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  • Fired Fox News executive proclaims innocence in lawsuit

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:08:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel executive fired because of a sexual-harassment case has proclaimed his innocence in a lawsuit, saying he was tricked into signing an agreement to keep quiet about the case.

  • Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:08:03 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • The Latest: Condemned killer's lawyers appeal to high court

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:06:01 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the condemned killer in Ohio scheduled for execution Wednesday (all times local):

  • Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview.

  • Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

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  • When Whistleblowing Breaks the Law, Are Your Clients Protected?

    2017-07-25T21:58:05Z

    Whistleblower cases can present legally fascinating constitutional law actions involving a few different First Amendment issues. When a whistleblower discloses information to the public, or an appropriate agency with oversight, not only are there constitutional protections, there are frequently statutory protections as well. But what happens when that evidence......

  • Top 3 Legal Concerns for Micro-Chipping Employees

    2017-07-25T20:12:49Z

    You don't even need to spend a minute in virtual reality to know that the future is here. And with all the new technology, as always, there are new challenges. RFID implants, while not so new anymore, have still not been utilized to their fullest potential, especially by employers in......

  • BigLaw Gets Another Boutique Law Firm

    2017-07-25T18:51:05Z

    Closing in on almost 4,000 lawyers, DLA Piper picks up law firms like a tire tread picks up rocks -- it's rolling. Continuing its worldwide expansion, the BigLaw firm has brought in another boutique law firm. Liner LLP, and about 60 attorneys, will join Piper's offices in downtown Los......

  • What's the Best Law School for a Career in Immigration Law?

    2017-07-25T17:56:08Z

    Unlike lawyers who choose a field of practice for the money, immigration attorneys are often motivated by something else. Perhaps they are immigrants or children of immigrants. It may run even deeper to a less complicated time when the United States was a nation of immigrants. Whatever the impetus,......

  • 3 Transgender Policies to Help Attract Top Talent for Your Firm

    2017-07-25T13:00:12Z

    Lawyers, take a moment to be proud of your profession. For the past several years, law firms have ranked highest on the Human Rights Campaign's "Corporate Equality Index." This year's report shows that law firms are, again, ahead of the curve when it comes to providing transgender employees with......

  • LGBT Rights Groups Adamantly Oppose Judicial Nominees

    2017-07-25T09:57:49Z

    If attorneys John Bush and John Schiff were running for office, they might have been well-suited to serve in the Republican-controlled Congress. Bush has made politically polarizing comments about issues such same sex-marriage, abortion, and women's rights. Schiff has publicly disparaged gays and even said states should be allowed......

Criminal Law News

  • Tennessee prosecutor concludes deputies justified in death

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:40 GMT

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor has determined that sheriff's deputies were justified in the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old man two months ago.

  • Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

  • Florida police officer wounded, suspect killed in shootout

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:01:29 GMT

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who shot him in the face as the two exchanged fire after a car chase.

  • Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:52:29 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.

  • The Latest: deported 19-year-old Guatemalan among the dead

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:21:16 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):

Supreme Court News

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    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:01:24 GMT

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  • Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:52:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:48:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:43:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.

  • The Latest: Judge denies request for execution witnesses

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:03:29 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's attempt to resume executions July 26 (all times local):

Political News

  • US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:14:56 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

  • Missouri sends governor law tightening abortion regulations

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:59:30 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday delivered Republican Gov. Eric Greitens a political win by sending him a wide-ranging bill tightening abortion regulations that would give the attorney general power to prosecute violations, prompting critics to say the changes are aimed at limiting access to abortion in a state that already has tough restrictions.

  • At least 3 drown trying to cross Rio Grande; 7 rescued

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:58:26 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The bodies of at least three people were recovered Tuesday after they drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico, federal and El Paso officials said.

  • Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:52:29 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.