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  • Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:45:03 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.

  • AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:50:40 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

  • Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:49:41 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for their daughter's death, legal experts say.

  • Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:33:54 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.

  • Trial set for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:16:37 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State are scheduled for trial Oct. 26 after a grand jury indicted them on charges that they tried to aid the terrorist organization.

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  • Practicing in Marijuana Law Remains a Risky Bet

    2015-09-01T21:57:29Z

    Think your future is in weed law? Twenty-three states and D.C. have laws allowing for medical marijuana. Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska have legalized recreational weed, and California is expected to join them next year. All those growers, distributors, and vendors need lawyers and if the end of marijuana......

  • Supreme Court Denies Stay, Ordering Ky. Clerk to Issue Marriage Licenses

    2015-09-01T19:45:07Z

    The Supreme Court has refused to grant an emergency stay to a Kentucky county clerk who refused to wed gay couples. This June, the Supreme Court recognized marriage as a fundamental right that cannot be denied to same-sex couples. The Court's refusal to grant a stay, issued in a one-sentence......

  • 7 Logical Fallacies Lawyers Need to Stop Using

    2015-09-01T16:57:43Z

    Argumentation is part of any lawyer's DNA. It's essential to the profession and it's often something lawyers deeply enjoy. But good argumentation means avoiding -- or at least recognizing -- the hundreds of logical fallacies that can work their way into an exchange. Of course, one man's sophistry is......

  • 9th Cir to Decide If California's Death Penalty Is Constitutional

    2015-09-01T15:59:03Z

    You can still be sentenced to death in California, but you can't be executed -- not since a surprise ruling last year struck down the state's death penalty program as unconstitutional. The program wasn't struck down because executions are inherently cruel punishment, but because the state was too slow......

  • FTC - the Federal Internet Cop

    2015-09-01T12:59:51Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Internet brings people together in all sorts of new ways. And when people come together, there can be all sorts of problems. So, is there a federal watchdog looking out for......

  • Listen While You Litigate: 3 Podcasts for Lawyers

    2015-08-31T21:57:44Z

    Here's something new for your ear: podcasts for lawyers. If you're the type of attorney who likes to listen to talk radio while you put together motions or play Brahms while you brief, then lawyer podcasts can offer an enjoyable, educational addition to your playlist. Or, if you're less......

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  • Masked men kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:53:09 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 16 Turkish workers and engineers in Baghdad at dawn Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi security officials said.

  • Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:45:03 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.

  • The Latest on Thailand: Police say suspect speaks Turkish

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:41:11 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on Thailand's bomb investigation (all times local):

  • California DOJ to unveil website with law enforcement data

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:29:05 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Department of Justice is unveiling a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public.

  • Thai police: Suspect's prints match those on bomb material

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:02:43 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam.

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  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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