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  • Ethical Dilemma of the Week: Accounting Mistakes and Client Funds


    There aren't many lawyers who went into law because a career in theoretical mathematics would have been just too easy. In fact, many of us can probably get away with counting on our fingers much of the time -- except when it comes complex patent litigation. Or to client......

  • Maine Man Gets 14 1/2 Years for Child Pornography


    Another day, another child pornography appeal. This time, Timothy Majeroni is appealing a 2012 conviction for child pornography, which occurred when he was already on supervised release for a previous conviction for -- wait for it -- child pornography. Majeroni tried to throw everything he could at the wall, but......

  • How Lawyers Can Avoid The Dark Side


    For Star Wars Day (May the Fourth -- get it?), we're focusing on The Dark Side of the Force and how lawyers shouldn't be tempted by it. Sure, it comes with cooler costumes and Force Lightning, but at the end of the day, it's the good side that always wins.......

  • 3 Things Lawyers Can Learn from 'Star Wars'


    If you're wondering why today is Star Wars Day, consider that it's May 4th and then make a list of all the terrible "Star Wars"-based puns you can think of based on that. There aren't any lawyers in A Galaxy Far, Far Away, but that doesn't mean lawyers couldn't learn......

  • Trade Secret Theft: How to Prevent It, How to Respond


    Every time employees leave, there's a risk that they take some valuable trade secrets along with them. The case of Sergey Aleynikov serves as a good reminder of this. Aleynikov was a programmer for Goldman Sachs before he left to start up his own trading firm -- using trading......

  • 5 Surprisingly Undecided Cases from This Term


    With the arrival of May comes the disheartening realization that there are going to be no more oral arguments for the October 2014 Term. For the next two months, the justices and their clerks will spend each day busily writing opinions in the 36 outstanding cases from this term. Going......

Criminal Law News

  • Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

    Tue, 05 May 2015 01:46:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

  • Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

    Tue, 05 May 2015 01:46:29 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.

  • Family of boy shot by police: Don't delay suit against cops

    Tue, 05 May 2015 01:45:04 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting.

  • The Latest on prophet cartoon case: SWAT helped kill gunmen

    Tue, 05 May 2015 01:34:26 GMT

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  • Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

    Tue, 05 May 2015 01:11:21 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"

Supreme Court News

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states:

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