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  • Haitians' lawyer to NY judge: Ignore UN immunity

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to ignore the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:44:51 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam, according to court filings released Thursday.

  • AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:44:36 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly appointed foreign minister says he hopes negotiations could resolve the standoff in Tripoli, where Islamist militias have taken over the capital and forced out elected lawmakers.

  • Races for governor carry 2016 implications

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:37:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races.

  • Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for December

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:23:02 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge on Thursday set a trial date in early December in the federal tax case against "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother.

  • Woman who stabbed pencils in eyes sues over photo

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:05:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who stabbed pencils in her eyes during a suicide attempt is suing Los Angeles County, claiming her photo was snapped at a hospital and went viral online.

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  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:04 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:44:51 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam, according to court filings released Thursday.

  • Royal Protection officer arrested in ammo probe

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:02:15 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British police say an officer assigned to the royal protection unit has been arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:54:51 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

  • Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:51:03 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:58 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party is scrambling to revise an ad accusing Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate.

  • Haitians' lawyer to NY judge: Ignore UN immunity

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to ignore the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

  • AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:04 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl.

  • AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:44:36 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly appointed foreign minister says he hopes negotiations could resolve the standoff in Tripoli, where Islamist militias have taken over the capital and forced out elected lawmakers.

  • Races for governor carry 2016 implications

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:37:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races.

  • Report: Better shields needed for private tax data

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:34:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law, federal investigators said Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • Connecticut woman enters plea in fraud case

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:27:07 GMT

    A 50-year-old Connecticut woman has pleaded no contest to charges of first-degree larceny after she used $74,000 that had been erroneously deposited in her bank account over a span of two years. According to reports, the money was mistakenly...

  • Queens man injured when hit by parked car

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:26:34 GMT

    New York City and the surrounding area is known for being a dangerous place to drive or walk. Every day, accidents happen in and around the city that injure and kill drivers, passengers and pedestrians. A Queens man was...

  • How do you make a claim with a New Jersey car insurance company?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:20 GMT

    When you are involved in a car accident, there are several things you need to do to make a claim for compensation. Here's a few of the things you should do right away following an accident. First, make sure...

  • How is a person's worth defined during a wrongful death case?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:12:23 GMT

    Have you lost a loved one who was still a baby? Maybe you lost an elderly parent to mistreatment at a local nursing facility in Florida. Whatever happened, you have rights as a family member of those people. Wrongful...

  • Frightening facts about Halloween DUIs

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:08:26 GMT

    Regular readers know we recently wrote about the increased law enforcement patrols that will be out next week on Halloween. As you probably recall, Denver area cities and counties are going to roll saturation patrols every night from Thursday, October...