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  • Prosecutor to mom: Bring daughter out of hiding

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:58:53 GMT

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Mary Nunes was a child when her mother fled with her to Central America in a custody dispute 10 years ago.

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:53:33 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

  • Competency hearings set in Slender Man stabbing

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:52:43 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man will go before a judge considering their competency to stand trial.

  • Inmates: State's lethal injection unconstitutional

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:50:24 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suffering from the state's lethal injection protocol.

  • Hearing set for suspect in Jewish site shootings

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:49:05 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for a hearing on whether he's mentally competent to stand trial.

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  • Eager Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Plan Unconstitutional

    2014-12-17T16:19:01Z

    This guy. How badly did he want to make headlines? Late last month, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive orders to push through certain immigration reforms. Republicans screeched. Congress bemoaned the trampling of their authority. States' attorneys general filed a lawsuit. Even a few members of the......

  • DIY Law Firm Website? Here's Your Shopping List

    2014-12-17T18:18:01Z

    It you build it, they will come. Maybe. If you build it right. And there's a lot that goes into building a law firm website "right": SEO, graphics, mobile-friendly layout, content, conversion optimization, and a whole lot more. But don't jump off that building yet. Just like those with DIY......

  • From Zillow's Orange County Office: Another 5 Employee Lawsuits

    2014-12-17T17:53:01Z

    Zillow might be better off burning down this office. First opened in 2012 as an office for selling ads to real estate agents, Zillow's Irvine, California, office has become a hotbed for employee lawsuits. There was the sexual harassment lawsuit that we blogged about earlier this month. And this week,......

  • Clearing Up 5 Things About the Apple iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

    2014-12-17T17:44:01Z

    Yesterday, a federal jury found that Apple's iTunes 7 updates, made between 2006 and 2009, weren't anticompetitive . The verdict caps 10 years of litigation alleging Apple locked other music providers out of its iPods. There's been quite a bit of misreporting what's actually going on in this case, so......

  • ABA Report: Law School Enrollment Declines, as Expected

    2014-12-17T17:16:01Z

    Did anyone not see this coming? We've seen sign after sign after sign of decreased demand for law school seats: fewer LSAT takers, fewer applications, dismal post-graduation job prospects, and more. We've seen some schools cut class sizes, one cut a campus, and a few that obstinately refuse to correct......

  • No Sexual Reassignment Surgery for Inmate: En Banc 1st Cir.

    2014-12-16T22:48:01Z

    Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert, is a transgender individual who identifies as female and who wishes for her physical sex to match her gender. The problem is, she murdered her wife in 1990. The Massachusetts Department of Correction does not wish to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Kosilek argues that......

Criminal Law News

  • NY rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:54:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed in court.

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:53:33 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

  • Hearing set for suspect in Jewish site shootings

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:49:05 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for a hearing on whether he's mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Reformers target traffic courts in Ferguson

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:46:36 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.

  • Court documents: Suspect destroyed kidnap evidence

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:40:37 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fearing arrest, the New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping, imprisoning and sexually assaulting a teenage girl over nine months ordered his captive to lie to police and help him destroy evidence by wiping off fingerprints and pouring cleaning fluid into drains, according to court documents.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:53:33 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

  • Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills policeman

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:52:14 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer was killed and another three wounded on Thursday when a suspected suicide bomber they were following detonated the explosives in his vehicle, an official said.

  • Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:47:23 GMT

    Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates.

  • Reformers target traffic courts in Ferguson

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:46:36 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.

  • Year after W.Va. river spill, execs face charges

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:38:59 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia's capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak.

Trending Legal News

  • Asbestos exposure causes hundreds of death in small town

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:52 GMT

    Criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency resulted in a delay in an important study on the risks of asbestos exposure. W.R. Grace & Company believes that the threshold where asbestos exposure poses a hazard to humans that was set by...

  • Pedestrian accidents: Illinois woman killed after being hit

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:45:57 GMT

    Police investigations can sometimes take a considerable amount of time before they can be completed. In many situations, officers must gather as much evidence and information as they can about an accident before they can draw conclusions. Pedestrian accidents may...

  • Top Model's Tyra Banks sued for breach of contract

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:44:23 GMT

    A former contestant on the immensely popular reality show "America's Next Top Model" is reportedly suing the producers and show runners associated with her appearance on the program. The woman is suing Tyra Banks (known to Florida residents as one...

  • Teen dies in fatal truck accident in Illinois

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:30:53 GMT

    Every human being has a certain amount of potential. It is unfortunate, however, when a person's potential is cut short at a young age. Unfortunately, this is what recently happened to a 19-year-old young man who lost his life in...

  • Destruction of Florida divorce papers can be a tricky decision

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:02:55 GMT

    Couples that are going through a divorce in Florida may find the experience emotionally exhausting. Consequently, when it's finished, they tend to stash away their divorce papers and never look upon them again if they can help it. However, what they...