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  • Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:23:42 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb.

  • APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:52:27 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.

  • Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:09:26 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits.

  • Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:57:54 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.

  • California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:46:04 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant


    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator


    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company


    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious


    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore


    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit


    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:27:34 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office Thursday.

  • Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:09:26 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits.

  • Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:38:56 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

  • Suspect nabbed in killing of former Miss Venezuela, husband

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:35:11 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say a man sought for a year in the killing of a former Miss Venezuela and her husband has been caught, bringing to 11 the number of suspects detained for the crime.

  • German couple killed in Paraguay, apparently by guerrillas

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:24:26 GMT

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A German couple abducted from their cattle farm was found dead Thursday, apparently at the hands of a guerrilla group that earlier this week demanded the owner of an adjoining farm pay $300,000 and give food to the poor.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • House Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:51:10 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class paychecks.

  • AP source: Obama to give Congress more info on trade deals

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:40:01 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama has told House Democrats he'll give them more information about the specifics in the trade deals he's negotiating overseas.

  • Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:28:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control.

  • China education minister demands rejection of Western values

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:21:47 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom.

  • Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter's computer

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:08:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer.

Trending Legal News

  • Worker fatally injured on the job

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:28:45 GMT

    Whenever a fatal workplace accident occurs in Massachusetts, it is vital that employers and safety officials study the details of the event to prevent a similar tragedy from ever happening again. Several years ago, one such fatal and tragic accident...

  • Understanding products liability in New Jersey

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:09:39 GMT

    Consumers are entitled to safety in their homes, cars, workplaces and recreational areas unless warned otherwise. They should be able to trust the medicines they take, the food they eat and the products they use will not cause harm...

  • Billionaire couple argue over $972 million alimony check

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:06:33 GMT

    While many Georgia residents may believe that most divorces involve a 50/50 division of the assets, this isn't always true. While the following case is extreme, it shows how every action during a divorce can affect the outcome. A...

  • How to change a custody order in the state of Texas

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:10:48 GMT

    When a parent is unsatisfied with current custody orders, he or she has the option of filing a motion for a change in conservatorship or possession and access. Courts will only grant changes if they are in the best interests...

  • Occupational hearing loss may be critical issue in workplace

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:10:34 GMT

    Illinois residents who are employed within the state's manufacturing sector may be interested in learning more about what has been identified as one of the most critical issues in the workplace. According to a document recently published by the National...