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  • Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:48:02 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William fed carrots to an elephant in China's southwest and brought up the plight of its African counterparts being killed for their tusks in a speech Wednesday that called on China to do more to deter poaching.

  • A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:32:13 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India.

  • AP names Cara Rubinsky to bolster Europe leadership team

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:29:00 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press is expanding its Europe leadership team with the appointment of Cara Rubinsky as associate Europe editor, as customer demand grows for a rich written report from the continent.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:05:13 GMT

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

  • Ex-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:47:36 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus' guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation's secrets.

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  • Hillary Clinton Didn't Have a Work Email Account, but Lawyers Should

    2015-03-03T19:45:01Z

    As if Hillary Clinton needed more trouble stemming from her time as secretary of state, The New York Times reports that she used a personal email account "exclusively" to conduct official State Department business. That's potentially problematic, thanks to federal laws requiring retention of agency emails as official records. This......

  • 8 Pros and Cons of Working as a Contract Attorney

    2015-03-03T17:58:01Z

    Many people dreamed of the big firm job when they entered law school. But how many considered being a contract attorney? With hiring for full-time attorney positions down since the recession, many new graduates are turning to contract work as an alternative career path. Should you consider a career......

  • Calif's Sex Offender Residency Law Is Unconstitutional: Supreme Ct.

    2015-03-03T16:01:01Z

    Blanket prohibitions on where registered sex offenders can live are unconstitutional, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday. The case was brought by registered sex offenders in San Diego who objected to mandatory residency restrictions in the penal code. Sex offenders can't, for example, live within 2,000 feet of a......

  • Justice Dept. Seeks Clarification on Insider Trading

    2015-03-03T15:55:01Z

    Last week, the United States went back to the Second Circuit to ask for a rehearing in United States v. Newman, where that court overturned the convictions of two hedge fund managers for trading on inside information. The Second Circuit rejected Newman and Chiasson's convictions on a "tipper/tippee" theory of......

  • 9th Cir. Resisting Efforts to Dilute CDA Section 230 ISP Immunity?

    2015-03-03T15:48:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) generally affords immunity for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with respect to content posted by users on their websites. There have been various efforts by plaintiffs......

  • 1st Cir. Denies 2nd Tsarnaev Request for Change of Venue

    2015-03-02T20:29:01Z

    Three times, attorneys for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal district court in Boston to change the venue for the trial, arguing that he couldn't get a fair shake in the city where the bombing took place in 2013. The district court denied his request, which meant......

Criminal Law News

  • FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:52:04 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The FBI says a person believed responsible for shootings along highways in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody.

  • A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:32:13 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India.

  • Putin says opposition politician's murder is a 'disgrace'

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:13:14 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:05:13 GMT

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

  • Ex-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:47:36 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus' guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation's secrets.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:32:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law, a decision that could lay the groundwork for future changes in how states can tax retail sales to companies outside their borders.

  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:04:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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