014

Russian Man Aleeged to have fought with Taliban faces terrorism charges in Richmond (Richmond Times Dispatch)
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014

Stryker to Pay More than $1Billion for Recalled Devises (Bloomberg Law)
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014

The Air Bag Litigation Begins (National Law Journal)
Mon., Nov. 3, 2014

J&J May Pay $250 Million to Settle 1,000 More Hip Claims (Bloomberg News)
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014

Court Focuses on Late Filing in Prayer Case (GoDanRiver.com)
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014

Pa. Federal Judges Carrying Average Caseload (The Legal Intelligencer)
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014

Texas Gay Marriage Advocates Disappointed with 2015 Hearing Date (Houston Chronicle)
Mon., Oct. 27, 2014

Texas Gay Marriage Case Arguments Set for January (San Antonio Express-News)
Mon., Oct. 27, 2014

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Wins First Trial Over Pinnacle Hips (Reuters)
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014

Surprise Verdict In Hip Implant Trial Gives J&J The Edge (Law 360)
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014

Gay Marriage Bans Struck Down in Arizona and Wyoming (Governing)
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014

Who's Next In Allowing Same-Sex Marriages (WPSU)
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014

Gay Marriages Expected to Begin Tuesday in Wyoming (Casper Star Tribune)
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014

Voter ID Law Stays in Place (San Antonio Express-News)
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election (KUOW)
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election (KRCC)
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014

3 More States Await Same-Sex Marriages (The Spokesman-Review)
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014

In Sexual Abuse Lawsuit, Neither the Kansas City Diocese Nor Those Suing It Scored a Clear Win (Kansas City Star)
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election (NPR)
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014

Same-Sex Couple's Quest for Equality Leads to Indiana Marriage (Indy Star)
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014

Arizona and Wyoming Gay Marriage Bans Struck Down (Los Angeles Times)
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014

No Quick Decision Made in S.D. Gay Marriage Lawsuit (Argus Leader)
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014

In Surprise, Top Lawyer at G.M. Sets Retirement (The New York Times)
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014

GM's Embattled Chief Lawyer to Retire (Detroit Free Press)
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014

Ron Klain Named Ebola Czar by President Obama (The Washington Times)
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014

Tillis, Berger to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Attorney Says (News Observer)
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Parts of Texas Abortion Law (Chron)
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014

Judge Considering GOP Request to Fight NC Same-Sex Marriage Case (The State)
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014

ACLU, Kansas Attorney General Go to Court Over Gay Marriage (The Wichita Eagle)
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014

Judge Strikes Down Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban; Gov. Sean Parnell Says He'll Appeal (On Top Magazine)
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Alaska's Same-Sex Marriage Ban (The Hill)
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses, State Asks for a Stay (Alaska Public Media)
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014

Group Petitions for Rehearing of Same-Sex Marriage Case (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014

Supreme Court Blocks Parts of Texas Abortion Law (San Antonio Express-News)
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen (Governing)
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014

Constitutional Challenge Brought Against Kansas Gay Marriage Ban (FindLaw)
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014

Judge Considering GOP Request to Fight NC Same-Sex Marriage Case (FindLaw)
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014

Justices Uphold North Carolina's Voting Restrictions (PBS)
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Rights Set to Expand After Landmark Court Rulings (The Guardian)
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014

Justice Kennedy Blocks Gay Marriage Ruling for Idaho, Nev.--No Impact on Va. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014

McAuliffe Orders Agencies to Comply with Same-Sex Marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

Gay Marriage Likely Here to Stay, Legal Experts Say (Stafford County Sun)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

Lawmakers Illegally Gerrymandered 3rd District, Court Rules (Daily Press)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

What Others Say: Marriage (Tallahassee Democrat)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

Journal Sentinel: Simple Fairness in Marriage (The Desert Sun)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Marry as the Unions Become Legal in Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Gay Marriage Likely Here to Stay, Legal Experts Say (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

N.C. GOP Leaders Face Noon Deadline to Intervene in Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits (Charlotte Observer)
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014

Marriage Equality Nearly Doubles in Less Than 48 Hours (MSNBC)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

US Supreme Court Gay Marriage Action: Will Gov. Haley, AG Wilson Waste Taxpayer Money? (The State)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Texas Plaintiffs Say Top Court's Inaction a Win (San Antonio Express-News)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Utah Clerks Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples (Salt Lake Tribune)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Chesterfield Couple at Center of Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Celebrate SCOTUS Decision (CBS)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

What's Next in the Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage? (CNN)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

Bard Said to Pay $21 Million in First Big Vaginal-Mesh Accord (Bloomberg News)
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014

Is North Carolina Next in Line to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage? (Fox 8 News)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

Supreme Court Decision: A Message Sent or a Risky Move? (Indy Star)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Cases in Ohio Appeals Court Assume Added Importance, Per Legal Experts (Plain Dealer)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Though Gay Marriage Becomes Legal Today in 30 States, Idaho Still Awaits Decision (The Spokesman-Review)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Oregon's Gay Marriage Ruling Further Insulated From Reversal Following Supreme Court Action (Oregonian)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Gay Marriages to Resume in Wisconsin as Supreme Court Rejects Appeals (Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

US Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Sweeping Expansion of Gay Rights (The Guardian)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Gay Marriage Legal; Supreme Court Lets Stand Rulings In Wisconsin, 4 Other States (Wisconsin State Journal)
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014

New York City Prosecutor Modest on Attorney General Buzz (NDTV)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014

Star NYC Prosecutor Deflects Attorney General Buzz (ABC News)
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014

Star NYC Prosecutor Deflects Attorney General Buzz (Philly)
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014

Star NYC Prosecutor Deflects Attorney General Buzz (The Washington Post)
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014

New York City Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara Not Exactly Discouraging Attorney General Buzz (Star Tribune)
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014

Voter ID Opponents Ask Supreme Court To Re-Halt Law Before November Election (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court is asked to block Wisconsin's voter ID law (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, McClatchy DC)
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

Appeals court allows Texas to enforce controversial anti-abortion law (The Guardian, KVUE)
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

Appeals court lets Texas enforce law that restricts abortions (USA Today)
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court delays action on gay marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

NC Voters Can Register Same Day They Vote During Early Voting Period, Federal Court Says (WUNC)
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

US appeals court blocks 2 provisions of NC elections law for November (The News & Observer, The State, McClatchy News)
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014

Deciding whether to settle or fight in court (Legal News)
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014

Supreme Court Looks At Same-Sex Marriage Cases Today (KUER)
Mon., Sep. 29, 2014

Gay marriage case shows basic split in approach by Utah A.G. candidates (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Sun., Sep. 28, 2014

Midterm Senate Flip Could Stymie Judicial Confirmations (Law360)
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014

A departing Obama friend leaves mixed legal legacy (ABC News, Sioux City Journal)
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014

Drones get star treatment - Holder leaving DOJ - Transit systems on alert - IG tackles NextGen (POLITICO)
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014

Eric Holder announces resignation as attorney general (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Announces His Resignation (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014

To settle or fight in court in GM recall saga (The Washington Post, Miami Herald)
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014

Teen crash victims' families drop suit against GM (USA Today, The Salt Lake Tribune, TimesUnion.com, Claims Journal)
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014

Charlotte to host court showdown on voting laws (Charlotte Observer, News & Observer)
Wed., Sep. 24, 2014

BP points to Transocean's blowout preventer in appeal (Houston Chronicle)
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014

Va. speaker blocks approval of Dem appointments (The Virginian-Pilot)
Tue., Sep. 23, 2014

Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs (The Baltimore Sun)
Sun., Sep. 21, 2014

Dillon likely to get judgeship, law professor says, but may have to wait (The Roanoke Times)
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014

EDPA Nominees Move to Senate Floor (The Legal Intelligencer)
Fri., Sep. 19, 2014

Roanoke's Onzlee Ware named a juvenile court judge (The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Sep. 18, 2014

Va. sues banks for $1.15 billion for allegedly defrauding taxpayers during mortgage crisis (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bristol Herald Courier)
Tue., Sep. 16, 2014

Gay marriage set to make grand US Supreme Court return (AFP, The Raw Story, The New Age)
Sat., Sep. 13, 2014

GOP surge would deny Nelson chair of Commerce panel (The News-Press, Florida Today)
Sat., Sep. 13, 2014

Supreme Court Will Review Gay Marriage Cases From Five States Including Utah (KUER)
Fri., Sep. 12, 2014

Missouri's 72-hour abortion waiting period to take effect next month (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014

BP may be forced to pay up to $18B for its role in Deepwater Horizon spill (InsideCounsel)
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014

Gay marriage at the supreme court: a matter of when, not if (The Guardian)
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014

Cornyn, Cruz publicly back 3 Texas judicial nominees (The Dallas Morning News)
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014

U.S. Senate committee shows support for Pitman nomination (Austin American-Statesman, Find Law)
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014

Van Hollen appeals gay marriage case to U.S. Supreme Court (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Find Law)
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014

Van Hollen Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruling To U.S. Supreme Court (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014

Both sides in Indiana same-sex marriage fight turn to U.S. Supreme Court (Indianapolis Star)
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014

Multi-billion-dollar oil spill penalty not likely to cripple BP (Omaha.com)
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014

After long wait, Senate confirms Pryor to federal appeals bench (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Find Law)
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014

Ninth Circuit destroys arguments for banning same-sex marriage (MSNBC)
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014

9th Circuit to Hear Gay Marriage Cases from Hawaii, Nevada, Idaho (Hawaii Public Radio)
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014

Challenge to Nevada's same-sex marriage ban heard Monday (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sat., Sep. 6, 2014

BP May Face Tough Appeals Process (WWNO)
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014

Oil Spill Penalty Will Hurt, but Not Cripple, BP (The New York Times, Gulf News)
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014

Judge's Ruling May Encourage BP to Settle (The Wall Street Journal)
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014

Supreme Court could settle punitive damage question in BP case (Houston Chronicle)
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014

BP, found grossly negligent, may face $18 billion in gulf spill fines (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014

Despite gay-marriage ruling, stay remains in effect (Journal and Courier)
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014

Court rules against Wisconsin's, Indiana's gay marriage bans (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014

What if Republicans take over the Senate? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014

Federal judge breaks with trend, upholds Louisiana's ban on gay marriage (The Dallas Morning News, The Salt Lake Tribune)
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014

Bucking trend, federal judge upholds gay marriage ban in Louisiana (Los Angeles Times)
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014

Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Damages in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (The New York Times, Anchorage Daily News)
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014

Halliburton leaves less to chance with $1.1 billion spill deal (Houston Chronicle)
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014

J&J's Pinnacle Hips Face First Trial on Poisoned Patients (Bloomberg)
Tue., Sep. 2, 2014

Federal court to take up gay marriage bans in Wisconsin, Indiana (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, FindLaw)
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014

Tough day in federal court for supporters of Wisconsin's marriage 'tradition' (The Cap Times)
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014

Judges grill attorneys in gay marriage fight (Indianapolis Star)
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014

It's as simple as l-o-v-e: Gay marriage is equality under the law (The Virginian-Pilot)
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014

A silver lining in delaying gay marriage (MSNBC)
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014

GM's legal team targeted in federal probe of faulty ignition switches (Los Angeles Times)
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014

Developer sues Chesterfield County, supervisors over proffers (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014

U.S. Probe Examines GM Lawyers (The Wall Street Journal, ABA Journal, ProgramBusiness)
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014

US Supreme Court Delays Start of Same Sex Marriage In Virginia (WCVE)
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court puts gay marriage on hold in Va. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014

Supreme Court halts legalization of gay marriage in Virginia (The Washington Times)
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014

Supreme Court Delays Gay Marriage in Virginia, a Day Before It Was Set to Begin (The New York Times, The Tech)
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014

Robert F. Rossiter Jr. will become a great federal trial judge in Nebraska if politics don't get in the way (Hercules and the Umpire)
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014

Virginia prepares for same-sex marriage, court ruling (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014

