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  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    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

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    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

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    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

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    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

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    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

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    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

  • McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:49:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.

  • LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:43:35 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by police to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism and a call for a probe from the head of the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department, which organized the event.

  • Youth who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:41:49 GMT

    HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old brandishing a fake weapon threatened a security guard to gain access to the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demand airtime Tuesday night before police stormed a TV studio to arrest him.

  • Slain Massachusetts teacher had 16 stab wounds to neck

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:28:48 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper wiped his eyes while testifying about 16 stab wounds to the neck of a slain math teacher that were allegedly inflicted by a student.

  • Dartmouth bans hard liquor, takes steps to prevent rape

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:22:51 GMT

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they are at the Ivy League school.

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.

Political News

  • McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:49:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.

  • Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter's computer

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:46:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her home computers.

  • LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:43:35 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by police to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism and a call for a probe from the head of the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department, which organized the event.

  • Exploding air bag may have killed Texas man

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:43:01 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

  • Administration to seek $1 billion for tribal schools

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:37:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it will ask Congress for $1 billion next year to run schools for Native American children — including millions in new money to help fix crumbling buildings.

Trending Legal News

  • California's Revenge Porn Law: What You Need To Know

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:59:46 GMT

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  • What constitutes negligence in a premises liability claim?

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:45:56 GMT

    Everyone has heard the phrase the devil is in the details. When legal issues are involved, that concept is captured in the caution that when signing a contract you should always read the fine print. That's where details like exceptions...

  • Considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:42:00 GMT

    Financial difficulties for Texas residents can range in magnitude, making it important to evaluate your options as you take on a specific situation. When those challenges extend to many debts or involve an extreme life change, you may find that...

  • 772 tools left in hospital patients between 2005 and 2012

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:41:39 GMT

    Many New York patients who are about to undergo a surgical procedure may have a fear that the surgeons will leave a medical tool or debris behind. While this may seem like a strange notion at first, a watchdog organization...

  • Divorce procedure in Arizona

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:41:32 GMT

    There are a number of steps involved in a divorce. This process can be time consuming and may involve a number of eligibility requirements. For example, one of the individuals involved in the marriage must have been a resident of...