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  • 2 men freed after judge dismisses 1975 Ohio case

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:57:32 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly 40 years after being convicted for a 1975 Cleveland slaying, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman left the county jail as free men.

  • Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:47:54 GMT

    Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims.

  • Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:59 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.

  • Wrongly convicted woman declared innocent

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:30 GMT

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit has been declared factually innocent.

  • Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:30 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

Criminal Law News

  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:57:53 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

  • 2 men freed after judge dismisses 1975 Ohio case

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:57:32 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly 40 years after being convicted for a 1975 Cleveland slaying, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman left the county jail as free men.

  • Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:47:54 GMT

    Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims.

  • Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:59 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.

  • Wrongly convicted woman declared innocent

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:30 GMT

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit has been declared factually innocent.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:57:53 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:48:55 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

  • Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:46:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's staunchest supporters held a daylong strategy session Friday to prepare for a 2016 presidential bid — even though she has yet to announce whether she will launch one.

  • Israeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:27 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests.

  • Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

Trending Legal News

  • Why Chapter 7 bankruptcy is preferred by many consumers

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:18 GMT

    When Tennessee consumers face overwhelming debt, they may look at various options but eventually settle on bankruptcy. They are often given two choices: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Which one is better? Many consumers prefer Chapter 7 bankruptcy because...

  • Woman killed in suspected DWI crash

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:07 GMT

    A vehicle accident can happen in a split second but cause a tremendous amount of damage that lasts a lifetime. Families can face unexpected hardships and grief. When the accident is caused by another person's bad decision it can...

  • What is a community property agreement?

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:27:39 GMT

    For married couples in the state of Washington there are many estate planning options. One option available for married couples and domestic partners is a community property agreement. In Washington, married couples and domestic partners have the option to...

  • What payment forms can Texas courts order for child support?

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:06:56 GMT

    When a Texas court issues a child support order, there are many different things that the order typically specifies. Some of the main ones include who will be required to pay child support and what the amount of the child...

  • Dividing Dependent Child Tax Exemptions

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:57:27 GMT

    As most taxpayers with children probably know, the IRS allows parents to claim a portion of their income as exempt from taxation for each minor child that they can claim as a dependent. In 2014, the amount of income exempted...