Court OKs appeal in case involving SWVa. landowners, gas companies (Bristol Herald Courier)
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014

9th Circuit rejects Otter's bid for full hearing of gay marriage appeal (Idaho Statesman)
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014

Toyota Acceleration Vets To Lead GM Ignition Switch MDL (Law360)
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014

Fed court clarifies date for gay marriage in Va. (Bristol Herald Courier)
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014

Virginia same-sex couples can marry next week, court rules (Los Angeles Times)
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014

Court says gay marriages in Va. could begin next week (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, The Daily Progress)
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014

Virginia gay marriage could begin August 20 unless Supreme Court grants stay (The Washington Times)
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014

Maker Of Anatablock Halts Sales (WCVE)
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014

Opponents of state's new election law say that are looking forward to trial (Winston-Salem Journal)
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014

Court Seats Filling Up (The National Law Journal)
Sat., Aug. 9, 2014

Herring asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia gay marriage case (Daily Press)
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Auto Powerhouses Fight Boies For Lead Roles In GM MDL (Law360)
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014

Is Alabama's same-sex marriage ban doomed? 36 straight court rulings suggest it is (AL.com)
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Cases From Kentucky and 3 Other States Get Unprecendented Appeals Hearing (WFPL)
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014

Gay marriage judges grill plaintiffs' arguments (The Courier-Journal)
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014

Federal appeals court judges appear split in same-sex marriage case (The Plain Dealer)
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014

Federal court takes up gay marriage cases from 4 states (Los Angeles Times)
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014

Uber and Lyft win temporary state approval (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The News & Advance)
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014

Herring seeks quick action by Supreme Court on same-sex marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

Utah Asks SCOTUS To Rule on Gay Marriage Case (KUER)
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

Same-sex marriage arguments flooding federal courts (CBS News, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Sacramento Bee, The Columbian, The Virginian-Pilot)
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

4 reasons BP's Supreme Court settlement appeal faces an uphill battle (The Times-Picayune)
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

SC author of 4th Circuit gay marriage decision has 'backbone,' those who know him say (The State, The Island Packet)
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014

Defendant in same-sex marriage case asks for stay of appellate court ruling (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

Overflow courtrooms, special protocol planned for same-sex marriage hearings at Cincinnati courthouse (The Plain Dealer)
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014

Federal appeals court in Cincinnati to hear arguments Wednesday in potential landmark same-sex marriage case (Cleveland.com)
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014

Marriage equality marches toward the Supreme Court (MSNBC)
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds registry for same-sex couples (Reuters, Sun Sentinel)
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014

Attorney General Abbott: Gay marriage ban instituted for kids' sake UPDATE (Congoo, San Antonio Express-News)
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014

Abbott's tactics in gay marriage appeal questioned (Houston Chronicle)
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014

Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion for 'Hustle' fraud (Reuters, Yahoo! Finance)
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014

Bank of America fined $1.3B for bad mortgages (USA Today)
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014

Cooper decides to forgo futile fight on marriage (Citizen Times)
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014

US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers (Houston Chronicle, Federal News Radio, The Charlotte Observer, News & Observer, Statesman Journal, Miami Herald)
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014

North Carolina says it will no longer defend gay marriage ban in court (Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune)
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014

AG Roy Cooper says federal ruling may allow gay marriage in NC (News & Observer)
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014

Appeals court strikes down Va. same-sex marriage ban (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014

State denied request for full appeals court to hear gay marriage case (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Fri., Jul. 25, 2014

Federal court sets new date for same-sex marriage appeal hearing (Indianapolis Star)
Fri., Jul. 25, 2014

Arcara move creates second opening on delay-plagued federal court (The Buffalo News)
Fri., Jul. 25, 2014

4th Circuit: A little more to the left (The Daily Record)
Thu., Jul. 24, 2014

G.M. Results Show Financial Hit of Recalls (The New York Times)
Thu., Jul. 24, 2014

Donziger Defense Lawyers Hit Pay Dirt in Menopause Drug Litigation (The Wall Street Journal Law Blog)
Thu., Jul. 24, 2014

Reid acts fast to end Senate debate on Harris (The Daily Record)
Wed., Jul. 23, 2014

Prempro Plaintiffs' Lawyers Settle $62 Million Fee Fight (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Wed., Jul. 23, 2014

Chesterfield supes will deliver prayers at meetings; also, proffers discussed (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Jul. 23, 2014

Appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health care subsidies (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, The News & Advance)
Tue., Jul. 22, 2014

Senate unanimously confirms LA federal prosecutor Birotte as US District Court Judge (KPCC)
Tue., Jul. 22, 2014

Birotte Approved by Unanimous Senate for District Court (Main Justice)
Tue., Jul. 22, 2014

Road to the federal bench touched many political hot rails (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Sun., Jul. 20, 2014

Q&A: 10th Circuit on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Jul. 18, 2014

Supreme Court keeps Utah same-sex marriages on ice; little impact for Michigan (Detroit Free Press)
Fri., Jul. 18, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court grants Utah a stay in same-sex marriage case (Los Angeles Times)
Fri., Jul. 18, 2014

Ronnie White's road to the federal bench (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Fri., Jul. 18, 2014

U.S. appeals court panel nullifies Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage (Chicago Tribune)
Fri., Jul. 18, 2014

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves Brenda Sannes as federal judge in Syracuse (Syracuse.com)
Thu., Jul. 17, 2014

New student loan bill hits the Hill - Relaxing state reading policies - Maryland's test scores slip (Politico)
Wed., Jul. 16, 2014

Chrysler tells NHTSA it will have Jeep all necessary trailer hitches ready by March (Detroit Free Press, Businessweek)
Wed., Jul. 16, 2014

Senate confirms Ronnie White as federal judge (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Wed., Jul. 16, 2014

Fast track means Wisconsin's gay marriage case could land in national spotlight (Wisconsin State Journal)
Wed., Jul. 16, 2014

Court Upholds University of Texas Admissions Program (The Wall Street Journal)
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014

Appeals court upholds UT admissions policy (Houston Chronicle)
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014

Documents Show General Motors Kept Silent on Fatal Crashes (The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Boston.com, Yahoo! Finance)
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014

GM revises way legal staff handles safety suits (Automotive News)
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014

A shocking development in Virginia: Politicians are acting like politicians! (The Virginian-Pilot)
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014

Experts: Supreme Court may not take Utah's same-sex marriage appeal (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Sun., Jul. 13, 2014

NFL retirees have tough choice on concussion lawsuits (USA Today, Detroit Free Press)
Sat., Jul. 12, 2014

GOP lawmakers question investigation of Puckett exit (The Virginian-Pilot)
Sat., Jul. 12, 2014

4th Circuit to Rule Soon on Same Sex Marriage Ban (WCVE)
Thu., Jul. 10, 2014

Amid Partisan Divide, Krause Seated on Third Circuit (The Legal Intelligencer)
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014

Appellate court ruling in Virginia gay marriage case seen as imminent (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement (The State, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Yahoo!7 Finance, The Enid News and Eagle)
Mon., Jul. 7, 2014

Fighter over missing IRS emails goes from Congress to court (The Washington Times)
Mon., Jul. 7, 2014

ACLU prepares lawsuit to preserve same-sex marriages (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014

Alleged ringleader in 2012 Benghazi terror strike denied bail (Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star)
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014

Few strings attached to money for GM victims (CNN Money)
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014

Attorneys Complain GM's Compensation Plan Falls Short (National Law Journal)
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014

Court orders Ind. to recognize 1 same-sex marriage (USA Today, The Indianapolis Star)
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014

Barry Bonds gets another chance to fight conviction (San Jose Mercury News, Lodi News-Sentinel, Contra Costa Times)
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014

Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky (WFPL)
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014

GM recalls another 8.4 million vehicles, most for ignition switch defect (Detroit Free Press, Businessweek, Columbus CEO, The Financial Times)
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014

LETTERS: Federal Reserve deserves blame, not credit, for economy (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014

GM to award $1 million to families of those killed as a result of defective ignition switchs (WHNT)
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014

Benghazi attack suspect 'compliant but not cooperative' in federal custody (The Guardian)
Sun., Jun. 29, 2014

Status of Indiana gay marriages up in the air (The New York Times, The Herald, News-Sentinel, WTHITV, San Antonio Express-News)
Sat., Jun. 28, 2014

Opponents of same-sex marriage vow to continue fight to Supreme Court (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014

Court to consider five gay marriage cases at once (Legal News)
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014

For newlyweds, possible stay of Indiana same-sex marriage ruling clouds horizon (The Indianapolis Star, USA Today, pal-item.com)
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014

White House nominates U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman to be federal judge (Austin American-Statesman)
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014

The Medicaid mess in Richmond is far from Virginia's finest hour (The Virginian-Pilot)
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014

Obama names three Texas judges in apparent deal with Cornyn and Cruz (The Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014

Gay couples wanting to marry in Indiana could find celebration over ban ruling short-lived (The Republic)
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014

10th Circuit Court: Utah's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014

Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana (NPR, Utah Public Radio)
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014

Utah's same-sex marriage ruling: What's next? (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014

Federal court rules against Utah ban on same-sex marriage (Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune)
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014

Senate unanimously confirms Crawford (Burlington Free Press)
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin appeal over abortion law (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Governing)
Mon., Jun. 23, 2014

Leahy pushes through quick confirmation for Crawford (Burlington Free Press, The Washington Times, Rutland Herald, Brattleboro Reformer)
Sat., Jun. 21, 2014

Obama 'Advances Satan's Agenda' By Appointing Openly Gay Judges, Says Black Pastor (The Gospel Herald)
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014

Appeals court in Cincinnati to consider 5 gay marriage cases at once (Lexington Herald-Leader, Coast Reporter, The Courier-Journal)
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014

Former Missouri Supreme Court justice headed for confirmation as federal judge (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014

GM CEO Barra to testify again on ignition-switch crisis amid new recall (Detroit Free Press)
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014

Chain email falsely says Barack Obama is 'first president to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect' (Politifact.com)
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014

Correction: Gay Marriage-Wisconsin Story (ABC News, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News)
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014

Court to consider gay marriage cases from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee at 1 session (U.S. News & World Report, MSN News, The Clarion-Ledger)
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014

EDPA Nominations Come Amid Rapid Action by Senate (The Legal Intelligencer)
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014

Republicans Want To Hire Own Attorney To Represent State In Same Sex Marriage Case (WCVE)
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014

Senate confirms second woman to federal bench in Southern District of Illinois (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014

Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' gun law (The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014

Legal Status of Gay Marriages Could Lead to Lawsuits, High Court Action (WBAY)
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014

Obama nominates 4 to fill U.S. District Court judgeships (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Sun., Jun. 15, 2014

Uncertainty for gay couples married in Wisconsin (The Kansas City Star, The Bellingham Herald, Sheboygan Press)
Sat., Jun. 14, 2014

Judge halts same-sex marriages in Wisconsin (CNN)
Sat., Jun. 14, 2014

Judge ends gay marriage ban, but stops weddings for now (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Fri., Jun. 13, 2014

Va. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser retiring (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Jun. 13, 2014

Va. Chief Justice Kinser announces retirement (Kingsport Times-News)
Fri., Jun. 13, 2014

GOP leader Eric Cantor loses in shock Tea Party upset (USA Today, The Christian Post)
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014

Republican rebels mount swift power grab after shock defeat of Eric Cantor (The Guardian)
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014

State changes course, says it is processing gay marriage paperwork (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, McClatchy DC)
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014

GM may be driving past ignition switch crisis (Reuters, Find Law)
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014

Senate confirms appointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck as federal judge (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014

ACLU challenges state's gay marriage ban (Montgomery Advertiser)
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014

'Marriage says we are family': Birmingham women fight to force Alabama to recognize their Massachusetts marriage (AL.com)
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014

State won't act for now on paperwork for gay marriages (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014

Federal judge declines to stop gay marriages in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Find Law)
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014

42 Wisconsin counties issue gay marriage licenses (The Washington Post, USA Today, The Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle)
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014

