Lawyer Salaries in the U.S.

Attorneys are traditionally among the highest paid professionals in the United States. Despite recent woes in the U.S. legal job market, those with secure positions stand to make comfortable incomes during their careers. Early estimates show that attorney salaries will rise an average of 3% in 2013, an indication of a strengthening legal market...

 

From Six to Ten to Nine: The Evolution of the Supreme Court

In recent decades, many controversial Supreme Court decisions have come down to a 5-4 vote, leaving important policy decisions in the hands of whomever the deciding vote – or swing vote – is for each case. At least twice – including in the present day – the Supreme Court has divided into group of 4, 4, and 1, leaving the same justice as the swing vote, and thus the ultimate authority on American constitutional law, for a variety of important issues...