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  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:09:25 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:38:58 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.

  • Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:27:26 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.

  • Duke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:18:40 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.

  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:57:58 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.

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  • Sexual Assault Survivor Can't Sue Feds for Failing to Investigate

    2015-03-27T16:01:05Z

    A former University of Virginia undergrad who was allegedly sexually assaulted while a student has lost her suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education for mishandling her complaints against the University. The plaintiff, suing as Jane Doe, had complained to the......

  • Lawyers Need a Booth at the Farmers Market or County Fair

    2015-03-27T16:56:47Z

    It's officially now spring, which means (for most of the country) blue skies and warm weather. People are outdoors at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. What are you doing indoors on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? You should be out there, at the fair, drumming up business. Outdoor events are a......

  • Dealership Workers get Overtime, 9th Rules in Circuit Split

    2015-03-27T16:08:59Z

    Customer service workers at car dealerships aren't exempt from the FLSA's overtime protections, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. The court's unanimous holding revived a lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime brought by four "service advisers" at a Mercedes Benz dealership in California. The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum pay and......

  • Pregnant UPS Employee Can Proceed With Discrimination Suit

    2015-03-27T15:56:23Z

    An employment policy that accommodates disabled workers must also accommodate pregnant workers, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a 6-3 opinion in Young v. UPS. After becoming pregnant, UPS driver Peggy Young was advised by her doctor not to lift more than 20 pounds; however, UPS requires drivers to......

  • What UPS v. Young Means for Corporate Employment Policies

    2015-03-27T12:56:39Z

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit brought by a pregnant driver against UPS to proceed. The driver, Peggy Young, was told by her doctor that she shouldn't be lifting more than 20 pounds. UPS drivers, however, have to lift 70 pounds. She asked for an accommodation, UPS said......

  • Proactive Domain Name Purchases: How to Head off Domain Trolls

    2015-03-27T12:56:08Z

    As you may have heard, pop star Taylor Swift recently bought TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. It's not a sign of a career change, though, it's simply good business. Swift and many others are taking proactive steps to snap up embarrassing domain names before anyone else can. With the growing proliferation......

Criminal Law News

  • 7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:55:05 GMT

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.

  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:38:58 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.

  • Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:24:37 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.

  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:57:58 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.

  • Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:55:09 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half-century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:09:25 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:08 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.

  • Questions and answers about the Arab peacekeeping force

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:43:26 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power. Here's a look at some of the questions surrounding the plan:

  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:38:58 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.

  • Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:30:55 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.