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  • Amish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:56:32 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions.

  • Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:47:04 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now that is.

  • AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:16:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:02:08 GMT

    Five months after 43 students from a rural teachers college in Mexico's Guerrero state disappeared, marches by relatives and protesters continued, some turning violent with confrontations like what was seen Tuesday at a metro station in Mexico's capital. In Michoacan state, federal police captured Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:02 GMT

    Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success


    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?


    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield


    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform


    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision


    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'


    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:50:51 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's state TV says government forces backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group.

  • Los Angeles police shoot, kill man in fight caught on video

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:49:58 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say three officers fired on and killed a man on the city's Skid Row because of a struggle over one of the officers' guns.

  • Myanmar prevents student protesters from marching to Yangon

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:48:20 GMT

    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Truckloads of police on Monday prevented hundreds of student protesters from continuing their march to Myanmar's biggest city to push for educational reform.

  • Australia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:44:10 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, has become the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under a new counterterrorism law aimed at deterring foreign fighters.

  • UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:43:59 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself.

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