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  • Pretrial meeting set on secret info in US Capitol plot case

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:30:19 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers.

  • Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:19:55 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are pinning their best hopes for saving his life on his dead older brother.

  • Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:20:17 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.

  • Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:54 GMT

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.

  • Dan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighed

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:19:32 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A year after the sudden collapse of an old drainage pipe triggered the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, regulators say they are still working to determine how much to fine the nation's largest electricity company. Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant


    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator


    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company


    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious


    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore


    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit


    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • Sheriff seeking 'person of interest' after 5 people killed

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:18 GMT

    LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a home in west Georgia.

  • Police: Woman dials wrong number, offers detective drugs

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:54:59 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a woman selling drugs made a big mistake that landed her in jail — she mistakenly called an Albuquerque police detective.

  • Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:34:55 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.

  • Self-styled 'seer' faces murder trial for death he foretold

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:48:15 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off of insurance payouts following the deaths of group members is set to stand trial for murder in the 2003 drowning of one of them — a young mother whose death he allegedly foretold weeks before it happened.

  • Egypt deports Australian Al-Jazeera reporter

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:44:30 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt on Sunday after the president approved his deportation following more than a year behind bars in a case that was widely condemned by rights groups, officials said.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

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  • When negligence is a factor in a loved one's death, legal action may follow

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  • Subaru Announces Recall over Brake Issue

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:04:57 GMT

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