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  • 3 Easy Tricks to Work Faster in Your Law Practice

    2016-07-01T20:15:33Z

    There's never enough time. If this is something you find yourself repeating again and again, you're not alone. Some studies that suggest that this feeling of "too much to do, too little time to do it" might actually be an indication of our ability to handle stress. But there are......

  • CA Farmers Sue to Block 'Piece-Rate' Modifications

    2016-07-01T19:59:33Z

    A California farming interest league has filed a complaint in Fresno County Court alleging that Assembly Bill 1513, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, is unconstitutionally vague, according to Court House News. The law is essentially an updated version of a pay scheme that California has had in place......

  • The 10 Most Important Supreme Court Decisions of This Term

    2016-07-01T19:58:16Z

    The Supreme Court's October 2015 Term was truly historic. This term saw the death of Justice Scalia, which was immediately marked by politicized fighting over his replacement, even before the memorials had begun. It saw Justice Thomas speak during oral arguments, for the first time in a decade, and......

  • Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week From the Land of Microsoft

    2016-07-01T18:56:00Z

    If you've been paying attention to employment trends, you'll have noticed that Seattle is one the hottest markets sucking up legal talent. Watch out California and New York -- Seattle might just be the next big legal hub. This week, as part of our affiliate program with Indeed, we went......

  • Allstate Victorious in Unjust Enrichment Claims

    2016-07-01T10:00:45Z

    The Eleventh Circuit has ruled that Allstate Insurance company is owed $663,000 in fees arising out of a multitude of false claims that were made by several Florida clinics. The circumstances of the case indicated that hundreds upon hundreds of insurance claims were completely bogus. The defendants appealed their loss......

  • After Polling Jurors, Judge Imposes Minimum Child Porn Sentence

    2016-07-01T10:00:37Z

    Is five years too short of a sentence for a man found with 19 videos and 93 images depicting child pornography? Not according to Judge James S. Gwin of the Northern District of Ohio. Gwin imposed the minimum sentence against Ryan Collins, but only after polling the jurors who......

Criminal Law News

  • Today in History

    Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT

    Today in History

  • Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:26:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign.

  • Newspaper publisher arrested after open records request

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:24:00 GMT

    JASPER, Ga. (AP) — The publisher of a small, weekly north Georgia newspaper was jailed, along with his lawyer, after officials alleged his open records request for county checks written to two local judges included a criminal falsehood, and that a subpoena they issued constituted an attempt to commit identity fraud.

  • Police: 3 deaths in wealthy community were murder-suicide

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:22:52 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The deaths of a teenage girl and two women in a house in one of the nation's wealthiest communities were a murder-suicide, investigators confirmed Friday.

  • 4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:22:25 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning. She has not been charged.

Supreme Court News

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas' dissents rise in nixed cases

    Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:17:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One measure of Supreme Court justices' rising frustration is the number of times they can't recruit three colleagues to hear a case, then feel compelled to tell the world about it.

  • Texas researchers' findings factor into abortion ruling

    Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:58:00 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest court ruling affirming U.S. abortion rights in a generation scolded Texas lawmakers for a lack of facts and vindicated Republicans' wonky pest: A team of university researchers so prolific in their scrutiny of Texas women's health laws that a state health official lost his job for collaborating with them.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:01:08 GMT

    Today in History

  • Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia's death

    Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:54:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death transformed the Supreme Court's term, shifted power to its liberal wing and started a transition that will be greatly affected by who wins the presidency.

  • Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

    Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:19:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.

Political News

  • Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:26:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign.

  • Newspaper publisher arrested after open records request

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:24:00 GMT

    JASPER, Ga. (AP) — The publisher of a small, weekly north Georgia newspaper was jailed, along with his lawyer, after officials alleged his open records request for county checks written to two local judges included a criminal falsehood, and that a subpoena they issued constituted an attempt to commit identity fraud.

  • The Latest: 1 clerk filed marriage license recusal form

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:23:54 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi's religious objections bill (all times local):

  • Australians head to the polls in tight election contest

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:23:18 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — After years of political turmoil, Australians are heading to the polls as leaders of the nation's major parties each promise to bring stability to a government that has long been mired in chaos.

  • Officials: Man held in Oregon farm shooting deported 6 times

    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:09:08 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a rural Oregon blueberry farm had been deported six times, most recently in 2013, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.