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<b>BENJAMIN CRUMP:</b> Florida lawyer represents the Texas plaintiff and Michael Brown’s family.

Ruling Could Bolster Lawsuits Against Police

By Tony Mauro |

A little-noticed U.S. Supreme Court ruling from May could give an unexpected boost to alleged victims of excessive force by police in their efforts to hold law enforcement officers accountable.

Michelle Kosilek.

Sex Reassignment Surgery for Prison Inmate Rejected

By Sheri Qualters |

A divided federal appeals court on Dec. 16 overruled a Boston federal judge who ordered taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery for a convicted murderer suffering from gender identity disorder.

Plaintiffs Attorneys Explain Legal Basis for Newtown Suit

By Jay Stapleton |

The decision to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that gunman Adam Lanza used to kill 26 children and teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was made after a careful review of the legal issues by the plaintiffs' lawyers.

Brian Tamanaha.

Enrollment in Law School Continues Historic Decline

By Karen Sloan |

Law school enrollment fell for the fourth straight year in 2014, according to figures released Tuesday by the American Bar Association.