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  • FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:55:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

  • Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:55:19 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says a tweet suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account.

  • Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:50:06 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in Illinois was set to be released after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction on Thursday.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:53 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say the suspected gunman in a North Carolina courthouse shooting has turned himself in.

  • Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:27:56 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents.

  • Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:24:40 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

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  • Half-Uncle's Marriage to Half-Niece Not Incestuous: N.Y. Court

    2014-10-29T18:56:01Z

    What is incest, really? Back in February, we mentioned that the Second Circuit had certified that question to the New York Court of Appeals. Huyen Nguyen became a conditional permanent resident of the United States in 2000 thanks to her marriage to Vu Truong, a U.S. citizen. Nguyen petitioned to......

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  • Should We Elect Judges? Shady Money Answers Obvious Question

    2014-10-29T21:12:01Z

    Is electing judges a good idea? Our gut reaction is "no," but for the sake of argument, let's take a look at the current state of the courts to see just what's happening with elected versus appointed judges. In Pennsylvania, a former Supreme Court judge just dropped her appeal of......

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  • With McCaffery, Castille Leaving, Pa. High Court Set for Change

    2014-10-29T17:51:01Z

    Earlier this week, the long-simmering and now-public feud between Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Chief Justice Ronald Castille finally ended with McCaffery's resignation. Their bitter battle goes back years (and ended with a pornographic email scandal); many suspect it was the reason why Castille ran a retention election......

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  • 10th Cir. Explains Why Citizens United's Film Donors Can Stay Secret

    2014-10-29T19:50:01Z

    Last week, we reported about a quick, three-paragraph order allowing Citizens United to show the film "Rocky Mountain Heist" without having to disclose the names of the people who donated to the project. The Tenth Circuit promised that it would deliver a substantive opinion on the issue soon, and on......

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  • SCOTUS Stays Execution of Mo. Inmate Abandoned by Counsel

    2014-10-29T19:36:01Z

    Convicted murderer Mark Christeson got the rarest of reprieves: a Supreme Court stay blocking his execution (for now). With an execution set for midnight (Wednesday morning), he was spared with just a few hours to go over the dissent of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Why the reprieve? The order......

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  • Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:55:19 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says a tweet suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account.

  • Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:50:06 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end capital punishment in Illinois was set to be released after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction on Thursday.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:53 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say the suspected gunman in a North Carolina courthouse shooting has turned himself in.

  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:14:37 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to assassinate a hard-line Jewish activist well known for his efforts to promote increased Jewish access to the site.

  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:04:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.

  • Judge won't toss most charges in homeless killings

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:02:51 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has refused to throw out most of the charges against three New Mexico teenagers accused of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks and other objects.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

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  • Marijuana drug charges can have serious consequences

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:28:57 GMT

    We have often discussed cases involving drug charges. While some people might have a tendency to think that some drug crimes are worse than others, that isn't necessarily the case. The thought that being charged with cocaine possession is...

  • Is fault based on damage in a West Virginia trucking accident?

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:23:44 GMT

    Safe driving advice is often dispensed from a stay-out-of-trouble perspective. You follow the rules to avoid criminal punishment. Some West Virginia drivers, including commercial truck drivers, forget there is another reason to take driving seriously. Driving is a potentially...

  • Can Texas courts award electronic communication time to parents?

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:52:26 GMT

    One of the things that is often the main issue in custody/visitation cases is how much time each parent will get to physically be with their child. However, being in the same physical place as their child is not the...

  • Burn injury statistics for Oklahomans

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:36 GMT

    Most people only know that burns can range in severity and are classified by three degrees-first, second and third. However, what many Americans, including those in Oklahoma, may not know is that a burn injury has many classifications and...

  • If you have been injured in a bus accident

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:27 GMT

    Most Southern California residents have spent time on a bus. Buses are everywhere due to our population and need to get places. But what happens if you are injured in a bus accident? There are some legal items you...