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  • 3 Illegal Car Modifications

    2015-04-24T21:57:37Z

    What's wrong with a nice factory produced car? Cars, we think you're beautiful just the way you are. However, people love to modify their cars. A few years ago, we wrote about five illegal car modifications. Those modifications are just a little bit old-school now, so we're back with......

  • Employee Feedback: Make it Legal and Worth It

    2015-04-24T17:58:57Z

    The key to an effective workforce is often a happy workforce. But how do you know if your workforce is happy? Many companies are surveying their employees to gauge happiness, satisfaction, and engagement. But these surveys are not without their pitfalls, legal and otherwise. Here are a few things......

  • 5 Things You Should Never Say to a Cop

    2015-04-24T16:57:06Z

    Being confronted and questioned by police, no matter the scenario, can be a scary prospect. But it can be a little less scary if you know your rights. Along with knowing your legal and constitutional protections when talking to (or not talking to) officers is having some common sense......

  • Am I Liable if Someone Causes an Accident in my Car?

    2015-04-24T16:04:52Z

    Many of us don't think twice when friends ask to borrow our car. We trust them. But, what happens when they get into an accident? Are you liable for the damage, even if you weren't driving?......

  • How to Set Up a Living Trust

    2015-04-24T15:56:03Z

    Are you planning for the future? What will happen to your property after you pass? Will it go into months and months of probate while your family wait and pay hundreds in court costs and legal fees? Or, do you have a living trust? Are you considering setting up......

Supreme Court News

  • Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:19:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

  • Can government squeeze raisin growers? Justices have doubts

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:05:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A post-World War II-era program that forces raisin producers to give part of their annual crop to the government could soon be a relic of history.

  • High court makes it easier to sue government for negligence

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:14:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence, in a decision that could affect military veterans with claims of medical malpractice.

  • Justices: Police can't extend traffic stop awaiting drug dog

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:57:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.

  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.

Criminal Law News

  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:41:41 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage.

  • Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:11:51 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: "Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are."

  • Mother in custody dispute freed after 8 years behind bars

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:54:22 GMT

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman jailed in an international custody dispute has been freed after spending more than eight years behind bars and is likely to be reunited with her daughter who's been without either parent for nearly a decade.

  • Autopsy: Indiana University student died from head injuries

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:50:15 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A coroner says an Indiana University student whose body was found Friday in a rural area died from blunt force trauma injuries to her head.

  • How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash'

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:33:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy.

Political News

  • Absent Clinton, South Carolina Democrats welcome liberals

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:49:11 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Call it the Clinton conundrum.

  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:41:41 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage.

  • US sending disaster response team, $1 million aid to Nepal

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:31:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake felt in neighboring countries.

  • Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:19:56 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran as an influential group of Republican Jews gathered Saturday at the casino of GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

  • Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:57:45 GMT

    AUGUSTA, Sicily (AP) — Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.