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  • Police: Man whose license suspended 41 times nabbed again

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:58 GMT

    YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man whose license has been suspended 41 times has been nabbed again.

  • Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:54:06 GMT

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.

  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:08:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.

  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:04:51 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:30:21 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform

    2015-02-26T17:56:01Z

    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision

    2015-02-26T18:16:01Z

    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'

    2015-02-26T18:07:01Z

    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:43:39 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.

  • Hong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:38:19 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out at a protest in a border town, in the latest example of heightened tensions over the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers in the city.

  • Boy killed in SUV crash; Florida woman charged with DUI

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:22:40 GMT

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy was killed after a Florida woman who was drunk crashed an SUV loaded with passengers.

  • Police: Man whose license suspended 41 times nabbed again

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:58 GMT

    YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man whose license has been suspended 41 times has been nabbed again.

  • Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:26:58 GMT

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.

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  • Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:47:09 GMT

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali.

  • Lawmakers tinker with crime measure recently OK'd by voters

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:43:39 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.

  • Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:43:35 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday.

  • Republican: No pledge to Democrats on Homeland Security vote

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:38:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a new deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown and no clear sign that a deal is close at hand.

  • 2 detained in German anti-terror raid have been set free

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:24:34 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released.

Trending Legal News

  • Intestate succession is not as straightforward as you may think

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:37:03 GMT

    We may be a little slow to pick up on the coverage of actor Cory Monteith's estate issues. The 31-year-old star of "Glee" passed away in the summer of 2013 from an overdose of cocaine and alcohol. He did not...

  • Whole Foods Recall May Affect New Jersey

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:46:57 GMT

    The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Whole Foods Market has recalled a number of items prepared with cumin that may have contained peanuts. Items prepared with the ground spice, which was provided by...

  • NJ Has 1.3M Recalled, Unrepaired Cars on the Road

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:41:09 GMT

    The New Jersey car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that tens of millions of U.S. motorists are driving vehicles that have been recalled because of potential safety issues but have not yet been brought to a dealership...

  • A bad seed indeed: There's a fine line between slayer and heir p3

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:58:01 GMT

    We are still talking about slayer statutes and what happens to the heir or beneficiary who is responsible for the death of the testator/grantor. As we have said, you cannot kill your father, be convicted of the crime and still...

  • Study examines why false confessions occur

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:26:32 GMT

    Residents of Kalamazoo may have read about news stories in which an individual confesses to a crime that he or she did not commit. While accurate statistics related to the prevalence of false confessions are difficult to obtain, according to...