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  • How to Ethically Ignore Your Clients on Weekends

    2015-04-17T16:57:00Z

    It's Friday! You've worked all day and most of the nights for the past few weeks. You've come into the office on Saturday and worked through to Sunday morning. It's time for a break. Your sanity, or your marriage, may depend on it. So what do you do when......

  • ALEC Goes After Municipal Broadband Advocates

    2015-04-17T15:58:00Z

    It hasn't been a good few months for ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the organization that brings together (often conservative) state legislators and corporate interests to write model legislation. Several major corporations have been jumping ship as the organization has faced increasing criticism. What's the best way to......

  • Pot Still as Bad as Heroin, Remains Schedule I Drug, Court Rules

    2015-04-17T15:57:00Z

    Marijuana will remain on the federal list of Schedule I drugs, next to heroin and LSD. After a five day evidentiary trial, the District Court for the Eastern District of California denied a motion to dismiss an indictment involving marijuana growing, which challenged the classification was unconstitutional. Under the......

  • Weed Law Round Up: Is Your Future Going Up In Smoke?

    2015-04-17T12:58:00Z

    Forget Bird Law; Weed Law is one of the hottest legal fields right now. As more states turn slowly towards legalization -- 23 states and D.C. allow medical marijuana, while four have fully legalized it -- many lawyers are looking to specialize in this growing (no pun intended) market. So, do you......

  • DUI Can Be Established With Circumstantial Evidence: Cal. Sup. Ct.

    2015-04-16T21:57:55Z

    Can a court use circumstantial evidence, along with blood and breath tests, to conclude that a driver was above the legal limit for alcohol intoxication? That's the question the California Supreme Court answered earlier this month, and it answered in the affirmative after Ashley Coffey challenged her driver's license suspension......

  • After Years of Investigation, EU Accuses Google of Antitrust Violations

    2015-04-16T21:57:00Z

    When I was in law school, course materials repeatedly referred to "Google or Bing," as in, don't use them for legal research. It was a combo that was, literally, laughable. Bing? Almost no one used Bing back then. And that's a problem, according to the European Union. With Google......

Criminal Law News

  • Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:33:56 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Denver police issue dozens of citations at pot events

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:33:41 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can't use it in public.

  • Police: Seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:30:46 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not confuse the animal's cuteness with its potentially vicious bite, according to an animal rescue expert.

  • Police worry woman suspected in murder-kidnapping may flee

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:25:25 GMT

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Police are taking precautions to ensure a woman suspected of killing an Indiana mother in order to steal her infant daughter doesn't flee a hospital in Texas where she is being treated for depression.

  • Trial beginning for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:59:38 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school's band.

Supreme Court News

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

Political News

  • Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:33:56 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Oklahoma City bombing

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:25:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing condolences to families on the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, saying America will never forget those who lost their lives.

  • Cuba holds local vote with a twist: 2 opposition candidates

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:05:14 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Sunday held its first local elections since a historic thaw in relations with the United States with an unusual wrinkle in the single-party system: two of the 27,000 candidates openly oppose the government.

  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:59:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.

  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:57:26 GMT

    ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.