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  • Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:51:44 GMT

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and plans to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.

  • Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:34:47 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.

  • To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:33:37 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.

  • Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:06:52 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:21:56 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.

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  • 5 Booming Practice Areas for Law Firms Looking to Grow

    2015-07-02T17:59:05Z

    As the legal market begins to pick up, not all practice areas are growing equally. The growth in a few areas is far outpacing the rest. How can you tell which practice areas are booming these days? Look at who's hiring. What's booming according to legal staffing companies? Several......

  • Is Your Law Firm Blog Mobile-Friendly? If Not, It Should Be

    2015-07-02T16:57:25Z

    If your firm doesn't have a blog, it's well in the minority. More than 80 percent of AmLaw 200 firms publish blogs. Some of them publish multiple ones. Fox Rothschild, for example, takes the Danielle Steele approach to publishing, putting out blog after blog after blog. The total now?......

  • Should Lawyers Use Airbnb for Business Travel?

    2015-07-02T15:59:03Z

    Last year, Airbnb, the tech company that allows users to rent out their spare rooms or empty apartments to travelers, launched its first business travel venture. The tech company claims that using Airbnb instead of a traditional hotel will help business travelers feel more at home when they're abroad,......

  • SCOTUS Accepts Challenge to Public Employee Union Dues

    2015-07-01T21:59:32Z

    Right before it left for summer break, the Supreme Court granted cert to a case that will leave many teachers worried about their future. On the last day of its 2015 term, the Court agreed to review a constitutional challenge to state rules requiring some government workers to pay......

  • Advising a Corporate Client? Think Ethically, Not Just Legally

    2015-07-01T19:44:58Z

    When advising a corporate client, lawyers may be tempted to limit their inquiry into the legality of a particular business practice or matter. Instead, they should also consider the ethical implications of their advice. There are codified ethics guidelines, laws and regulations, all of which attempt to establish minimal......

  • Disparate Impact Can Show Housing Discrimination, Court Rules

    2015-07-01T18:30:18Z

    With all the attention given to the Supreme Court's recent rulings on Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty, it was easy to overlook several other important decisions. For example, last Thursday, the Supreme Court recognized that housing policies which have a disproportionate impact of certain groups can violate......

Criminal Law News

  • Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:51:44 GMT

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and plans to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.

  • To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:33:37 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.

  • Indian coast guard seizes Iranian boat, arrests 12 crew

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:22:57 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials say they have seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country's southern coast and arrested 12 crew members.

  • Woman struck by bullet while at Pennsylvania amusement park

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:45:17 GMT

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Police believe a shot that injured a woman at a suburban Pittsburgh amusement park came from outside the park, perhaps from someone nearby celebrating the Fourth of July.

  • Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:45:17 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

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