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  • Tsarnaev lawyer says he plans to seek trial delay

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:40:10 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

  • 'Prison Houdini' set to make his 1st legal escape

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

  • Girl, 13, competent to stand trial in stabbing

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:35:37 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • Judge rules Wisconsin girl competent to stand trial in Slender Man stabbing

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:30:51 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Judge rules Wisconsin girl competent to stand trial in Slender Man stabbing.

  • Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:27:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014.

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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......

Criminal Law News

  • Correction: Home Shootings-Pennsylvania story

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:57:11 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about a former Marine believed to have killed six people, The Associated Press misidentified the agency that deemed him free of any suicidal or homicidal thoughts. It was Veterans Affairs, not the Veterans Administration.

  • Trauma expert: Kidnapping victim can thrive

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:47:31 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Despite the grim picture painted by court documents, a trauma expert says there's every reason to believe a New Hampshire teenager who was kidnapped, imprisoned and sexually assaulted for nine months will recover and thrive.

  • 'Prison Houdini' set to make his 1st legal escape

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

  • Girl, 13, competent to stand trial in stabbing

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:35:37 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character known as Slender Man is competent to stand trial for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Thursday.

  • Colombia's government rebuffs rebel truce

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:33 GMT

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

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

  • Correction: Home Shootings-Pennsylvania story

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:57:11 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about a former Marine believed to have killed six people, The Associated Press misidentified the agency that deemed him free of any suicidal or homicidal thoughts. It was Veterans Affairs, not the Veterans Administration.

  • Colombia's government rebuffs rebel truce

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:33 GMT

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

  • Palestinian leader supports more talks on UN bid

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:32:54 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he supports further negotiations over a draft on ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands that was submitted to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote.

  • Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:35 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business for a state ban on deep hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his.

  • Obama to waive sanctions authority in Hill bill

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama does not plan to immediately impose new economic penalties on Russia.

Trending Legal News

  • Keith More of BMG to Discuss Catastrophic Injury!

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:29:20 GMT

    On January 10th, our own Keith More of Berman More Gonzalez will go toe-to-toe with Nate Halprin of Tobin & Lucks to discuss How to Maximize or Minimize Catastrophic Injury. The half-day training and seminar is designed to equip...

  • Facts about Minnesota anti-stalking laws and domestic abuse

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:21:28 GMT

    Although domestic abuse has many components, often the abuser's desire to control one's victim is arguably one of its most common characteristics. Stalking, or the intentional following or harassing of another person, can be an extension of domestic abuse...

  • When custody disputes cross U.S. borders, every second counts

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:17:38 GMT

    Sharing custody of a child with another parent can require extraordinary patience, responsibility and communication, and many parents take this very seriously. Unfortunately, not all parents appreciate or acknowledge their duty to focus on behaving in ways that best support...

  • What remedies do you have for breach of contract?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:08:46 GMT

    If you have entered into a contract with another individual or entity and you believe that a breach of contract has occurred, what remedies do you have? There are many legal remedies available in Maryland, including an award of...

  • Deciding whether a Texas prenuptial agreement is necessary

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:06:11 GMT

    Some engaged Houston couples feel premarital financial contracts diminish the romance and trust in a relationship. However, some individuals feel marital financial management and clarification of spousal property are important matters to iron out ahead of marriage. This conversation...