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  • Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:09:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:19:39 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • 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.

  • Japan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:27:59 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:10:07 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

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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......

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  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:19:39 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Japan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:27:59 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:10:07 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

  • Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:43:11 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

  • Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:31:47 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:52:37 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.

  • N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:51:48 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.

  • Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:39:02 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — State media and activists say government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus.

  • OPEC seen unlikely to cut output despite oil glut

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:27:49 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.

  • Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:16:36 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the law as part of political reforms.

Trending Legal News

  • Icy conditions increase risk of slip-and-fall accidents

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:15:13 GMT

    Slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious injuries, and Ontario residents are at a much greater risk for being involved in these kinds of accidents during icy weather conditions. When walking on wet sidewalks or driveways on particularly cold days, it...

  • Texas real estate purchases: why a title search?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:54:17 GMT

    If you are buying or selling property in El Paso, Texas, and you are not versed in real estate law, you probably don't want to attempt to go it alone. Real estate procedures and laws can be very complex....

  • Justice for victims of drunk driving through civil litigation

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:48:40 GMT

    The number of accidents caused by drunk drivers is truly staggering. As reported in one of our previous web posts, over 10,000 Americans died as a result of drunk drivers in 2012. Here in New Jersey, approximately 550 residents...

  • The victims of Massachusetts dog bites and their injuries

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:29:10 GMT

    Despite what some Boston residents believe, any dog -- pure bred or mixed breed -- may bite. For some dogs, biting occurs only after extreme provocation. Victims bear the pain and suffering, no matter what precedes a dog bite...

  • Could new approach yield more equal distribution of green cards?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:21:55 GMT

    Each year people from nations throughout the globe seek to live in the United States. For many, that entails obtaining a green card. While the process of securing legal permanent residence is the same for all individuals, a recent study...