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Sidebar: Glass palaces

Architects in this new era of court design have chosen light as a visual metaphor, creating a sense of openness and access. In the 1990s, during the earlier phases, a few architects actually had to sell judges on installing more windows. Today, it's become the norm.

Sidebar: Shopping for the perfect court

Nobody wants to strike out in court, but what lengths will litigants go to win? We bring you the inside baseball of how cases concerning abortion, immigration, bankruptcy and patent law get filed in specific federal courts to ensure friendly judges who often hand out significant national rulings.

Sidebar: Real lawsuits of ‘Real Housewives’

A slew of complaints filed by cast members of the franchise say producers created an unsafe work environment by plying them with booze.

Sidebar: Copyright conundrum

Without the First Amendment, industries like media, entertainment, arts and technology would look very different. But without copyright, there would be no incentive for a writer to get that manuscript published or a musician to get their song out there for the world to hear.

Sidebar: Pregnancy and personhood in a post-Dobbs America

The U.S. Supreme Court's 2022 decision overturning Roe v. Wade planted the seeds for the fractured state of abortion, pregnancy and fetal personhood in America now.

Sidebar: Mean tweets

Can you sue somebody for being mean to you online? What if it's a joke? What if it's funny? What if it's not?