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  • 5 Longest Prison Sentences in U.S. History

    2015-08-28T16:10:41Z

    Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes was recently sentenced to over 3,000 years in prison on top of 12 life terms. That could sound lenient (he did avoid the death penalty) or needlessly excessive (he'll never serve that many years). But his is only the fourth-longest prison sentence in United......

  • Legal Advice From Cris Carter: Have a Fall Guy in Your Crew

    2015-08-27T21:58:04Z

    Cris Carter, who is a former all-pro wide receiver, current NFL broadcast personality, Hall of Famer, and most certainly not an attorney, nevertheless had some sage legal advice for NFL noobs at last year's rookie symposium: "If y'all got a crew, you got to have a fall guy in the......

  • Robotic Surgery Injury Lawsuit FAQ

    2015-08-27T19:57:47Z

    According to a recent study, the use of surgical robots has been linked to 144 patient deaths and 1,000 injuries. Many of these injuries and deaths have already spawned a series of robot surgery lawsuits. So how do these lawsuits work, where are they now, and where might they be......

  • Man Tries to Copyright the Fried Chicken Sandwich; Court Says No

    2015-08-27T17:43:12Z

    I've been on a search for the perfect fried chicken sandwich, trying just about everything from Chick-Fil-A and Carl's Jr. to local spots and food trucks. I have yet to make it to Church's, but based on one ex-employee's legal claim, maybe I need to give their "Pechu Sandwich" a......

  • Legal How-To: Suing a Property Management Company

    2015-08-27T16:56:14Z

    Even the most reasonable landlords and the most responsible tenants have the occasional dispute. Fortunately, the vast majority of these disputes never need to see the inside of a courtroom. For a minority of these cases, however, you may need to sue a property management company in order to......

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:52:52 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office, requested a marriage license and insisted that a mounting pile of court orders proves they are entitled to one.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Criminal Law News

  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:56:49 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

  • 2 French journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail case

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:55:56 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities have handed two journalists preliminary extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI.

  • A look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English trial

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:45:01 GMT

    Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trials of three Al-Jazeera English journalists in Egypt:

  • New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:16:36 GMT

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

  • Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:53:00 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.

Political News

  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:56:49 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

  • The Latest: Al-Jazeera criticizes Egyptian court verdict

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:52:33 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:

  • The Latest: 3 Al-Jazeera journalists get 3 years in prison

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:34:39 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:

  • New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:16:36 GMT

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

  • Tens of thousands rally in Malaysia, demand Najib resign

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:55:17 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defying authorities, tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.