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  • Date Set for Arguments in Obama Immigration Case

    2015-03-26T19:55:18Z

    The Fifth Circuit is set to hear arguments next month in the lawsuit over President Obama's executive actions on immigration, the court has announced. Each side will be given an hour for their arguments which will take place April 17th, in New Orleans. The case, Texas v. United States,......

  • Puerto Rico Will No Longer Enforce Its Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2015-03-26T18:45:25Z

    Back in October, a federal judge in Puerto Rico bucked the same-sex marriage trend by declaring that the island wouldn't be going the way of almost every other court in holding same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. Last Friday, though, Judge Perez-Gimenez's decision became a lot less relevant. Puerto Rico announced that......

  • Update Your Resume, the Second Circuit is Hiring!

    2015-03-26T15:55:53Z

    Want to work for the federal judiciary? Now's your chance! The Second Circuit is currently on the lookout for candidates for a Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern District of New York. The gig lasts for 14 years and starts at $180,012 annually. If that salary is too much for......

  • Briefs Come in for Oklahoma Lethal Injection Case

    2015-03-26T17:55:23Z

    Oral arguments are just about a month away in Glossip v. Gross, the SCOTUS case challenging Oklahoma's use of lethal injections, and the briefs are just beginning to arrive. Glossip challenges Oklahoma's use of a three drug lethal injection cocktail, which has been connected to several botched executions. The......

  • Giving it Away: The Pros and Cons of the Free Consult

    2015-03-26T17:56:54Z

    People are cheap, they like free things, and paradoxically, this can be a great way to get into their pocketbooks. How can you turn a giveaway into a payday? For many lawyers, it's via the free consult, where attorneys meet with potential clients, answering basic questions and providing simple......

  • In Vino Vomitus: Lawsuit Warns of Arsenic-Tainted Wines

    2015-03-26T15:57:50Z

    Watch out sommeliers, oenophiles, and old-fashioned winos. According to a class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, your wine of choice may contain high levels of arsenic, the potentially toxic poison. According to the complaint, several popular wines contain up to 500% or more of the maximum......

Criminal Law News

  • Poland charges 2 Russian flight controllers in 2010 crash

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:51 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's military prosecutors said Friday they have charged two Russian flight controllers with contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other state officials and individuals.

  • Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:48:44 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict.

  • Key dates in the Amanda Knox prosecution

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:52:34 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Key dates in the case of Amanda Knox, the U.S. student who was convicted then acquitted then convicted in the slaying of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Italy's high court took up her appeal this week.

  • A look at the trials that produced flip-flop Knox verdicts

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:40:29 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the death of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher. On Wednesday, Italy's high court took up the case for the second time.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:02:49 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:44:45 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S. airstrikes there.

  • Indian companies scramble to find women directors

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:42:39 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing their wives.

  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:38:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs.

  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:32:00 GMT

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit set to be released Friday.

  • Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:29:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.