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  • APNewsBreak: Family to sue over black man's shooting

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:42:40 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Relatives of a black man who was gunned down by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital are suing the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police force.

  • Jury out to deliberate in Nemtsov murder case

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:24:14 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A jury on Tuesday began deliberating in the case of five men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

  • Thai court reverses verdict against alleged 'Popcorn Gunman'

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:21:35 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Appeals Court has overturned the guilty verdict of man convicted of wounding four people, one fatally, by opening fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack during a political confrontation in 2014.

  • Court cancels Uber ban in Czech 2nd largest city of Brno

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:56:24 GMT

    PRAGUE (AP) — An appeals court in the Czech Republic has overturned a lower court ruling that banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating in Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic.

  • Jury to deliberate in Nemtsov murder case

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:33:43 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A jury is expected to begin deliberating in the trial of five men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

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  • Getting Ready for Federal Litigation? Get The Rutter Group Guide

    2017-06-27T12:58:11Z

    Federal Court litigation is a marathon, not a sprint. As any marathon runner knows, you can't run the race if you haven't prepared. Fortunately for attorneys, preparing a case for trial doesn't require any actual running, though it can sure feel like a workout sometimes. When prepping a case......

  • The Rutter Group's Guide for Federal Civil Procedure: Updated and Still the Best

    2017-06-27T12:57:37Z

    Experienced litigators know that federal civil lawsuits are all about procedure. Taking the wrong tack before trial can sink your ship before it even leaves the shore. Even if your client has the most compelling claim for compensation, a jury may never hear it if you don't get the discovery,......

  • Law Firm Shares Best Practices for Startup Early-Stage Investment

    2017-06-26T22:10:42Z

    If you have the next big thing but not the big thing budget, a BigLaw firm has just what you've been waiting for: a startup package of financing documents. Cooley, exclusively through its microsite "Go," has released a free repository of documents for investors and business owners. The documents......

  • Weigh Work-Life Balance Before Law School

    2017-06-26T18:57:37Z

    In a law school orientation class, the administrator warned that half of the student marriages would not survive law school. One student told his wife about it later, saying the law would take time away from family then and in the future. Law is a jealous mistress, he explained.......

  • Travel Ban Approved Against Some With No 'Bona Fide' Ties to U.S.

    2017-06-26T17:24:29Z

    Reversing two appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court approved part of the President's travel ban against nationals from six Muslim nations and refugees. The court said the President's executive order may be enforced against those people who have no bode fide connections in the United States. Those who already......

  • Uber Hires Top Law Firm in India Rape Case

    2017-06-26T13:00:12Z

    Is there anything dirtier, uglier, or more noxious than the grime on the underbelly of a road-worn car? You might expect to find it on a car coursing the muddy, unpaved roads of India, but not the shining streets of the Silicon Valley, home to the world's largest car-hailing......

Criminal Law News

  • Police: Boy dies after being shot in yard of Chicago home

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:42:50 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old boy has died after being shot in the backyard of a Chicago home.

  • APNewsBreak: Family to sue over black man's shooting

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:42:40 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Relatives of a black man who was gunned down by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital are suing the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police force.

  • Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:42:31 GMT

    OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine.

  • Inmate: I strangled prisoners to try to land on death row

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:37:02 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills.

  • Correction: Tulsa-Police Shooting story

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:33:49 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In a story June 26 about a decision not to press charges against Tulsa, Oklahoma, law officers in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, The Associated Press misidentified the man. His name was Joshua Barre, not Jason Barre.

Supreme Court News

  • Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:17:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That's the peculiar route of President Donald Trump's travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect.

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    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:01:08 GMT

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  • Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:28:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.

  • Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:55:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes.

  • Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:45:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries.

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