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  • Strategy shift for Wisconsin unions after right-to-work vote

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:48:15 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night session.

  • Jury convicts Maine man in social media killing of teen girl

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:33:11 GMT

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man was convicted Friday of using a bogus Facebook profile to lure a 15-year-old girl to her death in a botched plot to look like a hero.

  • Apple boots AT&T from Dow Jones industrial average

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:25:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the Dow's elite club, Apple is in and AT&T is out.

  • Problems arise for state efforts to curb campus sex assaults

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:14:25 GMT

    Lawmakers in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. Among the contentious measures, some are viewed as infringing on victims' rights and others as too favorable to accused students.

  • Father of Ohio teen poisoned by caffeine powder files suit

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:11:48 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Amazon.com and caffeine powder distributors didn't provide proper warnings about the supplement's dangers, resulting in the death of an Ohio high school student last year, the teen's father said in a lawsuit filed Friday.

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  • Be a Cool Boss: 5 Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Employees

    2015-03-06T17:01:01Z

    Today is Employee Appreciation Day, and your law firm probably has at least few non-lawyer employees. Paralegals, legal assistants, and legal secretaries do a lot of the hard work at a law firm, and today is a great day to appreciate them for what they do. But heck, why limit......

  • Contact Lens Recall Plaintiff Didn't Prove Product Liability: Court

    2015-03-05T20:07:01Z

    In December 2006, Steven Kallal started using CIBA-brand contact lenses that he received as a sample from his eye doctor. He bought some more and kept using them until May 2007, even though he experienced sharp pain in his eyes. Unbeknownst to Kallal, CIBA found a flaw in the contact......

  • Job Market Improves: Time to Explore New Practice Areas?

    2015-03-05T19:36:01Z

    According to James Leipold of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), job prospects for new lawyers are improving. With law school enrollment rates falling 19 percent from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2017, new law graduates will likely face less competition for jobs. Where are these......

  • Some in Congress Try to Roll Back Net Neutrality

    2015-03-05T19:00:01Z

    Last Friday, the FCC voted along party lines to approve Title II regulation for Internet Service Providers. This means -- absent lawsuits from Verizon and Comcast -- that the FCC would be able to enforce net neutrality regulations preventing ISPs from selectively throttling whatever traffic it wants and extorting content......

  • 7 Ways to Show Workers You Care on Employee Appreciation Day

    2015-03-05T18:49:01Z

    The first Friday in March is National Employee Appreciation Day, and in honor of the occasion, we've assembled a list of things that your company's employees might appreciate. Basically, don't violate state and federal labor laws. Your employees would really appreciate that.......

  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients

    2015-03-05T18:39:01Z

    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

Criminal Law News

  • Jury convicts Maine man in social media killing of teen girl

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:33:11 GMT

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man was convicted Friday of using a bogus Facebook profile to lure a 15-year-old girl to her death in a botched plot to look like a hero.

  • Man convicted in 'American Sniper' case at intake center

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:30:46 GMT

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A former Marine found guilty in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man is being processed at an intake center of the Texas prison system to determine where he will serve his life sentence.

  • Police: Professor had given ex-convict $37K before killing

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:28:20 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A retired University of Florida professor was killed by an ex-convict to whom he'd given $37,000 in recent years in what authorities described as a "Good Samaritan" relationship, police said.

  • Problems arise for state efforts to curb campus sex assaults

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:14:25 GMT

    Lawmakers in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. Among the contentious measures, some are viewed as infringing on victims' rights and others as too favorable to accused students.

  • Alabama judge refuses to move woman's running-death trial

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:48:24 GMT

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge is refusing to move the trial of an Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Political News

  • UN approves resolution condemning use of chlorine in Syria

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:48:30 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a United States-drafted resolution that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations.

  • Strategy shift for Wisconsin unions after right-to-work vote

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:48:15 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night session.

  • City councilors raise concerns about Boston's Olympics bid

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:45:02 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Council members are raising concerns about the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

  • EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:36:46 GMT

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.

  • Mexico finds 2nd mummified body in glacier

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:34:06 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Friday that climbers have found a second mummified body in a glacier on Mexico's tallest peak, and said they may be the remains of climbers missing since a 1959 avalanche on the peak.

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