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  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:57:11 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: 2 arrested in SoCal Kohl's

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

  • Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:44:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Best Buy site back up

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:41:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the second wave the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

  • Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:33:24 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.

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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......

Criminal Law News

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: 2 arrested in SoCal Kohl's

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

  • Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:44:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

  • Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:40:52 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

  • Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:12:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.

  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:25:32 GMT

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

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

  • Black lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

  • Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:52:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Christmas tree has arrived.

  • French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:52:14 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola.

  • Maine's Black Friday special: prison crafts

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:47:38 GMT

    THOMASTON, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.

  • Tunisia's outgoing premier backs broad coalition

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:36:58 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Tunisia's next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance.

Trending Legal News

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    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:57:59 GMT

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    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:10 GMT

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  • Trucker found guilty in New York trial for crash that killed 6

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:42:22 GMT

    Broome County criminal courts may punish drivers who cause accident injuries or deaths. Criminal actions are not required for injured victims and surviving family members to pursue civil claims. In fact, criminal and civil cases concerning the same accident...

  • North Carolina bus driver arrested for suspected DUI

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:16:15 GMT

    When North Carolina drivers are pulled over for a suspected traffic violation, they often consider how it could impact their driving abilities. With regards to a drunk driving charge, drivers are not only concerned about their driving privileges but...

  • Rights provided to workers by whistleblower protection act

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:11:52 GMT

    While employees in Minnesota and in states across the nation may not notice any changes in the work environment day in and day out, when certain events occur, employees should be aware of their rights and what actions they...