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  • How to Ethically Ignore Your Clients on Weekends

    2015-04-17T16:57:00Z

    It's Friday! You've worked all day and most of the nights for the past few weeks. You've come into the office on Saturday and worked through to Sunday morning. It's time for a break. Your sanity, or your marriage, may depend on it. So what do you do when......

  • ALEC Goes After Municipal Broadband Advocates

    2015-04-17T15:58:00Z

    It hasn't been a good few months for ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the organization that brings together (often conservative) state legislators and corporate interests to write model legislation. Several major corporations have been jumping ship as the organization has faced increasing criticism. What's the best way to......

  • Pot Still as Bad as Heroin, Remains Schedule I Drug, Court Rules

    2015-04-17T15:57:00Z

    Marijuana will remain on the federal list of Schedule I drugs, next to heroin and LSD. After a five day evidentiary trial, the District Court for the Eastern District of California denied a motion to dismiss an indictment involving marijuana growing, which challenged the classification was unconstitutional. Under the......

  • Weed Law Round Up: Is Your Future Going Up In Smoke?

    2015-04-17T12:58:00Z

    Forget Bird Law; Weed Law is one of the hottest legal fields right now. As more states turn slowly towards legalization -- 23 states and D.C. allow medical marijuana, while four have fully legalized it -- many lawyers are looking to specialize in this growing (no pun intended) market. So, do you......

  • DUI Can Be Established With Circumstantial Evidence: Cal. Sup. Ct.

    2015-04-16T21:57:55Z

    Can a court use circumstantial evidence, along with blood and breath tests, to conclude that a driver was above the legal limit for alcohol intoxication? That's the question the California Supreme Court answered earlier this month, and it answered in the affirmative after Ashley Coffey challenged her driver's license suspension......

  • After Years of Investigation, EU Accuses Google of Antitrust Violations

    2015-04-16T21:57:00Z

    When I was in law school, course materials repeatedly referred to "Google or Bing," as in, don't use them for legal research. It was a combo that was, literally, laughable. Bing? Almost no one used Bing back then. And that's a problem, according to the European Union. With Google......

Criminal Law News

  • Trial beginning for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:59:38 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school's band.

  • Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:45:07 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.

  • UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:26:11 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.

  • Mexico officials report capture of alleged cartel leader

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:17:20 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican security officials said Sunday they have captured the man who has led the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.

  • Israel police investigating killing of Polish tourist

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:03:53 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they're investigating the killing of a Polish tourist whose body bore signs of violence.

Supreme Court News

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

Political News

  • Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:48:50 GMT

    ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

  • Cuba holds local vote with a twist: 2 opposition candidates

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:45:52 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Sunday held its first local elections since a historic thaw in relations with the United States with an unusual wrinkle in the single-party system: two of the 27,000 candidates openly oppose the government.

  • Opposition Center Party takes lead in Finnish election

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:40:46 GMT

    HELSINKI (AP) — Juha Sipila has tentatively declared his opposition Center Party the winner of Finland's parliamentary election and will become the country's new prime minister.

  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:33:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.

  • UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:26:11 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.