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  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:56:04 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

  • The Latest: Officer to face internal affairs investigation

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

  • Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:48:30 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

  • Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:45:29 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday that he would extend the week-old partial closure of the border with Colombia to four more cities and send an additional 3,000 troops to the area, doubling down on a policy has drawn rebuke by Colombian leaders.

  • Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:42:27 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case.

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  • Is It Time to End the Ancient Documents Rule?

    2015-08-28T18:07:39Z

    You can trust old things. That's the logic of the ancient documents rule, which allows lawyers to introduce hearsay evidence so long as the document is old enough and appears authentic. How old is old enough? Just 20 years. Ironically, that thinking is probably out of date, given the amount......

  • Disbarment Could Be Ahead for Infamous Prenda Law Attorney

    2015-08-28T17:00:48Z

    The law might finally be catching up to some of the Internet's least favorite lawyers. An attorney from the infamous Prenda Law firm is currently facing disciplinary action in Illinois. That lawyer, John Steele, and his partner Paul Hansmeier, are thought to be the "masterminds" behind Prenda Law's long......

  • You Can't Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

    2015-08-28T09:59:40Z

    Sorry gourmands, chefs, fast food line cooks, you cannot copyright a sandwich, no matter how tasty it might be. One forward-looking Puerto Rican gastronome learned that the hard way last Friday, when the First Circuit tossed his copyright violation suit over a chicken sandwich. Way back in 1987, Norberto......

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why

    2015-08-27T21:58:23Z

    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving

    2015-08-27T18:44:49Z

    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing

    2015-08-27T17:59:13Z

    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

Criminal Law News

  • "Candy Man" doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:58:35 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" has been convicted of illegally prescribing painkillers that authorities said led to the overdose deaths of 20 patients.

  • The Latest: Officer to face internal affairs investigation

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

  • Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:48:30 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

  • After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:44:35 GMT

    COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to spread a message about gun control formed in the hours after he learned his journalist daughter had been shot on live television.

  • Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:42:27 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case.

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:29:04 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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