Warner, Kaine recommend two for federal judicial post (The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014

US Supreme Court delivers blow on BP payouts (The Financial Times)
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014

Armstrong, Dillon recommended for WD judgeship (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014

GM wins small court victory amid recall gloom (USA Today)
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court refuses, for now, to stop BP oil spill payments (The Times-Picayune)
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014

Federal judge overturns Wisconsin's gay marriage ban (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, McClatchy DC)
Sat., Jun. 7, 2014

Ed Gillespie selected as GOP's nominee in Virginia race against Sen. Mark Warner (The Washington Times)
Sat., Jun. 7, 2014

Couples file lawsuit challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban (ABC News, NYDailyNews.com, Argus Leader, KPCC)
Fri., Jun. 6, 2014

N. Dakota's Gay-Marriage Law Challenged; Wisc. Ban Struck Down (NPR)
Fri., Jun. 6, 2014

In the U.S. Senate, it's Ted Cruz, of counsel for the right (Houston Chronicle)
Fri., Jun. 6, 2014

Valukas' GM faulty ignition switch report released (The Vindicator)
Fri., Jun. 6, 2014

Nevada judicial nominee Boulware scheduled for U.S. Senate vote (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

Some See G.M. Report as Powerful Ammunition for Change (The New York Times)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

GM investigation was led by Chicago lawyer Anton Valukas (Chicago Tribune)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

GM to offer as yet undetermined settlements to crash victim families (Detroit Free Press)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

General Motors Fires 15 After 'Deeply Troubling' Recall Probe GM (Investor's Business Daily)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

Barra says 15 GM employees fired over delayed switch recall (Detroit Free Press)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

REACTION: What analysts, lawmakers and others are saying about GM recall findings (Automotive News)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

GM chief Mary Barra: 'pattern of incompetence' caused fatal recall delay (The Guardian)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court won't halt gay marriages in Oregon (Statesman Journal)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

2 million fewer than thought will pay Obamacare penalty (The Washington Times)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

GM report spurs lawmakers, safety advocates (USA Today)
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014

GM ousts 15 employees over ignition-switch scandal (The Kansas City Star, The Australian)
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014

Letters to the Editor (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren applauds Senate confirmation of Mark Mastroianni, Hamdpen district attorney, to federal judge post (MassLive.com)
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014

Overruled, Judge Still Left a Mark on S.E.C. Agenda (New York Times)
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014

Appeals Court Says Judge Erred in Blocking SEC-Citigroup Settlement (The Wall Street Journal)
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014

VA Del. Bob Marshall: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Church Hospitals Losing Tax Exempt Status (On Top Magazine)
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014

Otter wants full appeals court review of same-sex marriage rulings (The Spokesman-Review)
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni is 1 vote away from securing federal judgeship (MassLive.com)
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Could Examine Oregon Gay Marriage Case (Northwest Public Radio)
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014

One high court justice has a big say in BP spill case (Houston Chronicle, Fuel Fix)
Thu., May. 29, 2014

For White House, Judicial Nominee's Defeat Could Be a Victory (CQ Roll Call)
Thu., May. 29, 2014

Supreme Court asks for response to request to halt gay marriages (Statesman Journal)
Wed., May. 28, 2014

Supreme Court asks for response to request to halt gay marriages (Statesman Journal)
Wed., May. 28, 2014

Gay marriage: national ACLU poised to fight appeal to Supreme Court in Oregon case (The Oregonian)
Wed., May. 28, 2014

Ruling adds twist to same-sex marriage cases (Legal News)
Tue., May. 27, 2014

The Dems' plot to control America rolls on (American Thinker)
Tue., May. 27, 2014

Reid hits the gas on nominees (The Hill)
Mon., May. 26, 2014

Corbett Defends Dropping Defense of Marriage Law (NBC Philadelphia, Lebanon Daily News, The York Dispatch)
Sat., May. 24, 2014

Warner, Kaine interview judgeship candidates (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Fri., May. 23, 2014

Another View: Arizona can be proud of historic judge appointment (Reno Gazette Journal)
Fri., May. 23, 2014

Gay marriage ban challenged: 4 Montana couples sue Montana (Great Falls Tribune)
Thu., May. 22, 2014

One Utah Gay Marriage Ruling Could Influence the Other (KUER)
Wed., May. 21, 2014

State-by-state: A frenzied few months on the same-sex marriage front (CNN)
Wed., May. 21, 2014

Pennsylvania Becomes Latest Gay Marriage State (NPR, Here & Now)
Wed., May. 21, 2014

Former UM law professor expects U.S. Supreme Court to decide gay marriage (The Missoulian, Billings Gazette)
Wed., May. 21, 2014

Supreme Court may be BP's only recourse in oil spill fight, legal experts say (Houston Chronicle, Fuel Fix)
Tue., May. 20, 2014

After long delays, Senate may soon fill 4 federal judge slots (FindLaw, The Orlando Sentinel)
Mon., May. 19, 2014

Civil rights icon John Lewis opposes controversial Obama court nominee for Georgia (The Island Packet, The Tribune-Review)
Mon., May. 19, 2014

Can GM regain confidence of regulators, consumers? (Detroit Free Press, USA Today)
Sun., May. 18, 2014

Appeals court revives suit challenging SC school prayer (The State, Greenville News)
Sat., May. 17, 2014

GM Judge Sets Rules for Multibillion-Dollar Recall Fight (Bloomberg)
Sat., May. 17, 2014

First Native American woman confirmed as federal judge (Courier-Post, The Arizona Republic)
Fri., May. 16, 2014

Court halts Arkansas same-sex marriages (CNN, WDBJ7)
Fri., May. 16, 2014

GM fined $35M for waiting to fix faulty ignitions (New York Post)
Fri., May. 16, 2014

New generation of federal judges seated (The Baltimore Sun)
Thu., May. 15, 2014

Controversial Judicial Pick Michael Boggs' Nomination Is In Serious Trouble (BuzzFeed)
Thu., May. 15, 2014

5 years later, terrorism case in limbo (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Thu., May. 15, 2014

