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  • Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:49:10 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said.

  • Pimco says SEC may take action against its total return fund

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:45:01 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investment giant Pimco said Monday the Securities and Exchange Commission may take legal action against its total-return fund.

  • Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:42:43 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.

  • Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:41:36 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional.

  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:29:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.

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  • Why Small Firms Fail and How to Avoid Their Fate

    2015-08-03T19:59:16Z

    Very few law firms fail because of bad lawyers. Even the best lawyers can watch their firms fail, often due to poor planning and poorer management. While several large firms have gone down in spectacular fashions recently, many smaller firms have disappeared quietly, failing for reasons that could have......

  • Crimson Kidnapper: Harvard Lawyer Turns to Life of Crime

    2015-08-03T18:59:00Z

    File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000. That is,......

  • Notorious RBG on Recent SCOTUS Cases and Her Love for Gangsta Rap

    2015-08-03T17:59:58Z

    Over the last few years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as an unexpected pop culture superstar. For court watchers, Ginsburg has long been a strong voice for feminism and liberalism on the bench, but lately she has gained celebrity status among the general public, making fans among politically minded......

  • City Can Fine Homeowners for Letting Grass Grow, Refusing to Mow

    2015-08-03T13:59:24Z

    Call it a case of "I fought the lawn and the lawn won." A homeowner in Howell, Michigan, has been fined after he refused to mow the grass on the curb strip in front of his house -- and the Sixth Circuit is on board with that. David Shoemaker had......

  • An Attorney's Responsibility to Suicidal Clients

    2015-08-03T16:59:21Z

    Many clients seek a lawyer's help at the darkest times of their life. They may be dealing with chronic illness, going through a contentious custody battle, fighting foreclosure, or facing prosecution and potential imprisonment. It's unsurprising then that some of these clients would struggle with feelings of depression or suicide.......

  • Twitter Faces Copyright Infringement Allegations

    2015-08-02T15:58:25Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Social media sites host many thousands of photos posted by people on a daily basis. An obvious issue arises as to whether and when these sites might be liable for copyright infringement......

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  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

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  • Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:49:10 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said.

  • Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:41:36 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional.

  • 1 airman killed, another injured during parachute training

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:38:56 GMT

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Air Force officials say one service member was killed and another was injured during a parachute training accident in the Florida Panhandle.

  • US military tests ballistic missile interceptor off Hawaii

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:38:26 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday it successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes.

  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:29:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.