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  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:46:33 GMT

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

  • Updates: Black Friday from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:12:41 GMT

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

  • Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:40 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:01:33 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • Sarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:38 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his bid to win back the country's presidency. Legal Blogs

  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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  • 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

  • East-West divisions define Moldova's elections

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:57:56 GMT

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West.

  • Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:55:46 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes.

  • French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:54:07 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.

  • Image of Asia: New officers join India's air force

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:39:02 GMT

    In this photo by Aijaz Rahi, an Indian air force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India. A total of 121 officers, including 45 women, who completed their initial 74 weeks of training were inducted into the air force at Friday's event. India has stepped up recruiting and training of military personnel in its efforts to modernize the armed forces and meet its growing security interests. The country has become the world's biggest arms and defense equipment buyer in recent years and is expected to spend $80 billion over the next eight years to upgrade its military.

  • UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:32:15 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a showdown with the European Union.

Trending Legal News

  • In Arizona a well-written prenup can prevent a lot of problems

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:58:09 GMT

    Most people in Arizona are probably familiar with the concept of a prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a prenup. A prenup is a contract entered into before the marriage that allows both parties to set the terms of...

  • What are the benefits of discussing child-custody arrangements?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:48:20 GMT

    Whether you live in Missouri or Connecticut, you have probably heard stories of divorce battles over their kids when parents decide to part. When minor children are involved, child custody issues might very well arise. Some parents take their...

  • Couple on holiday trip killed in Pennsylvania truck accident

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:23:07 GMT

    Defensive driving skills save many Allegheny County drivers from collisions. Sometimes, no matter what you do, it's impossible to anticipate the actions of other drivers. Operators of smaller vehicles are at a disadvantage when a negligent driver is behind...

  • All forms of harassment can lead to a hostile work environment

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:16:10 GMT

    In our blog post last week, we discussed a politician who is being accused of sexual harassment. If you recall, the latest accusation doesn't involve the politician physically touching anyone. Instead, the politician was accused of grabbing his own...

  • Qualifications and processes for expungements in Maryland

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:10:54 GMT

    In one of our posts last month, we discussed how we can help people who are trying to get records expunged in the criminal justice system. We realize that some of our Maryland readers might want to know more...