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  • After week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:56:13 GMT

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was jailed after fleeing with her son to avoid the boy's circumcision is giving up her yearslong fight over the surgery.

  • Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:38:00 GMT

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of rioting Muslims have set a Shariah court ablaze in Nigeria's northern Kano city to protest a judge freeing a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad.

  • Dutch government plans limited ban on face-covering clothing

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:36:47 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is seeking to introduce a limited ban on "face-covering clothing," in what is widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the head-to-toe Islamic robe worn by only a few hundred women in this nation of 17 million.

  • Suspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:22:51 GMT

    ROME (AP) — The Moroccan migrant accused of being involved in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre insisted Friday on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.

  • Here come the judges as 'AGT' returns for its 10th season

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:04:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — "They keep telling people it's the 10th anniversary. But it's the fourth season, as far as I'm concerned," says Howard Stern, who joined "America's Got Talent" as a judge in 2012. Legal Blogs

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals


    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • No Selfies Allowed: 5 Tips for Taking a Great LinkedIn Photo


    There's a reason LinkedIn urges you to upload a photo. For better or worse, how we look deeply affects others' perceptions of our strength, intelligence and trustworthiness, according to a round up of the relevant neuroscience done by Entrepreneur Magazine. Happy faces -- think smiling, bright eyes -- make......

  • How to Land a Job in the Glamorous World of Regulatory Law


    They don't make many T.V. dramas about IRS attorneys. John Grisham has yet to write about the sexy world of EPA rule making. But that doesn't mean a job in a regulatory position isn't exciting. Working in government regulation, whether for a regulated industry or for the government itself,......

  • What Will Happen to the NSA's Phone Data Collection?


    An important section of the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1st. Without a renewal from Congress, that could mean the end to the NSA's collection of bulk phone metadata. The surveillance program was recently ruled illegal by the Second Circuit and has lost support in the House.......

  • When Should You Hire A Marketer? 5 Times an Expert Will Help


    People tend to think marketing is simple: a jingle, a camcorder and voila -- you're a veritable Don Draper, ready to sell yourself to the world. If only it was so easy. In fact, marketing, like law, requires a bit of expertise. Just as you wouldn't cut your own......

  • En Banc 9th Reverses Course, Lifts 'Innocence of Muslims' Ban


    The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier injunction preventing Google and YouTube from hosting the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film. That short, offensive and highly controversial film lead to violence and rioting in Egypt and elsewhere. It was briefly blamed for the attack on a U.S. embassy......

Criminal Law News

  • Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:37:07 GMT

    BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.

  • Suspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:22:51 GMT

    ROME (AP) — The Moroccan migrant accused of being involved in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre insisted Friday on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.

  • Feds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device

    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:22:40 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department was arrested in what prosecutors said was a scheme to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments.

  • Resident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:57:52 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, the Interior Ministry and residents said.

  • Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

    Fri, 22 May 2015 13:51:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a multistate manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said.

Supreme Court News

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

  • 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.

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