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  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leaders to life in prison

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:45:56 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced five leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to life in prison on Saturday over violence at their headquarters in 2013 and issued death sentences for four others.

  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:06:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.

  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:06:18 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the rulers of the Gaza Strip who once found a warm welcome under the country's past Islamist government.

  • Report: Egypt court declares Hamas a 'terrorist' group

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:39:53 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency is reporting that a Cairo court has declared Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, a "terrorist organization."

  • Russian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:50:22 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leaders to life in prison

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:45:56 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced five leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to life in prison on Saturday over violence at their headquarters in 2013 and issued death sentences for four others.

  • Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:56:36 GMT

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations.

  • Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling fake art

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:50:17 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro.

  • Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:42:56 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments.

  • 3rd man suspected of helping gunman jailed in custody

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:25:51 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man suspected of providing a bullet-proof jacket to the gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen has been jailed for 26 days.

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  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:52:27 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects.

  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:06:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.

  • China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:59:55 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday cut interest rates for the second time in three months, adding to signs that Chinese leaders are worried that the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply.

  • Iran official criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:54:22 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.

  • Singapore founding father Lee's condition improves slightly

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:44:39 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The condition of Singapore's 91-year-old founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly as he remains on life support in intensive care, the government said Saturday.

Trending Legal News

  • FMLA embraces same-sex marriage

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:32:40 GMT

    Another barrier has fallen for same-sex married couples. For the past couple of years, Minnesota has watched as other states struggle with the constitutionality of same-sex marriage laws. We know, of course, that there is work to be done to...

  • Workers sick due to chemical exposure could seek workers' comp

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:08:21 GMT

    Many people do not think about everything that goes into the foods that they eat. In many situations the way a food tastes is the result of chemical flavorings added while it is being manufactured. While the chemicals added may...

  • Despite IRS cuts tax season going well

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:22:33 GMT

    In a previous post we wrote about why this year taxpayers should have lower expectations regarding service from the Internal Revenue Service. Among other things a reduction in the number of IRS employees due to budgetary constraints is to blame....

  • Do lower gas prices have a bearing on frequency of car accidents?

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:56:21 GMT

    Over the course of the last couple months, people throughout the United States have rejoiced at paying lower gas prices at the pump. While many may be grateful to have more money available to spend on other things, a study...

  • Children with cerebral palsy may secure SSI

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:49:16 GMT

    Caring for children is an expensive proposition. When they have a disability, the costs can rise exponentially. This can leave many people facing difficulties in making ends meet. To help with that, some seek disability benefits from the Social Security...