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  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:30:21 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month.

  • Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:19:10 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:00:24 GMT

    Today is Sunday, March 1, the 60th day of 2015. There are 305 days left in the year.

  • Maldives opposition to protest until ex-leader freed

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:56:20 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader.

  • Judge: Man competent for trial in killings of 3 at meeting

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:34 GMT

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with opening fire during a municipal meeting in Pennsylvania, killing three people, is competent to stand trial, a judge has ruled. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success


    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?


    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield


    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform


    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision


    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'


    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Emirates refers case of mall stabbing suspect to top court

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:49:07 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates attorney general says the case of a woman accused of stabbing an American teacher to death in an Abu Dhabi mall restroom has been referred to the country's Federal Supreme Court, where she will face multiple charges, including for terrorism-related offenses.

  • Pope prays with thousands for kidnap victims in Syria, Iraq

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:40:39 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in prayer in St. Peter's Square for Christians and others who have been kidnapped or are victims of other "intolerable brutality" in Syria and Iraq.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:00:24 GMT

    Today is Sunday, March 1, the 60th day of 2015. There are 305 days left in the year.

  • Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:30:09 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.

  • Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:27:31 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

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  • Israel's Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:00:43 GMT

    BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.

  • Estonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:36:36 GMT

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonians are voting for a new Parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

  • India's ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:26:36 GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's ruling Hindu nationalist party formed a coalition government in Kashmir on Sunday, marking the first time it will hold a leadership position in the disputed Muslim-majority region.

  • Kurdish rebels say Turkey must take steps toward peace

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:12:55 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels have rejected a call for them to lay down their arms, saying Turkey's government must first take steps to advance democracy and withdraw a controversial security bill being debated in Parliament.

  • Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the government and the U.N. special envoy have agreed to send a fact-finding mission to the contested northern city of Aleppo.

Trending Legal News

  • Intestate succession is not as straightforward as you may think

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:37:03 GMT

    We may be a little slow to pick up on the coverage of actor Cory Monteith's estate issues. The 31-year-old star of "Glee" passed away in the summer of 2013 from an overdose of cocaine and alcohol. He did not...

  • Whole Foods Recall May Affect New Jersey

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:46:57 GMT

    The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Whole Foods Market has recalled a number of items prepared with cumin that may have contained peanuts. Items prepared with the ground spice, which was provided by...

  • NJ Has 1.3M Recalled, Unrepaired Cars on the Road

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:41:09 GMT

    The New Jersey car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that tens of millions of U.S. motorists are driving vehicles that have been recalled because of potential safety issues but have not yet been brought to a dealership...

  • A bad seed indeed: There's a fine line between slayer and heir p3

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:58:01 GMT

    We are still talking about slayer statutes and what happens to the heir or beneficiary who is responsible for the death of the testator/grantor. As we have said, you cannot kill your father, be convicted of the crime and still...

  • Study examines why false confessions occur

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:26:32 GMT

    Residents of Kalamazoo may have read about news stories in which an individual confesses to a crime that he or she did not commit. While accurate statistics related to the prevalence of false confessions are difficult to obtain, according to...