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  • Hemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential

    Sat, 30 May 2015 20:39:07 GMT

    FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.

  • Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

    Sat, 30 May 2015 20:12:45 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."

  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

    Sat, 30 May 2015 18:57:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.

  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    Sat, 30 May 2015 17:44:13 GMT

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.

  • Where they stand: O'Malley on some issues of 2016 campaign

    Sat, 30 May 2015 16:35:09 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his candidacy Saturday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Here's a look at where he stands on some issues:

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  • No Anticipatory Invocation of Miranda, Says Penn. Sup. Ct.

    2015-05-29T18:52:27Z

    Ever since Miranda v. Arizona, the right to remain silent, and its companion, the right to have an attorney present during questioning, has been walked back both by the U.S. Supreme Court and various state supreme courts. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a person can't invoke......

  • Do Your LinkedIn Endorsements Matter?

    2015-05-29T19:55:24Z

    LinkedIn endorsements aren't the hardest kinds of endorsements to get. Your mother, your neighbor, even total strangers can endorse you for all sorts of skills, from complex civil litigation to organizing company softball teams. While colleagues can provide detailed recommendations, also featured prominently on your LinkedIn profile, endorsements are a......

  • Can't Deny Good-Time Credit Based on Laws Passed After Sentencing

    2015-05-29T17:19:35Z

    Louisiana cannot revoke sentence-shortening "good-time credits" earned by prisoners based on legal changes that occurred after a prisoner's initial sentencing, the Fifth Circuit ruled this week. The court granted habeas relief for Richard Price, who was sentenced for armed robbery in Louisiana in 1985, and lost all of his......

  • Some Opinions We Missed, and a Fond Farewell

    2015-05-29T19:12:44Z

    Last week, amid lofty opinions about excessive force and the dormant commerce clause, we did not have a chance to report on some of the more work-a-day cases the Supreme Court decided. These decisions -- all of which were unanimous -- don't implicate constitutional principles necessarily, and aren't as contentious......

  • GCs Want More Value, Expertise From Outside Counsel

    2015-05-29T19:01:02Z

    A survey of international General Counsels by TerraLex, a legal referral company, shines some light into what GCs look for when they hire outside counsel -- and how much law firms will have to improve to keep them satisfied. The survey gathered input from 127 chief legal officers companies based......

  • What Was in Osama Bin Laden's Law Library?

    2015-05-29T18:55:23Z

    Just in time to update your summer reading list, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has declassified "Osama's Bookshelf." The list details the 400 some pieces of writing Osama had on hand when his bunker was raided and he was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011. So, what beach......

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  • Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    Sat, 30 May 2015 21:58:09 GMT

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.

  • Venezuelans mass for year's largest anti-government protests

    Sat, 30 May 2015 21:16:39 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.

  • Oklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue

    Sat, 30 May 2015 20:28:24 GMT

    OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and another man from floodwaters, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Saturday.

  • Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

    Sat, 30 May 2015 20:12:45 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."

  • Baltimore sees its 40th homicide in May, a record month

    Sat, 30 May 2015 20:12:02 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A man fatally shot in Baltimore is the city's 40th homicide victim this month, a record month for slayings.

Supreme Court News

  • Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights

    Fri, 29 May 2015 23:54:17 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

    Sat, 30 May 2015 21:59:09 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A spokesman says Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets — a far cry from his predecessor's adamant refusal to comply with a disclosure law.

  • Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    Sat, 30 May 2015 21:58:09 GMT

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.

  • Venezuelans mass for year's largest anti-government protests

    Sat, 30 May 2015 21:16:39 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.

  • Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

    Sat, 30 May 2015 21:13:11 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.

  • Report: At least 4 Americans held by Yemen's rebels

    Sat, 30 May 2015 21:11:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least four Americans are being held in Yemen by rebels who toppled the U.S. backed government, the Washington Post reported late Friday.