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  • A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:39:03 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:39:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.

  • Federal panel to hear ex-Detroit mayor's appeal

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:32:43 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A three-judge panel will hear former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal for a new trial.

  • Police: Man held after choking neighbor's loud dog

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:49 GMT

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.

  • Ferguson protest closes 2 St. Louis-area malls

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:42 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:44:53 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pressure is building on Venezuela's government to fully investigate a rising number of deaths at an overcrowded prison, with human rights activists questioning authorities' claim of a mass drug overdose by dozens of inmates who stormed an infirmary.

  • A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:39:03 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:39:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.

  • Officials suspect poisoning in Oregon crow die-off

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:14:34 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say corn was in the stomachs of two dozen crows and it was likely tainted, causing their deaths in downtown Portland this week.

  • Police: Man held after choking neighbor's loud dog

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:27:49 GMT

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

Political News

  • Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:44:53 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pressure is building on Venezuela's government to fully investigate a rising number of deaths at an overcrowded prison, with human rights activists questioning authorities' claim of a mass drug overdose by dozens of inmates who stormed an infirmary.

  • Air Force offers details of bomber training zone

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:25:09 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.

  • Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:48:24 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.

  • Royals trade Crow to Miami, give Frasor $1.8M deal

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:55 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former first-round draft pick Aaron Crow was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Miami Marlins for left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Reid Redman.

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:45:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Trending Legal News

  • Family law services play an integral part in Ohio adoptions

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:42:23 GMT

    Choosing to adopt is a noble decision that brings children into loving homes. While bringing children into a family in this way can be a long, drawn-out process, those who brave it find it immeasurably rewarding.There are many steps involved when...

  • Sometimes you need an advocate to claim the benefits you deserve

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:16:36 GMT

    "I'm OK!" How many times have you heard someone say that right after getting into an accident at work? Perhaps you have even said it yourself. Indeed, at the time it may even seem to be the truth; you spring...

  • Overview of how child custody works in British Columbia

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:55:10 GMT

    When two parents get a divorce the matter of child custody is determined under the Divorce Act. There are three different forms of custody that a judge may order. These types include sole, joint and split custody. When a parent...

  • Slip and fall accidents and how to get help in Texas

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:56:09 GMT

    Regardless of whether a particular property is owned by a business or an individual, Texas residents generally assume that they will be safe from harm when entering a private or public property. However, many properties and premises in Texas...

  • Juvenile records an issue for many states

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:32:01 GMT

    Just like in our last post, we're going to leave the state of California for this story. As we have talked about numerous times, crimes committed by juveniles could come back to haunt them later in life. There are many...