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  • Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:46:28 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:07:50 GMT

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

  • Vatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:01:31 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Legal documents show an American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed man committed other acts of sexual abuse.

  • Relatives question honor for civil rights workers

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:41:51 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:25:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

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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

  • Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:46:28 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Mother who shot children dies from her injuries

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:20:31 GMT

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother who authorities say shot all three of her children, killing two, before turning the gun on herself has died from her injuries.

  • Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:08:59 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park.

  • Man ID'd who lit house on fire, ambushed officers

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:05:01 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them.

  • Vatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:01:31 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Legal documents show an American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed man committed other acts of sexual abuse.

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

  • Marion Barry remembered for love of DC

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:35:03 GMT

    Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served:

  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:07:50 GMT

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

  • Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:04:59 GMT

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."

  • Nigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:32:40 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said.

  • Tunisians hold landmark presidential election

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:32:06 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.

Trending Legal News

  • Adult children need to discuss estate planning with parents

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:06:43 GMT

    Massachusetts residents are living longer now than ever before. This could mean that the possibility of some older people becoming incapacitated is a real concern. Adult children may want to discuss estate planning with their parents in order to ensure...

  • Revocable living trust is good option after recent changes to law

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:40:41 GMT

    There are many legal documents available to include in an estate plan. However, those that are appropriate will depend on a person's specific circumstances, in Maryland or in any other state. They should also reflect any recent changes to estate planning...

  • Faulty strollers recalled after reports of fingertip amputations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:07:18 GMT

    Parents in South Florida and around the country heard alarming news recently involving strollers manufactured by Graco Children's Products. The company, as we discussed here, was in the news earlier this year for problems with its car seats. Now,...

  • Woman accused of careless driving in death of another driver

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:23:53 GMT

    Watching out for other vehicles is one of the first priorities of every Louisiana driver. Careless driving is not only dangerous but also puts others at risk. When a driver fails to pay attention to the road and nearby vehicles,...

  • 3 allegedly suffer drunk driving injuries after a multi-car crash

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:52:20 GMT

    Many people will be traveling to and from different locations visiting friends and family during the holiday season. During this time of year, people tend to consume more alcohol than normal and some then get behind the wheel. This, unfortunately,...