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  • Homeless woman's stun gun spurs 2nd Amendment case

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:54 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it.

  • NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:13:48 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thursday and continued Friday, the start of what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:10:41 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

  • Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:48 GMT

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

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  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:25 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

  • NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:17 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.

  • Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:44:48 GMT

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

  • Police: Woman stabs self in fight over inheritance

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:33:11 GMT

    MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an argument over an inheritance ended when a woman pushed a 72-year-old man down a flight of stairs at a southern New Jersey home and stabbed herself with a knife.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:59:02 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.

  • GOP govs starting to strut their stuff for 2016

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:46 GMT

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.

  • Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:47:39 GMT

    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

  • Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:36:53 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.

  • Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:21:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived.

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