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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

  • Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:41:48 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.

  • The Latest: Caucus presidents asks for retrial

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:37:10 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

  • Money laundering probe in case of Argentine prosecutor

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:32:21 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine judge is approving a money laundering probe involving a prosecutor who died mysteriously while investigating the bombing of a Jewish center.

  • TV shooting survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:26:22 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her.

  • Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:15:58 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals.

Political News

  • Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:41:48 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.

  • The Latest: Caucus presidents asks for retrial

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:37:10 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

  • TV shooting survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:26:22 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her.

  • 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.

  • Police: Boy who died may have been in hot vehicle 3 hours

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:15:40 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.