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  • Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer. Obama raised the slim hope that Congress could take action on a...

  • US judge tosses Koschman suit against Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago, police and state prosecutors of covering up the involvement of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew in David Koschman's death in 2004. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer Thursday ruled the...

  • Rick Perry hires legal dream team

    The team will help him fight charges that he abused his power and coerced a state employee when he tried to muscle a drunk-driving district attorney out of office with a budget veto threat.

  • Politically active class action firm sanctioned for using false witness in case against Boeing

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Over the years, the securities law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd and its attorneys have reaped staggering multi-billion dollar awards from companies and in turn doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to political candidates. Now, U.S. District Judge Ruben...

  • Wis. court erred when it refused to consider lengthy briefs filed minutes before deadline, appeals court rules

    MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – A Wisconsin appeals court has held that a lower court acted erroneously when it refused to even consider an asbestos decedent’s summary judgment opposition briefs that were filed just minutes before the deadline and were each several pages over the allowed limit....

  • Ryan ambushed by immigration activists

    Rep. Paul Ryan was ambushed by camera-carrying immigration activists Thursday, the latest Republican to face a tricky confrontation over the issue this month.

  • Loan modification companies sued by New York attorney general

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against four interrelated companies and their principals for allegedly operating a fraudulent loan modification scheme. Clear Solutions and Settlements Inc., JR Holding...

  • Ind. AG sues waste removal business for a second time

    Zoeller LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a second lawsuit against a former Lafayette-based waste removal company on Wednesday in an attempt to regain restitution for customers who the company allegedly left without service. Tippecanoe Waste...

  • Second Circuit finds reinsurer can refuse to pay in asbestos cases with late filings

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Illinois law allows a reinsurer to refuse to pay claims in asbestos cases when notices are filed several years late. Circuit Judge Peter W. Hall and District Judge J. Garvan...

  • Class action filed against Mazda alleging defect

    TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit has been filed against Mazda Motors of America Inc. by class members who claim its vehicles’ engines are equipped with a defective continuous variable valve timing assembly. James Stevenson claims Mazda unfairly and unlawfully practiced...

  • Former Michele Bachmann campaign staffer pleads guilty

    One of Michele Bachmann's former top campaign staffers pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing money he received from the presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul. Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's presidential campaign in Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign...

  • 5 problems with California's 'affirmative consent' bill

    In the rush to advance legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses, California lawmakers have cast aside the due process rights of the accused.

  • No, our immigration system is not broken

    Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is "broken." President Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Dick Durbin — just...

  • Report: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday. The report concerns a...

  • California Senate passes gun restraining order

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others. The Senate...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • No Mo’ Cuomo?

    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

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  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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