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  • Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face charges

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:26:12 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday.

  • Judge in ex-Illinois congressman's trial recuses herself

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:04:43 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge who was to preside over the corruption trial of former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has recused herself.

  • The Latest: Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:50:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges (all times local):

  • Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:34:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case.

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    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:19:02 GMT

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  • ABA Task Force Studies Due Process in College Sexual Misconduct Cases

    2017-01-19T22:55:17Z

    The American Bar Association has formed a new task force to study due process rights in college sexual misconduct cases. Andrew S. Boutros, co-chair of Seyfarth Shaw's White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims Act Team, will lead the task force. It will be comprised of 10 to 12......

  • Former Hastings Dean Says Struggling Law Schools Should Merge to Survive

    2017-01-19T20:58:57Z

    A former Hastings law school dean says that struggling law schools need to make big changes to survive, and mergers may be their solution in a difficult economy. Frank H. Wu, a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law who served as dean from 2010-2015, knows the......

  • Death of the Billable Hour Rumors Are Coming True

    2017-01-19T19:07:31Z

    According to reports, the billable hour may go the way of the dinosaur. Still adjusting to market downturns and evolving technologies, law firms need to make changes in their practices that also change the way they bill for services. If they don't adapt, reports say, they will not survive. The......

  • Is Your Company's Confidentiality Agreement Illegal?

    2017-01-19T14:00:45Z

    If all confidentiality agreements were truly kept confidential, it would be hard to determine if they were legally binding. That assertion underlies a basic reason that all confidentiality agreements are not, in fact, binding. Public policy and many laws prohibit confidentiality in various areas. Indeed, some laws mandate disclosure......

  • China Sees Nat'l Security Risk in Pokemon Go

    2017-01-19T13:58:33Z

    So Pokemon doesn't go after all. At least not for now in China, which is considering whether to allow the popular game to play out on phones there. Government officials are concerned about reports that Pokemon Go players are wandering around looking for Pokemon characters and carelessly causing accidents.......

  • Law Prof. Turns Traffic-Cam Ticket Into 'Trial of the Century'

    2017-01-19T13:58:30Z

    When Adam MacLeod got a traffic-cam ticket, he wasn't about to just cut a check and call it a day. Being an associate professor of law, MacLeod decided to fight the ticket. Or rather, as he describes it, to turn "a routine traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of......

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  • The Latest: Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:50:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges (all times local):

  • Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:34:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case.

  • Brazil judge overseeing corruption probe dies in plane crash

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:51:29 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Supreme Court judge central to the huge corruption investigation roiling Brazil died in a plane crash Thursday, casting doubt over the future of a probe that has reached to the top of the political and economic elite, threatening the president himself.

  • Graceland Black Lives Matter protest prompts lawsuit

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:36:13 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five people have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland, saying they were discriminated against at a protest by a coalition associated with the Black Lives Matter movement during the annual vigil commemorating the singer's death.

  • The Latest: 1st degree murder filed in slain officer case

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:24:08 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local):

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