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  • Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:52:17 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.

  • AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:45:38 GMT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years.

  • The latest developments on religious objections laws

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:45:18 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.

  • What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:32:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.

  • Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:25:47 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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  • That's Ruff: Dog Sniff not a Search, No Warrant Needed 8th Rules

    2015-04-01T16:09:00Z

    A man stopped for speeding and arrested for possessing a kilo of heroin did not have his Fourth Amendment rights violated when police detained him so that a dog could sniff his car, the Sixth Circuit ruled on Tuesday. Sniffing out a car isn't a search under the Fourth,......

  • Lawyer-to-Lawyer Marketing: Are Direct Mailers Worth It?

    2015-04-01T17:07:35Z

    Among the most important ways that attorneys get new clients is through referrals from other attorneys. Having a solid base of referrals ensures a fairly steady stream of business, and it doesn't hurt to know other lawyers, either. Of course, the operative question is, "How do I get in touch......

  • SCOTUS Won't Hear Students' American Flag Free Speech Case

    2015-04-01T16:05:40Z

    The Supreme Court won't be hearing an appeal from high school students who sued after school administrators asked them to remove American flag T-shirts or take excused leave. That leaves intact the Ninth Circuit's ruling from a year ago, holding that the school did not violate the students' rights......

  • Don't Phone it in -- 3 Tips for Conducting Great Phone Interviews

    2015-04-01T13:01:47Z

    Phone interviews are about as fun as flu shots. And like shots, they're painful, sometimes nauseating, but a necessary part of life. Deprived of the many cues afforded by a face to face meeting -- the types of visual aids that let us know when the other side is......

  • Friends Outside the Legal Department? Sure, but Be Careful

    2015-04-01T12:58:11Z

    Making friends outside the legal department can be difficult. For one, you might be shy or maybe you lack the shared interests needed to make a friendship stick. Or, maybe you just know too much inside dirt. For in-house lawyers, spreading your social connections outside your department can raise......

  • Citizens United Overruled, Court Announces Via New Cameras

    2015-04-01T12:55:46Z

    In what court watchers called an "unexpected move," Chief Justice John Roberts announced this morning that a majority of the Supreme Court had voted sua sponte at a private conference yesterday to overturn its 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which held that corporations had a First Amendment right......

Criminal Law News

  • Police: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, killing 2

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:27:15 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said.

  • Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:25:47 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.

  • New Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:23:51 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

  • Police: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:01:24 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official says masked gunmen have stormed a university campus in Garissa Town in eastern Kenya.

  • British banker's Hong Kong murder case adjourned to May

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:53:42 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A British banker accused of the murders of two Indonesian women appeared briefly Thursday in a Hong Kong court, where pretrial proceedings were adjourned for five more weeks as prosecutors requested more time.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

Political News

  • Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:54:35 GMT

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June.

  • Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:52:17 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.

  • The latest developments on religious objections laws

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:45:18 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.

  • What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:32:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.

  • Future of pumpkin festival in New Hampshire council's hands

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:29:17 GMT

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The fate of the Keene Pumpkin Festival rests with the City Council, which could vote against holding the annual fall tradition that was overshadowed by violent disturbances nearby last year.