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  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:56:11 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

  • Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:48:36 GMT

    SEOUL (AP) — First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly school kids.

  • California court ruling could limit drought fighting tools

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:46:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown says puts a "straitjacket" on local governments trying to fight the severe statewide drought, an appeals court has found that an Orange County city's tiered water rates are unconstitutional.

  • Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:34:24 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

  • How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:32:51 GMT

    Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.

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  • Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Six Months for Insulting Colleagues

    2015-04-20T16:53:52Z

    Litigation can make us mad, it's true. But the key is not to let your anger take over. That, as Yoda knows all too well, leads to the Dark Side. David Novoselsky, a lawyer from Illinois, apparently didn't watch any of the "Star Wars" films, because he issued a litany......

  • Best Ultrabook Under $1,300

    2015-04-20T15:58:22Z

    Apple has set the bar high with its new Retina MacBook, a computer that combines the slimness of the MacBook Air with the audacious screen of the Retina MacBook Pro. The Retina MacBook isn't the only game in town, though, when it comes to the "ultrabook" -- a category of......

  • The Sky Is Falling: New Students Have Lowest LSATs in Years

    2015-04-20T12:58:00Z

    For the fifth year in a row, the number of entering law students with high LSAT scores has dropped, leading to hand-wringing concern that the lawyers of tomorrow won't be as smart as the lawyers of yesterday. Indeed, less than half as many entering 1Ls had scores above 165......

  • Court Clarifies Class Ascertainability in Computer Spyware Case

    2015-04-17T18:58:00Z

    A couple may proceed in their class action lawsuit against Aaron's, a furniture and office rental store, and many of its franchisees, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday. Clarifying the Circuit's standards on class ascertainability, the Circuit held that the ascertainability test should be a simple, narrow examination of the......

  • 5 Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

    2015-04-17T18:58:30Z

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics. Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a......

  • Your Company's Confidentiality Agreements Might be 'Pretaliation'

    2015-04-17T16:58:00Z

    KBR Inc., a Texas tech and engineering company, has settled the first SEC "pretaliation" enforcement action under Dodd-Frank, Inside Counsel reported yesterday. KBR's standard confidentiality agreement, used in internal investigations, forbids employees from "discussing any particulars" about the investigation without prior authorization from the law department. That's illegal pretaliation, according......

Criminal Law News

  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:56:11 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

  • Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:34:24 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

  • Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:32:28 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

  • US official: Kosovo should try its own rebels

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:31:50 GMT

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A senior U.S. official says Kosovo must set up a court to try former ethnic Albanian guerrillas for suspected organ-trafficking and the disappearance of hundreds of Serb captives if it wants to avoid Russia and Serbia dealing with the issue at the United Nations.

  • 'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:16:58 GMT

    LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Tuesday accused of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in a case that will test the argument that anyone who served as a guard at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there.

Supreme Court News

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:48:36 GMT

    SEOUL (AP) — First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly school kids.

  • Toyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:47:46 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest beneficiaries of the cheap Japanese yen resulting from drastic monetary easing, to fill a post on the central bank's policymaking board.

  • How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:32:51 GMT

    Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.

  • Blast at Spanish Embassy in Libya causes minor damages

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:23:52 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says a bomb has exploded at the country's embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, damaging an outer wall but causing no injuries.

  • 'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:16:58 GMT

    LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Tuesday accused of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in a case that will test the argument that anyone who served as a guard at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there.