Final preparations before summit

SINGAPORE The Latest on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local): 11:35 p.m. U.S. and North Korean officials are set to meet in Singapore to make final preparations for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House...

Harmless Errors and Substantial Rights

The harmless constitutional error doctrine is as baffling as it is ubiquitous. Although appellate courts rely on it to deny relief for claimed constitutional violations every day, virtually every aspect of the doctrine is subject to fundamental disagreement and confusion. Judges and commentators sharply disagree about which (and even whether) constitutional errors can be harmless,...

End of Line for Appeal of $225 Million Exxon Settlement

In an order made public June 8 and dated a week earlier, the court denied a petition for certification from the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club and other environmental groups seeking review of an Appellate Division ruling upholding the settlement.   The New Jersey Supreme Court will not step in to block the...

This Big Law Leader Decided to Match Milbank. Why?

Winston & Strawn Chairman Tom Fitzgerald discusses the reasons behind his firm’s move to boost associate salaries. Plus, Law.com senior editor Brian Baxter shares what’s buzzing in the legal community about the increases and how they stack up to previous salary hikes. While we may not have a full-blow salary war on our hands, the...