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  • Pro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:52:40 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's parliament opened for its inaugural session Thursday since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties.

  • Ferguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:34:19 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:15:34 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader said Thursday that a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the Sedition Act as part of political reforms.

  • Spanish premier: Corruption is exception, not rule

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:07:17 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister, whose party is facing a series of corruption cases, says most politicians aren't crooked and that his government is taking the problem seriously.

  • Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:09:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Legal Blogs

  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company


    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit


    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season


    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit


    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions


    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably


    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:19:39 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Japan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:27:59 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:10:07 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

  • Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:43:11 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

  • Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:31:47 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

Supreme Court News

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:46:42 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

  • Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:36:05 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's main political parties have agreed to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made before a recent independence referendum.

  • OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:33:04 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.

  • British national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:12:10 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a British national is among five people who were killed in a suicide attack on an embassy vehicle in the capital Kabul.

  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:08:51 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancelations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.

Trending Legal News

  • Business litigation alleges former Netflix exec took secret fees

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:53:20 GMT

    Business litigation in North Carolina often involves disputes between a company and its former CEO or high executives. Self-dealing by top executives is sometimes discovered by the company, which may lead to business litigation, depending on the apparent severity of...

  • Charged with a felony, Perry insists he acted within the law

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:42:29 GMT

    Since his indictment, Texas Governor Rick Perry has probably been a popular topic for discussions around the state. Following being charged with a felony, Perry has spoken out against the accusations, citing the actions he took as legal. Despite this,...

  • Cruise line doctors no longer immune for failure to diagnose

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:26:20 GMT

    To relieve stress or escape worries, some families in New Jersey may take time off work or school to hit the roads or the open seas for a vacation. While most people probably imagine leaving their troubles behind when embarking...

  • Icy conditions increase risk of slip-and-fall accidents

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:15:13 GMT

    Slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious injuries, and Ontario residents are at a much greater risk for being involved in these kinds of accidents during icy weather conditions. When walking on wet sidewalks or driveways on particularly cold days, it...

  • Texas real estate purchases: why a title search?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:54:17 GMT

    If you are buying or selling property in El Paso, Texas, and you are not versed in real estate law, you probably don't want to attempt to go it alone. Real estate procedures and laws can be very complex....