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  • Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:43:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.

  • Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:41:57 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country's long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy.

  • Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:40:45 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties.

  • Death penalty sought in Jewish site shootings

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:38:30 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a white supremacist from Missouri who is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

  • Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:36:43 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April.

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  • Eager Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Plan Unconstitutional

    2014-12-17T16:19:01Z

    This guy. How badly did he want to make headlines? Late last month, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive orders to push through certain immigration reforms. Republicans screeched. Congress bemoaned the trampling of their authority. States' attorneys general filed a lawsuit. Even a few members of the......

  • DIY Law Firm Website? Here's Your Shopping List

    2014-12-17T18:18:01Z

    It you build it, they will come. Maybe. If you build it right. And there's a lot that goes into building a law firm website "right": SEO, graphics, mobile-friendly layout, content, conversion optimization, and a whole lot more. But don't jump off that building yet. Just like those with DIY......

  • From Zillow's Orange County Office: Another 5 Employee Lawsuits

    2014-12-17T17:53:01Z

    Zillow might be better off burning down this office. First opened in 2012 as an office for selling ads to real estate agents, Zillow's Irvine, California, office has become a hotbed for employee lawsuits. There was the sexual harassment lawsuit that we blogged about earlier this month. And this week,......

  • Clearing Up 5 Things About the Apple iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

    2014-12-17T17:44:01Z

    Yesterday, a federal jury found that Apple's iTunes 7 updates, made between 2006 and 2009, weren't anticompetitive . The verdict caps 10 years of litigation alleging Apple locked other music providers out of its iPods. There's been quite a bit of misreporting what's actually going on in this case, so......

  • ABA Report: Law School Enrollment Declines, as Expected

    2014-12-17T17:16:01Z

    Did anyone not see this coming? We've seen sign after sign after sign of decreased demand for law school seats: fewer LSAT takers, fewer applications, dismal post-graduation job prospects, and more. We've seen some schools cut class sizes, one cut a campus, and a few that obstinately refuse to correct......

  • No Sexual Reassignment Surgery for Inmate: En Banc 1st Cir.

    2014-12-16T22:48:01Z

    Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert, is a transgender individual who identifies as female and who wishes for her physical sex to match her gender. The problem is, she murdered her wife in 1990. The Massachusetts Department of Correction does not wish to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Kosilek argues that......

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  • Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:43:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.

  • Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:40:45 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties.

  • Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:36:43 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April.

  • Teen charged with robbing 99-year-old woman

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:35:16 GMT

    WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested 17-year-old who they say robbed a 99-year-old woman of her purse while she was delivering cookies to a local community center.

  • Va. lawmaker who spends nights in jail resigns

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:28:55 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state lawmaker who is working as a legislator and lawyer by day and returning to a jail cell at night said Thursday he is resigning but plans to run in a special election for his seat.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • Jeb Bush to step down from Barclays

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush is stepping down from an advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.

  • Parliament OKs German soldiers for Afghan mission

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:51:38 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Lawmakers have given the go-ahead for Germany to contribute up to 850 soldiers to the NATO-organized training and advisory mission in Afghanistan that will start work next month.

  • Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:43:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.

  • Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:41:57 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country's long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy.

  • Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:40:45 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties.

Trending Legal News

  • Sexual harassment concerns for retail and seasonal employees

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:56:14 GMT

    Now that Christmas is just a week away, stores could not be busier. Many retail employees are making good money working overtime to keep up with the demand of holiday shoppers buying last-minute gifts. Major retailers also bring in seasonal...

  • Defective products by Dream On Me may cause child injuries

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:55:47 GMT

    Parents in West Virginia who have purchased Dream On Me play yards may be interested in learning that several thousand of them are being recalled. This is because there is a possibility that a child could experience strangulation when using...

  • Avoiding truck accidents during the holidays

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:54:40 GMT

    Next week, the holiday driving season will likely reach its apex. The Christmas holiday will possibly bring tens of thousands of drivers to highways across Pennsylvania as people travel to spend time with family. Besides the elements, distracted drivers and...

  • Distraction restrictions for West Virginia teen drivers

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:32:39 GMT

    The graduated licensing program in West Virginia prepares teens by building driving skills through a series of steps. Novices qualify for instructions permits, move to intermediate licenses and eventually acquire full driving privileges, provided all requirements are fulfilled. West...

  • Challenging a DUI based on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:10:15 GMT

    Drinking and driving is an easily preventable crime that sometimes has serious adverse implications for innocent victims. That being said, it is also important to know that not every individual arrested under suspicion of drinking and driving is actually...