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Secret hearings held in ex-Oklahoma City cop's rape case

Secret hearings held in ex-Oklahoma City cop's rape case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The high-profile case of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public's attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force, but his appeal raising questions about DNA evidence is playing out in secret.
Daniel Holtzclaw, now 30, was sentenced to ... (full story)


Attorney makes it his quest to go after bad immigration lawyers

HOUSTON — Soon after he opened his office serving immigrants fighting to stay in the United States, Raed Gonzalez became a lawyer who goes after other lawyers.
A person with a winnable case can be thrown into deportation by a missed deadline or a botched court filing, and attorneys quietly known by others to do bad legal wo ... (full story)


Tech companies move to banish extremists

NEW YORK — It took bloodshed in Charlottesville, Va., to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.
In the wake of the deadly clash at a white nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such as Go ... (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)