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  • Jury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.

  • Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, California, last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived.

  • Former Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:31:13 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in court papers Monday that his conviction on several counts of public corruption was based on an overly broad definition of bribery and a flawed explanation of what constitutes an "official action" by an elected official.

  • Execution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:10:46 GMT

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay.

  • China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:26 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil.

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  • 5 Tips for Better Law Firm Phone Interviews

    2015-03-02T18:00:01Z

    The phone interview is quickly becoming the go-to method for a first round of interviews. Phone interviews are cheaper for everyone, faster to conduct, and don't waste as much of the time of the people who inevitably won't get called back for an in-person interview. Like in-person interviews, though, phone......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 2, 2015

    2015-03-02T17:28:01Z

    After figuring out what a fish is (and is not), then telling us that anyone, not just dentists, can perform teeth-whitening, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a round of contentious cases dealing with unreasonable searches, drawing legislative boundaries, and -- drum roll please! -- the latest challenge......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1 Finale

    2015-02-27T18:14:01Z

    What an episode it was! Actually, the "season finale" of #HTGAWM comprised two back-to-back episodes, but that doesn't matter. We figured out who killed Lila, what the deal was with (former law student) Rudy Walters, and why you shouldn't mess with Frank. The season ended on a cliffhanger, and another......

  • 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......

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  • Jury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.

  • Man who tried to scale White House barrier won't be charged

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:21:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed.

  • Former Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:01:22 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in court papers Monday that his public-corruption convictions were based on an overly broad definition of bribery and a flawed explanation of what constitutes an "official action" by an elected official.

  • LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:41:03 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

  • Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:37:28 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

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  • Australia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:26:38 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.

  • United Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:17:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines says it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.

  • Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:03:23 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"

  • Former Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:01:22 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in court papers Monday that his public-corruption convictions were based on an overly broad definition of bribery and a flawed explanation of what constitutes an "official action" by an elected official.

  • LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:41:03 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

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  • Head trauma in young children

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:12 GMT

    As many California parents may know, head injury in the pediatric population may be associated with car crashes, falls and other accidents. The type of head injury relates to the intensity of trauma. When a child with a head injury...

  • Obama looking to change work visa rules for spouses

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:50:20 GMT

    Orange residents who are interested in employment immigration issues may want more information about an important change that may be coming to U.S. immigration rules. This change, currently on appeal, may help spouses of immigrants find employment in the U.S....

  • Understanding the tax impacts of child support and alimony

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:46:50 GMT

    For North Dakota and Minnesota residents facing their first tax season after a divorce, it's essential to know how alimony and child support may impact your income taxes. This is true for both those paying and receiving the money....

  • Pharmaceutical company recalls potential personal injury threat

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:36:15 GMT

    It is not uncommon for manufacturing companies in Florida and elsewhere to outsource some of their processes to increase production or for many other reasons. It remains the responsibility of the company owner to ensure that procedures at the third-party's manufacturing...

  • Kentucky woman killed in car crash

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:21:27 GMT

    A 51-year-old Danville woman died after being involved in a vehicle collision near Springfield on Feb. 18. The collision took place just after 5 p.m. on the U.S. 150 highway bypass. After the crash, the woman was taken to Springfield...