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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:44:11 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:42:41 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  • Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:56:32 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise.

  • New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:01 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.

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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......

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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:44:11 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:45 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • Belize charges man in Panama diplomat killing

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:18:23 GMT

    BELIZE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.

  • Belize charges man in killing of Panama diplomat

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:12:51 GMT

    BELIZE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize say they have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:56:32 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Nigeria parliament: Shell should pay $3.6 billion

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:56:39 GMT

    WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — A parliament committee in Nigeria says that Shell should pay $3.6 billion in fines as punishment for a 2011 oil spill.

  • Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:56:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics.

  • For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:51:54 GMT

    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

  • Greece says under pressure for new austerity

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:43:10 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek official says the country is under pressure from rescue creditors to impose new austerity measures to resolve an ongoing budget disagreement worth a reported 2 billion euros ($2.5 billion).

  • Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:42:41 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • Pets are becoming a big issue in Texas divorce proceedings

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:32:57 GMT

    Now more than at any time in recent history, pets are being treated like members of the family. Millions -- if not billions -- of dollars are spent each year on their care. Now, they are often the subject of...

  • How does alimony and child support affect my taxes?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:30:25 GMT

    Payments made or received during a Massachusetts legal separation or divorce may or may not impact your federal taxes. The reason for the payment determines how the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax departments view the monetary...

  • Divorce matters are different for older Utah residents

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:36:37 GMT

    Retirement accounts, Social Security and health insurance are matters with which many older Utah residents are concerned. When the parties are over the age of 50 and getting divorced, these issues often take center stage. This makes divorce matters for...

  • Shell effort to preempt legal challenges to Alaskan drilling plans fails

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:44 GMT

    The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a recent case that Shell Oil Company is unable to preemptively sue environmental advocacy groups for putting up legal barriers to offshore drilling in Alaska. The oil giant has reportedly spent billions of...

  • Let me clarify: ensuring definiteness in real estate contracts, P.1

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:10:39 GMT

    Contracts are an important aspect of real estate transactions, as any real estate attorney can tell you. Although many of the agreements used in real estate transactions are standardized, entering into a real estate transaction should always be done cautiously...