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  • 3 Mistakes Lawyers Make: Hiring a Legal Secretary

    2015-04-27T17:55:39Z

    The legal secretary is the backbone of any law office, handling a lot of the logistical functions like taking calls, mailing, and scheduling. Because the legal secretary's work is the foundation for the business side of the law firm, hiring a bad secretary affects everyone in the office. When you're......

  • Oral Arguments for the Week of April 27: What to Watch For

    2015-04-27T17:01:44Z

    This week is The Big One. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the caption that will be forever attached to the definitive (we hope) same-sex marriage cases. That's not all that's happening, though. Though it will devote a full day (two hours) of......

  • Mid-Career Clerkships: Three Things to Know

    2015-04-27T16:55:35Z

    With the death of the Law Clerk Hiring Plan, federal judges are able to take on whomever they wish when it comes to law clerks. For many judges, that won't include the traditional fresh-out-law-school clerks; instead, judges are opting for clerks who have a few years of practice under their......

  • A Crime of Passion: Man Shoots Computer 8 Times, Has No Regrets

    2015-04-27T16:54:36Z

    Computers may not have tough lives, but they can have terrible deaths. Some have their lives cut short out of nowhere, sideswiped by a bug of virus and sent to oblivion. Others are slowly strangled over years, suffering under bloatware, spyware, and adware. The worst computers, however, they get......

  • Catch a Movie With Kozinski: Judge Hosts Movie Nights in 9th Cir.

    2015-04-24T22:11:22Z

    If you need something to do on a slow night, consider heading down the Ninth Circuit -- for a movie. That's right, the halls of justice aren't just for deciding cases, they also host regular movie screenings put together by judge Alex Kozinski. The Los Angeles Times provided a......

  • TROL Act Not Strong Enough, Advocates Say

    2015-04-24T21:56:45Z

    Patent trolling, the process of threatening or engaging in abusive and often baseless patent litigation, has long been lamented in the legal and technology industries. You may have experienced it yourself, if your company has received demands for licensing payments for engaging in actions as common as sending emails......

Criminal Law News

  • Riot erupts after funeral for man hurt in police custody

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:55:36 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, injuring several officers just hours after thousands mourned the man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.

  • Officers who used Taser 8 times on disabled woman get prison

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:49:05 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two former small town police officers in South Carolina were sentenced to prison time Monday for unnecessarily shocking a mentally disabled woman with a Taser at least eight times.

  • Miller says he will plead guilty in Jewish site shootings

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:46:52 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A white supremacist from Missouri who is accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas plans to plead guilty to capital murder to avoid a lengthy trial because of his failing health.

  • Man accused of staging boat crash now faces more charges

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:41:49 GMT

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who disappeared after authorities say he staged a boating accident is now facing more charges.

  • APNewsBreak: Miller to plead guilty in Jewish site shootings

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:38:09 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A white supremacist from Missouri who is accused of killing three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas plans to plead guilty to capital murder to avoid a lengthy trial because of his failing health.

Supreme Court News

  • Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:46:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.

  • Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:19:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes.

  • Pioneer for gay marriage among lawyers for high court cases

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:27:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:40:25 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:19:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

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