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  • Review shows Bevin holding lead in Kentucky GOP primary

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:59:13 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State election officials say there are no changes to the vote totals from Kentucky's Republican primary for governor.

  • Lawyer: Tracy Morgan happy Wal-Mart crash lawsuit behind him

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:52:51 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was very emotional after settling his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

  • Madoff accountant sentenced to home detention

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:33:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An accountant who worked for Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf) before cooperating in the investigation of Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to a year of home detention.

  • Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:32:23 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a fire at a Chicago-area radar facility in September that forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide, while prosecutors estimated that losses from the incident likely exceed $100 million.

  • Ex-NY Senate leader and son indicted on corruption charges

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:31:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on corruption charges in Manhattan federal court.

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  • 10th Cir. Upholds Bank Robbery Conviction

    2015-05-27T20:57:46Z

    People still rob banks? You bet they do -- and they get caught. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma were confronted with a spate of bank robberies they linked to the Hoover Crips, a franchise of the Crips street gang. They also had reason to believe the appellant in this case, Dejuan......

  • Sanctioned Firm Seeks to Stop Court From Questioning Clients

    2015-05-27T18:57:40Z

    A large class action law firm has filed a writ of mandamus with the Third Circuit, seeking to prevent a court appointed special master from interviewing its plaintiffs. The firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, gained prominence due to its role in the $260 billion tobacco settlement in the late......

  • What to Do When Opposing Counsel Won't Play Nice

    2015-05-27T21:54:43Z

    We've written before about how lawyers do (or at least, should) extend each other professional courtesies. These small actions, like not objecting to reasonable discovery requests or scheduling depositions at convenient times and places, amount to treating opposing counsel with respect. Some lawyers, though, think that any amount of cordiality......

  • 6th Cir. Creates Split in Private Searches on Computers

    2015-05-27T18:53:39Z

    What are the limits of the "private search doctrine" when it comes to a computer? The Sixth Circuit answered that question last week in a case that is sure to make it to the Supreme Court. Aaron Lichtenberger was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. His girlfriend,......

  • Time Warner Finds New Suitor, Regulatory Concerns Remain

    2015-05-27T18:54:00Z

    Shortly after its planned merger with Comcast fell through, Time Warner Cable may soon be purchased by Charter Communications for $55 billion dollars. After a messy break up, that's quite the rebound for the cable and broadband company. The merger between the two companies is spurred largely by Charter's......

  • Cass Sunstein on 'Star Wars' and Constitutional Law

    2015-05-27T17:54:55Z

    Chief Justice John Roberts once famously criticized the irrelevancy of modern-day law review articles (even though he cites to them often in his opinions). Who cares about "the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something"? There's one thing we can all agree on, though, and......

Criminal Law News

  • Man believed holed up with woman, 2 kids after shooting

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:36:38 GMT

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California are negotiating with a man who is believed to be holed up in his apartment with two children and a woman after a shooting outside the housing complex.

  • Madoff accountant sentenced to home detention

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:33:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An accountant who worked for Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf) before cooperating in the investigation of Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to a year of home detention.

  • Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:33:44 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.

  • Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:32:23 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a fire at a Chicago-area radar facility in September that forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide, while prosecutors estimated that losses from the incident likely exceed $100 million.

  • Woman says punch led to actor Dustin Diamond's bar brawl

    Thu, 28 May 2015 18:05:53 GMT

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A woman has testified that TV actor Dustin Diamond pulled a knife in a Wisconsin barroom brawl right after she punched his girlfriend in the face.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 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.

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