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  • 15 arrested as demonstration return to Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:41:04 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Prominent rights lawyer released in China

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:12:42 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A prominent human rights lawyer was released Saturday from six months in police custody in central China, according a Beijing-based social justice group.

  • 15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:34:33 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:32:16 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:55:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

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  • 15 arrested as demonstration return to Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:41:04 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • 15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:34:33 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:32:16 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:07:23 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

  • Several protesters taken into custody in Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:23:11 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen people protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown have been arrested outside of the Ferguson police department.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

Political News

  • Beijing bans smoking in public spaces

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:58:13 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has adopted a smoking ban in all indoor public spaces including workplaces and public transport.

  • UAE official visits Qatar in sign of mended ties

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:21:40 GMT

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A senior United Arab Emirates official has held talks with the Qatari emir in Doha in the highest level meeting between the two Gulf neighbors since a diplomatic spat erupted earlier this year.

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:55:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

  • Taiwan local elections test pro-China ruling party

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:52:36 GMT

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in local elections on the self-ruled island Saturday as the ruling Nationalist Party meets increased resistance to forging stronger ties with Beijing.

  • Rare optimism ahead of climate talks in Lima

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Energized by new targets set by China and the United States, the world's top climate polluters, U.N. global warming talks resume Monday with unusual optimism despite evidence that human-generated climate change is already happening and bound to get worse.

Trending Legal News

  • Taking a closer look at the Social Security disability backlog

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:30:33 GMT

    The process of meeting the Social Security Administration’s definition of legal disability is not easy, especially for certain hard-to-prove medical or physical conditions. Although a doctor may agree that an individual is no longer able to work, the SSA requires...

  • Family law services play an integral part in Ohio adoptions

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:42:23 GMT

    Choosing to adopt is a noble decision that brings children into loving homes. While bringing children into a family in this way can be a long, drawn-out process, those who brave it find it immeasurably rewarding.There are many steps involved when...

  • Sometimes you need an advocate to claim the benefits you deserve

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:16:36 GMT

    "I'm OK!" How many times have you heard someone say that right after getting into an accident at work? Perhaps you have even said it yourself. Indeed, at the time it may even seem to be the truth; you spring...

  • Overview of how child custody works in British Columbia

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:55:10 GMT

    When two parents get a divorce the matter of child custody is determined under the Divorce Act. There are three different forms of custody that a judge may order. These types include sole, joint and split custody. When a parent...

  • Slip and fall accidents and how to get help in Texas

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:56:09 GMT

    Regardless of whether a particular property is owned by a business or an individual, Texas residents generally assume that they will be safe from harm when entering a private or public property. However, many properties and premises in Texas...