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  • Police: Man whose license suspended 41 times nabbed again

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:58 GMT

    YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man whose license has been suspended 41 times has been nabbed again.

  • Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:54:06 GMT

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.

  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:08:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.

  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:04:51 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:30:21 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success


    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?


    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield


    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform


    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision


    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'


    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:34:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to ease tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) speaks to Congress on Tuesday.

  • Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:15:18 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday.

  • Vermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:09:28 GMT

    BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections.

  • Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:07:40 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," thousands of Russians marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

  • Spain's PM denies Greek counterpart's "overthrow" claim

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:59:22 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart's claim that Spain and Portugal have formed "an axis of forces" trying to overthrow Greece's government.

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  • Intestate succession is not as straightforward as you may think

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:37:03 GMT

    We may be a little slow to pick up on the coverage of actor Cory Monteith's estate issues. The 31-year-old star of "Glee" passed away in the summer of 2013 from an overdose of cocaine and alcohol. He did not...

  • Whole Foods Recall May Affect New Jersey

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:46:57 GMT

    The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Whole Foods Market has recalled a number of items prepared with cumin that may have contained peanuts. Items prepared with the ground spice, which was provided by...

  • NJ Has 1.3M Recalled, Unrepaired Cars on the Road

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:41:09 GMT

    The New Jersey car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that tens of millions of U.S. motorists are driving vehicles that have been recalled because of potential safety issues but have not yet been brought to a dealership...

  • A bad seed indeed: There's a fine line between slayer and heir p3

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:58:01 GMT

    We are still talking about slayer statutes and what happens to the heir or beneficiary who is responsible for the death of the testator/grantor. As we have said, you cannot kill your father, be convicted of the crime and still...

  • Study examines why false confessions occur

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:26:32 GMT

    Residents of Kalamazoo may have read about news stories in which an individual confesses to a crime that he or she did not commit. While accurate statistics related to the prevalence of false confessions are difficult to obtain, according to...