Gay rights experiences an unusually progressive week in the U.S. (The Globe and Mail)
Wed., May. 14, 2014

GM Ignition-Switch Death Suit Should Be Revived, Lawyer Says (The Washington Post - Bloomberg)
Tue., May. 13, 2014

Senators grill judicial nominee Boggs over past record (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, FindLaw)
Tue., May. 13, 2014

Advocates of gay marriage prepare for next step (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Tue., May. 13, 2014

Gay marriage: Appeal here a 'way station' to Supreme Court (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, The Daily Progress)
Tue., May. 13, 2014

Family refiling lawsuit against GM in switch case (USA Today)
Mon., May. 12, 2014

As Utah waits for same-sex ruling, marriage battle spreads (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Sun., May. 11, 2014

Ending long vacancy, Senate approves pick for Wisconsin federal court (The Journal Times, Wisconsin State Journal)
Fri., May. 9, 2014

Judge Curtis Collier's semi-retirement will open prestigious seat in Chattanooga (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Tue., May. 6, 2014

Senator Rand Paul may block selection of judge (The Boston Globe)
Tue., May. 6, 2014

GM Negotiating with Claimants in Ignition Switch Lawsuits (Insurance Journal)
Mon., May. 5, 2014

Another Virginia AG accused of activism (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Sat., May. 3, 2014

GM begins talks to settle ignition switch lawsuits (Miami Herald, The Vindicator)
Fri., May. 2, 2014

GM expert begins discussions on switch cases (USA Today)
Fri., May. 2, 2014

Regional news briefs (Journal Sentinel)
Fri., May. 2, 2014

Endo to Pay $830 Million to End 20,000 Vaginal-Mesh Suits (2) (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Thu., May. 1, 2014

Bankruptcy judge Pamela Pepper nominated for district court bench (Journal Sentinel)
Thu., May. 1, 2014

Senate confirms new San Diego federal judge (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Wed., Apr. 30, 2014

Senate approves Friedland's nomination to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (KPCC)
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014

Senate Narrowly Confirms Friedland to Ninth Circuit (The Recorder)
Mon., Apr. 28, 2014

FDA Proposes To Regulate ECigarettes, Calls For Public Comment (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014

FDA proposes crackdown on e-cigarettes (CNN, Fox4KC.com)
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014

Justices nod to voters on affirmative action; marriage is different, experts say (Detroit Free Press)
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014

New GM struggles to shake off the past (The Financial Times)
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014

GM seeks to use bankruptcy as shield to deny ignition-switch lawsuits (Detroit Free Press)
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014

Author of Va. constitution backs AG on gay marriage (The Virginian-Pilot)
Sat., Apr. 19, 2014

Southern LGBT groups file brief in Va. marriage case (Washington Blade)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Utah same-sex marriage case could be thrown out on a technicality (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Law professors back AG's marriage stance (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Law professors bolster Herring's same-sex marriage stance (Daily Press)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Denver appeals court again considers same-sex marriage (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014

Arguments Heard in Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Appeal (KUER)
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014

Va. Supreme Court backs ex-U.Va. climate researcher (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014

Colorado's gay marriage ban could hinge on appeals court ruling (The Denver Post)
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014

Judge grants request to force Indiana to recognize couple's same-sex marriage (Indianapolis Star, Lansing State Journal, jconline.com)
Fri., Apr. 11, 2014

Judge tells Indiana to recognize one same-sex marriage (Indianapolis Star, USA Today)
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014

G.M. Places 2 Engineers on Leave in Inquiry (The New York Times)
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014

Appeals court to hear arguments on Utah's same-sex ban (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014

Is This Bad News?: GM Gets Maximum Fine (The Street, Yahoo! Finance)
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014

Takeda and Eli Lilly fall foul of jury in Actos trial (The Financial Times)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

Jury Awards $9 Billion in Damages in Drug Case (The New York Times)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe (Los Angeles Times)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

U.S. Fines General Motors for Missing Recall Deadline (The Wall Street Journal)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

Feds fine GM for too little data too late (USA Today)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

Krause Third Circuit Nominee Gets Through Committee (The Legal Intelligencer)
Fri., Apr. 4, 2014

Report blames Cornyn and Cruz for judicial vacancies and massive backlogs (The Dallas Morning News)
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014

Votes to Confirm Pair of Federal Judges Roiled by Partisan Rancor (The Legal Intelligencer)
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014

G.M. Hires Lawyer Specializing in Disaster Payouts (The New York Times, The Buffalo News, Business Standard)
Tue., Apr. 1, 2014

Refusing to defend state law a rarity, Herring says (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Tue., Apr. 1, 2014

Senator Feinstein fights Idaho colleagues over judicial appointment (KPCC)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

Observer: Panel on Utah gay marriage case 'slightly' conservative (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

State Bar names 'highly qualified' candidates for Roanoke's next federal judge (The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

Climate right for diversity in Western District, advocates say (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

Va. attorney general turns attention to public safety (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Sun., Mar. 30, 2014

US recognizes Michigan same-sex marriages, Holder says (McClatchy DC, Detroit Free Press)
Fri., Mar. 28, 2014

Texas Judge Costa moves to full Senate vote (The Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014

Two Judges Join Eastern District in Close Confirmation (The Legal Intelligencer)
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014

Gay Marriage in Limbo in Michigan, With Carl Tobias, Professor University of Richmond School of Law (The Legal Broadcast Network)
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014

Appeals court to hear arguments May 13 in same-sex marriage cases (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

Schuette defends gay marriage appeal as he begins re-election drive (The Detroit News)
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

GM customers ask U.S. judge to ramp up ignition recall efforts (Reuters, 4-Traders)
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

Gay marriages could remain in legal limbo with halt of ruling (The Detroit News)
Sun., Mar. 23, 2014

Same-sex couples marry in Michigan shortly before court halts licenses (CNN)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Michigan gay marriages could fall into legal limbo (USA Today, Detroit Free Press)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Gays and lesbians begin marrying in Michigan (Los Angeles Times)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Muskegon Co. clerk issues marriage licenses to gay couples (WZZM)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Michigan gay marriages could fall into legal limbo during appeal process (Lansing State Journal)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

