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  • Afghan president appoints investigators for Kunduz airstrike

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:36:07 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has appointed a commission to investigate a U.S. airstrike in northern Kunduz city that destroyed a hospital and killed at least 22 people, his spokesman said on Saturday.

  • Judge invalidates rule against telescope mountain protests

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:44:00 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A judge issued a decision late Friday invalidating the state's emergency rule aimed at curbing protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop the Big Island mountain of Mauna Kea, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported (

  • Judge's ruling upends Florida's political landscape

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:35:58 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The political careers of several members of Congress — including a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker — could come to an abrupt halt under a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map.

  • Judge invalidates rule against mountain protests

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:05:49 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A judge issued a decision late Friday invalidating the state's emergency rule aimed at curbing protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop the Big Island mountain of Mauna Kea, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported (

  • The Latest: Fraternity holds vigil in wake of shooting

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 06:21:02 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local): Legal Blogs

  • 7 Ways for Good Lawyers to Become Great Leaders


    As a lawyer, you're a leader, whether you work in a solo practice, as a first year associate, or partner in a large firm. It's your job to take the lead with clients, support staff, and even the court. But leadership doesn't always come naturally, even for the most......

  • A Lawyer's Guide to HTGAWM Season 2, Episode 3: Sex Kills


    Congratulations on surviving another episode of How to Get Away With Murder. Last night's show was filled with murder, intrigue, and, of course, sex -- not to mention a loose, not always accurate understanding of the law. The one law school scene in the episode (we almost forgot this......

  • Bar Exam Gets Hate Mail From Law School Prez


    "No one who graduates from an ABA-accredited law school with a strong GPA should have to take the bar exam." At least this is the opinion of the president of Brooklyn Law School, Nicholas Allard. "The test is "expensive, and not a great measure of competence to actually practice law."......

  • 15 Years Till Nanobots Invade Our Brains, Kurzweil Says


    Forget hoverboards, flying cars, and space colonization, the future will be about intelligence augmented by nanobots. And that future's coming fast. Within 15 years, tiny robots in our brain will make us smarter, sexier, and permanently connected to the Internet. Sure, the prediction may be little more than enthusiastic......

  • 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Rights Passed to Author's Family


    Everyone knows the popular Christmas song, "Santa Clause is Comin' to Town." What's not so widely known is the story of the song's ownership. Currently, it's owned by Sony ... but not for much longer. On Thursday, the Second Circuit ruled that the rights to the song will end......

  • Should Your In-House Resume Have a Summary Statement?


    It's not easy to get a job as in-house counsel. If you don't have a connection inside the company, you're largely left with just your resume and cover letter to make an impression. So your resume should wow, as much as a resume can. A resume summary statement can......

Criminal Law News

  • Spain breaks up human trafficking ring, arrests 89 people

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:27:52 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have broken up a human trafficking ring and arrested 89 Chinese and Pakistani citizens who were alleged members.

  • 1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 06:15:02 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three.

  • "Lucky one" in Oregon shooting speaks about massacre

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 05:49:42 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — The 18-year-old college student singled out by the shooter as the "lucky one" to survive and deliver a package to law enforcement spoke for the first time Friday about the massacre in Roseburg, Oregon.

  • Police: Trio used stolen gun to rob, kill 2 in California

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 03:49:40 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said.

  • "Lucky one" in Roseburg shooting speaks about massacre

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 03:44:04 GMT

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 18-year-old college student singled out by the shooter as the "lucky one" to survive and deliver a package to law enforcement has spoken for the first time about the massacre.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:00:58 GMT

    Today is Sunday, October 4, the 277th day of 2015. There are 88 days left in the year.

  • 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.

  • Supreme Court to review European suit against R.J. Reynolds

    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:12:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the European Union can pursue its lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe as part of a global money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups.

Political News

  • House Republicans asks: Can anyone lead us?

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:49:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The job of leading House Republicans may have gone from difficult to impossible.

  • AP PHOTOS: Selection of Mideast, Afghan and Pakistan photos

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:46:19 GMT

    This week, a string of lone wolf stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israeli soldiers and civilians and deadly clashes in the West Bank and on the border of the Gaza Strip sparked concern among Israelis that a third Palestinian Intifada, or uprising, was looming. Meanwhile a series of car bombs in Iraq killed dozens and Lebanese protestors continued to clash with police and pressure their government for sweeping reforms.

  • Suspected jihadists attack central Mali, kill official

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:44:17 GMT

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A mayor says a group of suspected jihadists attacked a village in central Mali, killing a local official in front of his family.

  • Kim declares N. Korea ready to stand up to any US threat

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:13:34 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership.

  • Belarus' Lukashenko set for re-election

    Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:07:36 GMT

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In the 21 years under Alexander Lukashenko's rule, Belarus in many ways has seemed little different than the Soviet republic it once was. Dissent is stifled, sometimes harshly. The economy remains largely state-controlled. Even the flag is nearly identical to the Soviet-era emblem.