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  • Q&A: What to look for with Guatemala's embattled president

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:59:24 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President Otto Perez Molina has resigned amid a corruption scandal after a judge issued an order to detain him in the case.

  • Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:58:18 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, and arrived at court Thursday morning to hear the charges against him.

  • Attorney general: Woman who died in jail was being monitored

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:57:21 GMT

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 24-year-old South Dakota woman who suffered a fatal methamphetamine overdose while in custody was asked repeatedly by jail staff whether she had taken any illegal drugs and was moved to a holding cell for special monitoring after her cellmate requested medical attention for her, state authorities said Thursday.

  • Correction: Mozambique-Facebook Defamation story

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:52:47 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about a defamation trial in Mozambique, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the defendants were found guilty. No verdict was passed by the judge, who said the verdict and sentence will be issued on Sept. 16. AP also erroneously reported that three were on trial. Only two were on trial.

  • The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns in corruption probe

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:49:24 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):

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  • After a Natural Disaster, Bring in the Lawyers, Says State Bar Ass'n

    2015-09-02T17:58:59Z

    When you think natural disaster response, you don't necessarily think of lawyers. Clean water, medical aid, and even evacuations might seem like more pressing concerns following a major hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake. But in the aftermath of many natural disasters, lawyers can be an essential resource, helping victims access housing,......

  • Class Action Specialists Reach Out to 'Victims of Google'

    2015-09-02T16:54:27Z

    Has Google done you wrong? Well, then Hausfeld, an international plaintiff's firm, wants to hear from you. The firm, known for its high-profile class actions, recently launched a platform to help individuals and businesses pursue potential lawsuits against Google. The Google Redress & Integrity Platform, or GRIP, is specifically......

  • California Agrees to End Solitary Confinement Abuses in Prison

    2015-09-02T12:59:23Z

    California will strictly limit its use of solitary confinement in prisons, the state announced on Tuesday. The changes are expected to greatly reduce the number of inmates held in isolation. Currently, inmates are often kept in small, windowless cells for 22 hours a day, often suffering severe psychological distress as......

  • Practicing in Marijuana Law Remains a Risky Bet

    2015-09-01T21:57:29Z

    Think your future is in weed law? Twenty-three states and D.C. have laws allowing for medical marijuana. Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska have legalized recreational weed, and California is expected to join them next year. All those growers, distributors, and vendors need lawyers and if the end of marijuana......

  • Supreme Court Denies Stay, Ordering Ky. Clerk to Issue Marriage Licenses

    2015-09-01T19:45:07Z

    The Supreme Court has refused to grant an emergency stay to a Kentucky county clerk who refused to wed gay couples. This June, the Supreme Court recognized marriage as a fundamental right that cannot be denied to same-sex couples. The Court's refusal to grant a stay, issued in a one-sentence......

  • 7 Logical Fallacies Lawyers Need to Stop Using

    2015-09-01T16:57:43Z

    Argumentation is part of any lawyer's DNA. It's essential to the profession and it's often something lawyers deeply enjoy. But good argumentation means avoiding -- or at least recognizing -- the hundreds of logical fallacies that can work their way into an exchange. Of course, one man's sophistry is......

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  • Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:58:18 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, and arrived at court Thursday morning to hear the charges against him.

  • 2 face sentencing in Ferguson-related bomb plot

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:47:22 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis men face sentencing for planning a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials after an officer killed Michael Brown there last year.

  • Media attorneys: Release Charleston church shooting records

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:46:14 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Media organizations say police records and 911 calls concerning the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers this summer in Charleston, South Carolina, should be released.

  • 7 suspected in Mali attacks arrested in Ivory Coast

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:41:49 GMT

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Authorities say at least seven jihadis accused of attacking the Malian military in the country's south have been arrested in neighboring Ivory Coast.

  • FBI has 13 of Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator's guns

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:14:24 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The FBI has more than a dozen rifles, handguns and shotguns belonging to Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols, who wants the guns turned over to his ex-wife because he owes child support, court records show.

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

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