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  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:59:26 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.

  • California woman, friend charged in alleged baby-theft plot

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:57:43 GMT

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in an alleged plot to steal babies that investigators say was an effort by the woman to convince her married boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins.

  • Judge orders jury to resume deliberations in bias case

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:56:57 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has ordered a jury to resume deliberations in a Silicon Valley gender bias case after a discrepancy was discovered in the jury count.

  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:55:14 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:52:04 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.

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  • Sexual Assault Survivor Can't Sue Feds for Failing to Investigate

    2015-03-27T16:01:05Z

    A former University of Virginia undergrad who was allegedly sexually assaulted while a student has lost her suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education for mishandling her complaints against the University. The plaintiff, suing as Jane Doe, had complained to the......

  • Lawyers Need a Booth at the Farmers Market or County Fair

    2015-03-27T16:56:47Z

    It's officially now spring, which means (for most of the country) blue skies and warm weather. People are outdoors at fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. What are you doing indoors on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? You should be out there, at the fair, drumming up business. Outdoor events are a......

  • Dealership Workers get Overtime, 9th Rules in Circuit Split

    2015-03-27T16:08:59Z

    Customer service workers at car dealerships aren't exempt from the FLSA's overtime protections, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. The court's unanimous holding revived a lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime brought by four "service advisers" at a Mercedes Benz dealership in California. The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum pay and......

  • Pregnant UPS Employee Can Proceed With Discrimination Suit

    2015-03-27T15:56:23Z

    An employment policy that accommodates disabled workers must also accommodate pregnant workers, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a 6-3 opinion in Young v. UPS. After becoming pregnant, UPS driver Peggy Young was advised by her doctor not to lift more than 20 pounds; however, UPS requires drivers to......

  • What UPS v. Young Means for Corporate Employment Policies

    2015-03-27T12:56:39Z

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit brought by a pregnant driver against UPS to proceed. The driver, Peggy Young, was told by her doctor that she shouldn't be lifting more than 20 pounds. UPS drivers, however, have to lift 70 pounds. She asked for an accommodation, UPS said......

  • Proactive Domain Name Purchases: How to Head off Domain Trolls

    2015-03-27T12:56:08Z

    As you may have heard, pop star Taylor Swift recently bought TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. It's not a sign of a career change, though, it's simply good business. Swift and many others are taking proactive steps to snap up embarrassing domain names before anyone else can. With the growing proliferation......

Criminal Law News

  • California woman, friend charged in alleged baby-theft plot

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:57:43 GMT

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in an alleged plot to steal babies that investigators say was an effort by the woman to convince her married boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins.

  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:55:14 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:52:04 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.

  • Woman charged under new Colorado law in mom attack

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:51:26 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant mother's belly was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy — but not murder.

  • NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:46:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:59:26 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.

  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:55:14 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Woman charged under new Colorado law in mom attack

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:51:26 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant mother's belly was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy — but not murder.

  • Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:50:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year.

  • Man facing deportation in war crimes case seeks new trial

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:49:13 GMT

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted on charges he lied on a U.S. immigration form about his role in Bosnian war crimes is asking for a new trial, claiming jurors based the conviction on allegations prosecutors made during the trial rather than charges in his indictment.