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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:58:26 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:52:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

  • Iraq PM drops lawsuits against journalists

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:41:19 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the withdrawal of all pending government lawsuits against journalists and media outlets.

  • Putin: Russian economy will recover

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:41:05 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference.

  • Jailed Russian tycoon leaves house arrest

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:04:30 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets was released from house arrest on Tuesday, just hours before President Vladimir Putin's annual televised press conference. Legal Blogs

  • Eager Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Plan Unconstitutional


    This guy. How badly did he want to make headlines? Late last month, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive orders to push through certain immigration reforms. Republicans screeched. Congress bemoaned the trampling of their authority. States' attorneys general filed a lawsuit. Even a few members of the......

  • DIY Law Firm Website? Here's Your Shopping List


    It you build it, they will come. Maybe. If you build it right. And there's a lot that goes into building a law firm website "right": SEO, graphics, mobile-friendly layout, content, conversion optimization, and a whole lot more. But don't jump off that building yet. Just like those with DIY......

  • From Zillow's Orange County Office: Another 5 Employee Lawsuits


    Zillow might be better off burning down this office. First opened in 2012 as an office for selling ads to real estate agents, Zillow's Irvine, California, office has become a hotbed for employee lawsuits. There was the sexual harassment lawsuit that we blogged about earlier this month. And this week,......

  • Clearing Up 5 Things About the Apple iPod Antitrust Lawsuit


    Yesterday, a federal jury found that Apple's iTunes 7 updates, made between 2006 and 2009, weren't anticompetitive . The verdict caps 10 years of litigation alleging Apple locked other music providers out of its iPods. There's been quite a bit of misreporting what's actually going on in this case, so......

  • ABA Report: Law School Enrollment Declines, as Expected


    Did anyone not see this coming? We've seen sign after sign after sign of decreased demand for law school seats: fewer LSAT takers, fewer applications, dismal post-graduation job prospects, and more. We've seen some schools cut class sizes, one cut a campus, and a few that obstinately refuse to correct......

  • No Sexual Reassignment Surgery for Inmate: En Banc 1st Cir.


    Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert, is a transgender individual who identifies as female and who wishes for her physical sex to match her gender. The problem is, she murdered her wife in 1990. The Massachusetts Department of Correction does not wish to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Kosilek argues that......

Criminal Law News

  • Chine arrests policeman blamed for wrongful conviction

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:41:56 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A police officer who oversaw the case of a teenager wrongfully convicted of murder and executed in 1996 had been arrested, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday.

  • Jailed Russian tycoon leaves house arrest

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:04:30 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets was released from house arrest on Tuesday, just hours before President Vladimir Putin's annual televised press conference.

  • AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:14:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

  • Reports: jailed Russian tycoon leaves house arrest

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:04:35 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Yevtushenkov, a Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets, has reportedly been released from under house arrest just hours before President Vladimir Putin's annual televised press conference.

  • AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:20:35 GMT

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

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  • Hospital errors involving medication caused woman's death

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:22:44 GMT

    Mistakes can happen at hospitals for a number of reasons. Regardless of the reason for them, hospital errors can lead to injuries and death for patients. Illinois residents who have suffered from any type of medical error may be interested...

  • Asbestos exposure causes hundreds of death in small town

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:52 GMT

    Criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency resulted in a delay in an important study on the risks of asbestos exposure. W.R. Grace & Company believes that the threshold where asbestos exposure poses a hazard to humans that was set by...

  • Pedestrian accidents: Illinois woman killed after being hit

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:45:57 GMT

    Police investigations can sometimes take a considerable amount of time before they can be completed. In many situations, officers must gather as much evidence and information as they can about an accident before they can draw conclusions. Pedestrian accidents may...

  • Top Model's Tyra Banks sued for breach of contract

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:44:23 GMT

    A former contestant on the immensely popular reality show "America's Next Top Model" is reportedly suing the producers and show runners associated with her appearance on the program. The woman is suing Tyra Banks (known to Florida residents as one...

  • Teen dies in fatal truck accident in Illinois

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:30:53 GMT

    Every human being has a certain amount of potential. It is unfortunate, however, when a person's potential is cut short at a young age. Unfortunately, this is what recently happened to a 19-year-old young man who lost his life in...