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  • Is It Illegal to Threaten Someone Online?


    Since the assimilation of social media into everyday life became nearly unavoidable, lawmakers have been working to strengthen the laws prohibiting cyberbullying, cybercrime, and online threats. Potentially in spite of the Supreme Court ruling in 2014 that reversed the conviction of a man who posted his own original rap......

  • Can You Refuse a CPS Drug Test?


    When Child Protective Services knocks on your door, many parents are so confused that they may make some poor decisions or give some suspicious answers without even realizing it. CPS investigators are trained in working with confused, worried parents. If they observe certain behaviors or things around the house, they......

  • DraftKings, FanDuel Settle NY False Advertising Lawsuit


    Less than a year after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel he wanted New Yorkers' losing bets back, and less than six months after the state legislature approved a bill that would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sites, the state of New York and the......

  • Arrested for Vaping?


    There aren't many places left for the cigarette smokers of the world. Pushed out of offices, airplanes, bars, and even some sidewalks, the choice is either to quit or to smoke at home. Or, find something that isn't "smoking." Many new and long-time smokers are turning to vaping instead, in......

  • BBB Says Deceptive Native Ads Now Violate Advertising Code


    Following the FTC's push last year, the Better Business Bureau just revised their advertising code to include new rules for native, promoted, and sponsored advertising content which has not-so-subtly taken over social media and the internet. The ads that the BBB are targeting with the newest regulations are those......

Supreme Court News

  • Breyer says he won't get into a debate over court vacancy

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:26:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Thursday he won't get drawn into a political debate over filling the vacancy on the high court.

  • Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism

    Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:52:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz's suggestion of an indefinite Supreme Court vacancy under a President Hillary Clinton raises questions about the credibility and integrity of Republicans who have said the next president should get to the choose who fills the vacancy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday.

  • Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it

    Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:49:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An energy company lawyer said Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas touched her inappropriately at a 1999 dinner in suburban Washington. Thomas denied the allegation.

  • Lawyers: Ohio execution plan like burning inmates at stake

    Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:07:59 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive, say federal defense lawyers rushing to stop the state's first execution in three years.

  • Thomas criticizes broken confirmation process for high court

    Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:35:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas said Wednesday that the Supreme Court confirmation process is an example of how the nation's capital is "broken in some ways."

Criminal Law News

  • New York man convicted of killing 2, wounding 6 over 2 years

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:30:07 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo man has been convicted of killing two people and wounding six others in four gang-related shootings over two years.

  • Missouri House candidate sues over colleague's rape claims

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:14:25 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri House candidate is pressing a defamation lawsuit against another unopposed colleague who publicly accused him of sexual assault.

  • Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:09:30 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wielding batons and firing rounds of tear gas, Pakistani riot police on Friday clashed with stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who rallied in the capital in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations.

  • 'Traffic problems' email leads bridge trial closing argument

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:55:48 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case began their closing arguments Friday by displaying for jurors the infamous email at the heart of the case as they seek to prove that two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie purposely created gridlock in a political payback scheme.

  • The Latest: Protesters use burned vehicles to block highway

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:44:31 GMT

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the protests at the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

Political News

  • Brick workers enslaved for life as Afghan warlords profit

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:47:05 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himself deeper into debt.

  • Philadelphia station finds some votes cast by dead people

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:44:12 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia TV station has found at least three instances in which votes were cast in recent elections under the names of people who were long dead.

  • NY comptroller projects higher Wall Street profits in 2016

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:42:28 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wall Street is on track to post higher profits this year and end three straight years of declines, according to a report issued Friday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

  • Hola: Tim Kaine speaks in Spanish frequently on trail

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:41:47 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Tim Kaine's not-so-perfect Spanish is the only game in town when it comes to speaking directly to one of the country's fastest growing voting blocs in the presidential campaign.

  • Clinton has big cash lead; Pence says message matters more

    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:38:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign said Friday the billionaire businessman may plunge more of his personal fortune into his presidential bid after new federal filings that show Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch.