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  • Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

    Fri, 26 May 2017 09:04:57 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Gianforte spent the day of his greatest political victory out of sight, avoiding questions about the assault charge filed against him on the eve of a congressional race that some cast as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Rights groups urge Uganda to back probe into deadly clashes

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:44 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers are urging Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during a clash with a tribal kingdom last year.

  • Q&A: A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban

    Fri, 26 May 2017 07:54:30 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Virginia-based federal appeals court pulled no punches in refusing to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, with judges in the 10-3 majority calling the administration's action discriminatory and its reasoning nonsensical.

  • Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

    Fri, 26 May 2017 07:36:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."

  • Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

    Fri, 26 May 2017 07:24:44 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. Legal Blogs

  • Selling Without Really Selling: Easy Sales Tips for Lawyers


    A new client arrived at my office on a motorcycle and parked next to mine. We talked about our rides, then went inside to talk business. In that first meeting, I told him he would need to deposit a $25,000 retainer. He gave me $50,000. There was no sales......

  • Microsoft's New Server Can Serve Lawyers


    One thing for sure about the future of legal tech, there will be upgrades. In that tradition, Microsoft has announced its newest edition of SQL 2017 -- a server that features software upgrades that may serve lawyers well. It is not a lawyer product, per se, but it has......

  • What's in a Pseudonymn? Judicial Nominee May Find Out


    John K. Bush, a nominee to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, probably never expected his blogs to get him much attention because he wrote under a pseudonymn. He wrote more than 400 blog posts from 2007 to 2016 about a wide range of political issues, largely from......

  • Fake Email Puts Barclays CEO on the Spot


    At a roast, at least one joke cuts so close that the audience laughs only because people aren't sure how to react. It happened at a roast recently for Jes Staley, chief executive officer for Barclays. The bank was hosting its annual shareholder meeting, where Staley got the brunt......

  • Prenda Copyright Troll Disbarred, Faces Fraud and Money Laundering Charges


    For John Steele, who now has been disbarred for his part in a copyright-trolling scheme, it could have been worse. He could be dead, like his law partner. Actually, it does get worse for Steele. He is awaiting sentencing on fraud and money laundering charges. When it rains, it......

  • Supreme Court Ruling Stymies Patent Trolls


    In a blow to 'patent trolls,' the U.S. Supreme Court said venue for corporate defendants in patent litigation is where they are incorporated. The decision threw a roadblock in the way of companies that buy patents just to demand royalties and sue. The high court said patent claims must......

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  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:28:43 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

  • Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:24:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed.

  • Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Mon, 22 May 2017 17:50:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

  • Court upholds 'soft money' limits; Gorsuch, Thomas disagree

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding federal limits on political parties' use of so-called soft money for federal elections.

  • Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Sat, 20 May 2017 01:02:19 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday advanced tough new limits on abortion— hitting back at a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer striking down most of the sweeping restrictions on the procedure that America's second-largest state approved four years ago.

Political News

  • Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

    Fri, 26 May 2017 09:04:57 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Gianforte spent the day of his greatest political victory out of sight, avoiding questions about the assault charge filed against him on the eve of a congressional race that some cast as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:49:16 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.

  • US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:43:29 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday.

  • Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:43:05 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Rights activists from Human Rights Watch say in a new report that high-level officials in Russia's Chechnya have visited detention facilities where gay people allegedly were illegally held and tortured.

  • How the AP-NORC poll on long term care was conducted

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:43:02 GMT

    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on long-term care was conducted March 2-29 by NORC at the University of Chicago, with funding from the SCAN Foundation. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,341 adults age 40 and over who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel.