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  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:58:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

  • Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:57:40 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.

  • Officer testifies about New York chokehold death

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:55:29 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has heard testimony from a New York City police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man during a July arrest.

  • House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:49:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.

  • $139M deal reached in school molestation case

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

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  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

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  • Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:57:40 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.

  • More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:55:51 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.

  • Officer testifies about New York chokehold death

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:55:29 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has heard testimony from a New York City police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man during a July arrest.

  • $139M deal reached in school molestation case

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:50 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

  • Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:44:53 GMT

    The lawyer for a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania who successfully fought accusations he sexually assaulted students says his client was vindicated by the jury's verdict in the case.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:58:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

  • House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:49:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.

  • Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:14 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge tossed out a landmark law Friday intended to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling that the plan lawmakers adopted less than a year ago violates the state constitution's ban on reducing retirement benefits once they're promised.

  • Accused member of terrorist group extradited to US

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:45:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An accused member of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has been extradited to the United States to face charges of hostage-taking and terrorism targeting Americans.

  • Ruling expected on New Jersey sports betting

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:34 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A ruling could come soon on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can start accepting bets on sports in defiance of the nation's major sports leagues and the federal government.

Trending Legal News

  • Things we can learn from Rev. Al Sharpton's tax issues

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:53:06 GMT

    It is fair to say that the life of the average tax payer does not resemble that of civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton. That said, tax issues such as those he is currently facing are something that people throughout...

  • Another Workers' Compensation Victory for Berman More Gonzalez!

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:48:02 GMT

    On September 3rd, The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board upheld a March ruling in favor of our client Nicolas Mercado, who became a quadriplegic after an accident that occurred while working as a trucker driver for the defendant; Co-West Commodities. The initial...

  • The complexities of an international military divorce

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:25 GMT

    Filing for divorce can be a complicated matter when one of the parties is a service member overseas or in active duty. Serving the papers is where the first problems can arise, especially if formal service is required. If the...

  • SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY SUCCESSFUL APPEAL

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:24:36 GMT

    We represent a client who became totally disabled because of a mental, or cognitive, disorder. She asked us to handle her case for Social Security Disability benefits, because she feared that the Social Security Administration would reject her claim because she suffered...

  • When medical mistake occurs don't expect an apology

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:23:28 GMT

    No one likes admitting they made a mistake.  It is no fun owning up to where you fell short.  In the world of medicine this is amplified.  A recent study published in The Journal of Patient Safety found that it is...