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  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:03:41 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

  • Ferguson announcement does not appear imminent

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:25:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even though there was no sign that the grand jury had reached a decision.

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:38:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.

  • Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:04:45 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

Criminal Law News

  • Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:50:29 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — State police say a man stripped inside a women's bathroom at Boston's Logan Airport, climbed into a dropped ceiling, crashed through it and landed on the floor, then assaulted an elderly man while he was still naked and bleeding.

  • Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:49:54 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man set his house on fire and then started shooting at responding police officers and firefighters Saturday, killing a deputy and wounding another one before he was shot to death by law enforcement, authorities said.

  • Bighorn sheep escapes from LA Zoo, struck by car

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:23:47 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and was struck by a hit-and-run driver before it could be corralled, police said.

  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:03:41 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Ferguson announcement does not appear imminent

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:25:32 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even though there was no sign that the grand jury had reached a decision.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:49:54 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man set his house on fire and then started shooting at responding police officers and firefighters Saturday, killing a deputy and wounding another one before he was shot to death by law enforcement, authorities said.

  • Washington museum won't give up guns after all

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:42:49 GMT

    LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A small museum in northwestern Washington says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhibit, after all.

  • Obama, Jeter tee off on exclusive Vegas course

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:30:56 GMT

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.

  • Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:16:53 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

  • Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:53:31 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer.

Trending Legal News

  • 3 allegedly suffer drunk driving injuries after a multi-car crash

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:52:20 GMT

    Many people will be traveling to and from different locations visiting friends and family during the holiday season. During this time of year, people tend to consume more alcohol than normal and some then get behind the wheel. This, unfortunately,...

  • Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:44:58 GMT

    Recent events have reminded us that racial tensions are still high in many parts of the United States. A particularly strong reminder of this problem is the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this summer. Protests continued for weeks after a...

  • Man becomes famous for owing child support for 25 children

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:41:48 GMT

    There are many people who seek to be famous. However, one father became famous for reasons he probably did not want. Among local government employees, he is famous for not paying child support for 25 children, which is a significant...

  • Police obligated to announce DUI checkpoints in advance

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:03:15 GMT

    Let's say that you go out on a Friday night with a few of your friends to a local bar. Foolishly, your group decides to go without a designated driver -- but you're aware enough to tone back your night...

  • Saturation patrol snares numerous people in Bay Area

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:18:46 GMT

    A saturation patrol was performed last weekend in the Bay Area, leading to a number of vehicles being stopped and a couple of people receiving drunk driving charges. Four police departments coordinated on the patrol, performing it last Saturday night...