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  • UN panel raps US record on torture

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:39:38 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel's report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Best Buy site down

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:39:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here's a look at what's happening on Black Friday:

  • Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:29:03 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.

  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:25:32 GMT

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

  • Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:22:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:53:06 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a gunman fired more than 100 rounds at the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings before he was killed.

  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:25:32 GMT

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

  • Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:22:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:19:58 GMT

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

  • Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:49:45 GMT

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Islamists hold small protests in Egypt, 5 killed

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:57:03 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two protesters and three army and navy officers killed in separate incidents.

  • NY museum digitizing Harlem Hellfighters records

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:48:13 GMT

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Air Force retiree Greta Hamilton was familiar with the Harlem Hellfighters, a storied all-black infantry regiment that won fame on the World War I battlefields of France only to be virtually shunned by the U.S. military back home.

  • Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:43:41 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.

  • UN panel raps US record on torture

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:39:38 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel's report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.

  • Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:29:03 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.

Trending Legal News

  • Study finds 20 percent of residents suffer nursing home abuse

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:39:20 GMT

    When family members make the decision to put their loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, they are often operating under the assumption that it is the best thing for both them and their loved one. However,...

  • Debt collectors arrested for threats, lies to debtors

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:32:43 GMT

    Miami debtors, have you been taken in by a debt collection scam? Recently, in the neighboring state of Georgia, a 48-year-old man who founded the debt collection agency Williams, Scott & Associates was arrested, along with six employees, by...

  • You deserve compensation for medical malpractice

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:14 GMT

    Have you been injured during pregnancy or struggled with a child with medical issues due to problems stemming from your pregnancy? If your pain and suffering is related to the negligence of your Ob-Gyn, there may be steps you...

  • Beyond estate planning: Is your information organized?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:01 GMT

    Texas residents are told that having even a basic estate plan including a will, powers of attorney and a living will is essential. That is true, but estate planning efforts could be in vain without organizing the important papers that...

  • Texas lawyers petition federal court in favor of gay marriage

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:19:31 GMT

    This blog has previously discussed and examined the recent petitions by some in favor of gay marriage and divorce in Texas. Most recently, the case of a same-sex couple petitioning for a divorce was struck down by a U.S....