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  • Prosecutor: All involved in FAMU hazing case were willing

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:42:28 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor in the case of three former band members charged with manslaughter in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major says they all participated in a brutal act they knew was illegal.

  • Developments in tensions between police and communities

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:38:21 GMT

    Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise — are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments.

  • Kansas man pleads not guilty to federal terrorism charges

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:33:02 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation in support of a terrorist group on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to three federal charges.

  • Names of suspended Baltimore police officers released

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:32:41 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The six officers suspended in the investigation of a black man who died after his arrest had experience on the force ranging from nearly two decades to three years, officials said.

  • APNewsBreak: No US protection for sage grouse population

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:31:11 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A bird found only in California and Nevada no longer faces the threat of extinction and doesn't require federal protection, officials said just months before a more-sweeping decision is due on whether to declare other sage grouse threatened or endangered in 11 Western states.

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  • Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Six Months for Insulting Colleagues

    2015-04-20T16:53:52Z

    Litigation can make us mad, it's true. But the key is not to let your anger take over. That, as Yoda knows all too well, leads to the Dark Side. David Novoselsky, a lawyer from Illinois, apparently didn't watch any of the "Star Wars" films, because he issued a litany......

  • Best Ultrabook Under $1,300

    2015-04-20T15:58:22Z

    Apple has set the bar high with its new Retina MacBook, a computer that combines the slimness of the MacBook Air with the audacious screen of the Retina MacBook Pro. The Retina MacBook isn't the only game in town, though, when it comes to the "ultrabook" -- a category of......

  • The Sky Is Falling: New Students Have Lowest LSATs in Years

    2015-04-20T12:58:00Z

    For the fifth year in a row, the number of entering law students with high LSAT scores has dropped, leading to hand-wringing concern that the lawyers of tomorrow won't be as smart as the lawyers of yesterday. Indeed, less than half as many entering 1Ls had scores above 165......

  • Court Clarifies Class Ascertainability in Computer Spyware Case

    2015-04-17T18:58:00Z

    A couple may proceed in their class action lawsuit against Aaron's, a furniture and office rental store, and many of its franchisees, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday. Clarifying the Circuit's standards on class ascertainability, the Circuit held that the ascertainability test should be a simple, narrow examination of the......

  • 5 Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

    2015-04-17T18:58:30Z

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics. Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a......

  • Your Company's Confidentiality Agreements Might be 'Pretaliation'

    2015-04-17T16:58:00Z

    KBR Inc., a Texas tech and engineering company, has settled the first SEC "pretaliation" enforcement action under Dodd-Frank, Inside Counsel reported yesterday. KBR's standard confidentiality agreement, used in internal investigations, forbids employees from "discussing any particulars" about the investigation without prior authorization from the law department. That's illegal pretaliation, according......

Criminal Law News

  • UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:38:47 GMT

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 800 people were believed to have drowned in the weekend sinking of a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe, making it the deadliest such disaster in the Mediterranean.

  • Kansas man pleads not guilty to federal terrorism charges

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:33:02 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation in support of a terrorist group on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to three federal charges.

  • Names of suspended Baltimore police officers released

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:32:41 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The six officers suspended in the investigation of a black man who died after his arrest had experience on the force ranging from nearly two decades to three years, officials said.

  • Ex-officer: Not-guilty plea in confrontation with Indian man

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:24:36 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of violating the rights of an Indian grandfather injured during a violent confrontation earlier this year.

  • Jeb Bush prepares to give traditional campaign a makeover

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:19:29 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices: Police can't extend traffic stop awaiting drug dog

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:57:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.

  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

Political News

  • Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:41:55 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by antitrust regulators.

  • US puts 2 Greek far-left militants on terror blacklist

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:40:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration placed two Greek far-left militants on a terrorism blacklist Tuesday amid concerns that a third could soon be released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

  • UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:38:47 GMT

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 800 people were believed to have drowned in the weekend sinking of a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe, making it the deadliest such disaster in the Mediterranean.

  • Restrictions for Tennessee's 7 abortion clinics head to gov.

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:35:26 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would place licensing restrictions on all seven of Tennessee's abortion clinics is headed to the governor for his consideration.

  • APNewsBreak: No US protection for sage grouse population

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:31:11 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A bird found only in California and Nevada no longer faces the threat of extinction and doesn't require federal protection, officials said just months before a more-sweeping decision is due on whether to declare other sage grouse threatened or endangered in 11 Western states.