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  • A timeline of Suge Knight's legal and medical troubles

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:52:06 GMT

    A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years:

  • 35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:36:17 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later.

  • Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:19:49 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:19:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:

  • Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:10:51 GMT

    LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout.

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  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • A timeline of Suge Knight's legal and medical troubles

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:52:06 GMT

    A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years:

  • 35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:36:17 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later.

  • Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:19:49 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:19:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:

  • LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:13:58 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mistakes from the chief of police Thursday.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:50:25 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.

  • Egypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:36:30 GMT

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.

  • Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:10:51 GMT

    LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout.

  • Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:15:36 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call the firefighters! And tell people to get out!"

  • Today in History

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:03 GMT

    Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.

Trending Legal News

  • Child visa requirements for international adoptions

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:02:11 GMT

    Many Charleston individuals or couples, who wish to have a child or add to a family, choose to raise a child in need. Some prospective parents search the globe for a child. The wider the search, the more complicated...

  • Don't let a car accident ruin your finances

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:52:51 GMT

    Last week, we discussed how some car accidents might result in chest injuries. If you remember, these chest injuries can be serious. In some cases, they can even be fatal. These chest injuries are only one possible type of...

  • What is the Adult Drug Court Program in Texas?

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:33:58 GMT

    There are certain problems that can arise for someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. The need to get the substances can often lead people to do things they wouldn't otherwise do. Those actions, as well as simply...

  • 2 things to think about prior to your Pennsylvania divorce

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:08:11 GMT

    Even though every divorce is different and not every Pennsylvania resident experiences horror stories relating to division of assets or child custody, some of the following pieces of information may be important to keep in mind before pulling the...

  • Domestic violence charges require immediate attention

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:42:51 GMT

    In our blog post last week, we discussed how the Alford plea resulted in a man receiving a probation sentence in a domestic violence case. That story brings up the importance of having top-notch representation when you are facing...