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  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:48 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown.

  • Thousands raised for men exonerated in '75 murder

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:18:23 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of dollars have been raised to help two men who have been exonerated in a 1975 Cleveland slaying after decades in prison.

  • Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:47:01 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.

  • In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:41:03 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive.

  • US judge to sentence reputed drug-lord lieutenant

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:51:53 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and cities. Legal Blogs

  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate


    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit


    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber


    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.


    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor


    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law


    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

Criminal Law News

  • Russian tourist arrested for vandalizing Colosseum

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:44:48 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter 'K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.

  • Report: Leon Russell band's instruments stolen

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:40:13 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are investigating the theft of about $4,000 worth of instruments from the tour bus of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell's band.

  • Thousands raised for men exonerated in '75 murder

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:18:23 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of dollars have been raised to help two men who have been exonerated in a 1975 Cleveland slaying after decades in prison.

  • Spanish police arrest 4 priests in pedophile case

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:17:15 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's interior minister says four priests have been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse.

  • Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:07:33 GMT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:51:55 GMT

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Days of unusually heavy rains pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 17 people and left 18 missing, according to Interior Ministry.

  • Israel minister: New law could break up government

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:42:07 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister said Monday that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bringing a contentious nationality law to a parliamentary vote, it could mean the end of his government and the holding of early elections.

  • China delays announcement of Sun Yang's doping ban

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:40:24 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban earlier this year, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, in a case that raised questions over why the positive test was kept quiet for so long.

  • Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:40:14 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015, diplomats said.

  • United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:08 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.

Trending Legal News

  • Construction worker's leg amputated after workplace injury

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:47:35 GMT

    Among the many hazards construction workers have to face on a daily basis, losing a limb is likely one of the most dreaded. Understandably, having an arm or leg amputated after a workplace injury is a traumatic experience for a...

  • Father ltakes FLMA leave to raise baby of mother in coma

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:11:02 GMT

    Many fathers take family leave in order to spend time bonding with their newborn baby daughters and sons. Others may separately take medical leave in order to take care of a sick relative. In a recent case, the two...

  • Divorce settlement needs objective focus and full information

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:47:11 GMT

    In Georgia and all other jurisdictions, negotiating a settlement in a divorce is more difficult for a person over 50 due to several factors. There are higher stakes generally, and most importantly, it's not as easy to start fresh and...

  • Available options for avoiding deportation

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:43:10 GMT

    Your country may have become too dangerous for you to continue living in safely, which may be your reason for migrating to the U.S. Here at Ronzio & Associates, we would like to help you reach your goal of avoiding...

  • NHL player with over $18 million in earnings files for bankruptcy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:40:58 GMT

    It can be easy to assume that sports players who sign million-dollar contracts live the easy life. Professional athletes in New York and across the country earn upward of seven and eight figures, which leads many to believe that a...