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  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:52:54 GMT

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Holiday shopping in full gear

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Looks like the crush of Black Friday shopping actually happened Thursday.

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.

  • 1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:12 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.

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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......

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  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:52:54 GMT

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

  • Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:49:45 GMT

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor.

  • Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:11 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday morning.

  • Police arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:22:41 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.

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

  • Thai legislature approves ban on surrogacy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:59:03 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A lawmaker says Thailand's interim parliament has given initial approval to a bill banning commercial surrogacy, the practice of hiring a woman to carry a fetus to term.

  • Black lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:57:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

  • French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:51:34 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived in Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming, dancing and waving flags to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.

  • Pope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:50:04 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.

  • Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:49:45 GMT

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor.

Trending Legal News

  • Study finds 20 percent of residents suffer nursing home abuse

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:20 GMT

    When family members make the decision to put their loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, they are often operating under the assumption that it is the best thing for both them and their loved one. However,...

  • Debt collectors arrested for threats, lies to debtors

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:32:43 GMT

    Miami debtors, have you been taken in by a debt collection scam? Recently, in the neighboring state of Georgia, a 48-year-old man who founded the debt collection agency Williams, Scott & Associates was arrested, along with six employees, by...

  • You deserve compensation for medical malpractice

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:14 GMT

    Have you been injured during pregnancy or struggled with a child with medical issues due to problems stemming from your pregnancy? If your pain and suffering is related to the negligence of your Ob-Gyn, there may be steps you...

  • Beyond estate planning: Is your information organized?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:01 GMT

    Texas residents are told that having even a basic estate plan including a will, powers of attorney and a living will is essential. That is true, but estate planning efforts could be in vain without organizing the important papers that...

  • Texas lawyers petition federal court in favor of gay marriage

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:19:31 GMT

    This blog has previously discussed and examined the recent petitions by some in favor of gay marriage and divorce in Texas. Most recently, the case of a same-sex couple petitioning for a divorce was struck down by a U.S....