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  • Bush earned over $9 million from business, speaking gigs

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:59:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush earned more than $9 million over the last 17 months from speaking fees and an assortment of business interests, including a health services firm in Puerto Rico and an online lending operation, according to newly released financial records.

  • Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:32:51 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.

  • The Latest: Theater shooting victim's wife remembers husband

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:30:56 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

  • Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:27:12 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic Governors Association is looking to give its members a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries during the 2020 redistricting process.

  • Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:26:59 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit of world leaders in late September. If he speaks, al-Bashir would be the first head of state to address the General Assembly while facing charges by the International Criminal Court.

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  • General Motors OnStar Bug Allows Hackers to Take Over Car

    2015-08-04T21:59:09Z

    Let's call this new hack Christine. In 1983, Steven King released a novel of the same name, describing a vintage Plymouth Fury possessed by supernatural, murderous powers. The movie followed soon after. Three decades later and a vulnerability in General Motors' OnStar system allowed very non-supernatural hackers to take over......

  • Trailblazing Women Lawyers and Female Friendly Law Firms Honored

    2015-08-04T21:57:17Z

    It's a good time to be a woman in the legal profession. That is, at least when it comes to awards and accolades, if not equity-partnerships. Five female legal trailblazers were honored last Sunday with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards. That ceremony came just a week......

  • Docs v. Glocks Law Can Go Into Effect as 11th Lifts Injunction

    2015-08-04T15:59:04Z

    A Florida law that prevents doctors from asking patients about guns in their home will soon go into effect, the Associated Press reports. The Eleventh Circuit vacated an injunction against the law last week, allowing the so-called "Docs v. Glocks" law to go ahead. The Florida legislation, officially titled the......

  • It's CLE: Singing Lawyers Mix Legal Ethics and Monty Python

    2015-08-04T17:24:21Z

    Legal ethics and musical theater, a match made in heaven? Well, not exactly, but at least one troupe of lawyers is looking to make legal ethics CLE programs a little less monotonous and a lot more entertaining by taking a note from Broadway. A group of Texas lawyers calling themselves......

  • How to Get Ahead: Career Advancement for In-House Counsel

    2015-08-04T15:33:53Z

    If you ask typical young lawyers how they envision their career path, you'll likely hear a pretty uniform response. Join a big firm, perhaps after clerking. After a few years as an associate, become a junior partner. Divorce. Work your way to senior partner and wonder where your life went.......

  • Court Grants Time Out in NCAA Rule Changes, Athlete Payments

    2015-08-03T21:59:24Z

    The NCAA was given a brief reprieve from implementing payments to former college athletes after the Ninth Circuit granted them a stay last Friday. Without the stay, the association would have been required to start making payments to college football and basketball players for the use of their names, images,......

Criminal Law News

  • Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:32:51 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.

  • 16 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:31:30 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sixteen Colombian police officers died Tuesday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed while taking part in a manhunt for the nation's most-wanted drug trafficker, the second deadly air accident affecting the U.S.-trained military in less than a week.

  • The Latest: Theater shooting victim's wife remembers husband

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:30:56 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

  • Ex-Tulsa sheriff's spokesman says he was wrongfully fired

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:26:19 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office said Tuesday he was wrongfully fired following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a volunteer deputy and that he is "looking forward" to testifying before a grand jury investigating allegations of wrongdoing in the agency.

  • Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:23:30 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado theater where his son was murdered.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • Bush earned over $9 million from business, speaking gigs

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:59:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush earned more than $9 million over the last 17 months from speaking fees and an assortment of business interests, including a health services firm in Puerto Rico and an online lending operation, according to newly released financial records.

  • Christie files financial disclosure report

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:44:30 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newly released financial disclosure records show Republican presidential contender Chris Christie earned nearly $277,000 in wages over the last year and a half as New Jersey governor.

  • Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:39:41 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."

  • 16 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:31:30 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sixteen Colombian police officers died Tuesday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed while taking part in a manhunt for the nation's most-wanted drug trafficker, the second deadly air accident affecting the U.S.-trained military in less than a week.

  • Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:27:12 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic Governors Association is looking to give its members a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries during the 2020 redistricting process.