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  • Congressman's son a defendant in fraternity-death lawsuits

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:32:20 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The son of U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is one of five defendants in two lawsuits seeking at least $50 million stemming from the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge.

  • Mom who blamed baby's death on toddler daughter gets prison

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:01:29 GMT

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.

  • Purported kidnappers want apology from California police

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:50:42 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.

  • Trevor Noah defends self in backlash to old tweets

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:41:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.

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    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:10:14 GMT

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

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  • 10th Cir. OKs Exclusion of 700 Pages of Nonconforming Docs

    2015-03-31T20:57:35Z

    Calling something a legal "technicality" is like calling a judge an "activist" or, in George Orwell's formulation, anyone a "fascist." The word doesn't mean anything except "I don't like that person." In the law, "technicality" just means "I lost." The Tenth Circuit emphasized the importance of process, though, as it......

  • Nonresident N.Y. Lawyers Must Have Physical Office

    2015-03-31T18:57:00Z

    Must nonresident attorneys keep a physical office in the State of New York in order to practice there? Ekaterina Schoenefeld, a lawyer licensed in both New York and New Jersey, was surprised to find out that was the case after attending a CLE class in New York City. She was......

  • Prosecutors Respond in McDonnell Corruption Appeal

    2015-03-31T18:50:14Z

    Federal prosecutors filed their first response to an appeal by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday. McDonnell was convicted of 11 counts of public corruption last September, relating from his relationship with a Richmond businessman who had given him over $177,000 in loans and gifts. McDonnell contends that......

  • TX. Judge Halts Same-Sex Federal Family and Medical Leave

    2015-03-31T19:50:07Z

    A federal judge in Texas has put a stop to the Obama administration's plans to expand coverage of Family and Medical Leave Act protections to married same-sex couples, at least temporarily. Judge Reed O'Connor, in the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, ordered the government to stay......

  • EPA at the Forefront in Two D.C. Cir. Cases

    2015-03-31T16:15:44Z

    When it comes to federal regulation, the D.C. Circuit is arguably the most important court in the nation. Not only does it see more cases challenging government rulemaking, it throws out those rules regularly -- at a rate significantly higher than any other circuit. The EPA is no stranger......

  • Opinion Isn't Fact: SCOTUS Reverses 6th Cir on Securities Fraud

    2015-03-31T16:05:51Z

    When is an opinion that turns out to be wrong an untrue statement of fact? Only when it is not sincerely held, the Supreme Court ruled last week in a securities fraud case. The Court's decision in Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construct Industry Pension Fund, overturned a recent......

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  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

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