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  • Judge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:58:51 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.

  • Woman charged with killing lawyer in DC hotel

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:37:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have charged a 21-year-old woman in the stabbing death of a lawyer at an upscale hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • Colorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:27:27 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Victims' family at exec's crash sentencing: You're heartless

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:19:37 GMT

    NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — Family members of a Vermont couple killed in a car crash were unflinching during a sentencing hearing Wednesday as they poured out their anger toward a New Hampshire man who admitted causing the wreck, which also killed their unborn fetus.

  • Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:18:37 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

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  • That's Ruff: Dog Sniff not a Search, No Warrant Needed 8th Rules

    2015-04-01T16:09:00Z

    A man stopped for speeding and arrested for possessing a kilo of heroin did not have his Fourth Amendment rights violated when police detained him so that a dog could sniff his car, the Sixth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. Sniffing out a car isn't a search under the Fourth,......

  • Lawyer-to-Lawyer Marketing: Are Direct Mailers Worth It?

    2015-04-01T17:07:35Z

    Among the most important ways that attorneys get new clients is through referrals from other attorneys. Having a solid base of referrals ensures a fairly steady stream of business, and it doesn't hurt to know other lawyers, either. Of course, the operative question is, "How do I get in touch......

  • SCOTUS Won't Hear Students' American Flag Free Speech Case

    2015-04-01T16:05:40Z

    The Supreme Court won't be hearing an appeal from high school students who sued after school administrators asked them to remove American flag T-shirts or take excused leave. That leaves intact the Ninth Circuit's ruling from a year ago, holding that the school did not violate the students' rights......

  • Don't Phone it in -- 3 Tips for Conducting Great Phone Interviews

    2015-04-01T13:01:47Z

    Phone interviews are about as fun as flu shots. And like shots, they're painful, sometimes nauseating, but a necessary part of life. Deprived of the many cues afforded by a face to face meeting -- the types of visual aids that let us know when the other side is......

  • Friends Outside the Legal Department? Sure, but Be Careful

    2015-04-01T12:58:11Z

    Making friends outside the legal department can be difficult. For one, you might be shy or maybe you lack the shared interests needed to make a friendship stick. Or, maybe you just know too much inside dirt. For in-house lawyers, spreading your social connections outside your department can raise......

  • Citizens United Overruled, Court Announces Via New Cameras

    2015-04-01T12:55:46Z

    In what court watchers called an "unexpected move," Chief Justice John Roberts announced this morning that a majority of the Supreme Court had voted sua sponte at a private conference yesterday to overturn its 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which held that corporations had a First Amendment right......

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  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

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  • Judge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:58:51 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.

  • British Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:54:12 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry arrives in Australia's national capital next week to begin four weeks of training with the Australian army before the British royal ends his decade-long military career.

  • Colorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:27:27 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:18:37 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

  • Key provisions of California's new water cuts

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:15:12 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first mandatory, statewide water cutbacks by cities and towns as the state's nearly 40 million people head into a fourth summer of severe drought.