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  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:57:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president's unilateral deportation curbs.

  • Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:57:27 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church issued a nationwide call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those who suffer repercussions for asserting their religious beliefs toward these people.

  • Confessed killer testifies against man with bodies in yard

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:55:54 GMT

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney is grilling a key prosecution witness who says he helped a man kill a northeastern Pennsylvania pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend as part of a robbery plot.

  • Utah family found dead last fall died from 'drug toxicity'

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:44:14 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed the parents were concerned about a pending apocalypse, police said Tuesday.

  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:36:49 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive of America's second-most populous state when he carried out a veto threat.

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  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

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  • Utah family found dead last fall died from 'drug toxicity'

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:44:14 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed the parents were concerned about a pending apocalypse, police said Tuesday.

  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:36:49 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his rights as chief executive of America's second-most populous state when he carried out a veto threat.

  • Venezuelan officials reject allegation of drug trafficking

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:28:12 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials on Tuesday denounced a report that links the head of the socialist South American country's congress to the drug trade.

  • Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:22:03 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:21:07 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.

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  • Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:57:27 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church issued a nationwide call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those who suffer repercussions for asserting their religious beliefs toward these people.

  • Operator of errant drone works for intel agency

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:55:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who has acknowledged flying a drone onto the White House grounds works for a U.S. intelligence agency.

  • Leader of Yemen's rebels urges 'peaceful transfer of power'

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:54:42 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of Shiite rebels who control the Yemeni capital called for a "peaceful transfer of power" on Tuesday, after his forces released a presidential aide whose abduction set in motion a violent escalation that led to the resignation of the president and the government.

  • 'Wicked storm': Blizzard slams New England with heavy snow

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:46:58 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

  • Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:45:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year.

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  • Drunk Drivers Out In Force For Big Game

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:53:04 GMT

    Alcohol is a factor in a substantial number of car and truck accidents. Drunk drivers are responsible for roughly 30 percent of all fatal traffic accidents. Drivers who have consumed alcohol, even if they are below the legal limit, may...

  • Texas man facing 8th DWI charge

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:43:45 GMT

    In 2006, a now-68-year-old man was sentenced for his seventh DWI. The judge in that case was very stern in his warning to the man to not drink again. He was sentenced to four years in prison and a...

  • Louisiana residents fight back against fracking in Abita Springs

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:40:26 GMT

    Despite its growing popularity among oil and gas companies, fracking has still yet to gain the approval of a majority of people across the nation. For many people, it's difficult to approve a drilling process that uses carcinogenic chemicals to...

  • Lions Gate makes push to recoup damages from hackers

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:35:56 GMT

    For a lot of production companies in the film industry, the box office is where a bulk of a film's revenue comes from. In some cases, movies can flounder in the box office because of weak marketing campaigns that failed...

  • California bridge collapse leads to injured workers

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:31:43 GMT

    Working on the highway or on bypasses can be dangerous for any number of reasons. The equipment used and the height involved when bridge bypass work needs to be completed all leads to the very strict safety standards by which...