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  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:46:28 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.

  • 5 things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party prospect

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:24:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far.

  • Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:58:17 GMT

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.

  • Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:57:03 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.

  • Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:44:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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  • 5 Tips for Working With a Virtual Paralegal

    2015-07-27T17:44:10Z

    Trying to cut down on overhead and save some office space? Need some extra help but not enough to bring on a full team of support staff? You might consider contracting with a virtual paralegal.No, virtual paralegals aren't Siri with a Westlaw account or robots who know local rules. Rather,......

  • Do Lawyers Make Good Parents?

    2015-07-27T16:32:51Z

    Two-thirds of parents want their kids to grow up to be lawyers. The other third have probably read the stats about lawyer depression, alcoholism, and student debt. But forget lawyer kids, what about lawyer parents? There are plenty of perks that come from being an attorney, including pleasing your parents,......

  • Dodd-Frank Constitutional Challenge Revived by D.C. Circuit

    2015-07-24T23:05:24Z

    The D.C. Circuit has revived a challenge to the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Act. A small Texas bank, State National Bank of Big Spring, had challenged the constitutionality of the Wall Street Reform Act. It was joined by 11 states, who also took issue with the Act. Dod-Frank, you'll......

  • States Can Require Pharmacy Owners to Provide Birth Control, 9th Rules

    2015-07-24T21:59:15Z

    States can require pharmacies to dispense birth control even if the pharmacy's owner has religious objections, the Ninth Circuit ruled yesterday. The Court upheld a Washington State law that allowed individual pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions because of religious objections, so long as another onsite pharmacist will do......

  • Is the Customer Always Right? Not When You Practice Law

    2015-07-24T21:57:32Z

    Like it or not, the law is a customer service profession. Getting clients and keeping clients depends on your ability to please clients. As the old cliche goes, the best way to do that is to remember that "the customer is always right." Right? No way, at least not when......

  • Scalia, Scalia, Scalia: A Review of All Things Nino

    2015-07-24T19:59:16Z

    You might be forgiven for sometimes forgetting that there are nine Justices on the Supreme Court. After all, when it comes to getting attention in the news, not even the "Notorious RBG" can surpass Justice Scalia's reach. Love him or hate him, Justice Antonin "Nino" Scalia is by far the......

Criminal Law News

  • True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:30:21 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle's Crisis Clinic.

  • Body believed to be missing California girl found

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:12:10 GMT

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage boy, who also lives in the complex, was arrested in the case.

  • Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:03:39 GMT

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) — A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said.

  • Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:58:17 GMT

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.

  • Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:57:03 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

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