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  • San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:54:50 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

  • Police officers' names still secret 3 years after shooting

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:05:36 GMT

    RIDGEWAY, S.C. (AP) — It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice, losing a kidney, during a police drug raid on a South Carolina home where he was sleeping. But no one will tell McDaniel who shot him.

  • Science sells: 'The Martian' lands with $55 million debut

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:05:18 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Opening just days after NASA announced findings showing water on Mars, "The Martian" soaked up moviegoers at the box office.

  • Nonprofit continues fight against Lucas Museum in Chicago

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:32:23 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A nonprofit group has filed an updated complaint in federal court as part of its efforts to keep filmmaker George Lucas from building a museum along Lake Michigan in Chicago.

  • Patrick Kennedy memoir takes hard look at family, addiction

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:35:56 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what he says are the mental illnesses and addictions of himself and his family members, and takes on what he portrays as a veil of secrecy used to hide the problems of America's most famous political family. Legal Blogs

  • 7 Lawyer Commercials That Are So Bad They're Good


    Sometimes you aim for greatness and fail. Sometimes that failure itself can be a form of triumph, as in the lawyer commercial which begins "Are you thinking of choosing a lawyer based on his dogs?" Attorney commercials aren't typically Oscar-worthy. Bad lawyer advertising has essentially become its own artistic genre.......

  • A Lawyer's Guide to HTGAWM Season 2, Episode 2: Hostile Witness


    The Golden Age of Television continues, with How to Get Away With Murder at its vanguard. Yesterday's episode featured two court proceedings, as many dead bodies, and a very chemistry-free Sapphic love scene. In typical HTGAWM fashion, they got most of the law wrong. But it made for great,......

  • There's a 70 Percent Chance You're Incompetent, Survey Suggests


    In the opinion of Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist, there's a 70 percent chance that you're incompetent and unfit to represent your clients. That's a pretty bold statement. According to a recent 2015 ABA survey of legal technology, only 35% of lawyers actually employ email encryption -- a number that......

  • Where Lawyers Live and How Far Their Dollar Goes


    We all know the legal market is in flux, still recovering from its 2007 downturn. But that recovery isn't even across the nation. As a recent ABA attorney population survey shows, some states, like Florida, have seen their legal sectors explode over the last ten years. Others are still well......

  • Cash Payments to Athletes? No. Ban on Cash Payments? No.


    The NCAA lost some and won some in the wake of the Ninth Circuit decision. The court ruled 2-1 that the National Collegiate Athletic Association was not required to pay athletes royalties for the use of their names and likenesses. On the other hand, the court also found that a complete......

  • How In-House Counsel Can Handle a Government Shutdown


    A government shut down over Planned Parenthood has been averted. Yesterday, Congress went to the brink of shutting down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding and pulled back at the last minute. But the compromise could only be temporary, according to The Washington Post. And of course, there's......

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  • 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.

  • Supreme Court justice says she owes female predecessors

    Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:16:18 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Wednesday she stands "on the shoulders" of the women who came before her on the court.

  • Man convicted of ordering boss' killing set for execution

    Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:18:48 GMT

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stop the execution of an Oklahoma inmate who claims that new evidence uncovered by his lawyers can prove his innocence.

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