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  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:55:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal.

  • Fires, other incidents investigated after protests

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:32:14 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several suspected arsons and other incidents are being investigated following the violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:29 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.

  • Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:42:09 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.

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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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  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:55:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal.

  • Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:19:15 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.

  • Fugitive New Zealand killer deported from Brazil

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:39:00 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison was deported Friday from the South American country.

  • Fires, other incidents investigated after protests

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:32:14 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several suspected arsons and other incidents are being investigated following the violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:42:09 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 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.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 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.

Political News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Japan inflation eases, other data mixed in October

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:12:41 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy.

  • Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:10:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.

  • Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:19:15 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.

  • Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:29 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.

Trending Legal News

  • Car accident kills 1, sends 2 to hospital

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:32:41 GMT

    A recent early morning wreck that occurred on Interstate 95 in Delaware County killed one woman and sent two more to the hospital. It also snarled traffic for hours. The wreck occurred by Mile Marker 6 near the interchange...

  • Sudden death of 14-year-old caused by teen driving illegally?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:08:40 GMT

    One of the hallmarks of turning 15 is the ability to get a learner's permit for driving. In Louisiana, new drivers who only have such a permit must follow certain rules in order to be on the roads. A 15-year-old...

  • RRSPs and Child Support

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:48:53 GMT

    Courts are generally protective of RRSP income since, ideally, that money is collected and preserved exclusively to provide for retirement. There are particular incentives, tax and otherwise, built into the RRSP regime to encourage Canadians to save this way. As...

  • Retaining control throughout estate planning

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:51:31 GMT

    For many in Pennsylvania, a significant concern surrounding various estate plan options is a perceived loss of control. No one wants to relinquish control of the assets and wealth that they have worked so hard to accumulate, even as they...

  • 10 Ways for Seniors to Protect Themselves From Fraud - South Florida Senior and Retirement Financial Abuse and Exploitation Attorney

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:59:42 GMT

    10 Ways for Seniors to Protect Themselves From Fraud - South Florida Senior and Retirement Financial Abuse and Exploitation Attorney: Know who you're dealing with. Try to find a seller's physical address (not a P.O. Box) and phone number. With...