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  • Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:55:53 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.

  • Updates: Black Friday from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:49:12 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before some people opened their eyes, Black Friday was already well underway.

  • Sarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:38 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:48 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.

  • Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:21:08 GMT

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    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

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    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

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    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

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    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

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    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

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    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

  • Austria: 13 radical Islamic suspects arrested

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:59:12 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have arrested 13 people suspected of recruiting fighters for radical Islamic groups in the Middle East.

  • Austin police: Shooter targets buildings downtown

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:51:41 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin say a shooter targeted multiple buildings downtown and prompted the evacuation of police headquarters before being shot.

  • Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:38 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.

  • 2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:18:39 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.

  • 1 officer killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:26:47 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Government officials say a senior Egyptian army officer was killed while security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • 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.

Political News

  • EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:54:52 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to bring their debts and deficits in line.

  • East-West divisions define Moldova's elections

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:47:39 GMT

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.

  • Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:47:25 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate says he does not support an international war crimes prosecution against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:45:37 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits — moves he hopes will defuse criticism over his immigration policies.

  • Sarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:38 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency.

Trending Legal News

  • Sacramento couples may try post-nups before divorce

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:56:44 GMT

    When Sacramento couples consider divorce, it is the nuclear option in a marriage. Many dread a contentious court battle where intimate details of their relationship become public. Others shy away from the process out of a wish to avoid...

  • Arizona town fights development of hospital near schools

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:53:01 GMT

    Some Gilbert, Arizona, residents are urging local officials to mandate that behavioral-health hospitals must be at least 500 feet away from schools and day cares. The Planning Commission is considering special zoning districts for these kinds of hospitals. Last...

  • Homeowners have options when it comes to home foreclosure

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:00:48 GMT

    The National Association of Realtors say that close to 20 percent of Americans are underwater in terms of their mortgage payments. In today's economy, it can be difficult to maintain mortgage payments, car payments and other bills while ensuring food is...

  • Family of pedestrian hit by car pleaded with judge at sentencing

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:56:24 GMT

    The maximum amount of time a person can spend in prison for motor vehicle manslaughter is 20 years. A father of a pedestrian hit by car in Massachusetts last year pleaded with the judge to give the driver responsible for...

  • Teenager dies in fatal truck accident in Illinois

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:34:21 GMT

    In life there are many things over which one has no control. The weather is definitely one of the things that cannot be controlled. Unfortunately, this factor can play a role in causing accidents while on the road. This seems...