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  • Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:25:44 GMT

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:07:27 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

  • Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:56:06 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.

  • Mayor: Equip all Milwaukee beat police with body cameras

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:47:08 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Milwaukee police officers on the street would be wearing body cameras by the end of 2016 under a proposal announced Sunday by Mayor Tom Barrett.

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:34:17 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."

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  • Is It Time to End the Ancient Documents Rule?

    2015-08-28T18:07:39Z

    You can trust old things. That's the logic of the ancient documents rule, which allows lawyers to introduce hearsay evidence so long as the document is old enough and appears authentic. How old is old enough? Just 20 years. Ironically, that thinking is probably out of date, given the amount......

  • Disbarment Could Be Ahead for Infamous Prenda Law Attorney

    2015-08-28T17:00:48Z

    The law might finally be catching up to some of the Internet's least favorite lawyers. An attorney from the infamous Prenda Law firm is currently facing disciplinary action in Illinois. That lawyer, John Steele, and his partner Paul Hansmeier, are thought to be the "masterminds" behind Prenda Law's long......

  • You Can't Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

    2015-08-28T09:59:40Z

    Sorry gourmands, chefs, fast food line cooks, you cannot copyright a sandwich, no matter how tasty it might be. One forward-looking Puerto Rican gastronome learned that the hard way last Friday, when the First Circuit tossed his copyright violation suit over a chicken sandwich. Way back in 1987, Norberto......

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why

    2015-08-27T21:58:23Z

    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving

    2015-08-27T18:44:49Z

    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing

    2015-08-27T17:59:13Z

    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

Criminal Law News

  • Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:56:06 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the extremists are trying to extend their violent campaign

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:07:27 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

  • Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:58:17 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

  • Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:20:55 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week.

  • He took them by surprise: 3 dead, 2 hurt in shooting spree

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:29:39 GMT

    A gunman killed three relatives in a surprise attack witnessed by several children in a home in eastern Tennessee, authorities said.

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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