Judge bans live tweets by opposing counsel during deposition

Convicted for his role in a money-laundering conspiracy involving election contributions from a drug trafficker, a former South Texas sheriff got five years in federal prison. After his sentencing last month, KGBT reported on tweets of what disgraced ex-Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño was saying during the federal…

Pitch us your idea for a legal TV show

This week, the first 10-second teaser trailer was released for the much-anticipated comedy-drama Better Call Saul, a spinoff of the hit drama Breaking Bad. The TV show stars “criminal lawyer” Saul Goodman, and is set six years before the events of Breaking Bad. Two other legal shows have more imminent…

Cartoon Poll: Which caption fits this canine cartoon best?

ABA Journal staffers snubbed the dog-eat-dog puns, even though clever "pro bone-o" and "illegal collar" captions made us snicker. But after reviewing more than 150 submissions, these were the three stand-out favorites. Now it's your turn to tell us which one should run with the cartoon in an upcoming issue…