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  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:12:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

  • Vatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:41:15 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal documents reviewed by The Boston Globe.

  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:37:21 GMT

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

  • NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:19:02 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.

  • Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:03:03 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.

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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

  • Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:09:39 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:04:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

  • Vatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:41:15 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal documents reviewed by The Boston Globe.

  • Sydney mom charged with attempted murder of baby

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:10:14 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passersby heard his cries, police said Monday.

  • DA to dismiss ticket in wreck that killed family

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:25:51 GMT

    MONROE, La. (AP) — A prosecutor says he is dismissing the ticket issued to a Texas teenager who apparently fell asleep at the wheel and caused a wreck that killed five members of his family as they were headed to Disney World.

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

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:12:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

  • Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:09:39 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.

  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:37:21 GMT

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

  • NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:19:02 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.

  • Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:07:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, has died.

Trending Legal News

  • What can be done if you are involved in an 18-wheeler accident?

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:25:03 GMT

    Trucking in Louisiana is big business. It also brings major accidents involving 18-wheelers and other vehicles. One out of every eight accidents that lead to death is attributable to accidents involving 18-wheelers. Injuries, both major and minor, are also...

  • Proving paternity in Texas

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:20:02 GMT

    Paternity in Texas means that there will be a legal obligation between the father and the child. It means that the child has the right to take the father's last name and that the father may be obligated to...

  • Hamm's divorce is over, but wife may appeal judgment

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:08:50 GMT

    Most of the time, a divorce judgment signifies the end of divorce proceedings. However, even though a divorce might be finalized, if one party is less than pleased with the court's decision and order, he or she may appeal. Those...

  • Injury from recalled product may warrant product liability claim

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:33:58 GMT

    Ohio consumers may not have to look too far to discover a dangerous product, or a story about how a family was affected by a recalled product. Take, for instance, the family that suffered the death of a baby fatally...

  • Cosby's image as America's dad forever tarnished

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:50:35 GMT

    During the 1980s and early 1990s, Americans fell in love with the Huxtable family and it's patriarch figure, Cliff Huxtable who was played by comedian and actor Bill Cosby. The Cosby Show became a huge success and served to cement...