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  • Cops hail man who fatally shoots suspect outside Utah store

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:37:42 GMT

    Police are hailing a man who shot and killed a would-be carjacker outside a Utah grocery store, saying he did the right thing by coming to the aid of the vehicle's owner.

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:22:18 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

  • Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalize medical pot

    Mon, 04 May 2015 00:33:30 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy public debate.

  • Puerto Rico governor signs order legalizing medical pot

    Mon, 04 May 2015 00:10:07 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday signed an executive order authorizing the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy public debate.

  • NYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail

    Sun, 03 May 2015 23:57:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who officials say boasted of being a street "hellraiser" and who served prison time for attempted murder was arraigned on charges that he shot a New York City police officer in the head.

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  • 4th Cir. Upholds Detention of Marine for Facebook Threats

    2015-05-01T19:02:01Z

    Brandon Raub, a Marine, made some questionable Facebook posts in the summer of 2012. Some of his fellow Marines expressed concern and contacted the FBI. The FBI interviewed Raub, then local police obtained a temporary detention order to hospitalize him against his will. He remained in hospital for seven days.......

  • 3 Major Marketing Disasters -- and What You Can Learn From Them

    2015-05-01T21:54:25Z

    There's plenty of bad advertising out there. Sometimes, though, bad spills over and becomes an outright disaster. The annals of advertising are full of campaigns gone wrong. Very, very wrong. In the spirit of learning from others' mistakes, here's three major disasters -- and what you can do to......

  • Finding Fair Use Precedent Just Got Easier

    2015-05-01T18:55:48Z

    People don't give the Library of Congress enough credit. It's the largest library in the world, with more than 838 miles of bookshelves and 160 million items. It's got everything from the first known book published in the New World, to some of the only remaining copies of American......

  • Whom Do I Talk to When I Need Something Done?

    2015-05-01T18:54:50Z

    Unfortunately, a lot of a lawyer's life involves going to other people for help, whether it's a clerk, a secretary, a senior associate, or even opposing counsel. You can't do the job just on your own. There's a learning curve to figuring out who you should talk to in which......

  • In Williams-Yulee, a Good Outcome, But Some Bad Stuff, Too

    2015-05-01T18:53:46Z

    The 5-4 opinion in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar was a bit of a surprise. Chief Justice Roberts sided with the Court's four liberals to conclude that a state canon of judicial ethics prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign donations was constitutional. What made more sense is that Justice Kennedy,......

  • How to Keep Your Office Weird, Without Getting Sued

    2015-05-01T17:54:27Z

    You don't have to go to Austin or Portland to hear about the importance of "keeping it weird." In many companies, cultivating an office culture of "weirdness" is seen as a way of fostering creativity and increasing employee satisfaction. Apparently having a foosball table and bean bags isn't enough......

Criminal Law News

  • City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

    Mon, 04 May 2015 02:52:24 GMT

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night.

  • Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:59:44 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.

  • Officer: Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:51:45 GMT

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.

  • Cops hail man who fatally shoots suspect outside Utah store

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:37:42 GMT

    Police are hailing a man who shot and killed a would-be carjacker outside a Utah grocery store, saying he did the right thing by coming to the aid of the vehicle's owner.

  • Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:27:32 GMT

    TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.

Supreme Court News

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states:

Political News

  • Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event

    Mon, 04 May 2015 02:58:54 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to "see each other" to know one another.

  • Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants

    Mon, 04 May 2015 02:48:02 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister says Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia's controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores.

  • Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent

    Mon, 04 May 2015 02:17:38 GMT

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.

  • Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:59:44 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.

  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    Mon, 04 May 2015 00:45:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.