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  • Trial of man charged in Jamaican lottery scam winds down

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:48:06 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury in North Dakota will soon be deciding the fate of a man accused in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost victims around the country millions of dollars.

  • Theater victim feared she and her husband wouldn't survive

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:46:57 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A newlywed woman who was wounded in the Colorado theater massacre testified Tuesday that when the shooting began, she told her husband she loved him because she feared they wouldn't survive.

  • Law enforcement stance on pot starts to shift in Louisiana

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:45:18 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Marijuana enthusiasts and law enforcement don't agree on much. But there is one point both concede: Louisiana's marijuana laws are exceptionally strict.

  • Canada tries to stop release of ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:45:01 GMT

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was in court Tuesday seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.

  • Judge orders evaluations of Slender Man stabbing suspects

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:44:42 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge has decided that two girls accused in the stabbing of a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man should be evaluated by the Waukesha County's Department of Health and Human Services. Legal Blogs

  • Ethical Dilemma of the Week: Accounting Mistakes and Client Funds


    There aren't many lawyers who went into law because a career in theoretical mathematics would have been just too easy. In fact, many of us can probably get away with counting on our fingers much of the time -- except when it comes complex patent litigation. Or to client......

  • Maine Man Gets 14 1/2 Years for Child Pornography


    Another day, another child pornography appeal. This time, Timothy Majeroni is appealing a 2012 conviction for child pornography, which occurred when he was already on supervised release for a previous conviction for -- wait for it -- child pornography. Majeroni tried to throw everything he could at the wall, but......

  • How Lawyers Can Avoid The Dark Side


    For Star Wars Day (May the Fourth -- get it?), we're focusing on The Dark Side of the Force and how lawyers shouldn't be tempted by it. Sure, it comes with cooler costumes and Force Lightning, but at the end of the day, it's the good side that always wins.......

  • 3 Things Lawyers Can Learn from 'Star Wars'


    If you're wondering why today is Star Wars Day, consider that it's May 4th and then make a list of all the terrible "Star Wars"-based puns you can think of based on that. There aren't any lawyers in A Galaxy Far, Far Away, but that doesn't mean lawyers couldn't learn......

  • Trade Secret Theft: How to Prevent It, How to Respond


    Every time employees leave, there's a risk that they take some valuable trade secrets along with them. The case of Sergey Aleynikov serves as a good reminder of this. Aleynikov was a programmer for Goldman Sachs before he left to start up his own trading firm -- using trading......

  • 5 Surprisingly Undecided Cases from This Term


    With the arrival of May comes the disheartening realization that there are going to be no more oral arguments for the October 2014 Term. For the next two months, the justices and their clerks will spend each day busily writing opinions in the 36 outstanding cases from this term. Going......

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  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states:

Political News

  • Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:59:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from two energy-producing states say the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices.

  • Canada tries to stop release of ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:45:01 GMT

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was in court Tuesday seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.

  • Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:43:57 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.

  • Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:43:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year — more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday.

  • Where They Stand: Mike Huckabee on issues of 2016 campaign

    Tue, 05 May 2015 16:40:38 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is opening his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. A look at where he stands on some issues: