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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:59:42 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.

  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:53:36 GMT

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:52:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • New sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:28:47 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh.

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:59:42 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.

  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:53:36 GMT

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

  • 2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:46:03 GMT

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead.

  • New sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:28:47 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh.

  • Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:23:12 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all.

Supreme Court News

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • 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.

Political News

  • 9 counties that won't meet new ozone standard

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:59:32 GMT

    The Obama administration is proposal stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The proposal calls for new ozone limits of between 65 parts per billion and 70 parts per billion, with the final level to be set next year.

  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:52:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:32:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:26:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.

Trending Legal News

  • 4 detained for alleged involvement in Alberta drug trafficking

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:12:59 GMT

    Authorities report that four men were detained for allegedly being involved in a drug trafficking ring that operates out of Grande Prairie. The group is accused of dealing drugs in the area and surrounding communities. Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams...

  • California accident on Highway 101 kills 3

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:12:56 GMT

    Three fatalities were reported in connection with a Nov. 13 accident on Highway 101 near Willits that involved three vehicles. The event occurred around 12:40 p.m., according to authorities. Reportedly, a 75-year-old Sebastopol man was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry...

  • The misdiagnosis of strokes in younger patients

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:12:55 GMT

    Massachusetts residents are probably aware that strokes are usually suffered by older individuals, and that the consequences of a stroke are often catastrophic if medical treatment is not received promptly. Medical professionals working in emergency rooms are given training to...

  • Dangers of stroke misdiagnosis in New Mexico

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:12:44 GMT

    According to the results of a study done at Wayne State University in Michigan, young people who were actually having a stroke were diagnosed with other ailments. The study tracked 57 patients ranging in age from 16 to 50 years...

  • Chemical leak kills 4 workers

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:12:40 GMT

    A leak at a chemical plant in Texas resulted in the death of four workers on Nov. 15. The fatal accident took place at the DuPont Chemical Refinery's crop unit in La Porte at about 4 a.m. DuPont officials reported...