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  • Report completed on police shooting of Washington state man

    Fri, 29 May 2015 00:43:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A special investigative unit gave prosecutors its final report Thursday on the February killing of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in Pasco, Washington. The contents were not released.

  • Prosecutors want Zimmerman shooter monitored

    Fri, 29 May 2015 00:33:25 GMT

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida want a man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman to wear a monitoring device while he is out on bond.

  • Prosecutors: ex-Va. first lady's conviction should be upheld

    Fri, 29 May 2015 00:20:48 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say there is easily enough evidence to support former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's public corruption convictions.

  • California man beaten by deputies on video faces charges

    Fri, 29 May 2015 00:20:39 GMT

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man chased by sheriff's deputies while riding a horse and whose subsequent beating by them resulted in a $650,000 settlement was charged Thursday with more than a dozen crimes, including resisting arrest and animal cruelty.

  • Feds charge retired Hill staffer with wire fraud

    Fri, 29 May 2015 00:16:57 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Capitol Hill staffer on wire-fraud charges, saying he used his status as a Senate aide to bilk women out of $500,000. Legal Blogs

  • Overworked? 7 Tips on How to Get Part-Time Help, Legally


    Feeling swamped with extra work, but not enough to justify hiring full time assistance? Part-time employees can be a great way to spread out your workload, whether you're hiring contract attorneys, interns, or support staff. Part-time employees, like any new hire, require that you pay close attention to the rules......

  • Apple Antitrust Monitor Stays Put: 2nd Cir.


    Apple -- you know, the company that makes your iPhone -- got into a bit of trouble a few years ago when the United States started investigating allegations of price fixing in the e-book market. Eventually, Apple settled for $450 million, but did so in the most begrudging way possible.......

  • Challenge to N.C. Board of Ed. Redistricting Advances


    Citizens of Wake County will be able to go ahead in their challenge to North Carolina's gerrymandered Board of Education election districts, following a ruling by the Fourth Circuit yesterday. After a regular, time-based redistricting saw the County school board elections swept by a Democratic majority, the state's Republican......

  • Former Ala. Gov. Siegelman Denied New Trial in Bribery Appeal


    Don Siegelman, the former Governor of Alabama, lost his motion for a new trial last week. Siegelman was convicted of bribery, mail fraud and obstruction of justice in 2006, following an investigation that many Democrats argued was politically motivated, but which Republicans claimed revealed extensive corruption. After a series......

  • Defense Lawyers: How to Deal With Defeat


    You've tried your hardest, but in spite of your best efforts, your client still got convicted. What is there to do? What did you do wrong? What could you have done better? Cheer up, that's what. Losing is a part of being a lawyer; no one wins all the time.......

  • Ostriches Finally Vindicated as Posner Rejects Jury Instructions


    Judge Posner hates ostriches. The large, flightless birds, erroneously thought to bury their heads in the sand at the sight of danger, are one of the Judge's favorite insults. Did you ignore adverse precedent? Ostrich! Somehow fail to check citing references? Ostrich conduct! That doesn't mean he thinks ostrich......

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  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

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