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  • Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:59:31 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Cuban exile Gustavo Villoldo and families of two men allegedly killed by the Cuban government are moving closer to collecting billions of dollars linked to the Cuban government.

  • NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:56:35 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.

  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:41:25 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

  • Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:42:55 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:19:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

Criminal Law News

  • Cleveland police ask for help in fatal shootings

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:54:21 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland are asking for help finding who shot and killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child along with three others.

  • Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:42:55 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:56:09 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Bay of Pigs vet, families seek billions from Cuba

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:59:31 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Cuban exile Gustavo Villoldo and families of two men allegedly killed by the Cuban government are moving closer to collecting billions of dollars linked to the Cuban government.

  • NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:56:35 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.

  • Sudan government asks UN Darfur mission to leave

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:54:04 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman for the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur says the Sudanese government has asked his mission to prepare plans to exit the country.

  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:41:25 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

  • Moldova to convene defense meeting before election

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:40:18 GMT

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's Western-leaning president has convened a meeting of the top defense body before a parliamentary election next weekend amid concerns that Russia may try to influence the vote in the ex-Soviet republic.

Trending Legal News

  • Adult children need to discuss estate planning with parents

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:06:43 GMT

    Massachusetts residents are living longer now than ever before. This could mean that the possibility of some older people becoming incapacitated is a real concern. Adult children may want to discuss estate planning with their parents in order to ensure...

  • Revocable living trust is good option after recent changes to law

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:40:41 GMT

    There are many legal documents available to include in an estate plan. However, those that are appropriate will depend on a person's specific circumstances, in Maryland or in any other state. They should also reflect any recent changes to estate planning...

  • Faulty strollers recalled after reports of fingertip amputations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:07:18 GMT

    Parents in South Florida and around the country heard alarming news recently involving strollers manufactured by Graco Children's Products. The company, as we discussed here, was in the news earlier this year for problems with its car seats. Now,...

  • Woman accused of careless driving in death of another driver

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:23:53 GMT

    Watching out for other vehicles is one of the first priorities of every Louisiana driver. Careless driving is not only dangerous but also puts others at risk. When a driver fails to pay attention to the road and nearby vehicles,...

  • 3 allegedly suffer drunk driving injuries after a multi-car crash

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:52:20 GMT

    Many people will be traveling to and from different locations visiting friends and family during the holiday season. During this time of year, people tend to consume more alcohol than normal and some then get behind the wheel. This, unfortunately,...