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  • Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:47:25 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who raped an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.

  • Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:34:56 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

  • Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:31:53 GMT

    PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.

  • New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:13:21 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

  • The Latest: Candlelight vigil for murdered New Mexico girl

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:06:13 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):

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  • How Do You Respond to 'You Cost Too Much'?

    2016-08-25T19:57:09Z

    Something that many solo attorneys hear perhaps all too often is the interjection: "You cost too much!" We're sure you've heard this one before. Even with the advancement in technology making a fair number of attorney services quickly obsolete, there are still a great many tasks that should only be handled......

  • Phony Law Firm Scam Used Lawyer Names Found Through Craigslist

    2016-08-25T12:58:58Z

    Two Florida men have been arrested in connection with a Craigslist scheme which involved using lawyers' names and bar numbers without permission to provide loan modification and foreclosure defense services. Can anyone say "unauthorized practice of law"?......

  • Supreme Court History in 'More Perfect': The Secret Architect Fighting Civil Rights Laws

    2016-08-25T12:58:01Z

    'Test cases,' or legal challenges meant to set precedent and change the law, were pioneered by civil rights activists. Test cases brought us some of the Supreme Court's greatest civil rights victories, and some of its greatest failures. But in the past few years, test cases have also become a......

  • Company Policy Must Bend to State Gun Laws

    2016-08-25T10:57:32Z

    A man who, contrary to his employer's policy, kept a locked gun in his car in the company parking lot can sue for wrongful termination under Mississippi law, says the Fifth Circuit. This case is fundamentally about the clashing of state laws with company policy with regard to dangerous arms.......

  • Future Legal Jobs That Will Replace Traditional Lawyer Roles

    2016-08-24T19:58:30Z

    Lawyers are beginning to worry that the legal tech wave will render many law jobs obsolete. One thing is for sure: mundane tasks like demand letters are already on their way to the computers. So what tasks will be left for humans? And what future jobs will lawyers likely be......

  • Cockfighting May Be 'Vile' But It Might Not Be Enough to Get You Deported

    2016-08-24T19:06:54Z

    Congress may view cockfighting as vile and depraved. It may be a "scourge that warrants prosecution." It is, no doubt, cruel and reprehensible. But it might not justify deportation as a crime of moral turpitude, the Ninth Circuit ruled yesterday. The ruling comes after the Department of Homeland Security......

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  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:19:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:47:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Differences aside, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are strongly united on one issue — ideological balance on the Supreme Court.

  • Justice Ginsburg laments deadlocks on short-handed court

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:28:33 GMT

    POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said split 4-4 decisions by the short-handed high court have left important public policy issues up in the air, including the president's immigration plan, that are likely to be revisited by the court in the future.

  • Reid predicts Clinton will choose Garland for Supreme Court

    Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:52:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says he is convinced that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if she is elected president.

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  • Clinton says Trump will 'make America hate again'

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:38:28 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."

  • Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:31:53 GMT

    PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.

  • The Latest: Candlelight vigil for murdered New Mexico girl

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:06:13 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):

  • US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:35:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey says the United States is legally bound by a treaty to immediately hand over Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it accuses of plotting to overthrow Turkey's government.

  • Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:34:00 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot.