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  • Defense files 4th bid to move Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:49:17 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have filed a fourth motion to move his trial from the city.

  • AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:38:21 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:

  • 3 Attica guards plead guilty as assault trial about to begin

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:30:11 GMT

    WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — Three Attica prison guards charged with beating a jewelry thief until bones in his face and legs broke pleaded guilty Monday in an agreement that will spare them jail time.

  • 'Black Madam' falls ill after 2 days of colorful testimony

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:23:07 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An underground "body sculptor" charged in the death of a London dancer has tangled with a prosecutor who believes her ever-changing names, addresses and business ventures are the work of a classic con.

  • Georgia woman nears execution for husband's murder

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:22:27 GMT

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday evening, unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in with a last-minute reprieve.

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

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:57:30 GMT

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

  • Susan Rice: Bad Iran nuclear deal is worse than no deal

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:49:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security adviser says a bad nuclear deal with Iran is worse than no deal at all.

  • Congress clears bill to award gold medal to Selma marchers

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:40:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.

  • AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:38:21 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:

  • Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:30:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday.

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