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  • Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:55:15 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.

  • Judge: Release FBI secret calls for man's lawsuit

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:51:45 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A Pakistani-American man cleared of terrorism support charges is entitled to examine hundreds of classified FBI phone intercepts as part of his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the U.S., a Florida federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:43:00 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigration enforcement law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the ACLU.

  • ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:40:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News' George Stephanopoulos has landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Wednesday in Missouri.

  • High court to review EPA mercury limits

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:38:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

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  • Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:55:15 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:43:00 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigration enforcement law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the ACLU.

  • Pope confirms calling Spanish sex abuse victim

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:37:15 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese.

  • Judge: Release FBI secret calls for man's lawsuit

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:36:56 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a Pakistani-American man cleared of terrorism support charges is entitled to examine hundreds of classified FBI phone intercepts as part of his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the U.S.

  • Man accused in killing had past abduction arrests

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:34:51 GMT

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man suspected of abducting and killing a Colorado single mother who led a double life as a paid escort served time in prison for two kidnapping cases involving his former wife.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • How much do you know about how the Internet works?

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:57:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday.

  • Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:55:37 GMT

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:43:00 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigration enforcement law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the ACLU.

  • Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:38:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.

  • High court to review EPA mercury limits

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:38:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Trending Legal News

  • Study shows that a spinal cord injury could lead to brain damage

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:50:04 GMT

    A new study coming out of the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found, as no study has before it, that spinal cord injuries may be more serious than just the damage to the spinal cord itself. They...

  • Illinois teen dies in semi truck accident

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:40:04 GMT

    Car accidents that involve semi-trucks can often lead to significant amounts of damage. The factors that may have led to a semi truck accident are often unique to the specific situation. Unfortunately, these accidents often come with serious injuries or...

  • Does New Hampshire premises liability law protect hunters?

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:35:04 GMT

    If you are going hunting on someone's land in New Hampshire, with their permission to use the land for recreational activities, do they have any obligation to make the area safe for you? Hunting accidents do happen, after all,...

  • Another Appeal Successfully Defended By Berman More Gonzalez!

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:33:16 GMT

    The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board upheld a previous ruling in favor of our client Mr. Ramirez, whose 24/7 home health care and transportation benefits were terminated with no legal or medical basis by the defendant insurance company, Travelers Property Casualty...

  • ADA tries to stop employment discrimination against disabled

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:30:39 GMT

    Recognizing that many disabled people were being held back from holding jobs they could excel at, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Among other things, the ADA requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” to allow disabled employees...