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  • Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:54:50 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister has signed an order that will keep a Jewish extremist in jail for six months without charges or trial.

  • Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:43:29 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve.

  • Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:40:46 GMT

    LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.

  • Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:33:40 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:21:21 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

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  • General Motors OnStar Bug Allows Hackers to Take Over Car

    2015-08-04T21:59:09Z

    Let's call this new hack Christine. In 1983, Steven King released a novel of the same name, describing a vintage Plymouth Fury possessed by supernatural, murderous powers. The movie followed soon after. Three decades later and a vulnerability in General Motors' OnStar system allowed very non-supernatural hackers to take over......

  • Trailblazing Women Lawyers and Female Friendly Law Firms Honored

    2015-08-04T21:57:17Z

    It's a good time to be a woman in the legal profession. That is, at least when it comes to awards and accolades, if not equity-partnerships. Five female legal trailblazers were honored last Sunday with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards. That ceremony came just a week......

  • Docs v. Glocks Law Can Go Into Effect as 11th Lifts Injunction

    2015-08-04T15:59:04Z

    A Florida law that prevents doctors from asking patients about guns in their home will soon go into effect, the Associated Press reports. The Eleventh Circuit vacated an injunction against the law last week, allowing the so-called "Docs v. Glocks" law to go ahead. The Florida legislation, officially titled the......

  • It's CLE: Singing Lawyers Mix Legal Ethics and Monty Python

    2015-08-04T17:24:21Z

    Legal ethics and musical theater, a match made in heaven? Well, not exactly, but at least one troupe of lawyers is looking to make legal ethics CLE programs a little less monotonous and a lot more entertaining by taking a note from Broadway. A group of Texas lawyers calling themselves......

  • How to Get Ahead: Career Advancement for In-House Counsel

    2015-08-04T15:33:53Z

    If you ask typical young lawyers how they envision their career path, you'll likely hear a pretty uniform response. Join a big firm, perhaps after clerking. After a few years as an associate, become a junior partner. Divorce. Work your way to senior partner and wonder where your life went.......

  • Court Grants Time Out in NCAA Rule Changes, Athlete Payments

    2015-08-03T21:59:24Z

    The NCAA was given a brief reprieve from implementing payments to former college athletes after the Ninth Circuit granted them a stay last Friday. Without the stay, the association would have been required to start making payments to college football and basketball players for the use of their names, images,......

Criminal Law News

  • Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:33:40 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:21:21 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

  • Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:04:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

  • Mexico journalist seeking refuge in capital never felt safe

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:01:04 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Everything was fine as of 2:13 p.m. Friday.

  • Triple homicide investigated as ritualistic killing

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:59:49 GMT

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A triple homicide in Florida is being investigated as a possible ritualistic killing connected to the recent blue moon, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • China ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012 amid tensions

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:58:11 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the Chinese leadership and the Christian religion in general.

  • Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:57:01 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98.

  • Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:43:29 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve.

  • Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:40:46 GMT

    LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.

  • Widow of ex-South Korean leader arrives in North Korea

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:34:49 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday for a four-day visit.