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  • Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:54:28 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally join the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.

  • South Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:55 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.

  • Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:40:57 GMT

    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.

  • Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:34:19 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday said the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.

  • In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:46:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.

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  • 10th Cir. OKs Exclusion of 700 Pages of Nonconforming Docs

    2015-03-31T20:57:35Z

    Calling something a legal "technicality" is like calling a judge an "activist" or, in George Orwell's formulation, anyone a "fascist." The word doesn't mean anything except "I don't like that person." In the law, "technicality" just means "I lost." The Tenth Circuit emphasized the importance of process, though, as it......

  • Nonresident N.Y. Lawyers Must Have Physical Office

    2015-03-31T18:57:00Z

    Must nonresident attorneys keep a physical office in the State of New York in order to practice there? Ekaterina Schoenefeld, a lawyer licensed in both New York and New Jersey, was surprised to find out that was the case after attending a CLE class in New York City. She was......

  • Prosecutors Respond in McDonnell Corruption Appeal

    2015-03-31T18:50:14Z

    Federal prosecutors filed their first response to an appeal by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday. McDonnell was convicted of 11 counts of public corruption last September, relating from his relationship with a Richmond businessman who had given him over $177,000 in loans and gifts. McDonnell contends that......

  • TX. Judge Halts Same-Sex Federal Family and Medical Leave

    2015-03-31T19:50:07Z

    A federal judge in Texas has put a stop to the Obama administration's plans to expand coverage of Family and Medical Leave Act protections to married same-sex couples, at least temporarily. Judge Reed O'Connor, in the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, ordered the government to stay......

  • EPA at the Forefront in Two D.C. Cir. Cases

    2015-03-31T16:15:44Z

    When it comes to federal regulation, the D.C. Circuit is arguably the most important court in the nation. Not only does it see more cases challenging government rulemaking, it throws out those rules regularly -- at a rate significantly higher than any other circuit. The EPA is no stranger......

  • Opinion Isn't Fact: SCOTUS Reverses 6th Cir on Securities Fraud

    2015-03-31T16:05:51Z

    When is an opinion that turns out to be wrong an untrue statement of fact? Only when it is not sincerely held, the Supreme Court ruled last week in a securities fraud case. The Court's decision in Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construct Industry Pension Fund, overturned a recent......

Criminal Law News

  • Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:34:19 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday said the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.

  • In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:46:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.

  • Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills home

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:42:29 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of the late oil billionaire J. Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was found dead Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, police and family members said.

  • Purported kidnappers want apology from California police

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:09:44 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.

  • Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:43:49 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man stormed into a medical office building in downtown Fresno and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself, police in central California said Tuesday.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

Political News

  • Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:54:28 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally join the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.

  • South Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:55 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.

  • The latest developments on religious-objection laws

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:38:57 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:34:40 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after U.S. and European Union sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine.

  • Thousands strike at Nike, Adidas shoe factory in Vietnam

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:20:19 GMT

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy.