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  • For Small Firms, Is it Better to Be a Specialist or Generalist?

    2015-09-03T18:18:26Z

    One of the easiest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd and to gain expertise in a field is to narrow your focus. But pick too narrow of a focus and you might find yourself struggling to stay busy. Have too general a practice and it may be......

  • West Point Law Prof Wants to Bomb Holy Sites, Target Academics

    2015-09-03T17:57:11Z

    Dr. Strangelove has nothing on West Point law professor William Bradford. Unlike Stanley Kubrick's crazed doctor, or even the unhinged General Buck Turgidson, Prof. Bradford doesn't want to just kill America's supposed enemies abroad, he wants to take out the traitors here at home as well. That means killing......

  • Non-Citizens Have a Right to Bear Arms -- With 1 Major Catch

    2015-09-03T10:59:23Z

    Non-citizens have a right to bear arms, even if they are in the country illegally, the Seventh Circuit ruled late in August. The ruling overturns a district court finding that the Second Amendment doesn't protect unauthorized aliens. In so holding, the Seventh created a split with the Fourth, Fifth, and......

  • Transgender Inmate in Georgia Gets Surprise Parole After Lawsuit

    2015-09-03T09:58:05Z

    Last February, Ashley Diamond sued the Georgia Department of Corrections in federal court. A transgender woman, Diamond was housed in a men's prison, denied medical treatment, and repeatedly sexually assaulted, she alleged -- all while the state refused to take corrective action. This Monday, she was unexpectedly granted parole.......

  • Is the Contract Worker Golden Age Coming to an End?

    2015-09-02T18:59:01Z

    The ranks of America's independent contractors, freelancers, and temporary workers have swelled over the past years. Many companies have eagerly switched to a contract-based workforce. After all, using independent contractors allows corporations to avoid many of the costs and risks of employment -- by shifting them onto the worker.......

  • After a Natural Disaster, Bring in the Lawyers, Says State Bar Ass'n

    2015-09-02T17:58:59Z

    When you think natural disaster response, you don't necessarily think of lawyers. Clean water, medical aid, and even evacuations might seem like more pressing concerns following a major hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake. But in the aftermath of many natural disasters, lawyers can be an essential resource, helping victims access housing,......

Criminal Law News

  • Shooting at Sacramento college kills 1, wounds 2; man sought

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:48:44 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said.

  • Lawyer: Vice News journalists face deportation from Turkey

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:48:09 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says two Vice News journalists who were arrested on terror-related charges are expected to be deported from Turkey.

  • Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:33:44 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The state prosecutor in charge of trying Dylann Roof in what authorities have said was the racially motivated killing of nine black people inside of a Charleston church spoke to the families of victims about how Roof should be punished, but said the ultimate decision rested in her hands.

  • Jury to decide ex-Vegas firefighter's penalty in wife murder

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:41:42 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury that found a former Las Vegas firefighter guilty of murder and conspiracy for hiring an ex-convict to kill his estranged wife is convening again to decide if he'll ever have a chance to get out of prison.

  • Defense presenting case in trial of Alabama police officer

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:34:13 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Witnesses are set to testify on behalf of an Alabama police officer who was recorded slamming an Indian grandfather to the ground.

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Political News

  • Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:58:47 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday.

  • The Latest: British leader pledges more help for migrants

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:52:27 GMT

    BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

  • Sri Lankan leader adds rival parties to consensus Cabinet

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:41:13 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan leader Maithripala Sirisena presided Friday at the swearing in of 48 ministers in a new Cabinet for a consensus government including members of the two main rival political parties.

  • Global stock markets sink ahead of US jobs report

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:32:05 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo's index down 2 percent as jitters mounted before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption next week of trading on Chinese stock markets.

  • Ukraine's right-wing party leader questioned in Kiev

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:25:51 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The leader of a right-wing party has been questioned in connection with Monday's clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament on Kiev.