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  • Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:58:26 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist criticized the Canadian government Thursday for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt.

  • Terror suspect says Internet chats about women, not plot

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:54:29 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man on trial in the U.S. for planning to bomb a British shopping center testified Thursday he was exaggerating his prowess with women in online chats and emails he sent mentioning potential wedding dates and a bride, denying the communiques were coded to disguise an al-Qaida plot.

  • Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:43:05 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial.

  • 3 deny trying to sell military-grade arms to Colombia rebels

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:31:55 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused of conspiring in Europe to sell military-grade weapons to informants who said they wanted to shoot down American helicopters in Colombia have pleaded not guilty.

  • Puerto Rico seeks protection of federal bankruptcy code

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:31:01 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials sought Thursday to convince U.S. legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code.

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  • 3 Warning Signs Your New Associates May Not Stick Around

    2015-02-26T13:53:01Z

    After a long interview process, you've just hired some new associates. Congrats! Now it's time to get to work. As you invest hours and other resources into training your new associates, you'll want to make sure they stay long enough to provide a good return on your investment. Still, despite......

  • Supreme Court Tosses Fla. Fisherman's Sarbanes-Oxley Conviction

    2015-02-25T21:42:01Z

    In an explanation that may have seemed self-evident, the U.S. Supreme Court has clarified that dumping undersized red grouper overboard in an attempt to deceive fish and game officials is not the same as shredding financial documents to mislead auditors, regulators, and shareholders. The Court reversed a ruling from......

  • 2nd Cir. Panel Reverses Itself on Occupy Wall Street Arrests

    2015-02-25T17:21:01Z

    A peculiar bit of appellate procedure attended the issuance of an amended opinion in Garcia v. Does, the "Occupy Wall Street" case in which Occupy protesters claimed they were escorted onto the Brooklyn Bridge by police, then arrested when they were halfway across. Though the protesters won in federal district......

  • SCOTUS: A Fish Is Not a 'Tangible Object' for Sarbanes Purposes

    2015-02-25T19:47:01Z

    Destroying a fish isn't a federal crime, the Supreme Court ruled today, in another victory for sanity when it comes to prosecutorial over-charging. By a surprising 5-4 split, the Court said that the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that prohibit destroying a "tangible object" refer to tangible objects used to......

  • Walmart Settles EEOC Age, Disability Discrimination Suit for $150K

    2015-02-25T19:15:01Z

    While Walmart's in-house counsel may know all the rules regarding age and disability discrimination, some of Walmart's in-store employees clearly do not. The EEOC filed suit against Walmart on behalf of David Moorman, a former manager at a Walmart store in Keller, Texas, alleging age and disability discrimination in violation......

  • Apple Liable for $533M in Infringement Against Patent Holding Co.

    2015-02-25T18:22:01Z

    Apple suffered quite a setback Tuesday, when a federal jury handed down a $532.9 million verdict against it, in favor of patent licensing company Smartflash LLC. Smartflash claimed that Apple's iTunes software infringed on patents it held relating to downloading files from the Internet. A look at the allegedly (or,......

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  • Asia-bound cargo ship held in Alaska harbor cleared to leave

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:55:37 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A cargo ship that has been detained in an Alaska harbor amid an environmental crimes investigation has been cleared to leave port.

  • Terror suspect says Internet chats about women, not plot

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:54:29 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man on trial in the U.S. for planning to bomb a British shopping center testified Thursday he was exaggerating his prowess with women in online chats and emails he sent mentioning potential wedding dates and a bride, denying the communiques were coded to disguise an al-Qaida plot.

  • 3 deny trying to sell military-grade arms to Colombia rebels

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:31:55 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused of conspiring in Europe to sell military-grade weapons to informants who said they wanted to shoot down American helicopters in Colombia have pleaded not guilty.

  • Prosecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:23:38 GMT

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A decision on whether charges should be brought against a truck driver involved in a crash that derailed a California commuter train will not be made until the investigation is complete, Ventura County's top prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Vermont tackles security, access at government buildings

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:12:24 GMT

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Issues from same-sex marriage to gun rights to health care have brought hundreds of impassioned Vermont residents to public hearings at their Statehouse, and lawmakers have long prided themselves on their deliberations being accessible to the citizenry.

Supreme Court News

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:25:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:09:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?

  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:14:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud.

  • Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:38:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

Political News

  • Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:58:26 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist criticized the Canadian government Thursday for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt.

  • Asia-bound cargo ship held in Alaska harbor cleared to leave

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:55:37 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A cargo ship that has been detained in an Alaska harbor amid an environmental crimes investigation has been cleared to leave port.

  • Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:48:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama's game plan.

  • First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:42:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that's been made is "incredibly fragile."

  • Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:39:04 GMT

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.

Trending Legal News

  • Why 'friendly' divorce is not always an easy path - Part I

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:53:43 GMT

    Just as every marriage is unique, so is every divorce. Many couples are compelled to litigate their divorces due to fundamental disagreements about property or child custody. However, others opt to pursue a “friendlier” route such as mediation or negotiation...

  • Texas construction workers converge on capitol to call for workplace safety

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:38:49 GMT

    Regular readers of The Shelton Law Firm blog are probably aware that construction workers in Texas face an inordinately high risk of injury on the job. According to the Workers Defense Project, Texas ranked the highest in construction accident fatalities...

  • Factors that affect child custody in domestic violence divorces

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:21:40 GMT

    Family courts across the country walk a tightrope sometimes when deciding child custody cases involving domestic violence. On one hand, there is sufficient research to show that violence within the home often has adverse effects on the children who...

  • Seek the compensation you deserve for malpractice in Florida

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:11:47 GMT

    When you're hurt in Florida, you sometimes have to seek medical attention. To do that, you'll head to a local emergency room or doctor's office and trust that the care you'll receive is proper. Most people see hospitals and...

  • Table saw construction accident claims in Maryland

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:43:10 GMT

    Table saws are some of the most dangerous items found at Maryland construction sties. While most workers immediately recognize the risks of using these items, they often wrongly assume that their dangers can be bypassed through safe operation. However,...