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  • Man paralyzed by police urges retrial decision

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:59:50 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for a young black man paralyzed after being shot by a white city police officer during a traffic stop contend his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some criminal counts.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:53 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:19 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

  • Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:42:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer.

  • UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:40:50 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Two British brothers were sent to prison Wednesday for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria, becoming the first Britons jailed after returning from the war-torn country.

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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......

Criminal Law News

  • Man paralyzed by police urges retrial decision

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:59:50 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for a young black man paralyzed after being shot by a white city police officer during a traffic stop contend his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some criminal counts.

  • Colombia exhumes murdered guerrilla leader

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:47:18 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia is digging up the remains of a former guerrilla leader who was assassinated 25 years ago while running for president in one of the most emblematic crimes committed during a wave of terror against leftist activists.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:53 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.

  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:43:19 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

  • UK brothers jailed for attending Syria terror camp

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:40:50 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Two British brothers were sent to prison Wednesday for conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in Syria, becoming the first Britons jailed after returning from the war-torn country.

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

  • Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:59:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry.

  • Colombia exhumes murdered guerrilla leader

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:47:18 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia is digging up the remains of a former guerrilla leader who was assassinated 25 years ago while running for president in one of the most emblematic crimes committed during a wave of terror against leftist activists.

  • Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:46:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

  • US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:37:20 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Corp. escalated Wednesday when the government threatened fines and legal action if the company fails to admit that driver's side air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.

  • Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:35:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges.

Trending Legal News

  • 2 die in West Virginia car accident

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:55:05 GMT

    A fatal car accident occurred recently on I-81. West Virginia authorities reported that it happened on a recent Sunday evening. Two people died in the two-vehicle wreck, while a third person was apparently able to walk away from the car accident....

  • How safe are California's nursing homes?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:50:12 GMT

    Many California residents face the agonizing decision of what to do with their loved ones when they can no longer care for themselves. Many times, these loved ones are entrusted to the care of a nursing home. But how...

  • Overview of the disability determination process

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:49:38 GMT

    The inability to work due to a disability can be frustrating. And, as most Social Security Disability attorneys would be able to tell our readers, the frustration doesn't necessarily end upon applying for SSD benefits - on the contrary,...

  • Understanding property division and community property

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:49:05 GMT

    Resolving issues related to the equitable division of property and assets continues to be one of the most difficult parts of the divorce process. Divorce involves the legal separation of two people whose lives were intertwined, so the property...

  • What are guardianships over children's property?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:48:43 GMT

    When many Virginians think of a guardianship, they may think of a situation in which an adult is caring for a child who is not his or her own. While this is the most common type of guardianship, it...