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  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

  • Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:02:39 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:52:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

  • Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:15:14 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

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  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:37 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

  • Detained Portugal ex-premier awaits fraud ruling

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:00:05 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates remains in police detention while an investigating magistrate decides whether he should answer charges of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:52:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 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

  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:49:56 GMT

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • Polish opposition questions election results

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:43:00 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition leader has suggested that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally Dec. 13.

  • Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacks

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:34:55 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers on Sunday called for a series of hard-line measures, including a proposal to strip Palestinian attackers of their residency rights, in response to a wave of deadly violence.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:37 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

Trending Legal News

  • Faulty strollers recalled after reports of fingertip amputations

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:07:18 GMT

    Parents in South Florida and around the country heard alarming news recently involving strollers manufactured by Graco Children's Products. The company, as we discussed here, was in the news earlier this year for problems with its car seats. Now,...

  • Woman accused of careless driving in death of another driver

    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:23:53 GMT

    Watching out for other vehicles is one of the first priorities of every Louisiana driver. Careless driving is not only dangerous but also puts others at risk. When a driver fails to pay attention to the road and nearby vehicles,...

  • 3 allegedly suffer drunk driving injuries after a multi-car crash

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:52:20 GMT

    Many people will be traveling to and from different locations visiting friends and family during the holiday season. During this time of year, people tend to consume more alcohol than normal and some then get behind the wheel. This, unfortunately,...

  • Race in the criminal justice system is a life & death issue

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:44:58 GMT

    Recent events have reminded us that racial tensions are still high in many parts of the United States. A particularly strong reminder of this problem is the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this summer. Protests continued for weeks after a...

  • Man becomes famous for owing child support for 25 children

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:41:48 GMT

    There are many people who seek to be famous. However, one father became famous for reasons he probably did not want. Among local government employees, he is famous for not paying child support for 25 children, which is a significant...