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  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant


    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator


    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company


    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious


    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore


    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit


    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • NYC pharmacist who tried to make ricin sentenced to prison

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:47:11 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City pharmacist who admitted to trying to make weapons-grade ricin and other legal toxins has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison.

  • Attorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:15:07 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim.

  • Hong Kong businessman charged with damaging Montana house

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:41:46 GMT

    POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A Hong Kong businessman is charged with breaking into a northwestern Montana home after getting drunk at a wedding and causing extensive damage in a case a judge says "reads like a 'Hangover' movie."

  • Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:10:23 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and fleeing the scene of the crash near Los Angeles.

  • Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:08:52 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

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  • 1 dead after California crash involving school bus

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:38 GMT

    A head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and a school bus left one person dead and another person injured in California on Jan. 22. The accident occurred in Merced County south of Hilmar just after 6:20 a.m. A 33-year-old man driving...

  • Study shows innocent people can be convinced they did a crime

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:29 GMT

    Prosecutors in Arizona and elsewhere consider an admission of a crime to be solid evidence of guilt. New psychology research, however, strongly suggests that interrogators can greatly influence the memories and statements of subjects. The effect is so strong that...

  • Man sentenced to jail time after killing jogger with car

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:22 GMT

    A 55-year-old man was sentenced to spend one to seven years in Pennsylvania state prison after reportedly killing a jogger in Washington Township. The man fell asleep behind the wheel of his car when he struck a 47-year-old woman at...

  • Repeat drunk driver leaves New York man dead in crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:18 GMT

    The surviving family of a 19-year-old man killed in a car accident in Syracuse, New York, has learned that the driver of the other vehicle was a repeat drunk driving offender. Syracuse police reported that the 38-year-old male driver of...

  • Facts relating to older drivers in British Columbia

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:40:50 GMT

    Along with the growing population of senior citizens in British Columbia and across Canada, more and more of them are driving on the nation's roadways. According to recent studies, seniors represent 13 percent of Canada's entire population and 13 percent...