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  • Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:13 GMT

    SEOUL (AP) — First it was the ferry sinking, a subject that a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Demonstrators rampaged through Seoul over the weekend, accusing Park of not addressing the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly children.

  • US man gets 18-year jail for murdering girlfriend's mother

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:05 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has convicted an American man of murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail.

  • Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:47:28 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.

  • Judge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:42:58 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to free their client after he was jailed by a federal judge for contempt.

  • 5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:28:12 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president.

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  • Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Six Months for Insulting Colleagues

    2015-04-20T16:53:52Z

    Litigation can make us mad, it's true. But the key is not to let your anger take over. That, as Yoda knows all too well, leads to the Dark Side. David Novoselsky, a lawyer from Illinois, apparently didn't watch any of the "Star Wars" films, because he issued a litany......

  • Best Ultrabook Under $1,300

    2015-04-20T15:58:22Z

    Apple has set the bar high with its new Retina MacBook, a computer that combines the slimness of the MacBook Air with the audacious screen of the Retina MacBook Pro. The Retina MacBook isn't the only game in town, though, when it comes to the "ultrabook" -- a category of......

  • The Sky Is Falling: New Students Have Lowest LSATs in Years

    2015-04-20T12:58:00Z

    For the fifth year in a row, the number of entering law students with high LSAT scores has dropped, leading to hand-wringing concern that the lawyers of tomorrow won't be as smart as the lawyers of yesterday. Indeed, less than half as many entering 1Ls had scores above 165......

  • Court Clarifies Class Ascertainability in Computer Spyware Case

    2015-04-17T18:58:00Z

    A couple may proceed in their class action lawsuit against Aaron's, a furniture and office rental store, and many of its franchisees, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday. Clarifying the Circuit's standards on class ascertainability, the Circuit held that the ascertainability test should be a simple, narrow examination of the......

  • 5 Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

    2015-04-17T18:58:30Z

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics. Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a......

  • Your Company's Confidentiality Agreements Might be 'Pretaliation'

    2015-04-17T16:58:00Z

    KBR Inc., a Texas tech and engineering company, has settled the first SEC "pretaliation" enforcement action under Dodd-Frank, Inside Counsel reported yesterday. KBR's standard confidentiality agreement, used in internal investigations, forbids employees from "discussing any particulars" about the investigation without prior authorization from the law department. That's illegal pretaliation, according......

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  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:13 GMT

    SEOUL (AP) — First it was the ferry sinking, a subject that a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Demonstrators rampaged through Seoul over the weekend, accusing Park of not addressing the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly children.

  • Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:47:28 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.

  • Judge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:42:58 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to free their client after he was jailed by a federal judge for contempt.

  • US business group in China urges more transparency, access

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:35:56 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates.

  • 5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:28:12 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president.