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  • Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:58:25 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging.

  • APNewsBreak: Feds probing powerful union for NY jail guards

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:53:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing the city's 9,000 jail guards, the union's president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press.

  • Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:49:32 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

  • FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:39:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.

  • No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:38:16 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism. Legal Blogs

  • 10th Cir. Upholds Bank Robbery Conviction


    People still rob banks? You bet they do -- and they get caught. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma were confronted with a spate of bank robberies they linked to the Hoover Crips, a franchise of the Crips street gang. They also had reason to believe the appellant in this case, Dejuan......

  • Sanctioned Firm Seeks to Stop Court From Questioning Clients


    A large class action law firm has filed a writ of mandamus with the Third Circuit, seeking to prevent a court appointed special master from interviewing its plaintiffs. The firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, gained prominence due to its role in the $260 billion tobacco settlement in the late......

  • What to Do When Opposing Counsel Won't Play Nice


    We've written before about how lawyers do (or at least, should) extend each other professional courtesies. These small actions, like not objecting to reasonable discovery requests or scheduling depositions at convenient times and places, amount to treating opposing counsel with respect. Some lawyers, though, think that any amount of cordiality......

  • 6th Cir. Creates Split in Private Searches on Computers


    What are the limits of the "private search doctrine" when it comes to a computer? The Sixth Circuit answered that question last week in a case that is sure to make it to the Supreme Court. Aaron Lichtenberger was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. His girlfriend,......

  • Time Warner Finds New Suitor, Regulatory Concerns Remain


    Shortly after its planned merger with Comcast fell through, Time Warner Cable may soon be purchased by Charter Communications for $55 billion dollars. After a messy break up, that's quite the rebound for the cable and broadband company. The merger between the two companies is spurred largely by Charter's......

  • Cass Sunstein on 'Star Wars' and Constitutional Law


    Chief Justice John Roberts once famously criticized the irrelevancy of modern-day law review articles (even though he cites to them often in his opinions). Who cares about "the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something"? There's one thing we can all agree on, though, and......

Criminal Law News

  • Judge delays edict on moving stabbing case

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:31:08 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge will issue a ruling in August on whether two Wisconsin girls should be moved to juvenile court in the stabbing of a friend they allegedly tried to kill to please a mythical horror character.

  • A closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:27:50 GMT

    At least 19 people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims:

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:13:54 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight moved between family members' homes in Mexico, avoiding cellphones and social media to evade authorities, the FBI said Wednesday.

  • Police: Pair who rode with Wal-Mart gunman didn't know plan

    Wed, 27 May 2015 22:13:38 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two people who were in the car with a U.S. airman when he drove to a North Dakota Wal-Mart and opened fire inside the store in an apparently random shooting had no idea what he was about to do, police said Wednesday.

  • Tulsa County Sheriff's Office gets 3 proposals for review

    Wed, 27 May 2015 21:56:08 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it has received proposals from three national firms on how to overhaul the agency in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed man by a reserve deputy.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

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