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  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:49:45 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

  • Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:42:22 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

  • College buys $219K Chinese conference table

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:40:20 GMT

    UNION, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built, multimedia conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:30:06 GMT

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:30:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

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  • What Lawyers Should Know About Pres. Obama's Immigration Plan

    2014-11-24T17:59:53Z

    Last Thursday, President Obama outlined his plan for dealing with the problem of undocumented immigrants. It involves selective enforcement of immigration laws, focusing more on criminals and less on families and children. With the implementation of new immigration regulations come new opportunities, both for undocumented immigrants and for attorneys. Here's......

  • Okla. AG Asks SCOTUS to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Challenge

    2014-11-21T23:09:01Z

    Back in September, a federal district judge in Oklahoma, agreeing with a three-judge panel opinion of the D.C. Circuit, held that the Affordable Care Act subsidies applied only to states that had, themselves, established state exchanges and not states in which the federal government had to run the exchange after......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 9

    2014-11-21T17:54:01Z

    After months of flashbacks and teasing, we've finally arrived at the "Winter Finale" of "HTGAWM," where the question #WhoKilledSam gets #answered. The next question is what tantalizing event they're going to dangle in front of us for the next half of the season. This week's episode had nothing to talk......

  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

Criminal Law News

  • Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:59:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.

  • Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:42:22 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

  • Sinn Fein delivers list of suspected IRA rapists

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:34:48 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said Monday that his Irish nationalist party has delivered a list of suspected Irish Republican Army rapists and child abusers to police as the government considers mounting a fact-finding inquiry into the scandal.

  • Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:30:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.

  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury announcement Monday

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:28:29 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Brown's family says they have been notified that the grand jury considering whether to indict a Ferguson police officer his shooting death has made a decision.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:59:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.

  • Academics vote to be forum on Israel boycotts

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:55:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key U.S. organization of Middle East scholars has voted to protect the rights of members who support a longstanding Palestinian call for academic boycotts of Israeli institutions but stopped short of taking a stand for or against such activities.

  • Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.

  • Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:42:22 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

  • Sinn Fein delivers list of suspected IRA rapists

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:34:48 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said Monday that his Irish nationalist party has delivered a list of suspected Irish Republican Army rapists and child abusers to police as the government considers mounting a fact-finding inquiry into the scandal.

Trending Legal News

  • Why you can't flee the scene of a car accident

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:58:51 GMT

    A couple of weeks ago in the Orlando, Central FL area, we were reminded of one of the many dangers of fleeing an accident. A woman, who fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash that she was responsible for, was...

  • Los Angeles one of the deadliest U.S. cities for pedestrians

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:54:08 GMT

    Los Angeles residents have a reputation for driving everywhere, but sometimes we must walk to our destination. And when Angelinos try to cross the street, they are at more risk of getting killed by a car than anywhere else in...

  • 3 charged with felony money laundering

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:39 GMT

    A traffic stop in Texas has led to felony money laundering charges against two individuals and the alleged discovery of a residence with a large amount of marijuana and in cash in it. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Gang Intelligence...

  • Man seriously injured in hit-and-run pedestrian crash

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:27 GMT

    Authorities with the California Highway Patrol reported that a 25-year-old male pedestrian was seriously injured on Nov. 18. The accident reportedly occurred while the Brookdale man was attempting to cross Highway 9 at its intersection with Clear Creek Road in...

  • New York man charged with DWI after crashing into house

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:25 GMT

    Police in New York say that a 30-year-old man was driving under the influence when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a residence on Nov. 21. In addition to drunk driving charges, the Scottsville resident is facing...