Richard Posner gave an interview to NPR this week in which he blasts current-day conservatives and says today's "goofy" Republican Party has made him less conservative. Over the last 10 years, he said, "There's been a real deterioration in conservative thinking. And that has to lead people to re-examine and modify their thinking."
Wisconsin’s lawyer met with a hail of questions from U.S. appeals court judges while he tried to defend a state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have local hospital admitting privileges.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rejected criticism that he improperly went outside the court record in his dissent to last term’s decision on Arizona’s immigration law, saying his consideration of presidential remarks was appropriate.
Sears Holdings Corp. must face consumer class-action litigation over alleged washing machine defects, a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled after being asked to reconsider the issue by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Washington lawyer with experience in major antitrust cases has been named head of litigation for the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division after the government sued to block the merger of AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc.
Conrad Black’s 2007 convictions for fraud and obstructing justice should be thrown out because it’s impossible to tell whether jurors found him guilty under a now- invalid legal theory, his lawyer told a federal appeals court.