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  • Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:51:21 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:47:55 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.

  • Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:46:50 GMT

    BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.

  • Snowball case melts; teen sues Detroit district over arrest

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:46:37 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager who spent nearly 40 days in custody before a judge cleared him of throwing a dangerous snowball is suing the Detroit school district, saying his rights were violated by a malicious prosecution.

  • Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:24:53 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.

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  • Bad Dog's Bad Drug-Sniffing Skills Are Good Enough for 7th Cir

    2015-07-30T20:18:19Z

    Lex, the drug-sniffing dog, has been a very bad boy. No, Lex didn't bite anyone. He never peed on the carpet or tore apart an officer's shoe. Rather, Lex sniffed drugs on just about everyone he encountered -- whether there were drugs present or not. Lex's nose was just about......

  • Clients Want Artificial Intelligence and They Want It Soon-ish

    2015-07-30T18:59:02Z

    Move over pink brains, the new legal smarts are contained within circuit boards and transistors, not flesh -- or so techno-futurists claim. Those same voices are now loudly predicting the integration of artificial intelligence into legal practice. Of course, machine intelligence is nothing new. Commentators have long said technology will......

  • Think Twice Before Using Crowdfunding and Litigation Investments

    2015-07-30T17:58:16Z

    We're in the middle of a crowdfunding golden age. Individuals have raised thousands of dollars to make potato salad ($55,000), create inflatable Lionel Richie sculptures ($12,500), and conduct a squirrel census ($9,000). When it comes to fundraising, it seems like people are just giving money away. Should lawyers and litigants......

  • Weed Lawyers Can Be Weed Sellers, Washington State Bar Says

    2015-07-30T15:43:07Z

    The Evergreen State just got a little greener, at least for lawyers. The Washington State Bar Association gave attorneys the, ahem, green light to use weed and operate marijuana-related businesses, just three years after Washington voters legalized recreational use. This makes Washington the first state to not only allow attorney......

  • Wills Can Be Amended After Death, Cal Supreme Court Rules

    2015-07-29T22:07:06Z

    Finally, that LLM you got in Zombie Law is about to pay off! The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that wills may be amended post-mortem. That's a drastic shift from the categorical bar against modifying an unambiguous will. Of course, those wishing to amend their wills after death won't......

  • In-House Counsel Hate California. Here's Why

    2015-07-29T21:57:11Z

    California dreams are often more like nightmares for many in-house counsel. In-house counsel have a largely negative view of the state's litigation and regulatory climate, according to a new survey by the law firm Archer Norris. In-house lawyers perceive litigation as a greater risk in California than other states. The......

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  • Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:51:21 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:47:36 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.

  • Snowball case melts; teen sues Detroit district over arrest

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:46:37 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager who spent nearly 40 days in custody before a judge cleared him of throwing a dangerous snowball is suing the Detroit school district, saying his rights were violated by a malicious prosecution.

  • Man admits beating friend to death with metal dumbbell

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:51:11 GMT

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for beating his friend to death with a metal dumbbell.

  • 1,300 march in Berlin in support of 2 journalists

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:22:13 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Some 1,300 people have rallied in Berlin in support of two journalists who prosecutors are investigating for treason over two reports revealing authorities' plans to expand surveillance of online communication.

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.

Political News

  • Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:51:21 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:47:36 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.

  • Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:39:46 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels abandoned their headquarters, activists said Saturday.

  • Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:08:38 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will require fair elections that are internationally monitored.

  • CDC's top modeler courts controversy with disease estimate

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:06:37 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.