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  • Judge asked to give boy, then 11, new trial in 2009 slaying

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:47:23 GMT

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss those charges or, at least, grant him a new juvenile court trial.

  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:45:11 GMT

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.

  • UK teacher sentenced to 6 years for trying to join IS group

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:38:38 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A teacher whose family helped thwart his plans to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in a case that highlighted the struggles of parents trying to stop their children from being radicalized.

  • Michael Brown's parents announce civil lawsuit in death

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:38:26 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson said Thursday that they would file a civil lawsuit in Michael Brown's death.

  • US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:30:33 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

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  • 9th Cir. Won't Enjoin Sunnyvale, Calif.'s Gun-Control Ordinance

    2015-03-04T23:21:01Z

    By now, we know that states and local governments can't unduly burden an individual's right to own a gun. That hasn't stopped governments from coming up with other ways to enact meaningful gun regulations, though. In addition to making bullets more expensive, cities and states have enacted laws limiting the......

  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • DOJ Releases Reports on Ferguson PD, Michael Brown Shooting

    2015-03-04T21:53:01Z

    The Department of Justice issued two reports Wednesday: one finding that police in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in a pattern of conduct that routinely violated residents' civil rights, and another detailing the fatal police shooting of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. Citing the results of the Michael Brown investigation, the DOJ......

  • King v. Burwell Oral Arguments: 'Such,' Coercion, and Kagan's Clerks

    2015-03-04T20:07:01Z

    Cases of statutory interpretation are rarely as sexy as those involving constitutional issues. But King v. Burwell is among the most important cases of this term, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today. If the justices agree with the petitioners, then one of the three legs of the Affordable......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

  • Why the Legal Dept. Should Be Best Friends With the IT Dept.

    2015-03-04T18:13:01Z

    If there's one department that's the thorn in the side of company employees, it's the IT department. Their answer is always "no" and they make you wait on requests for a long time. Of course, that's equally true of the legal department, too. With Sarbanes-Oxley being what it is, coupled......

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  • Judge asked to give boy, then 11, new trial in 2009 slaying

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:47:23 GMT

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss those charges or, at least, grant him a new juvenile court trial.

  • Prosecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:46:55 GMT

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — A prosecutor said Thursday that he would seek a misdemeanor charge — but no felony — against a suburban Atlanta police chief who reported accidentally shooting his sleeping wife on New Year's Day.

  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:45:11 GMT

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.

  • South Africa to investigate spy allegations

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:44:26 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government said Thursday that it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the state ombudsman and opposition figures spied for the U.S.

  • US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:30:33 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

Supreme Court News

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:40:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

Political News

  • Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes 1st test

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:47:32 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals has passed its test at the state Legislature.

  • Judge asked to give boy, then 11, new trial in 2009 slaying

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:47:23 GMT

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss those charges or, at least, grant him a new juvenile court trial.

  • Prosecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:46:55 GMT

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — A prosecutor said Thursday that he would seek a misdemeanor charge — but no felony — against a suburban Atlanta police chief who reported accidentally shooting his sleeping wife on New Year's Day.

  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:45:11 GMT

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.

  • European Central Bank: Recovery is strengthening

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:44:50 GMT

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Central Bank will unleash its 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program on Monday — and says the prospect is already boosting the eurozone economy.

Trending Legal News

  • Taking Louisiana misdemeanor charges seriously

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:43 GMT

    Louisiana law defines felonies as crimes punishable by prison time or death. The state's legal definitions of crimes are simple: all offenses not classified as felonies are misdemeanors. Misdemeanor sentences may include fines, probation and sometimes jail but not...

  • How to avoid being the victim of credit counseling scams

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:38 GMT

    Many people in New York, who are struggling with financial challenges seek assistance from credit counseling organizations. While the majority of these agencies provide helpful debt relief services, others seek only to take advantage of people. Those who fall victim...

  • Tips for preventing dog bites

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:23:10 GMT

    Over 53 million people own dogs as pets in the United States. Most dog owners likely don't think their pet will bite or maul someone. However, there are an estimated 4.7 million victims of dog bites each year. About...

  • More than 30 charged in connection with drug ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:59 GMT

    According to police, 32 individuals are facing charges in Pennsylvania in connection with a Colombian drug ring. Local officials were informed in January 2014 of a possible connection between heroin trafficking in Montgomery County and in Medellin, Colombia, by agents...

  • Man accused of jewelry theft swallows diamond ring

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:41:52 GMT

    A man in New York has been arrested for purchasing over $200,000 worth of jewelry using cloned credit cards. The 33-year-old Troy man was detained after buying a pair of diamond earrings and a Rolex watch from a store on...