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  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:36:12 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.

  • Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:24:14 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire real-estate heir Robert Durst returns to court Thursday, where his attorneys planned to argue that the FBI searched his room illegally and police covered this up in statements used to get an arrest warrant on Louisiana weapons charges.

  • S. Korean ferry victims' relatives reject compensation plan

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:06:08 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 a year ago shaved their heads on Thursday in protest of government plans to provide compensation instead of a more thorough investigation.

  • Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday.

  • Colorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:34:41 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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  • That's Ruff: Dog Sniff not a Search, No Warrant Needed 8th Rules

    2015-04-01T16:09:00Z

    A man stopped for speeding and arrested for possessing a kilo of heroin did not have his Fourth Amendment rights violated when police detained him so that a dog could sniff his car, the Sixth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. Sniffing out a car isn't a search under the Fourth,......

  • Lawyer-to-Lawyer Marketing: Are Direct Mailers Worth It?

    2015-04-01T17:07:35Z

    Among the most important ways that attorneys get new clients is through referrals from other attorneys. Having a solid base of referrals ensures a fairly steady stream of business, and it doesn't hurt to know other lawyers, either. Of course, the operative question is, "How do I get in touch......

  • SCOTUS Won't Hear Students' American Flag Free Speech Case

    2015-04-01T16:05:40Z

    The Supreme Court won't be hearing an appeal from high school students who sued after school administrators asked them to remove American flag T-shirts or take excused leave. That leaves intact the Ninth Circuit's ruling from a year ago, holding that the school did not violate the students' rights......

  • Don't Phone it in -- 3 Tips for Conducting Great Phone Interviews

    2015-04-01T13:01:47Z

    Phone interviews are about as fun as flu shots. And like shots, they're painful, sometimes nauseating, but a necessary part of life. Deprived of the many cues afforded by a face to face meeting -- the types of visual aids that let us know when the other side is......

  • Friends Outside the Legal Department? Sure, but Be Careful

    2015-04-01T12:58:11Z

    Making friends outside the legal department can be difficult. For one, you might be shy or maybe you lack the shared interests needed to make a friendship stick. Or, maybe you just know too much inside dirt. For in-house lawyers, spreading your social connections outside your department can raise......

  • Citizens United Overruled, Court Announces Via New Cameras

    2015-04-01T12:55:46Z

    In what court watchers called an "unexpected move," Chief Justice John Roberts announced this morning that a majority of the Supreme Court had voted sua sponte at a private conference yesterday to overturn its 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which held that corporations had a First Amendment right......

Criminal Law News

  • Gunmen attack university in northeastern Kenya

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:43:55 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in dormitories and killing at least two people and wounding 29 others, police said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group.

  • Police: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:08:42 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in dormitories and killing at least two people and wounding 29 others, police said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group.

  • Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday.

  • Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:35:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.

  • Colorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:34:41 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

Political News

  • Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:58:47 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts, prompting government bombing raids on the area, activists said Thursday.

  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:36:12 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.

  • Suspected Kashmiri rebels kill 1 Indian policeman

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:38:28 GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected Kashmiri rebels on Thursday shot and killed one Indian policeman and wounded two army soldiers and one civilian in a fierce gunbattle in the Himalayan territory, officials said.

  • Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday.

  • Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:34:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.