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The Supreme Court issued two opinions yesterday. In Ayestas v. Davis, the justices held unanimously that the lower court had applied too demanding a standard in determining when the funding of services for a criminal defendant in a capital case is necessary. Steve Vladeck analyzes...

The responsibility for proper legal accounting (and the penalties for improper accounting) falls squarely on your law firm—not the accountant. Which makes knowing the rules of legal accounting mandatory for every lawyer. In Advanced Principles of Legal Accounting, you will gain the essential accounting knowledge...

It was a tale of two arguments yesterday in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren. The first half of the argument featured most of the justices offering scorching criticism of the idea that the tribe could be immune from state jurisdiction over off-reservation land; the...