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  • Transgender California inmate left in limbo on surgery

    Fri, 22 May 2015 07:58:49 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.

  • Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

    Fri, 22 May 2015 07:27:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.

  • Benghazi emails show Clinton's correspondence with adviser

    Fri, 22 May 2015 07:24:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by skeptical White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.

  • Fla. mom jailed in son's circumcision case due before judge

    Fri, 22 May 2015 07:01:37 GMT

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who has been jailed for a week after fleeing with her son to keep him from being circumcised is due back in court.

  • Ireland votes on legalizing gay marriage; verdict Saturday

    Fri, 22 May 2015 06:09:25 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no. Legal Blogs

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals


    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • No Selfies Allowed: 5 Tips for Taking a Great LinkedIn Photo


    There's a reason LinkedIn urges you to upload a photo. For better or worse, how we look deeply affects others' perceptions of our strength, intelligence and trustworthiness, according to a round up of the relevant neuroscience done by Entrepreneur Magazine. Happy faces -- think smiling, bright eyes -- make......

  • How to Land a Job in the Glamorous World of Regulatory Law


    They don't make many T.V. dramas about IRS attorneys. John Grisham has yet to write about the sexy world of EPA rule making. But that doesn't mean a job in a regulatory position isn't exciting. Working in government regulation, whether for a regulated industry or for the government itself,......

  • What Will Happen to the NSA's Phone Data Collection?


    An important section of the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1st. Without a renewal from Congress, that could mean the end to the NSA's collection of bulk phone metadata. The surveillance program was recently ruled illegal by the Second Circuit and has lost support in the House.......

  • When Should You Hire A Marketer? 5 Times an Expert Will Help


    People tend to think marketing is simple: a jingle, a camcorder and voila -- you're a veritable Don Draper, ready to sell yourself to the world. If only it was so easy. In fact, marketing, like law, requires a bit of expertise. Just as you wouldn't cut your own......

  • En Banc 9th Reverses Course, Lifts 'Innocence of Muslims' Ban


    The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier injunction preventing Google and YouTube from hosting the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film. That short, offensive and highly controversial film lead to violence and rioting in Egypt and elsewhere. It was briefly blamed for the attack on a U.S. embassy......

Criminal Law News

  • Hundreds protest Wash. police wounding of 2 unarmed suspects

    Fri, 22 May 2015 07:57:49 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.

  • South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive

    Fri, 22 May 2015 06:01:40 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    Fri, 22 May 2015 05:23:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.

  • Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

    Fri, 22 May 2015 05:10:49 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said.

  • Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police

    Fri, 22 May 2015 04:34:54 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.

Supreme Court News

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

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