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  • Colorful 'body sculptor' due back in murder trial

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:38:54 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.

  • Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:36:15 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover.

  • Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:07:57 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store.

  • Police: Federal judge shot during robbery attempt in Detroit

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:47:20 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a federal judge has been shot outside his home in an apparent attempted robbery.

  • Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:44:51 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday — and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it.

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  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients

    2015-03-05T18:39:01Z

    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

  • 9th Cir. Won't Enjoin Sunnyvale, Calif.'s Gun-Control Ordinance

    2015-03-04T23:21:01Z

    By now, we know that states and local governments can't unduly burden an individual's right to own a gun. That hasn't stopped governments from coming up with other ways to enact meaningful gun regulations, though. In addition to making bullets more expensive, cities and states have enacted laws limiting the......

  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • DOJ Releases Reports on Ferguson PD, Michael Brown Shooting

    2015-03-04T21:53:01Z

    The Department of Justice issued two reports Wednesday: one finding that police in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in a pattern of conduct that routinely violated residents' civil rights, and another detailing the fatal police shooting of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. Citing the results of the Michael Brown investigation, the DOJ......

  • King v. Burwell Oral Arguments: 'Such,' Coercion, and Kagan's Clerks

    2015-03-04T20:07:01Z

    Cases of statutory interpretation are rarely as sexy as those involving constitutional issues. But King v. Burwell is among the most important cases of this term, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today. If the justices agree with the petitioners, then one of the three legs of the Affordable......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

Criminal Law News

  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:46:02 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday.

  • Colorful 'body sculptor' due back in murder trial

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:38:54 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.

  • Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:36:15 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover.

  • Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:07:57 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store.

  • Police: Federal judge shot during robbery attempt in Detroit

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:47:20 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a federal judge has been shot outside his home in an apparent attempted robbery.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

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  • Emergency surgery for children may be more dangerous on weekends

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:13:33 GMT

    When a child has to go to a hospital in an emergency situation, it can be frightening for the child and the parents alike. The situation can become all the more harrowing if the child must undergo surgery. Therefore, when...

  • What is the respondeat superior doctrine?

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:53:47 GMT

    When patients in New York experience poor or even harmful treatment from medical professionals, it is hardly surprising that many decide to take legal action. When you place your life and health into the hands of another, you hope that...

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    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:53:43 GMT

    Nearly every employee is covered by workers? compensation in New York, including part-time employees and even some volunteers. These benefits are vital to many occupations, particularly those with hazardous conditions, such as construction workers or factory workers. Workers? compensation benefits...

  • Truck drivers are held to higher standards than other drivers

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:51:18 GMT

    Not everyone can drive massive vehicles such as buses and trucks, which is why it takes special training and licensing in order to legally do so. Navigating the roads in such large motor vehicles places a responsibility on the driver...

  • New OSHA report critical of injured worker treatment

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:31:01 GMT

    A recent report prepared by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicates that despite the availability of means such as workers' compensation to assist them, injured workers still face long-term income losses and other economic setbacks that the government agency...