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  • US writer Hanya Yanigahara favorite for Booker Prize

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:27:53 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Stories of global migration, digital dislocation and the bonds of friendship are up for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction, which could name its first American winner.

  • Turkey bans rally by activists mourning colleagues

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:34:57 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday banned a protest rally and march by trade union and civic society activists who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack, but hundreds of people defiantly gathered for the protest.

  • Ready to debate: A guide to the Democratic 2016 candidates

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:53:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, but now it's time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience.

  • Court appearance for man charged in Memphis officer killing

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:27:34 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Memphis police officer is set to make his first court appearance in the case.

  • Freddie Gray hearing: Baltimore officers statements at issue

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:13:49 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge in Baltimore is holding a hearing to determine the admissibility of statements made to investigators by police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Malpractice Pitfalls New Lawyers Can Avoid


    Whether you're hanging your own shingle straight out of law school or branching off on your own after years of practice, you'll want to make malpractice prevention a central part of your business plan. After all, legal ethics aren't something you want to pick up through trial and error......

  • Incompetence and Beyond: 3 Surefire Ways to Get Disbarred


    Lawyers get a bad rap for being scheming crooks, but that's mostly for over-zealous advocacy, which is perfectly legal. On the other hand, there are a few surefire ways to ruin a good reputation and welcome-in early retirement. For example, these three actions will basically guarantee disbarment:......

  • What Can Big Data Bring to a Law Practice?


    Big data makes measurable what wasn't measurable before. The more information firms can measure, the better they can manage their practices, predict outcomes, and make informed decisions. So the big data marketing pitch goes. While data and analytics have been flourishing in the software and financial sectors, they've yet......

  • Don't Trash Resumes: EEOC Sues Coke for Record Keeping Violations


    Your company is hiring. It's inundated by resumes, applications, letters of recommendation. Once you've found the perfect match for the job, you can click delete and let the rest of the applications go, right? No way. Keep those suckers around -- for years. Federal record keeping requirements are strict.......

  • How to Get a Job as a Law School Professor


    Maybe you fell in love with law school or have always seen yourself as an academic. Perhaps you just want a well-paying job with easy hours and great job security. Or you could just love The Paper Chase (which inspired the career of a Harvard Law dean) and How......

  • 4 Very Simple Ways to Boost Your Firm's Bottom Line


    Every lawyer likes to cut costs and save time. Inefficiencies throughout the office harm productivity and eat into your bottom line.Here are four tips that can have a positive impact on your efficiency -- and your wallet.......

Criminal Law News

Supreme Court News

  • Justices to decide on sentences for young prison 'lifers'

    Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:10:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall morning. The teenager pulled a gun from his jacket, panicked, he said, and shot Hurt dead.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 11 Oct 2015 04:00:28 GMT

    Today is Sunday, October 11, the 284th day of 2015. There are 81 days left in the year.

  • Changes to justices' opinions will be highlighted

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:44:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking a step to address criticism that its inner workings are opaque.

  • Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

    Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:03:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.

  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

    Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:20:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.

Political News

  • Germany: prosecutors probe mock gallows at PEGIDA rally

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:30:59 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in the German city of Dresden have opened an investigation after a demonstrator at a protest organized by anti-Islam group PEGIDA carried a mock gallows with nooses marked as being reserved for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her deputy.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:27:07 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • The Latest: Norway prepared to take a share of refugees

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:24:14 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.

  • Fire official: 2 firefighters killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:23:43 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City firefighters have been killed and two others injured in the collapse of a burning building in which fire crews saved two people from the spreading flames, authorities said.

  • The Latest: Clashes resume on Israel-Gaza border, 5 wounded

    Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:21:36 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):