Who Decides What in the Attorney-Client Relationship

The attorney-client relationship is one of varying degrees of collaboration, depending on how involved your client chooses to be, how sophisticated they are in legal matters, and the type of case. But no matter how sophisticated your client may be, certain decisions lie with the client and some are within the discretion of the lawyer.


It’s Just Marriage, Now

Here’s the decision on CaseText. Twitter is the place to be if you want the firehose of reactions as everyone reads the 103-page decision as fast as they can. Or just head for the nearest downtown this weekend for what will surely be the most joyful Pride ever.

The 6th Circuit Probably Just Sent Same-Sex Marriage to the Supreme Court

"When the courts do not let the people resolve new social issues like this one, they perpetuate the idea that the heroes in these change events are judges and lawyers."


Early Birds And Night Owls Can Both Be Unethical

We all have our bad days, but we have our bad times too. Depending on your chronotype, the times you have to make decisions at may not be your most ethically sound moments.


Gay Jurors and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Sometimes, cases start out about one thing and end up about something else — something momentous and unexpected —entirely. That’s what happened in GlaxoSmithKline v. Abbott Laboratories, a case winding its way through the Ninth Circuit..


When Willpower and Decision-Making Abilities Decline

Our decision-making abilities fall off during the day, but there are ways to reserve and restore your good judgment.

Lawsuit Idea: Defamatory Search Results

This Australian guy won over $200,000 suing Google for delivering results associating him with the mob. The judge explained the jury verdict by saying Google search results are just like publishing a newspaper: Google Inc. is like the newsagent that sells a newspaper containing a defamatory article. While there might be no specific intention to […]

The Ten Commandments Are Apparently Not So Easily Evicted

According to the 11th Circuit, the ACLU’s client may not have standing to sue for the removal of the notorious ten commandments monument (which includes the message, “Love God and Keep His Commandments.”) on the grounds of the Dixie County, Florida courthouse. Read That Ten Commandments Statue Isn’t Going Anywhere Fast on the WSJ Law […]