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  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:56:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

  • LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:53:10 GMT

    Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:48:09 GMT

    North Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home

  • Mexico authorities arrest Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:31:38 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S., a federal official said.

  • APNewsBreak: 2 nations wouldn't take man later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:25:47 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities were forced to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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  • Nina Pham's Lawsuit: Strange Font Choices ... and Pictures?

    2015-03-04T17:51:01Z

    As you may recall, Nina Pham, a critical care nurse from Texas, contracted Ebola in October. She's fine now, but at the time, she wasn't doing so well, in spite of public statements that her employer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, made about her ordeal. These statements form the crux of......

  • No 11th Amendment Immunity for Community College, 2nd Cir. Says

    2015-03-03T22:24:01Z

    The Eleventh Amendment: often misunderstood, infrequently used, yet sitting there in plain sight, just after the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has given scant guidance over the years, but we know at the least that states can't be sued for monetary damages unless they consent (or unless another......

  • SCOTUS Lets Colo. 'Amazon Tax' Suit Proceed in Federal Court

    2015-03-03T20:55:01Z

    In 2010, Colorado enacted legislation to try and collect some revenue from Internet retailers who have no physical presence in the state but nevertheless sell a lot of stuff to Colorado residents. Called the "Amazon tax" law, the statute requires retailers to tell buyers that they have to pay the......

  • Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Sues Hospital Over Fraud, Privacy, Negligence

    2015-03-03T19:58:01Z

    The first person in the United States to contract Ebola has filed a lawsuit against the hospital where she was working when she contracted the disease. Nina Pham was working as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last fall, when she and a coworker contracted the deadly......

  • Hillary Clinton Didn't Have a Work Email Account, but Lawyers Should

    2015-03-03T19:45:01Z

    As if Hillary Clinton needed more trouble stemming from her time as secretary of state, The New York Times reports that she used a personal email account "exclusively" to conduct official State Department business. That's potentially problematic, thanks to federal laws requiring retention of agency emails as official records. This......

  • 8 Pros and Cons of Working as a Contract Attorney

    2015-03-03T17:58:01Z

    Many people dreamed of the big firm job when they entered law school. But how many considered being a contract attorney? With hiring for full-time attorney positions down since the recession, many new graduates are turning to contract work as an alternative career path. Should you consider a career......

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  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:56:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:48:09 GMT

    North Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home

  • 2 killed in shootings at California nightclub, gas station

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:44:10 GMT

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed and five others were wounded in shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station early Wednesday, authorities said.

  • Brazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:42:24 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian lead investigator in the case of a religious sect leader sought on sex charges by the U.S. government says the support of a Brazilian woman described as a longtime friend helped him elude authorities in the middle of a manhunt.

  • Putin calls opposition politician's slaying a 'disgrace'

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:33:35 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called the slaying of his top critic a "disgrace" to Russia, while the opposition promised to complete Boris Nemtsov's work on a report documenting evidence of Russian troops' involvement in fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Supreme Court News

  • APNewsBreak: 2 nations wouldn't take man later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:25:47 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities were forced to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:18:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:32:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law, a decision that could lay the groundwork for future changes in how states can tax retail sales to companies outside their borders.

  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

Political News

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:57:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.

  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:56:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

  • AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:54:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says Congress should hold off on Iran legislation until negotiations on a nuclear deal play out.

  • LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:53:10 GMT

    Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."

  • Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:39:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is signing onto an ambitious plan to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.

Trending Legal News

  • Amended South Carolina domestic violence bill proceeds to House

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:25:50 GMT

    Last December, we discussed a bill introduced by South Carolina State Sen. Larry Martin. The original bill stipulated that anyone convicted of a domestic violence charge could not possess a gun for a decade after his or her release...

  • Community property and divorce in Texas

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:53 GMT

    When two people choose to get a divorce in Texas, they must figure out how they will divide their assets. This can be particularly difficult, especially if both parties brought property into a marriage or obtained a large amount of...

  • Protecting intellectual property

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:23 GMT

    Investors and entrepreneurs living in California may be interested in learning more about how to avoid trademark infringement and protect their own ideas. Trademark and patent exposure may present substantial problems as the business matures and becomes more successful. Many...

  • Business audits follow downward trend

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:30 GMT

    Last week we wrote about how some returns are still more likely than others to be audited, even as the overall number of audits goes down. In today’s post, we will follow up on that story by taking note of...

  • Colorado head-on collision kills 1

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:10:21 GMT

    One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision. The Colorado State Patrol reports...