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  • Correction: Boy in Basement-Detroit story

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:54:19 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — In a story Feb. 27 about a judge reducing the bond amounts for a Detroit couple charged with torture and child abuse, The Associated Press misspelled a defense attorney's last name. His name is Farris F. Haddad, not Farris F. Hadded.

  • Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:52:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, unwilling to limit partisan influence in redistricting in earlier cases, now seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.

  • Public barred from jury selection in girl's running death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:49:59 GMT

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Potential jurors reported amid secrecy Monday for the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death, with the judge refusing public access to process that typically is open.

  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:45:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent, outside investigations when police use deadly force.

  • Man accused of al-Qaida plot tells US jury he's no terrorist

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:43:53 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man acting as his own attorney at a U.S. trial has told a jury he's no terrorist.

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  • 5 Tips for Better Law Firm Phone Interviews

    2015-03-02T18:00:01Z

    The phone interview is quickly becoming the go-to method for a first round of interviews. Phone interviews are cheaper for everyone, faster to conduct, and don't waste as much of the time of the people who inevitably won't get called back for an in-person interview. Like in-person interviews, though, phone......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 2, 2015

    2015-03-02T17:28:01Z

    After figuring out what a fish is (and is not), then telling us that anyone, not just dentists, can perform teeth-whitening, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a round of contentious cases dealing with unreasonable searches, drawing legislative boundaries, and -- drum roll please! -- the latest challenge......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1 Finale

    2015-02-27T18:14:01Z

    What an episode it was! Actually, the "season finale" of #HTGAWM comprised two back-to-back episodes, but that doesn't matter. We figured out who killed Lila, what the deal was with (former law student) Rudy Walters, and why you shouldn't mess with Frank. The season ended on a cliffhanger, and another......

  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success

    2015-02-27T17:35:01Z

    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?

    2015-02-27T17:19:01Z

    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield

    2015-02-27T16:53:01Z

    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

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  • Hawaii police officer arrested after bicyclist killed

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:57:34 GMT

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A 30-year-old police officer on Hawaii's Big Island was arrested and placed on administrative leave after a fatal on-duty vehicle collision with a bicyclist visiting from Michigan.

  • Public barred from jury selection in girl's running death

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:49:59 GMT

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Potential jurors reported amid secrecy Monday for the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death, with the judge refusing public access to process that typically is open.

  • Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:45:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent, outside investigations when police use deadly force.

  • Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:42:24 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun.

  • Cops: Man taped women in fitting rooms, shared on porn sites

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:37:53 GMT

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is charged in what police say was a yearlong effort to videotape naked young women in dressing rooms at one of the country's largest malls and post them on porn websites.

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  • Singer John Legend performs in Bahrain to sold-out crowd

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:57:25 GMT

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.

  • Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:52:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, unwilling to limit partisan influence in redistricting in earlier cases, now seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.

  • Possible elements in an Iran nuclear deal

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:50:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are the biggest source of tension in the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:49:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday of passage of long-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security without immigration provisions attached, as his alternatives dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.

  • Longtime ban on cellphones at NYC public schools is lifted

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:46:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime ban on cellphones at New York City public schools has been lifted.

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