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  • Killer who duped William F. Buckley dies in prison at 83

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:25:40 GMT

    VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A confessed killer of a New Jersey high school cheerleader who won five years of freedom in the 1970s after columnist William F. Buckley campaigned for his release has died in a California prison hospital.

  • Man on trial for gun thefts wishes he had died in shootout

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:23:58 GMT

    MADSION, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump says he wishes that he had died in a gun battle with police.

  • Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:12:22 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged in a mass shooting at a Tennessee church expressed suicidal thoughts in June and had a volatile relationship with a woman that twice involved law enforcement intervention this year, according to police records.

  • The Latest: Protesters want investigation of 'police riot'

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:06:31 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests following the acquittal of a former police officer in the death of a black man in St. Louis. (all times local):

  • Appeals court allows more of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:05:08 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has partially lifted a judge's order that blocked much of a Texas law targeting "sanctuary cities."

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  • Should Your Law Firm Have a More Creative Office Space?

    2017-09-25T12:59:16Z

    Should you have a more creative office space? Well, duh, because the '90s want their furniture back. Unless you've got more retro-shtick than the Dude, his Dudeness, or Duder, it's time for an upgrade. This is not an entirely subjective suggestion because Harvard also said so. If you want......

  • Law Student Scammed on 'Offer Up' App

    2017-09-22T21:58:55Z

    Poor -- like literally poor -- Kelly DeSalvatore... DeSalvatore, a law student, handed her iPhone to a stranger who gave her fake money in return. Not that it was her fault, but maybe she should have looked up "offer-and-acceptance" before she used "Offer Up." The popular online exchange, like......

  • Are There Legal Risks to Shared Office Space?

    2017-09-22T21:57:04Z

    Millennials are driving a trend towards shared office space, as they try to save money while starting new businesses. It's not just a thing; it is "the thing' in commercial real estate. The supply of shared office spaces has gone from 14 to more than 11,100 in the past......

  • 'Fake Rape' Suit Revived Against Rolling Stone

    2017-09-22T16:05:54Z

    After a college party, Jackie went up to her date's bedroom where his Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers were waiting in the dark. Someone grabbed her by the shoulders; another punched her in the face. One said: "Grab its motherf***** leg." "As soon as they said it, I knew......

  • Court Rejects Football Player's Concussion Case

    2017-09-22T14:55:20Z

    For Sheldon Mann, it started when he got hit twice in one day playing high school football. The coach told him to get back into the game after the first collision without evaluating him for a concussion injury. After the second hit, Mann started suffering the effects of a......

  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Appeal Clarifies Pleading Requirements

    2017-09-22T14:50:25Z

    Civil asset forfeiture is controversial and confusing, to say the least. And despite it falling out of fashion during the Obama administration, AG Sessions supports its use. However, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that helps to clarify the court pleading requirements for those who......

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  • Killer who duped William F. Buckley dies in prison at 83

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:25:40 GMT

    VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A confessed killer of a New Jersey high school cheerleader who won five years of freedom in the 1970s after columnist William F. Buckley campaigned for his release has died in a California prison hospital.

  • Man on trial for gun thefts wishes he had died in shootout

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:23:58 GMT

    MADSION, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump says he wishes that he had died in a gun battle with police.

  • Police kill man in Vegas hospital who grabbed stun gun

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:13:51 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Monday that a suspect in custody in a Las Vegas hospital emergency room was fatally shot by an officer after the man was left alone and lifted a stun gun out of a jail guard's bag that had been left near the suspect.

  • Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:12:22 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged in a mass shooting at a Tennessee church expressed suicidal thoughts in June and had a volatile relationship with a woman that twice involved law enforcement intervention this year, according to police records.

  • Violence in US rises for second straight year

    Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:09:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.

Supreme Court News

  • Smithsonian's black history museum popular destination in DC

    Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:52:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first year, the Smithsonian's new black museum has become the nation's top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience — and leave behind for posterity — the highs and lows of African-American life in the United States.

  • The Latest: Sotomayor awaits word from Puerto Rico relatives

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:10:09 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):

  • Supreme Court's Gorsuch touts conservative role for judges

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:31:10 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch espoused a limited role for the judiciary in a speech Thursday in the hometown of the powerful Kentucky lawmaker who championed his confirmation.

  • Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:15:01 GMT

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington, telling worshippers she believes being Jewish helped her empathize with other minority groups.

  • Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:36:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president's power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the legal ether, and that may be what a majority of the court is hoping for.

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