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  • READER SUBMITTED: HNBA-LEF Legal Education Action Program (L.E.A.P)

    Each summer the 2014 Hispanic National Bar Association-Legal Education Fund, ("HNBA-LEF"), provides a unique summer education program for high school students from underserved communities across the United States. The HNBA-LEF is the educational/...
  • NFL Players Assn. sued over handling of concussions

    NFL Players Assn. sued over handling of concussions
    Two former NFL players have filed the first federal class-action lawsuit against the NFL Players Assn. over head injuries. Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks accused the players union of concealing the long-term effects of traumatic brain...
  • What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?

    What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?
    Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states. But the only state that...
  • Court vacates stay in Missouri execution; case goes to Supreme Court

    A federal appeals court lifted the stay of the execution of a Missouri death row inmate Wednesday, and defense attorneys immediately filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. If no other court interferes, John...
  • Senate Democrats' Hobby Lobby bill fails to move forward

    Senate Democrats' Hobby Lobby bill fails to move forward
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attempt by U.S. Senate Democrats to override the Supreme Court's controversial birth control ruling failed to muster enough votes to move forward on Wednesday, but lawmakers vowed to keep pressing the issue heading into the...
  • Missouri executes triple murderer after stay is lifted

    Missouri executes triple murderer after stay is lifted
    (Reuters) - After a nearly day-long delay amid a flurry of final appeals, Missouri put to death a triple murderer who had claimed both that he was innocent and that he suffered from mental incompetence. John Middleton, 54, was given a lethal injection...
  • Missouri executes sixth inmate this year after legal battle

    Missouri executed John Middleton on Wednesday night after two days of legal efforts to prevent it. He was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m. local time. The state's sixth execution of the year came the same day that a federal judge in California ruled that...
  • Utah asks Supreme Court to stay ruling on recognizing gay marriages

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah's attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday for an emergency stay pending appeal of an order by an appeals court last week that ordered it to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in the state....
  • Experts warn of technology's privacy pitfalls

    Gloria McVeigh considers herself pretty savvy relative to the safety and pitfalls of technology, so much so that she's taken to helping her older neighbor, a novice, with his online banking. So she was a little startled Wednesday to learn how much of her...
  • Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

    The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666." Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a...
  • California death penalty unconstitutional, judge says

    California death penalty unconstitutional, judge says
    California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge ruled in a case that could work its way up through the court system. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled Wednesday on a...