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  • Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:56:44 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.

  • Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:48:57 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

  • Defendants in fatal hayride crash in Maine plead not guilty

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:42:01 GMT

    AUBURN, Maine (AP) — All three defendants in a Halloween-themed hayride crash that killed a teenager and injured more than a dozen other passengers pleaded not guilty Thursday in their first court appearance.

  • Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:37:37 GMT

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will announce plans to shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation, a state lawmaker and union officials said Thursday.

  • Ex-NY Senate leader heading to trial on corruption charges

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:37:36 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former state Senate leader is set to go to trial this fall on charges he sold his office for the sake of his adult son.

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  • 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail When Speaking to Reporters

    2015-07-29T19:58:05Z

    You're more of a Perry Mason style lawyer than a Johnnie Cochrane, more Clarence Thomas than Antonin Scalia. You save the speechifying for the court room, leave the impassioned arguments in your briefs. But, when it comes to dealing with reporters, you might be doing yourself and your clients a......

  • Data Analytics Gain Ground in Law Firms, but Doubts Remain

    2015-07-29T18:58:09Z

    When it comes to making litigation decisions, lawyers usually depend on their experience, research, and gut instincts, rather than hard data. That's slowly changing, however, as more firms begin to embrace the use of data analytics when deciding how to pursue litigation. Of course, startups and the media have been......

  • Will SCOTUS Answer Nonprofits' ACA Contraception Mandate Prayers?

    2015-07-29T17:59:59Z

    You may see Obamacare back in front of the Supreme Court next term, at least if religious nonprofits have their way. Just over a year ago, the Court ruled in Hobby Lobby that the Affordable Care Act must accommodate the religious objections of closely held corporations.Now, the court is facing......

  • Man 'Terrorizes' State -- by Publishing Its Laws Online

    2015-07-29T17:14:25Z

    Hide your children! Hide your wives! The Georgia Annotated Code is free online! The annotated code was put online, gratis, by Public.Resource.org, the nonprofit run by Carl Malamud, a longtime advocate of moving legal documents into the public domain. Georgia has sued, claiming that the upload is an attempt to......

  • Want to Be a Federal Judge by Age 35? Follow Kozinski's Lead

    2015-07-28T22:37:56Z

    Top of your law school class? On the fast track to making partner? Don't expect us to be impressed. Real gunners become federal judges. Before they're 40. Honestly, it shouldn't be that hard. At least according to the Ninth Circuit's resident conservative, porn aficionado, and cinephile, Judge Alex Kozinski. Kozinski,......

  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

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  • Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:56:44 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.

  • Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:54:53 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers leading Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six of them Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.

  • Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:48:57 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

  • Defendants in fatal hayride crash in Maine plead not guilty

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:42:01 GMT

    AUBURN, Maine (AP) — All three defendants in a Halloween-themed hayride crash that killed a teenager and injured more than a dozen other passengers pleaded not guilty Thursday in their first court appearance.

  • Review: NYPD body camera program should record more stops

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:37:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A body camera pilot program at the nation's largest police department raised a wide range of questions about how to best monitor police and community interactions, according to a report released Thursday.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 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.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

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