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  • Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:37:48 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.

  • Review: 'The Fall' is tantalizing legal thriller

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:29:02 GMT

    "The Fall" (Atria), by John Lescroart

  • Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:25:48 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.

  • Woman gets 24 years for fatal crash after drunk tweet

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:02:56 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who tweeted about being drunk minutes before a fatal wrong-way crash has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

  • Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:02:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

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  • Ethical Dilemma of the Week: Accounting Mistakes and Client Funds

    2015-05-04T21:55:50Z

    There aren't many lawyers who went into law because a career in theoretical mathematics would have been just too easy. In fact, many of us can probably get away with counting on our fingers much of the time -- except when it comes complex patent litigation. Or to client......

  • Maine Man Gets 14 1/2 Years for Child Pornography

    2015-05-04T18:55:28Z

    Another day, another child pornography appeal. This time, Timothy Majeroni is appealing a 2012 conviction for child pornography, which occurred when he was already on supervised release for a previous conviction for -- wait for it -- child pornography. Majeroni tried to throw everything he could at the wall, but......

  • How Lawyers Can Avoid The Dark Side

    2015-05-04T18:55:04Z

    For Star Wars Day (May the Fourth -- get it?), we're focusing on The Dark Side of the Force and how lawyers shouldn't be tempted by it. Sure, it comes with cooler costumes and Force Lightning, but at the end of the day, it's the good side that always wins.......

  • 3 Things Lawyers Can Learn from 'Star Wars'

    2015-05-04T17:58:18Z

    If you're wondering why today is Star Wars Day, consider that it's May 4th and then make a list of all the terrible "Star Wars"-based puns you can think of based on that. There aren't any lawyers in A Galaxy Far, Far Away, but that doesn't mean lawyers couldn't learn......

  • Trade Secret Theft: How to Prevent It, How to Respond

    2015-05-04T17:07:40Z

    Every time employees leave, there's a risk that they take some valuable trade secrets along with them. The case of Sergey Aleynikov serves as a good reminder of this. Aleynikov was a programmer for Goldman Sachs before he left to start up his own trading firm -- using trading......

  • 5 Surprisingly Undecided Cases from This Term

    2015-05-04T16:53:30Z

    With the arrival of May comes the disheartening realization that there are going to be no more oral arguments for the October 2014 Term. For the next two months, the justices and their clerks will spend each day busily writing opinions in the 36 outstanding cases from this term. Going......

Criminal Law News

  • Utah man killed in carjacking attempt had prior convictions

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:53:01 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An unarmed man fatally shot during an attempted carjacking outside a Utah grocery store over the weekend had prior convictions for robbery and assault and was already being sought by police when a bystander shot him, police said Monday.

  • 'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:06:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.

  • Woman gets 24 years for fatal crash after drunk tweet

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:02:56 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who tweeted about being drunk minutes before a fatal wrong-way crash has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

  • Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:02:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

  • Lawyer wants Ohio terror plot suspect to review tapes alone

    Mon, 04 May 2015 23:51:43 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building asked a federal judge Monday to allow the defendant to privately review video and audio files in the case against him.

Supreme Court News

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states:

Political News

  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:57:10 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.

  • Texas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:52:14 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries — a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."

  • APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:50:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, U.S. officials said Monday.

  • Colorado lawmakers agree to limit odd proxy marriages

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:38:41 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.

  • 'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

    Tue, 05 May 2015 00:06:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.