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  • Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

    2015-07-30T18:58:59Z

    I know what you're thinking: It's just a misdemeanor, right? No big deal -- I can handle this myself. But misdemeanors are crimes that can include jail time and are prone to turn into felonies if you're not careful. So while you may not think a misdemeanor charge is serious, you may......

  • Police Pull Plug on Chief Keef, Again

    2015-07-29T21:59:36Z

    It's a story almost too odd to already be cliche: Hammond, Indiana police literally pulled the plug on a holographic Chief Keef performance. It's the second time in as many weeks that such a Keef show has been shut down, after a similar appearance was previously shut down in Chicago.......

  • 3 Tips for Avoiding Inheritance Disputes

    2015-07-29T19:58:48Z

    Following the death of a relative, the last thing anyone wants is a fight over the assets of the deceased. Everyone, including those in the court system, want the process to go as smoothly as possible. With all of these good intentions, how do we still get into bitter disputes......

  • When Is It Too Late to Sue for Wrongful Death?

    2015-07-29T17:59:47Z

    Just about every criminal and civil case has a time limit — a statute of limitations that creates a deadline for filing a case. But there’s no statute of limitations for murder cases, so would the same be true for wrongful death claims? While wrongful death claims are still subject......

  • Can I Play Pandora in My Business?

    2015-07-29T15:09:59Z

    Technology has consistently made our favorite music more mobile. Music streaming sites like Pandora and Spotify allow us to have our own soundtrack everywhere we go. Businesses are also taking advantage of streaming sites. By now we've all seen a bartender or a barista with their phone plugged into the......

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Obama says US must step up care for aging Americans

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:18:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Monday of an increasing urgency for the U.S. to care for older Americans as millions of baby boomers head into their golden years.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

Criminal Law News

  • Widow's lawyer: Moscow has tried to block Litvinenko inquiry

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:51:47 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was murdered at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russian authorities have repeatedly tried to obstruct an inquiry into the death, a lawyer for the dead man's widow insisted Friday.

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:49:07 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

  • Jerusalem gay pride stabbing suspect remanded

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:39:54 GMT

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli police say an anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem's gay pride parade has appeared in court.

  • APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:39:46 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

  • South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:39:07 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.

Political News

  • Polish plan to honor Portuguese-run supermarket sparks anger

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:56:10 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government has postponed plans to bestow a top honor on the Portuguese businessman who runs popular discount supermarket chain Biedronka after a public outcry over the company's alleged exploitation of workers.

  • Widow's lawyer: Moscow has tried to block Litvinenko inquiry

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:51:47 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was murdered at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russian authorities have repeatedly tried to obstruct an inquiry into the death, a lawyer for the dead man's widow insisted Friday.

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:49:27 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:49:07 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

  • WHO works to reform itself after fumbling Ebola response

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:48:20 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's chief Dr. Margaret Chan says the agency is working to reform itself in the wake of its bungled response to last year's Ebola outbreak in West Africa.