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  • Judge: FEC improperly narrowed disclosure rules

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:59:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission impermissibly narrowed disclosure requirements for corporations and labor organizations that finance electioneering communications, the political ads that run close to an election, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:56:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

  • Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:48:42 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.

  • Longtime AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca dies at 40

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:45:37 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.

  • Man freed after 39 years in prison offers thanks

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:44:33 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A man freed after nearly four decades in prison when a witness said he lied as a boy came to Cincinnati on Tuesday to thank the law project that worked to win his freedom.

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  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

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  • Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:56:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

  • Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:55:33 GMT

    VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit.

  • Man freed after 39 years in prison offers thanks

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:44:33 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A man freed after nearly four decades in prison when a witness said he lied as a boy came to Cincinnati on Tuesday to thank the law project that worked to win his freedom.

  • Puerto Rico police seize $11.5M worth of cocaine

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:38:14 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $11.5 million.

  • Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:28:41 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Judge: FEC improperly narrowed disclosure rules

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:59:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission impermissibly narrowed disclosure requirements for corporations and labor organizations that finance electioneering communications, the political ads that run close to an election, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:56:23 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

  • Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:48:42 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.

  • Ed Dept. seek to improve teacher prep programs

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:47:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, seeking to improve teaching even before teachers enter the classroom, is proposing new rules that would penalize teacher-training programs that turn out ill-prepared graduates.

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:36:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Trending Legal News

  • Is it time for Louisiana to get rid of sobriety checkpoints?

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:28:49 GMT

    Because Thanksgiving is coming up later this week, law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will be out in full force. Thanksgiving is one of the many holidays associated with a spike in drunk driving rates, and it is common for police...

  • What is a stillbirth?

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:11:20 GMT

    For many Pennsylvania couples, discovering that they are pregnant is a happy occasion. However, there is always a risk that the woman will suffer a stillbirth. In most cases, a stillbirth is when the child dies after 20 weeks of...

  • The effects of alcohol on a driver

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:10:32 GMT

    Most Wisconsin drivers know that drinking and driving is incredibly dangerous. However, what they may not know is that it is estimated that 32 percent of car accidents involve drivers or pedestrians who have consumed alcohol. Across the nation, it...

  • An explanation of preeclampsia

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:10:29 GMT

    Preeclampsia occurs when pregnant women develop protein in their urine and high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Soon-to-be mothers in New Mexico might need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, which is also called...

  • Why are only 3 percent of alimony recipients men?

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:09:20 GMT

    As a nation, we've made important strides in gender equality. Women have become an essential part of the workforce. In 40 percent of all U.S. households, women are the breadwinners. However, there is one significant area where there is...