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High court started fall term; docket loaded

WASHINGTON — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court’s agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency which began last Monday.
Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, in a year that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has sa ... (full story)


Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation's boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Lawyers for the ACLU and ... (full story)


What money experts are telling clients post-election

No outcome is ever truly assured, as everyone in America now knows. We can’t predict what our new president will do, or Congress, or the economy or the markets.
All that uncertainty, though, means it’s a good time to review your investments to see if they still match your goals. If so, you probably shouldn’t cha ... (full story)


Guilds return as a labor hybrid, aim to deal with Uber, new gig economy

Uber, the ride-share tech giant, is changing the employment landscape, and government and organized labor are struggling to keep pace. Recent events in New York and California are generating a national conversation on employment in the gig economy, which will have significant consequences for Illinois.
Litigation update
Uber t ... (full story)


Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom

Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince's life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine. And on a recent weekday morning, in a small dance studio in a Miami Gardens strip mall, she is teaching determination and hope to 10 aspiring young dancers, along w ... (full story)