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  • Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

    Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:57:20 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

  • Student posts $10,000 bail in Washington racial threats case

    Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:54:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Western Washington University student posted $10,000 bail Tuesday evening after he was arrested on campus Monday and accused of making racial threats against black students and others on social media.

  • Prosecutors lay out details in case against state auditor

    Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:14:33 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has been on leave and has faced calls for his resignation since the government charged him with keeping millions of dollars that should have been refunded to customers of his old real-estate services business.

  • Detroit-area priest who stole money gets 27 months in prison

    Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:05:43 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area Roman Catholic priest who said he "stained" his profession by embezzling more than $500,000 was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison.

  • For gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death

    Wed, 02 Dec 2015 01:59:23 GMT

    REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel. Legal Blogs

  • Laws to Know Before Adding User-Generated Content to Your Website


    The Internet has made consumer engagement easier than ever before. Consumers can tweet about your products, connect with your company on Facebook, or follow the brand on Instagram. Many companies also allow for users to generate content directly on the company website. Apple's Support Communities are a good example......

  • Law Firms in the Business of ... Charity?


    When people think about law firms, the word 'charity' is not the first word that springs to mind. And these days, it looks like most firms aren't feeling very charitable. But attitudes can and should change. It's better for the community and it's better for the firm's reputation. Charity......

  • The Grinch Who Stole Your Identity: Avoiding Holiday Identity Theft


    Just in time for Cyber Monday comes the news that identity theft is on the rise this holiday season. Yep, while you're ordering presents for your family, staff, and colleagues, some hacking Grinch is potentially swiping your information. But, like all risks, holiday identity theft can be mitigated. Here......

  • Holiday Gift Ideas for Law Students


    'Tis the season for holiday shopping. And no one is more deserving of a little gifting attention than the law student in your life. (Really, they've had a hard year.) Whether you've got a law school intern, nephew, or fiance, you'll want to get them the perfect law-related gift,......

  • U.S. Citizen, Detained for Years in Yemen, Can't Find Out Why


    Sharif Mobley, a U.S. citizen, has been detained in Yemen for five years -- for reasons unclear to him, his lawyers, or the D.C. Circuit. Mobley claims he was plucked from the streets by armed men, shot, interrogated by the FBI and other federal agencies, and has remained in......

  • Willful Ignorance Can Lead to Adoptive Admission, 9th Cir. Rules


    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals tackled a matter of first impression in Transbay v. Chevron when it found that a party's willful ignorance of the contents of a document can possibly lead to an admission of the truth of the contents. Anyone who's planning to whip out the......

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