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  • Menendez appealing judge's rulings in corruption case

    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:43:46 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey have filed a notice saying they will appeal a judge's rulings in his corruption case.

  • Officials: Broken rail caused West Virginia train derailment

    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:32:35 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia last February resulted from a broken rail that started with a crack that should have been detected but was missed in two inspections, federal investigators said Friday.

  • Alleged cartel leaders have first court appearance

    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:25:08 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Two men accused of running tractor-trailer trucks full of cocaine from Mexico to the eastern United States have been arraigned in Atlanta.

  • Judge approves for $338M oil train settlement

    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:21:51 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.

  • The Latest: Obama praises Nobel Peace Prize choice

    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:18:32 GMT

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local. Legal Blogs

  • 7 Ways for Good Lawyers to Become Great Leaders


    As a lawyer, you're a leader, whether you work in a solo practice, as a first year associate, or partner in a large firm. It's your job to take the lead with clients, support staff, and even the court. But leadership doesn't always come naturally, even for the most......

  • A Lawyer's Guide to HTGAWM Season 2, Episode 3: Sex Kills


    Congratulations on surviving another episode of How to Get Away With Murder. Last night's show was filled with murder, intrigue, and, of course, sex -- not to mention a loose, not always accurate understanding of the law. The one law school scene in the episode (we almost forgot this......

  • Bar Exam Gets Hate Mail From Law School Prez


    "No one who graduates from an ABA-accredited law school with a strong GPA should have to take the bar exam." At least this is the opinion of the president of Brooklyn Law School, Nicholas Allard. "The test is "expensive, and not a great measure of competence to actually practice law."......

  • 15 Years Till Nanobots Invade Our Brains, Kurzweil Says


    Forget hoverboards, flying cars, and space colonization, the future will be about intelligence augmented by nanobots. And that future's coming fast. Within 15 years, tiny robots in our brain will make us smarter, sexier, and permanently connected to the Internet. Sure, the prediction may be little more than enthusiastic......

  • 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Rights Passed to Author's Family


    Everyone knows the popular Christmas song, "Santa Clause is Comin' to Town." What's not so widely known is the story of the song's ownership. Currently, it's owned by Sony ... but not for much longer. On Thursday, the Second Circuit ruled that the rights to the song will end......

  • Should Your In-House Resume Have a Summary Statement?


    It's not easy to get a job as in-house counsel. If you don't have a connection inside the company, you're largely left with just your resume and cover letter to make an impression. So your resume should wow, as much as a resume can. A resume summary statement can......

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  • Changes to justices' opinions will be highlighted

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:44:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking a step to address criticism that its inner workings are opaque.

  • Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

    Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:03:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:00:58 GMT

    Today is Sunday, October 4, the 277th day of 2015. There are 88 days left in the year.

  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

    Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:20:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.

  • Supreme Court to review European suit against R.J. Reynolds

    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:12:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the European Union can pursue its lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe as part of a global money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups.

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