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U.S. Supreme Court hears case challenging Ohio ban on political lies

April 23rd, 2014

Apr. 22, 2014 | Written by Deirdre Shesgreen Gannett Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Ohio’s ban on political lies came under sharp scrutiny at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with a majority of the justices skeptical that the law did not chill free speech even if it’s not enforced through criminal prosecution. In a lively, one-hour [...]

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IRS to face the Supreme Court over summons power

April 23rd, 2014

IRS to face the Supreme Court over summons power Reuters April 22, 2014 The Internal Revenue Service will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits. The IRS is squaring off [...]

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Texas Commission on Law Enforcement has launched an inquiry into the Dallas Police Department’s training practices amid concerns that standards for training police recruits have been lowered,

April 22nd, 2014

by TANYA EISERER Follow: @tanyaeiserer Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM DALLAS — The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement has launched an inquiry into the Dallas Police Department’s training practices amid concerns that standards for training police recruits have been lowered, an agency spokeswoman said Friday. News of the agency’s inquiry came a [...]

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Six Amendments: Retired Justice Stevens calls for Changes In the Constitution

April 22nd, 2014

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution John Paul Stevens Little Brown, 172 pp., $23 Reviewed by Stewart Pollock ed0420bkstevenspic.jpg Justice John Paul Stevens retired from the United States Supreme Court in 2010 after 35 years of distinguished service, but his reverence for the Constitution remains unabated. In “Six Amendments,”; he identifies [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law.

April 22nd, 2014

By The Associated Press Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law. The justices on Monday said they will hear an appeal from [...]

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Eyewitness testimony losing credibility with lawmakers, law enforcement

April 20th, 2014

The Associated Press April 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that [...]

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Better Rules for Bad Lawyers NEW YORK TIMES CRITIZES ATTORNEY ETHICS RULES

April 18th, 2014

The Opinion Pages|Editorial NEW YORK TIMES Better Rules for Bad Lawyers By THE EDITORIAL BOARD APRIL 15, 2014 Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page In 2009, a lawyer in New York helped his client settle a claim for $30,000. The lawyer then had the check issued in his [...]

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Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Annual KY. jobless rates released for 2013

April 18th, 2014

Press Release Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 : FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 15, 2014) — Annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, while 57 county rates went up and 12 counties had the same annual rate for both years, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an [...]

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New Board Member for Kentucky Retirement System

April 17th, 2014

New Board Member for KRS Press Release Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Revision Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Contact Information: Kentucky Retirement Systems Questions call: 1-800-928-4646 Email KRS welcomes Randy K. Stevens, who has been appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to serve on the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees. He currently works as the [...]

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Secretary Grimes and Attorney General Conway Join Together to Preserve Election Integrity

April 17th, 2014

Press Release Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Contact Information: Lynn Sowards Zellen, lynn.zellen@ky.gov Bradford Queen, bradford.queen@ky.gov (502) 564-3490 Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official, and Attorney General Jack Conway, the state’s chief law enforcement official, are again joining forces to prevent vote fraud in the May 20 Primary Election. Members of [...]

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