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  • 5 Booming Practice Areas for Law Firms Looking to Grow

    2015-07-02T17:59:05Z

    As the legal market begins to pick up, not all practice areas are growing equally. The growth in a few areas is far outpacing the rest. How can you tell which practice areas are booming these days? Look at who's hiring. What's booming according to legal staffing companies? Several......

  • Is Your Law Firm Blog Mobile-Friendly? If Not, It Should Be

    2015-07-02T16:57:25Z

    If your firm doesn't have a blog, it's well in the minority. More than 80 percent of AmLaw 200 firms publish blogs. Some of them publish multiple ones. Fox Rothschild, for example, takes the Danielle Steele approach to publishing, putting out blog after blog after blog. The total now?......

  • Should Lawyers Use Airbnb for Business Travel?

    2015-07-02T15:59:03Z

    Last year, Airbnb, the tech company that allows users to rent out their spare rooms or empty apartments to travelers, launched its first business travel venture. The tech company claims that using Airbnb instead of a traditional hotel will help business travelers feel more at home when they're abroad,......

  • SCOTUS Accepts Challenge to Public Employee Union Dues

    2015-07-01T21:59:32Z

    Right before it left for summer break, the Supreme Court granted cert to a case that will leave many teachers worried about their future. On the last day of its 2015 term, the Court agreed to review a constitutional challenge to state rules requiring some government workers to pay......

  • Advising a Corporate Client? Think Ethically, Not Just Legally

    2015-07-01T19:44:58Z

    When advising a corporate client, lawyers may be tempted to limit their inquiry into the legality of a particular business practice or matter. Instead, they should also consider the ethical implications of their advice. There are codified ethics guidelines, laws and regulations, all of which attempt to establish minimal......

  • Disparate Impact Can Show Housing Discrimination, Court Rules

    2015-07-01T18:30:18Z

    With all the attention given to the Supreme Court's recent rulings on Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty, it was easy to overlook several other important decisions. For example, last Thursday, the Supreme Court recognized that housing policies which have a disproportionate impact of certain groups can violate......

Criminal Law News

  • Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:30:45 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have identified the man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel as Tomorio Walton.

  • Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:21:15 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for re-admission.

  • Bangladesh police questioning 12 al-Qaida suspects

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:02:19 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh court on Friday gave police three days to question 12 suspected members of al-Qaida's branch in the Indian subcontinent after their arrests in raids this week.

  • S Africa: Opposition files charges against deputy president

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:02:11 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An opposition party has filed criminal charges against South Africa's deputy president and other officials for their alleged involvement in the police shooting deaths of 34 miners during labor unrest.

  • Police say armed man at NC mall is soldier

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:24:24 GMT

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear.

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

Political News

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:56:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

  • AP PHOTOS: Surfing takes Brazilian kids out of Rio slum

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:45:30 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's dawn and barefoot boys are hustling down the inclined alleys of Rio de Janeiro slums, surfboards under their arms. They're heading to nearby Sao Conrado and Arpoador beaches, where they catch waves and momentarily leave their impoverished lives behind.

  • Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:45:21 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote.

  • The Latest: Greek banking officials meet with government

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:39:45 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local):

  • Ugandan bill targeting civic groups raises alarm

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:35:57 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A bill seeking to regulate the operations of civic groups in Uganda has drawn alarm from activists who say it will hamper their operations and might be used to target those seen as opposed to the government of the country's long-serving leader.