With Clock Ticking Down, Obama Polishes Judicial Legacy (NPR, GPB)
Fri., Mar. 21, 2014

J&J Gets $1.2 Billion Arkansas Risperdal Verdict Thrown Out (Washington Post - Bloomberg)
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014

Toyota's $1.2B Settlement Puts Criminal Probe To Rest (NPR)
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

In Oregon gay marriage case, Judge Michael McShane faces several key decisions (The Oregonian)
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

GM must pay for pre-bankruptcy ignition deception: lawsuit (Chicago Tribune)
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

BP Can Again Bid for U.S. Leases, Contracts After Spill (Bloomberg Businessweek, Washington Post - Bloomberg)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

Clear-Cut Defect Leaves GM With Nowhere To Hide (Law360)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

Lawsuit kicks off class action claims against GM (Reuters, The Peninsula Qatar, Thanhniennews.com)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

More stories about GM's stalling cars come to light (BDlive)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

General Motors sued in Texas over ignition defects (Automotive News)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

GM Staff Joins Media Flagging Ignition Fault Before Recall: Cars (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Thu., Mar. 13, 2014

Senate committee delays vote for Texas appellate nominee (The Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Mar. 13, 2014

No rocks in road for Nevada federal judge nominee Boulware (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Wed., Mar. 12, 2014

Obama nominates prosecutor for federal judgeship amid political turmoil over previous picks (FindLaw, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014

Justice Dept. Is Said to Look at G.M. Actions on Safety Flaws (The New York Times)
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014

Federal Appeals Court To Hear Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage Ban (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014

Next Nasty Nomination Fight for Obama: Michael Boggs on the Hot Seat (Roll Call)
Mon., Mar. 10, 2014

SC Judge Nominee Awaits Senate Vote (Gannett Washington Bureau, WLTX)
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni's nomination for federal judgeship wins approval of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; next stop, full Senate (The Republican)
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014

U.S. Increases Pressure on GM Over Long Delay in Auto Recall (The Wall Street Journal)
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014

Senate panel OKs 6 judges for U.S. court in Ariz. (azcentral.com)
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014

2 approved as judges after long Senate delay (San Francisco Chronicle)
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Amendment 3 Plaintiffs Argue Laws Banning Same-Sex Marriages Are Irrational (KUER)
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Christie's Gun Stance at Odds With GOP (GOPUSA, The Record)
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Confirm Lauck for Eastern District of Virginia (The Hill)
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014

Virginia Appeals Ruling In Same-Sex Marriage Ban (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014

Jay Moody gets Senate confirmation to federal judgeship (Arkansas Times)
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014

In procedural step, Va. appeals marriage case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

Dynamics changing on federal bench in Mass. (The Boston Globe)
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

Senate Confirms Appointment Of Jeffrey Meyer To Federal Bench (The Hartford Courant, CTnow)
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

Endo to Pay $193 Million to Settle Lidoderm Marketing Probe (The Washington Post - Bloomberg)
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014

Texas Judge Gregg Costa gets nomination hearing (Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014

Same-sex ban could be lifted (The Daily Progress)
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014

Same-sex ruling in Virginia could affect S.C. gay marriage ban (Charleston City Paper)
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014

Same-sex ruling echoes historic interracial decision (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sun., Feb. 16, 2014

Ruling could mean the end of constitutional amendment (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Sun., Feb. 16, 2014

Same-sex marriage on winning streak toward high court (USA Today, News-Leader.com)
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014

After same-sex ruling, 'happiness and relief' (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014

Lawsuit Takes Aim At The BLM And The Proposed Water Pipeline (KNPR)
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014

Federal judge strikes down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban (Richmond Times-Dispatch, GoDanRiver.com)
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014

Judge withdraws mother's guilty pleas in LP case (The Kansas City Star, FindLaw)
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

Reid calls for cloture vote on Jay Moody judicial nomination (Arkansas Times)
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

Senators Review SC Judicial Nominee (WLTX.com, GreenvilleOnline.com)
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Unions pressing for judges friendly to labor (The Washington Times)
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Appeals court rejects NC bid to bar pro-choice license plates (Richmond Times-Dispatch, )
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Appeals court rules 'Choose Life' plates unconstitutional (News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, NC SPIN)
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Toyota may pay $1 billion to settle federal criminal investigation (Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News)
Mon., Feb. 10, 2014

Toyota in Talks on Final Settlements Over Car Recalls (The New York Times)
Sun., Feb. 9, 2014

Merck Said to Agree to $100 Million NuvaRing Settlement (Bloomberg, NJ.com, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wall St. Cheat Sheet, Omaha World-Herald)
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

Time for prompt, sensible judicial pick (The Omaha World Herald)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Judge In Gay Marriage Case Has Diverse Resume (NPR, The Washington Post, The Virginian-Pilot)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Senate committee approves nominee for Madison federal judge (Journal Sentinel)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Dechert Partner Krause to Be Nominated to Third Circuit (The Legal intelligencer)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Two federal judges in Utah taking senior status (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise (Los Angeles Times, FreeNewsPos.com)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

Judge hears arguments in challenge to gay marriage ban (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

Judge Hears Arguments On Virginia Ban On Gay Marriage (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

Landmark same sex marriage case to be heard today (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014

BP digs in as last leg of Gulf oil spill trial approaches (Fuel Fix)
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014

BP holds its ground in spill case (Houston Chronicle)
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014

Gay marriage case gains class action status (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014

Gay marriage likely to stay illegal in SC several more years at least (The State, The Island Packet, Rock Hill Herald, Myrtle Beach Online)
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014

Lawmaker challenges Mark Herring's decision on same-sex marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014

Bill would let lawmakers defend ban if AG refuses (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Virginia's New Attorney General Challenges The State's 2006 Ban On Gay Marriage (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Judge Richard Cebull sent hundreds of racist e-mails, panel says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014

U.S. attorneys build a case for themselves as moneymakers for federal government (The Kansas City Star)
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014

Bill could upend class-action lawsuits (Bristol Herald Courier)
Sat., Jan. 18, 2014

Attorney General Mark Herring Dismisses Private Law Firms That Represented McDonnell (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014

Scott claims secrecy in picking judicial nominees (PolitiFact)
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014

Obama nominates Las Vegas public defender Boulware for federal judge (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014

Top Jury Verdict Awards in 2013 (Claims Journal)
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014

NFL Concussion Deal Delayed by Judge on Payout Concern (Bloomberg News, San Francisco Chronicle)
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014

Federal judge: Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional (CNN, CBS 6)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Obama's Judge Picks Advance in Post-Filibuster Senate (The Recorder)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Dow Loses $1.2 Billion Verdict as Top 2013 Award (Bloomberg News)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Should 1Ls Start Applying For Clerkships? (Above The Law)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

ACLU, Marshall strange bedfellows on telephone surveillance (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Stafford County Sun)
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014

Obama NSA Reform May Reduce Privacy, Kill Constitutional Challenges (U.S. News & World Report)
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014

Utah's gay marriages are valid, feds say (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014

Jan. 30 hearing set for gay couple challenging Virginia law (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014

Senate panel clears Luger for Minnesota U.S. Attorney (Star Tribune)
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014

Senate confirms Janet Yellen as Fed chairman (USA Today)
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014

President Again Nominates Hannah Lauck to US District Court (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014

High Court Stops Gay Marriages In Utah (NPR)
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014

Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages In Utah (NPR)
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014

Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriages pending appeal (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014

The Monday line (Arkansas Times)
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014

Plaintiffs: Supreme Court stay will harm Utah same-sex couples (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Utah gay marriage supporters urge US supreme court to reject ban request (The Guardian)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Gay Couples Ask Supreme Court Not to Halt Same Sex Marriages (KUER)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Couples Urge Sotomayor To Deny Utah's Bid To Block Gay Marriage (NPR)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

McDonnell's legal fees may continue to be paid by Va. (The Virginian-Pilot)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Stop Gay Marriage (KUER)
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013

Could Utah challenge impact Virginia's ban on gay marriage? (CBS 6)
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013

Bay Area federal judge picks get holiday freeze from GOP (San Jose Mercury News)
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013

Law Expert: Stay on Marriage Equality Ruling Unlikely (KUER)
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013

Utah seeks outside help in request for gay-marriage stay (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013

Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court (CNN)
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013

Another Court Defeat For Utah On Gay Marriage (NPR)
Wed., Dec. 25, 2013

Utah, gay activists brace for long legal fight over gay marriage (The Christian Science Monitor)
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013

10th Circuit Court denies same-sex marriage stay (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013

Court Allows Gay Marriages to Continue in Utah (The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post)
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013

Georgia leaders protest federal judicial nominees (Daily Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Senate's 'nuclear option' won't help clear backlog of Texas judicial vacancies (The Dallas Morning News)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Civil rights leaders slam Obama on judicial picks (The Washington Times)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Settlement Talks Follow Jury Verdict (The National Law Journal)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Judge allows gay marriage in Utah to continue (The Washington Post)
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013

Arkansas judicial candidates caught by Republican Senate blockade (Arkansas Times)
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013

After same-sex marriage ruling, Utah seeks to keep status quo (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013

Gay marriage catches conservative Utah off guard (The Washington Post, POLITICO)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

In Utah, judge's ruling ignites same-sex marriage frenzy (CNN)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

'Just a matter of time' before Maine justice confirmed for federal bench (Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Nassau Judge Davis confirmed to federal bench (The Florida Times-Union)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Confirmation checklist for post-nuclear Senate (The Hill)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

Senate hearing for SD judge back on track (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

'Sweet' victory for Herring in AG race (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The News & Advance)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

Obama nominates Santa Cruz judge for Ariz. U.S. District Court (The Republic)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

Senate hearing for SD judge stalls (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

Brown Rudnick Adds Lockyer, Paris Office: Business of Law (FreeNewsPos.com)
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

Springfield judicial nominee a victim of end-of-year standoff in Congress (Springfield News-Leader)
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013

Polygamy supporters pleased that parts of Utah law are struck down (Los Angeles Times)
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013

U.S. courts in state still await nominees for judges (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Legal Intelligencer)
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013

Federal judge says NSA phone program violates Fourth Amendment (The Washington Times)
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013

Toyota Will Practice Damage Control With Acceleration Lawsuits (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)
Sat., Dec. 14, 2013

Toyota Seeks a Settlement for Sudden Acceleration Cases (The New York Times)
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

Senate's filibuster rule change opens floodgates for Obama nominees (The Washington Times)
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013

Pa.'s Empty Federal Bench Beyond Help From 'Nuclear Option' (The Legal Intelligencer)
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013

Senate OKs Elizabeth Wolford as federal judge (Democrat and Chronicle)
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013

Watt wins confirmation to lead Fannie, Freddie agency (McClatchy Washington Bureau, The Charlotte Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, The Kansas City Star)
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013

Senate confirms Obama judge following filibuster rule change (The Washington Times)
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013

High court ends LU lawsuit over health law (The [Lynchburg] News & Advance, The Daily Progress)
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013

Stephanie Rose trial will examine judge's treatment of lawyer (Des Moines Register, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Press-Citizen)
Fri., Nov. 29, 2013

J&J May Pay $1 Billion in Medical Costs Under Hip Accord (Bloomberg News, NorthJersey.com)
Wed., Nov. 27, 2013

Obenshain to Seek Recount of A-G Votes (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Nov. 27, 2013

Moritz's nomination going more smoothly than Six's (The Wichita Eagle)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Senate panel approves Yellen nomination to lead Fed (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

White House changes tune on judge standoff, backs Senate Dems' filibuster move (The Washington Times)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Will Reid's Maneuver Open a Pandora's Box? (The Wall Street Journal, FreeNewsPos.com)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Senate committee recommends Yellen for Fed chair (USA Today)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Get ready for more mortgage settlements at other banks (Housing Wire)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Michigan, hard-hit Detroit in line to share in $13-billion JP Morgan payout (Detroit Free Press)
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

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