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  • Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:18:28 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

  • Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:57:11 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise — at least temporarily.

  • Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:31 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • Navajo high court orders election postponed

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:42:40 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.

  • WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:42:03 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

  • Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:05 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing.

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  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:31 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.

  • Officer critical but stable after hatchet attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.

  • 180 questioned about election fraud in Romania

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:46:42 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say 180 people are being questioned on suspicion of election fraud in a referendum on ousting the president in 2012.

  • Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:41:25 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:37:33 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:18:28 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

  • Tunisian forces raid home, kill 6 suspects

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:08:51 GMT

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said.

  • Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:57:11 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise — at least temporarily.

  • Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:28 GMT

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.

  • Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.

  • Vienna honors deserters from Hitler's army

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:50:22 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria's president has apologized for his country's treatment of soldiers who deserted Hitler's army during World War II as traitors.

Trending Legal News

  • 5 common ways seamen get hurt on the job

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:36:13 GMT

    There are many different jobs for those who work in the maritime industry. Seamen may work on cargo ships, tugboats and other vessels, or oil rigs and platforms situated far offshore. Their duties could include any of the following: maintenance,...

  • Hershey settles business litigation suit involving trademark

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:35:37 GMT

    When people in California think about Hershey, one thing typically comes to mind: a sweet piece of chocolate. Hershey, however, was recently involved in a not-so-sweet business litigation case involving a couple of marijuana companies located in other states. According...

  • Siemens fire alarms touted as defective product, recalled

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:37 GMT

    West Virginia residents are well aware of the fact that they need to have at least one fire alarm on each floor of their home. Fire alarms are designed to provide protection to individuals inside the home by sounding an...

  • Denial of federal benefits to Texas same-sex widow challenged

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:15:04 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision last year which struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act opened up many federal benefits to same-sex couples. However, as we have mentioned in a past post, there are still some...

  • HHS immigration law may be beneficial to illegal immigrant kids

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:14:31 GMT

    In regard to reform of immigration laws, there are some changes that are set to take place. Undocumented immigrants in Maryland will be granted more rights under recent immigration law. Reportedly, $9 million will be used to fund legal representation for...