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  • A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:47:31 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.

  • Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:46:03 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out his conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

  • 4 indicted in West Virginia chemical spill case

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:40:49 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four former chemical company executives have been indicted on pollution charges over a January spill that triggered a ban on drinking water for days for 300,000 West Virginia residents.

  • Key dates in US relations with Cuba

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:39:42 GMT

    Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:

  • Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:37:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

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  • Eager Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Plan Unconstitutional

    2014-12-17T16:19:01Z

    This guy. How badly did he want to make headlines? Late last month, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive orders to push through certain immigration reforms. Republicans screeched. Congress bemoaned the trampling of their authority. States' attorneys general filed a lawsuit. Even a few members of the......

  • DIY Law Firm Website? Here's Your Shopping List

    2014-12-17T18:18:01Z

    It you build it, they will come. Maybe. If you build it right. And there's a lot that goes into building a law firm website "right": SEO, graphics, mobile-friendly layout, content, conversion optimization, and a whole lot more. But don't jump off that building yet. Just like those with DIY......

  • From Zillow's Orange County Office: Another 5 Employee Lawsuits

    2014-12-17T17:53:01Z

    Zillow might be better off burning down this office. First opened in 2012 as an office for selling ads to real estate agents, Zillow's Irvine, California, office has become a hotbed for employee lawsuits. There was the sexual harassment lawsuit that we blogged about earlier this month. And this week,......

  • Clearing Up 5 Things About the Apple iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

    2014-12-17T17:44:01Z

    Yesterday, a federal jury found that Apple's iTunes 7 updates, made between 2006 and 2009, weren't anticompetitive . The verdict caps 10 years of litigation alleging Apple locked other music providers out of its iPods. There's been quite a bit of misreporting what's actually going on in this case, so......

  • ABA Report: Law School Enrollment Declines, as Expected

    2014-12-17T17:16:01Z

    Did anyone not see this coming? We've seen sign after sign after sign of decreased demand for law school seats: fewer LSAT takers, fewer applications, dismal post-graduation job prospects, and more. We've seen some schools cut class sizes, one cut a campus, and a few that obstinately refuse to correct......

  • No Sexual Reassignment Surgery for Inmate: En Banc 1st Cir.

    2014-12-16T22:48:01Z

    Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert, is a transgender individual who identifies as female and who wishes for her physical sex to match her gender. The problem is, she murdered her wife in 1990. The Massachusetts Department of Correction does not wish to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Kosilek argues that......

Criminal Law News

  • NYC rapper Bobby Shmurda arrested in drug case

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:58:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda has been arrested in New York City in a gun and narcotics investigation.

  • A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:47:31 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.

  • Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:46:03 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out his conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

  • 4 indicted in West Virginia chemical spill case

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:40:49 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four former chemical company executives have been indicted on pollution charges over a January spill that triggered a ban on drinking water for days for 300,000 West Virginia residents.

  • Ex-Marines: Man who killed 6 argued with ex-wife

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:35:09 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before committing suicide said he fought constantly with his wife during the time they knew him.

Supreme Court News

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

  • Justices reject claim of juror dishonesty

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:41:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a juror's comments during trial deliberations cannot be used to show dishonesty during jury selection.

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  • Why should I pay an attorney to look over my home purchase deal?

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:07:17 GMT

    The housing market is not what it used to be. That is perhaps more true in California than for many other parts of the country. Indeed, the whole concept of home ownership has undergone a significant shift in light of...

  • New York weighs providing counsel for eviction proceedings

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:06:31 GMT

    While previous posts on this blog have discussed civil rights and discrimination in the context of police misconduct or workplace discrimination, New Yorkers need to remember that discrimination in housing is also a reality that people in the City...

  • Property division and avoiding post-divorce issues

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:06:09 GMT

    It is not uncommon for married couples to disagree, and couples in Rhode Island understand how sometimes these small disagreements can lead to serious arguments. When couples decide to end their marriage, it is often the case that many...

  • Should Pennsylvania nursing homes be alarmed about falls?

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:05:31 GMT

    Nursing homes in Pennsylvania typically advertise their long-term care facilities as places where senior citizens with medical needs will feel at home and cared for. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities provide many other services for residents as well,...

  • Modifying a residential parenting schedule in Tennessee

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:01:32 GMT

    Under Tennessee law, a parent can seek two types of modifications to parenting plans: a change in the residential parenting schedule and a change in child custody. A change of custody is usually difficult to obtain. But if a...