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  • Today in History

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:00:27 GMT

    Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015. There are 248 days left in the year.

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:24:58 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

  • Union: Judge won't dismiss officer's manslaughter case

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:04 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge declined to dismiss the voluntary manslaughter case against a Cleveland officer in the deaths of two unarmed people after a high-speed chase that ended in a 137-shot barrage, police union officials said Sunday.

  • Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:39:32 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian leaders on Monday continued to lobby Indonesia to spare the lives of two Australians on death row despite 10 prisoners being given formal notice that they could die within days.

  • Professor 'mortified' after sending porn link to students

    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:24:32 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia law school professor says she was "mortified" when she discovered that she had inadvertently sent students a link to a porn site rather than an article about writing legal briefs earlier this month.

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  • He's the One! In Court ID Not a 'One Man Lineup,' 1st Cir. Rules

    2015-04-24T18:55:38Z

    It was a drug smuggling conspiracy straight out of a pulp novel -- or telenovella. For two years, Manuel "El Boss" Santana-Cabrera sent drug couriers on flights from San Juan to Philadelphia and New York. The couriers would check in with regular luggage, which airport workers would swap out......

  • I'm Drowning Here: What to Do When You Have Too Much Business

    2015-04-24T19:57:57Z

    In terms of First World Problems, complaining about having too much work is almost as bad as worrying that you have too much money. But, as any lawyer knows, work is work and having too much of it can detrimentally impact your cases and practice, not to mention your......

  • 3 Things to Know About Loretta Lynch, Our New Attorney General

    2015-04-24T19:09:01Z

    More than 50 days after she was nominated, Loretta Lynch was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday and became the nation's first African American, female attorney general. That wait was longer than the past seven most recent AGs combined, according to CNN, a result of a fight between President......

  • Family of Michael Brown Sues Ferguson, Darren Wilson

    2015-04-24T19:02:56Z

    Michael Brown's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson and the former officer that shot and killed the teen in August 2014. The civil lawsuit, asking for $75,000 in compensation as well as punitive damages was filed in St. Louis County on Thursday. The......

  • Water Rate Plan Illegal -- Decision Could Weaken Drought Measures

    2015-04-24T16:06:02Z

    In a decision that could undermine California's ability to respond to increasingly dire drought conditions, a state appellate court has ruled that San Juan Capistrano cannot implement tiered water rates that are not based on the cost of service provision. Under the city's plan, the rate charged for water......

  • 5 Ways Judges Can Improve Judicial Opinions

    2015-04-23T21:58:18Z

    We love judges, but sometimes, they rub us the wrong way with some bad habits they have in their opinions. Judicial decisions, especially from appellate courts, are working documents for trial and appellate lawyers, who have to cite them for precedent. Unfortunately, judges can do things that make life tough......

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  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:24:58 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

  • Union: Judge won't dismiss officer's manslaughter case

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:04 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge declined to dismiss the voluntary manslaughter case against a Cleveland officer in the deaths of two unarmed people after a high-speed chase that ended in a 137-shot barrage, police union officials said Sunday.

  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:47:22 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.

  • Obama to send aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:17:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

  • Obama sends aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:57:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for young men of color will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

Supreme Court News

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:40:25 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:19:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

  • High court makes it easier to sue government for negligence

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:14:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence, in a decision that could affect military veterans with claims of medical malpractice.

  • Justices: Police can't extend traffic stop awaiting drug dog

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:57:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.

  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.

Political News

  • Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:38:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.

  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:53:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.

  • Union: Judge won't dismiss officer's manslaughter case

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:04 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge declined to dismiss the voluntary manslaughter case against a Cleveland officer in the deaths of two unarmed people after a high-speed chase that ended in a 137-shot barrage, police union officials said Sunday.

  • Obama to send aide to funeral of arrested Baltimore man

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:17:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama's initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:01:33 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: