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  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:52:25 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.

  • Sharpton gathers families of men killed by police

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:49:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has joined the families of three unarmed black men who recently died at the hands of police officers.

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:50 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.

  • Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:37 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.

  • US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:26 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.

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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......

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  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:52:25 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.

  • Sharpton gathers families of men killed by police

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:49:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has joined the families of three unarmed black men who recently died at the hands of police officers.

  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:05 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:30:22 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested three people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision and other police shootings in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

  • Boy shot by mom in murder-suicide dies from wounds

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:25:34 GMT

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — An 11-year-old New Jersey boy who was critically wounded last week when his mother killed herself and his two siblings died from his injuries Wednesday.

Supreme Court News

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:03:53 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.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Sharpton gathers families of men killed by police

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:49:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has joined the families of three unarmed black men who recently died at the hands of police officers.

  • Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:37 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.

  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:37:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

  • Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:32:10 GMT

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.

  • Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:17:24 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him.

Trending Legal News

  • Georgia grand jury says reckless acts led to teen's death

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:46:46 GMT

    In July of this year, two Georgia teens were in a car accident, but only the driver survived. Recently, a grand jury indicted him, charging that his reckless acts led to the passenger's death. He now faces charges of first-degree...

  • A Maryland man is facing the music for gun possession

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:33:59 GMT

    A man from Camp Springs, Maryland, was recently sentenced to 57 months in prison after his new music video appeared on YouTube, courtesy of the American Music Group. The video was titled “E-Banga/Why you Hatin’?” and featured the 24-year-old rapping...

  • Happy Thanksgiving from DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC!

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:24:59 GMT

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  • Must you wear a motorcycle helmet in California?

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:57:14 GMT

    Helmet laws for motorcyclists are decided by the state governments, not the federal government, so they can differ vastly from one state to the next. They are also subject to change at times; for example, Michigan used to have...

  • Drivers should take driving precautions over Thanksgiving holiday

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:56:30 GMT

    Over the course of the next couple of days people around the nation will take to the roads to visit friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday. Some people will travel great distances via airplane and train while others will...