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Today in 1965: The Supreme Court decides Griswold v. Connecticut

Jun 7, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 7, 1965, the Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut, invalidating a state law banning the use of contraceptives and establishing the constitutional right to privacy.

Intoxicated Juror

Jun 7, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

In personal injuries action, trial court erred in refusing to declare mistrial when, on fourth day of trial, one of jurors appeared intoxicated …

Can the government really collect phone records from all of Verizon’s customers?

Jun 6, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The recent revelation that the NSA has been continually monitoring U.S. phone communications has a lot of Americans upset. Can the government get away with this?

The Definition of Confidence

Jun 6, 2013 By: Marsha Hunter

When Brian Johnson and I teach speaking skills to small groups of lawyers, we always ask why the participants are there. What

Hot Docs: Zoo responsible for death of two-year-old killed by African wild dogs, lawsuit claims

Jun 6, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The surviving parents of a child killed by a pack of African wild dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo are suing the Zoo, claiming the exhibit was negligently maintained.

Doggie Distribution

Jun 6, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Trial court in dissolution proceeding erred in awarding custody of parties’ dog to husband with visitation rights in wife; …

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, June 5, 2013

Jun 5, 2013 By: Casey Hall

Top Labor and Employment cases of the week. This week’s highlights include arbitration, workers’ compensation, hour and wage cases, and more.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jun 5, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Here are some highlights from the

Black’s Law Dictionary: My Sherpa Guide to Law School

Jun 5, 2013 By: Jake Knadle

Black’s Law Dictionary was the key to unlocking “legalese,” this new language I had to learn in law school.

Insurer Liable for Claimant’s Attorney Fees Despite Absence of Coverage

Jun 5, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

A recent Idaho Supreme Court decision illustrates that an insurer’s decision to honor its obligation to defend despite harboring doubts about coverage itself poses risks for insurers.