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  • Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:59:08 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.

  • Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:17 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:52 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:24:46 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."

  • Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:54 GMT

    FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

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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......

Criminal Law News

  • Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:59:08 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:52 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:54 GMT

    FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

  • Ferguson protesters rally across US for second day

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:14:57 GMT

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:14:15 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a pellet gun.

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

  • Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:59:08 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.

  • UN: 12.2 million Syrians need humanitarian help

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:48:15 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 12.2 million Syrians need assistance because of increasing violence and deteriorating conditions in the country, up from 10.8 million in July, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.

  • AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:41:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.

  • Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:17 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:52 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

Trending Legal News

  • 15 arrested in connection with alleged drug trafficking in GTA

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:41:15 GMT

    Police departments in the Greater Toronto Area sometimes combine their significant resources to conduct sweeping investigations into the trafficking of illegal substances. While such investigations may result in the seizure of large amounts of drugs, innocent people can easily become...

  • Wrongful death damages in Nova Scotia

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:13 GMT

    Nova Scotia residents may be surprised to learn that pain and suffering is not mentioned in the section of the Fatal Injuries Act that deals with damages that may be awarded in a lawsuit brought by families who have lost...

  • Treatment for Erb's Palsy

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:50:45 GMT

    Erb's palsy is a birth injury that affects children in Missouri and the rest of the U.S. In every 1,000 babies born, about one or two infants may develop this form of brachial plexus palsy. Affecting the brachial plexus nerves...

  • California man killed trying pass semi on Highway 79

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:50:38 GMT

    A San Diego man was killed in a chain-reaction car accident after he attempted to pass a semi-truck on a two-lane highway on Nov. 14. The crash happened near Temecula on Highway 79 just east of Pauba Road at around...

  • Filing chapter 13 bankruptcy

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:50:23 GMT

    People who are considering filing bankruptcy in Washington, D.C., may be confused by the different chapters. Chapter 13, also known as an individual debt adjustment, provides several advantages over choosing liquidation under chapter 7. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor...