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  • NYPD officer shot in head recovering; suspect in custody

    Sun, 03 May 2015 10:25:53 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Sunday as detectives gathered evidence in the case, the fifth shooting of a New York City officer in as many months, officials said.

  • Baltimore relieved by charges, weary of curfew

    Sun, 03 May 2015 10:14:41 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — People seeking racial justice and rebuilding for Baltimore planned a day of prayer and healing, even as others chafed under a curfew set to expire early Monday. City leaders refused calls to lift the curfew following the city's top prosecutor's announcement that charges had been filed against six officers accused of fatally injuring a black man in police custody.

  • Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name

    Sun, 03 May 2015 08:48:05 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's newborn princess has spent her first night at home in Kensington Palace — but the guessing game continues over what her name will be.

  • Peaceful Baltimore demonstrators praise top prosecutor

    Sun, 03 May 2015 05:12:10 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — At a grassy plaza across from Baltimore's City Hall filled with thousands of people on Saturday, speakers praised the city's young top prosecutor for quickly moving forward with charges against the police officers they see as responsible for the death of a 25-year-old black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in their custody.

  • On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral

    Sun, 03 May 2015 03:33:03 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.

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  • 4th Cir. Upholds Detention of Marine for Facebook Threats

    2015-05-01T19:02:01Z

    Brandon Raub, a Marine, made some questionable Facebook posts in the summer of 2012. Some of his fellow Marines expressed concern and contacted the FBI. The FBI interviewed Raub, then local police obtained a temporary detention order to hospitalize him against his will. He remained in hospital for seven days.......

  • 3 Major Marketing Disasters -- and What You Can Learn From Them

    2015-05-01T21:54:25Z

    There's plenty of bad advertising out there. Sometimes, though, bad spills over and becomes an outright disaster. The annals of advertising are full of campaigns gone wrong. Very, very wrong. In the spirit of learning from others' mistakes, here's three major disasters -- and what you can do to......

  • Finding Fair Use Precedent Just Got Easier

    2015-05-01T18:55:48Z

    People don't give the Library of Congress enough credit. It's the largest library in the world, with more than 838 miles of bookshelves and 160 million items. It's got everything from the first known book published in the New World, to some of the only remaining copies of American......

  • Whom Do I Talk to When I Need Something Done?

    2015-05-01T18:54:50Z

    Unfortunately, a lot of a lawyer's life involves going to other people for help, whether it's a clerk, a secretary, a senior associate, or even opposing counsel. You can't do the job just on your own. There's a learning curve to figuring out who you should talk to in which......

  • In Williams-Yulee, a Good Outcome, But Some Bad Stuff, Too

    2015-05-01T18:53:46Z

    The 5-4 opinion in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar was a bit of a surprise. Chief Justice Roberts sided with the Court's four liberals to conclude that a state canon of judicial ethics prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign donations was constitutional. What made more sense is that Justice Kennedy,......

  • How to Keep Your Office Weird, Without Getting Sued

    2015-05-01T17:54:27Z

    You don't have to go to Austin or Portland to hear about the importance of "keeping it weird." In many companies, cultivating an office culture of "weirdness" is seen as a way of fostering creativity and increasing employee satisfaction. Apparently having a foosball table and bean bags isn't enough......

Criminal Law News

  • NYPD officer shot in head recovering; suspect in custody

    Sun, 03 May 2015 10:25:53 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Sunday as detectives gathered evidence in the case, the fifth shooting of a New York City officer in as many months, officials said.

  • Baltimore relieved by charges, weary of curfew

    Sun, 03 May 2015 10:14:41 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — People seeking racial justice and rebuilding for Baltimore planned a day of prayer and healing, even as others chafed under a curfew set to expire early Monday. City leaders refused calls to lift the curfew following the city's top prosecutor's announcement that charges had been filed against six officers accused of fatally injuring a black man in police custody.

  • S. Korea confirms college student held in N. Korea

    Sun, 03 May 2015 08:38:39 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey resident attempted to enter the North illegally.

  • NYPD plainclothes officer shot in head; suspect arrested

    Sun, 03 May 2015 06:11:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A plainclothes New York City police officer was shot in the head and critically injured while in an unmarked police car Saturday as he and his partner attempted to stop and question a man they suspected of carrying a gun, officials said.

  • The Latest: NYPD says shot-at officer was clearly a cop

    Sun, 03 May 2015 06:09:22 GMT

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Supreme Court News

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states:

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