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  • So You Want to Argue Before SCOTUS? Get in Line


    Within the legal community, a sure-fire way to boost the prestige of a firm is to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States. The legal community and general public treat the Court with hallowed reverence (although this may be changing). Even proximity to Washington DC can do wonders......

  • Lawyer Marketing Beyond TV: How to Adapt to Changing Media Habits


    Lawyer marketing ain't what it once was. You can't get away with just a listing in the Yellow Pages, an ad in the local paper, and word of mouth anymore. High speed Internet, mobile devices, and those dang Millennials have radically changed how people consume information today. Here's how the......

  • 6 New DC Supererior Court Candidates for Obama to Consider


    The retirements of Hon. Ann O'Regan Keary and Hon. Harold L. Cushenberry, Jr. from the DC Superior Court leave vacancies that the Judicial Nomination Commission is eager to fill. The Commission recently forwarded a list of nominees to President Obama.......

  • Legal Industry, Still in Flux, Added 4,700 Jobs in September


    They're up, they're down, and they're up again. The Department of Labor's latest monthly report shows that the legal industry gained 4,700 jobs in September, a large increase following August's loss. But even those late-summer numbers are looking better in autumnal light. The DoL also revised August's numbers, saying......

  • California Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide


    With the stroke of a pen yesterday, California became the fifth and largest state to allow physician-assisted suicide when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act. The Act allows doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine to mentally competent adults suffering from a terminal illness. The......

  • Your Weeds Are Beautiful but They're Also Illegal, Posner Says


    You may love the sight of dandelions or want to cover your lawn in crabgrass. Maybe bunches of native wildflowers make your heart sing, while sculpted hedges and pedigree roses fail to impress. Well, sorry Mary Mary quiet contrary: your garden isn't allowed to grow that way in Chicago.......

Criminal Law News

  • The Latest: Israeli police kill suspect who stabbed soldier

    Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:53:14 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).

  • Seoul prosecutors questioning NYU student over N. Korea trip

    Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:28:43 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are investigating a New York University student freed this week by North Korea on suspicion that he violated a law that prohibits South Korean citizens from traveling to the North without permission, officials said Wednesday.

  • AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

    Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:36:17 GMT

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

  • Pakistani court upholds death sentence in blasphemy killing

    Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:29:56 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing a provincial governor he had accused of blasphemy.

  • 4 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing

    Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:23:46 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker in a Sydney suburb that officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.

Supreme Court News

  • Changes to justices' opinions will be highlighted

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:44:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking a step to address criticism that its inner workings are opaque.

  • Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

    Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:03:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:00:58 GMT

    Today is Sunday, October 4, the 277th day of 2015. There are 88 days left in the year.

  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

    Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:20:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.

  • Supreme Court to review European suit against R.J. Reynolds

    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:12:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the European Union can pursue its lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe as part of a global money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups.

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