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  • Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:55:42 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Newer cars aren't supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month.

  • Obama calls string of recent victories 'gratifying'

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:50:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the "gratifying" culmination of years of work by his White House.

  • 1 year after Mexico army slayings, calls for justice mount

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:43:14 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A year later, many people say justice still has not been done in the case of soldiers killing as many as 15 suspected gang members after a confrontation at a grain warehouse in southern Mexico.

  • Las Vegas man accused of threatening Obama in Facebook posts

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:39:47 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities in Nevada say they arrested a Las Vegas man with seven registered guns and charged him with making Facebook threats to harm President Barack Obama.

  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:33:38 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement's response.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Court Strikes Down EPA's Mercury Regulations

    2015-06-30T18:53:32Z

    There's a reason doctors advise pregnant women to avoid eating fish -- there's a high risk that they are contaminated by mercury, a powerful neurotoxin to which pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable. How do fish end up full of mercury? Most commonly, the cause is air pollution released by......

  • Patent Trolls Go After Firewall Companies Using Lapsed Patent

    2015-06-30T17:59:41Z

    Perhaps you've heard of a firewall. If you're an architect, you might be thinking of the actual fire-proof walls used to stop the spread of blaze from, say, apartment to apartment. If you're pretty much anyone else, a firewall is one of the many network settings you may have......

  • How Your Firm Can Be Certified as a Leader in Supporting Women

    2015-06-30T16:59:47Z

    Maybe you've heard the news: Even though women are entering the legal field at unprecedented rates, women are still paid less than their male counterparts. Also, women are largely absent from high-level positions in firms. Some clear progress is being made, however. The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has......

  • Bar Review Milestones: Only One Month Until the Exam

    2015-06-30T16:01:48Z

    The bar exam is just about a month away. One month. If you aren't starting to feel the pressure now, you should be. But you don't need to start pulling your hair out just yet. You've got plenty of time to shore up your strengths and deal with your......

  • Who Can Draw Legislative Districts? The People, SCOTUS Says

    2015-06-30T15:58:45Z

    The Supreme Court has upheld Arizona's use of independent commissions in drawing legislative districts. In order to prevent gerrymandering, the state elected, through public referendum, to establish an independent commission to draw congressional districts. The state legislature challenged this practice, arguing that it violated the constitution's Elections Clause, which......

  • Mitigating Cyber Risks

    2015-06-30T12:59:30Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Let's face it, the Internet can be a scary place from a risk standpoint. Indeed, it seems that on practically a daily basis we hear about a massive security breach and the......

Criminal Law News

  • Prosecutor: Woman shot firearms instructor in face

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:46:23 GMT

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A woman brought a hammer to a firearms lesson and then tried to kill her instructor by shooting him in the face with a revolver, a prosecutor said.

  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:46:05 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.

  • 1 year after Mexico army slayings, calls for justice mount

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:43:14 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A year later, many people say justice still has not been done in the case of soldiers killing as many as 15 suspected gang members after a confrontation at a grain warehouse in southern Mexico.

  • Las Vegas man accused of threatening Obama in Facebook posts

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:39:47 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities in Nevada say they arrested a Las Vegas man with seven registered guns and charged him with making Facebook threats to harm President Barack Obama.

  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:33:38 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement's response.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

  • Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:12:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

Political News

  • US senator on visit to Venezuela amid diplomatic detente

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:59:58 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is making a surprise visit to Venezuela amid a U.S. effort to reduce tensions with the South American nation.

  • Obama calls string of recent victories 'gratifying'

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:50:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the "gratifying" culmination of years of work by his White House.

  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:46:05 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.

  • 1 year after Mexico army slayings, calls for justice mount

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:43:14 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A year later, many people say justice still has not been done in the case of soldiers killing as many as 15 suspected gang members after a confrontation at a grain warehouse in southern Mexico.

  • Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:43:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.