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  • No Anticipatory Invocation of Miranda, Says Penn. Sup. Ct.


    Ever since Miranda v. Arizona, the right to remain silent, and its companion, the right to have an attorney present during questioning, has been walked back both by the U.S. Supreme Court and various state supreme courts. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a person can't invoke......

  • Do Your LinkedIn Endorsements Matter?


    LinkedIn endorsements aren't the hardest kinds of endorsements to get. Your mother, your neighbor, even total strangers can endorse you for all sorts of skills, from complex civil litigation to organizing company softball teams. While colleagues can provide detailed recommendations, also featured prominently on your LinkedIn profile, endorsements are a......

  • Can't Deny Good-Time Credit Based on Laws Passed After Sentencing


    Louisiana cannot revoke sentence-shortening "good-time credits" earned by prisoners based on legal changes that occurred after a prisoner's initial sentencing, the Fifth Circuit ruled this week. The court granted habeas relief for Richard Price, who was sentenced for armed robbery in Louisiana in 1985, and lost all of his......

  • Some Opinions We Missed, and a Fond Farewell


    Last week, amid lofty opinions about excessive force and the dormant commerce clause, we did not have a chance to report on some of the more work-a-day cases the Supreme Court decided. These decisions -- all of which were unanimous -- don't implicate constitutional principles necessarily, and aren't as contentious......

  • GCs Want More Value, Expertise From Outside Counsel


    A survey of international General Counsels by TerraLex, a legal referral company, shines some light into what GCs look for when they hire outside counsel -- and how much law firms will have to improve to keep them satisfied. The survey gathered input from 127 chief legal officers companies based......

  • What Was in Osama Bin Laden's Law Library?


    Just in time to update your summer reading list, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has declassified "Osama's Bookshelf." The list details the 400 some pieces of writing Osama had on hand when his bunker was raided and he was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011. So, what beach......

Criminal Law News

  • Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19

    Fri, 29 May 2015 19:58:26 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says armed men hijacked two buses in the southwestern Baluchistan province and killed 19 passengers.

  • Prosecutor: Man who killed trespasser sought confrontation

    Fri, 29 May 2015 19:52:24 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada prosecutor on Friday urged jurors to convict a 74-year-old man of first-degree murder, saying he was seeking out a deadly confrontation when he shot two unarmed trespassers in a vacant duplex he owns.

  • Missouri parents who caged autistic son ordered imprisoned

    Fri, 29 May 2015 19:51:14 GMT

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis couple was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for keeping their autistic son inside a makeshift cage.

  • Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to killing 3 at town meeting

    Fri, 29 May 2015 19:50:50 GMT

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to homicide for gunning down three people at a 2013 municipal government meeting because he was angry about being forced off his debris-strewn land.

  • Holmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting

    Fri, 29 May 2015 19:50:13 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial.

Supreme Court News

  • Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights

    Fri, 29 May 2015 19:00:13 GMT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says young women should fight for things they care about, but do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

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