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  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients


    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

  • 9th Cir. Won't Enjoin Sunnyvale, Calif.'s Gun-Control Ordinance


    By now, we know that states and local governments can't unduly burden an individual's right to own a gun. That hasn't stopped governments from coming up with other ways to enact meaningful gun regulations, though. In addition to making bullets more expensive, cities and states have enacted laws limiting the......

  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages


    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • DOJ Releases Reports on Ferguson PD, Michael Brown Shooting


    The Department of Justice issued two reports Wednesday: one finding that police in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in a pattern of conduct that routinely violated residents' civil rights, and another detailing the fatal police shooting of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. Citing the results of the Michael Brown investigation, the DOJ......

  • King v. Burwell Oral Arguments: 'Such,' Coercion, and Kagan's Clerks


    Cases of statutory interpretation are rarely as sexy as those involving constitutional issues. But King v. Burwell is among the most important cases of this term, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today. If the justices agree with the petitioners, then one of the three legs of the Affordable......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye


    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

Criminal Law News

  • German court gives man 6-year sentence over PKK role

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:57:07 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted a man of terrorism charges and sentenced him to six years in prison after finding he ran the finances in Europe of the banned Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK.

  • South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:53:12 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday.

  • Greek ultra-right lawmaker on trial over TV talk show slap

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:51:23 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party, who achieved notoriety for assaulting two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show, has gone on trial over the incident.

  • 4 members of FDA tobacco panel leave after court ruling

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:40:57 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says four members from its tobacco advisory panel, among them its chairman, have left after a court ruled some of its members had conflicts of interest.

  • Police: 2 brothers charged in officer's death

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:33:38 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police commissioner says two brothers have been charged with murder in the death of an officer who was gunned down during a video game store robbery.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT


  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Political News

  • Daylight saving time: Set clocks ahead 1 hour

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:58:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring is closer than you think, and here's a sure sign: daylight saving time arrives this weekend.

  • As euro hits 12-year low, parity with dollar looms

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:55:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The euro could soon be doing something it's only done a couple of times in its 16-year existence — trading 1-to-1 with the dollar.

  • Greek ultra-right lawmaker on trial over TV talk show slap

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:51:23 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party, who achieved notoriety for assaulting two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show, has gone on trial over the incident.

  • Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:32:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.

  • Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:21:06 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.

Trending Legal News

  • Woman's sudden death leaves toddler without a mother

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:45:35 GMT

    A Louisiana woman's 3-year-old son may not yet understand that his mom will never be coming home again, but that does not mean that he cannot feel her loss. Her sudden death in a car accident recently has left him...

  • Nurse says Ebola negligence lawsuit necessary to educate

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:45:28 GMT

    Nurses are sometimes on the receiving end of lawsuits alleging medical malpractice. Not so, Nina Pham....

  • Safety gear could save your life

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:11:52 GMT

    Most motorcyclists in Texas know the risks long before they even begin learning to ride a motorcycle. Roads can be busy, traffic moves fast and a motorcyclist does not have the same degree of protection that car or truck drivers...

  • Fireworks can cause severe burn injuries

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:11:47 GMT

    Burn injuries can occur in a variety of ways, from malfunctioning products to accidents around bonfires and many things in between. Many people make sure to take care around fire or heat in order to reduce the risk of burn...

  • Options for drug defense

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:11:46 GMT

    If you have been charged with a drug crime, such as possession or abuse, you may feel that the trouble is just beginning. Depending on the circumstances under which you were arrested and/or charged, it may seem like your chances...