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  • New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

  • Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives.

  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:53:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.

  • Arkansas Senate approves updated religious-objections bill

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:52:29 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

  • Stymied treasure hunter still believes cargo on shipwreck

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:50:39 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter stopped by a judge from trying to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod says he still thinks the valuable cargo is aboard.

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  • That's Ruff: Dog Sniff not a Search, No Warrant Needed 8th Rules

    2015-04-01T16:09:00Z

    A man stopped for speeding and arrested for possessing a kilo of heroin did not have his Fourth Amendment rights violated when police detained him so that a dog could sniff his car, the Sixth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. Sniffing out a car isn't a search under the Fourth,......

  • Lawyer-to-Lawyer Marketing: Are Direct Mailers Worth It?

    2015-04-01T17:07:35Z

    Among the most important ways that attorneys get new clients is through referrals from other attorneys. Having a solid base of referrals ensures a fairly steady stream of business, and it doesn't hurt to know other lawyers, either. Of course, the operative question is, "How do I get in touch......

  • SCOTUS Won't Hear Students' American Flag Free Speech Case

    2015-04-01T16:05:40Z

    The Supreme Court won't be hearing an appeal from high school students who sued after school administrators asked them to remove American flag T-shirts or take excused leave. That leaves intact the Ninth Circuit's ruling from a year ago, holding that the school did not violate the students' rights......

  • Don't Phone it in -- 3 Tips for Conducting Great Phone Interviews

    2015-04-01T13:01:47Z

    Phone interviews are about as fun as flu shots. And like shots, they're painful, sometimes nauseating, but a necessary part of life. Deprived of the many cues afforded by a face to face meeting -- the types of visual aids that let us know when the other side is......

  • Friends Outside the Legal Department? Sure, but Be Careful

    2015-04-01T12:58:11Z

    Making friends outside the legal department can be difficult. For one, you might be shy or maybe you lack the shared interests needed to make a friendship stick. Or, maybe you just know too much inside dirt. For in-house lawyers, spreading your social connections outside your department can raise......

  • Citizens United Overruled, Court Announces Via New Cameras

    2015-04-01T12:55:46Z

    In what court watchers called an "unexpected move," Chief Justice John Roberts announced this morning that a majority of the Supreme Court had voted sua sponte at a private conference yesterday to overturn its 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which held that corporations had a First Amendment right......

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  • 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.

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  • Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives.

  • Arkansas Senate approves updated religious-objections bill

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:52:29 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

  • Stymied treasure hunter still believes cargo on shipwreck

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:50:39 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter stopped by a judge from trying to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod says he still thinks the valuable cargo is aboard.

  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:34:47 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power.

  • Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:09:27 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.