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  • Father wants to withdraw guilty plea for girl's rotten teeth

    Mon, 04 May 2015 04:58:20 GMT

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter's teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn't neglect his 6-year-old.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 04 May 2015 04:00:36 GMT

    Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.

  • Cops hail man who fatally shoots suspect outside Utah store

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:37:42 GMT

    Police are hailing a man who shot and killed a would-be carjacker outside a Utah grocery store, saying he did the right thing by coming to the aid of the vehicle's owner.

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Mon, 04 May 2015 01:22:18 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

  • Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalize medical pot

    Mon, 04 May 2015 00:33:30 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy public debate. Legal Blogs

  • 4th Cir. Upholds Detention of Marine for Facebook Threats


    Brandon Raub, a Marine, made some questionable Facebook posts in the summer of 2012. Some of his fellow Marines expressed concern and contacted the FBI. The FBI interviewed Raub, then local police obtained a temporary detention order to hospitalize him against his will. He remained in hospital for seven days.......

  • 3 Major Marketing Disasters -- and What You Can Learn From Them


    There's plenty of bad advertising out there. Sometimes, though, bad spills over and becomes an outright disaster. The annals of advertising are full of campaigns gone wrong. Very, very wrong. In the spirit of learning from others' mistakes, here's three major disasters -- and what you can do to......

  • Finding Fair Use Precedent Just Got Easier


    People don't give the Library of Congress enough credit. It's the largest library in the world, with more than 838 miles of bookshelves and 160 million items. It's got everything from the first known book published in the New World, to some of the only remaining copies of American......

  • Whom Do I Talk to When I Need Something Done?


    Unfortunately, a lot of a lawyer's life involves going to other people for help, whether it's a clerk, a secretary, a senior associate, or even opposing counsel. You can't do the job just on your own. There's a learning curve to figuring out who you should talk to in which......

  • In Williams-Yulee, a Good Outcome, But Some Bad Stuff, Too


    The 5-4 opinion in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar was a bit of a surprise. Chief Justice Roberts sided with the Court's four liberals to conclude that a state canon of judicial ethics prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign donations was constitutional. What made more sense is that Justice Kennedy,......

  • How to Keep Your Office Weird, Without Getting Sued


    You don't have to go to Austin or Portland to hear about the importance of "keeping it weird." In many companies, cultivating an office culture of "weirdness" is seen as a way of fostering creativity and increasing employee satisfaction. Apparently having a foosball table and bean bags isn't enough......

Criminal Law News

  • Police: 4 dead, 1 hurt in shooting on Wisconsin bridge

    Mon, 04 May 2015 05:35:57 GMT

    MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Four people are dead and another person is hurt after a shooting on a bridge in eastern Wisconsin that a police chief says appears to be a "random act."

  • City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

    Mon, 04 May 2015 04:03:49 GMT

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A police spokesman for a Dallas suburb says authorities are searching for explosives in the car of two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 04 May 2015 04:00:36 GMT

    Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.

  • S. Korea urges N. Korea to release New York Univ. student

    Mon, 04 May 2015 03:56:25 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to quickly free a South Korean student of New York University detained in the North for illegally entering the country.

  • Woman, toddler killed when car hits apartment complex

    Mon, 04 May 2015 03:03:27 GMT

    LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A car driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a Northern California apartment complex, killing a woman and her toddler and slightly injuring two other children as they all walked together outside, police said Sunday.

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:

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