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  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why


    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving


    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing


    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

  • Welcome to Law School: How to Take Notes, Brief Cases


    So it begins. Another school year starts, another cadre of new law students sit down to learn about the law -- only to quickly realize they have no idea what they're doing. If you're a new 1L, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the new things you're just......

  • Long Hours Leave Employer Liable -- for Working Employee to Death


    Long hours are coming under fire. First, there's the Department of Labor's plan to expand overtime pay to millions of white-collar workers. Then there's that New York Times Amazon piece. You know the one -- the one that emphasizes the online retailer's grueling hours and demanding culture. The one that......

  • Public Defender Arrested for Being Late to Court Can Pursue Lawsuit


    A California public defender can continue with her lawsuit against the deputy sheriff who handcuffed her and dragged her through a courthouse, the Ninth Circuit ruled last week. A district court had ruled that the deputy, who was seeking to make sure that the attorney appeared when her case was......

Criminal Law News

  • Savannah State University on lockdown after shooting; 1 hurt

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:50:09 GMT

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah State University has sent out a campus alert placing the school on lockdown while SSU officers investigate a shooting incident near the Student Union.

  • Agent says he had 'no other option' but to kill NY escapee

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:57:43 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him.

  • With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:39:04 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone.

  • Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:34:44 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."

  • Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:08:18 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday.

Supreme Court News

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • Judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:06:16 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now.

  • Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:26:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Political News

  • N.Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:24:52 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed several top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, in personnel changes that suggest that Kim was holding them responsible for the confrontation that developed in a way that he did not expect.

  • Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:10:48 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.

  • Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:44:12 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. Now she's again taken her children and run, this time in the other direction, amid a Venezuelan crackdown on Colombian immigrants.

  • Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid dispute

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:59:07 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors for consultations on Thursday amid a dispute over the closing of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers.

  • Agent says he had 'no other option' but to kill NY escapee

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:57:43 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him.