Wisconsin justice's spouse head of union-busting law firm

By Chris Young

Wisconsin Supreme Court justice married to head of firm that battles unions.

Free repository offers copies of PACER federal court records

By Traver Riggins

Want to see the federal indictment of a mortgage fraudster? You got it. Need the docket for a U.S. appeals court case? It’s yours. All with

Excerpts from this story referencing "PACER":

"… ilable via the Internet through Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER) system since the early 1990s. But its fee of 8 cents per page is too stee …"

"… ents available for free, Schultze co-founded RECAP, a Firefox plug-in that PACER users can use to automatically donate the court documents they purchase fr …"

"… ers can use to automatically donate the court documents they purchase from PACER into a public repository. RECAP will also alert users when a document they …"

"… RECAP will also alert users when a document they are searching for within PACER is already available in the repository.“It’s true that the cost of run …"

Breaking the rules

By Steve Weinburg

Who suffers when a prosecutor is cited for misconduct?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Prosecutorial misconduct":

"… utor who has more than one reversal to her credit belongs to a select club.Prosecutorial misconduct falls into several categories, including:Courtroom misconduct (making inap …"

Anatomy of misconduct

By Steve Weinburg

There's much to learn when a trial goes terribly wrong

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… sed to give up, and in a habeas corpus proceeding they convinced the state Supreme Court to order DNA testing. The results proved Woodall's innocence. The trial co …"

"… Woodall.A subsequent investigation into Zain's work led to a West Virginia Supreme Court ruling that all convictions involving Zain's findings would be analyzed to …"

"… determine if the remaining evidence supported those convictions. The state Supreme Court commented that the details of Zain's conduct "are shocking, and represent …"

"… favorable to the defendant is called a Brady violation, after a 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision. That ruling involved a 1958 homicide in Anne Arundel County, Md. …"