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  • Lawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to death

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:39:46 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission.

  • Pakistan grants bail to main Mumbai attack suspect

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:21:41 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Pakistani anti-terrorism court has granted bail to the chief suspect in the Mumbai attack trial.

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:17:11 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

  • China arrests policeman blamed for wrongful conviction

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:16:01 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese police officer who oversaw the case of a teenager wrongfully convicted of murder and executed in 1996 has been arrested in a case that has caught national attention, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday.

  • Myanmar tries NZ man on charge of insulting Buddha

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:01:35 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar men pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.

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  • Eager Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Plan Unconstitutional

    2014-12-17T16:19:01Z

    This guy. How badly did he want to make headlines? Late last month, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive orders to push through certain immigration reforms. Republicans screeched. Congress bemoaned the trampling of their authority. States' attorneys general filed a lawsuit. Even a few members of the......

  • DIY Law Firm Website? Here's Your Shopping List

    2014-12-17T18:18:01Z

    It you build it, they will come. Maybe. If you build it right. And there's a lot that goes into building a law firm website "right": SEO, graphics, mobile-friendly layout, content, conversion optimization, and a whole lot more. But don't jump off that building yet. Just like those with DIY......

  • From Zillow's Orange County Office: Another 5 Employee Lawsuits

    2014-12-17T17:53:01Z

    Zillow might be better off burning down this office. First opened in 2012 as an office for selling ads to real estate agents, Zillow's Irvine, California, office has become a hotbed for employee lawsuits. There was the sexual harassment lawsuit that we blogged about earlier this month. And this week,......

  • Clearing Up 5 Things About the Apple iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

    2014-12-17T17:44:01Z

    Yesterday, a federal jury found that Apple's iTunes 7 updates, made between 2006 and 2009, weren't anticompetitive . The verdict caps 10 years of litigation alleging Apple locked other music providers out of its iPods. There's been quite a bit of misreporting what's actually going on in this case, so......

  • ABA Report: Law School Enrollment Declines, as Expected

    2014-12-17T17:16:01Z

    Did anyone not see this coming? We've seen sign after sign after sign of decreased demand for law school seats: fewer LSAT takers, fewer applications, dismal post-graduation job prospects, and more. We've seen some schools cut class sizes, one cut a campus, and a few that obstinately refuse to correct......

  • No Sexual Reassignment Surgery for Inmate: En Banc 1st Cir.

    2014-12-16T22:48:01Z

    Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert, is a transgender individual who identifies as female and who wishes for her physical sex to match her gender. The problem is, she murdered her wife in 1990. The Massachusetts Department of Correction does not wish to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Kosilek argues that......

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  • Colombia's government rebuffs rebel truce

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:51:13 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government has rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying conditions demanded by the guerrillas' are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.

  • Serbia jails 11 rights activists during China summit

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:45:40 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An international rights group has demanded the immediate release of 11 activists who planned protests against China at an economic summit in Serbia.

  • Lawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to death

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:39:46 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission.

  • Police: 3 killed as car hits people leaving church

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:23:02 GMT

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say three people — including two women in their 80s — were killed when a driver struck a group of pedestrians outside a Southern California church as a Christmas service ended.

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:17:11 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills policeman

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:57:03 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer was killed and three were wounded Thursday when a suspected suicide bomber they were pursuing detonated his explosives-laden vehicle, an official said.

  • Colombia's government rebuffs rebel truce

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:51:13 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government has rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying conditions demanded by the guerrillas' are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.

  • Police: 3 killed as car hits people leaving church

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:48:22 GMT

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A driver hit a group of pedestrians outside a Southern California church as a Christmas service ended, killing three people — including two women in their 80s — and leaving up to nine others injured, police said.

  • Serbia jails 11 rights activists during China summit

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:45:40 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An international rights group has demanded the immediate release of 11 activists who planned protests against China at an economic summit in Serbia.

  • US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.

Trending Legal News

  • A woman's plight to claim Social Security Disability benefits

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:55:24 GMT

    Social Security Disability benefits can be a life saver for a California worker suffering from an occupational disease. However, there is a caveat. With the often lengthy wait to receive Social Security Disability for Illness or Injuries and the...

  • What should unmarried couples do when buying a house?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:54:58 GMT

    Unmarried couples in Ohio may face all kinds of legal issues when considering starting a family or purchasing a home. For example, children fathered outside of marriage always provide interesting and sometimes involved child custody and parenting issues in...

  • How should an EMT react if an expecting mother is in labor?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:42:56 GMT

    An expecting mother in Houston often busily prepares for her big day, whether it's packing a bag for the hospital, selecting a maternity suite or determining who will be invited into the delivery room. Some women may have the...

  • What Arizona recourse do I have if I suspect patent infringement?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:42:45 GMT

    Arizona entrepreneurs are ecstatic when they receive long-awaited patents for their inventions. However, the hard part may not be over yet. There are many scammers out there looking to rip off the intellectual property of others and market it...

  • Are mental disorders covered by SSDI benefits?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:42:25 GMT

    Occupational diseases are not limited to physical manifestations. There are times when workers can develop a mental illness because of exposure to certain chemicals, a traumatic experience at work or as a result of a workplace accident or injury....