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  • Husband, wife plead not guilty in bourbon theft ring

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:44:11 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An attorney says the wife of the alleged leader of a bourbon theft ring in Kentucky was unaware of the whiskey barrels found on her property that unraveled the scheme.

  • Drew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:15:37 GMT

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in the death of his third wife.

  • Ugandan Islamic extremist fights extradition from Tanzania

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:14:06 GMT

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — An Islamic extremist leader appeared in a Tanzania court on Friday to challenge his extradition home to Uganda, where he is wanted for allegedly ordering deadly attacks on civilians in the 1990s.

  • No indictment for Texas City officer in fatal shooting

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:07:21 GMT

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas police officer will not face charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of an armed man during a fight outside a bar.

  • Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:04:17 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals. Legal Blogs

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals


    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • No Selfies Allowed: 5 Tips for Taking a Great LinkedIn Photo


    There's a reason LinkedIn urges you to upload a photo. For better or worse, how we look deeply affects others' perceptions of our strength, intelligence and trustworthiness, according to a round up of the relevant neuroscience done by Entrepreneur Magazine. Happy faces -- think smiling, bright eyes -- make......

  • How to Land a Job in the Glamorous World of Regulatory Law


    They don't make many T.V. dramas about IRS attorneys. John Grisham has yet to write about the sexy world of EPA rule making. But that doesn't mean a job in a regulatory position isn't exciting. Working in government regulation, whether for a regulated industry or for the government itself,......

  • What Will Happen to the NSA's Phone Data Collection?


    An important section of the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1st. Without a renewal from Congress, that could mean the end to the NSA's collection of bulk phone metadata. The surveillance program was recently ruled illegal by the Second Circuit and has lost support in the House.......

  • When Should You Hire A Marketer? 5 Times an Expert Will Help


    People tend to think marketing is simple: a jingle, a camcorder and voila -- you're a veritable Don Draper, ready to sell yourself to the world. If only it was so easy. In fact, marketing, like law, requires a bit of expertise. Just as you wouldn't cut your own......

  • En Banc 9th Reverses Course, Lifts 'Innocence of Muslims' Ban


    The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier injunction preventing Google and YouTube from hosting the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film. That short, offensive and highly controversial film lead to violence and rioting in Egypt and elsewhere. It was briefly blamed for the attack on a U.S. embassy......

Criminal Law News

  • Husband, wife plead not guilty in bourbon theft ring

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:44:11 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An attorney says the wife of the alleged leader of a bourbon theft ring in Kentucky was unaware of the whiskey barrels found on her property that unraveled the scheme.

  • Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:44:09 GMT

    SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.

  • Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:36:29 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.

  • Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. marshals and police tracked down and arrested a dangerous ex-convict and five others, bringing a sudden and safe ending to a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper, authorities said Friday.

  • US prosecutors announce charges over Wesleyan overdoses

    Fri, 22 May 2015 16:20:19 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two people have been indicted on federal charges for the distribution of synthetic party drugs at Wesleyan University that sent 11 people to hospitals in February, prosecutors said Friday.

Supreme Court News

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

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