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  • Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:13:41 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.

  • Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:12:33 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 70 percent

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:01:59 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its revenue forecast after strong sales in North American and recovery in the European market boosted second-quarter profits by 70 percent.

  • British Embassy in China grants limited visa to Ai Weiwei

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:54:09 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging he failed to declare that he had a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputed on Thursday.

  • The Latest: NAACP calls policeman's indictment 'encouraging'

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:52:18 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the case of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

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  • 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail When Speaking to Reporters

    2015-07-29T19:58:05Z

    You're more of a Perry Mason style lawyer than a Johnnie Cochrane, more Clarence Thomas than Antonin Scalia. You save the speechifying for the court room, leave the impassioned arguments in your briefs. But, when it comes to dealing with reporters, you might be doing yourself and your clients a......

  • Data Analytics Gain Ground in Law Firms, but Doubts Remain

    2015-07-29T18:58:09Z

    When it comes to making litigation decisions, lawyers usually depend on their experience, research, and gut instincts, rather than hard data. That's slowly changing, however, as more firms begin to embrace the use of data analytics when deciding how to pursue litigation. Of course, startups and the media have been......

  • Will SCOTUS Answer Nonprofits' ACA Contraception Mandate Prayers?

    2015-07-29T17:59:59Z

    You may see Obamacare back in front of the Supreme Court next term, at least if religious nonprofits have their way. Just over a year ago, the Court ruled in Hobby Lobby that the Affordable Care Act must accommodate the religious objections of closely held corporations.Now, the court is facing......

  • Man 'Terrorizes' State -- by Publishing Its Laws Online

    2015-07-29T17:14:25Z

    Hide your children! Hide your wives! The Georgia Annotated Code is free online! The annotated code was put online, gratis, by Public.Resource.org, the nonprofit run by Carl Malamud, a longtime advocate of moving legal documents into the public domain. Georgia has sued, claiming that the upload is an attempt to......

  • Want to Be a Federal Judge by Age 35? Follow Kozinski's Lead

    2015-07-28T22:37:56Z

    Top of your law school class? On the fast track to making partner? Don't expect us to be impressed. Real gunners become federal judges. Before they're 40. Honestly, it shouldn't be that hard. At least according to the Ninth Circuit's resident conservative, porn aficionado, and cinephile, Judge Alex Kozinski. Kozinski,......

  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

Criminal Law News

  • Slain senator's widow sets up foundation to honor his causes

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:27:05 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Family and friends of a South Carolina state senator slain at the Charleston church he pastored have set up a foundation in his honor.

  • Baby OK after man steals car with her inside, hits tree

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:17:28 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an 8-month-old baby is safe after a man stole a car with the child inside and led police on a chase through two counties before crashing into a tree.

  • Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:13:41 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.

  • British Embassy in China grants limited visa to Ai Weiwei

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:54:09 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging he failed to declare that he had a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputed on Thursday.

  • Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:11:38 GMT

    DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday but was adjourned shortly afterward to consider an appeal of the defense.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:46:42 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.

  • Jon Stewart signing off 'Daily Show' fake newscast for real

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:41:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his Peabody Award, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.

  • Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:40:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies.

  • US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:36:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.

  • Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:30:32 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure on the region's fragile ecosystems.