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  • GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:05:28 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.

  • Amazon drama 'Hand of God' is actors' delight, stars say

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:27:07 GMT

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ron Perlman is reveling in his role in Amazon's "The Hand of God" and the expanding TV world.

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:23:41 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

  • Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:03:25 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.

  • Libyan accused in Benghazi attacks seeks dismissal of case

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:30:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has asked a judge to dismiss charges against him.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Why Small Firms Fail and How to Avoid Their Fate

    2015-08-03T19:59:16Z

    Very few law firms fail because of bad lawyers. Even the best lawyers can watch their firms fail, often due to poor planning and poorer management. While several large firms have gone down in spectacular fashions recently, many smaller firms have disappeared quietly, failing for reasons that could have......

  • Crimson Kidnapper: Harvard Lawyer Turns to Life of Crime

    2015-08-03T18:59:00Z

    File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000. That is,......

  • Notorious RBG on Recent SCOTUS Cases and Her Love for Gangsta Rap

    2015-08-03T17:59:58Z

    Over the last few years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as an unexpected pop culture superstar. For court watchers, Ginsburg has long been a strong voice for feminism and liberalism on the bench, but lately she has gained celebrity status among the general public, making fans among politically minded......

  • City Can Fine Homeowners for Letting Grass Grow, Refusing to Mow

    2015-08-03T13:59:24Z

    Call it a case of "I fought the lawn and the lawn won." A homeowner in Howell, Michigan, has been fined after he refused to mow the grass on the curb strip in front of his house -- and the Sixth Circuit is on board with that. David Shoemaker had......

  • An Attorney's Responsibility to Suicidal Clients

    2015-08-03T16:59:21Z

    Many clients seek a lawyer's help at the darkest times of their life. They may be dealing with chronic illness, going through a contentious custody battle, fighting foreclosure, or facing prosecution and potential imprisonment. It's unsurprising then that some of these clients would struggle with feelings of depression or suicide.......

  • Twitter Faces Copyright Infringement Allegations

    2015-08-02T15:58:25Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Social media sites host many thousands of photos posted by people on a daily basis. An obvious issue arises as to whether and when these sites might be liable for copyright infringement......

Criminal Law News

  • Man faces federal charges in 2012 Molotov cocktail attack

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:29:01 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Maryland man is facing federal charges in connection with a 2012 firebombing of a corrections center.

  • Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:02:41 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.

  • Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:37:46 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city homicide detectives, bidding to quell an upswing in homicides and other violent crime in that city.

  • New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:14:40 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest.

  • Firing of town's first black police chief leads to turmoil

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:10:53 GMT

    POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) — Residents of a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore vented their frustrations and concerns about the ouster of the town's first black police chief at a City Council meeting Monday that devolved into angry shouting.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:05:28 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.

  • 50 Cent says expenses $108,000 a month; $72,000 for mansion

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:42:12 GMT

    HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening.

  • US, Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:28:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Despite China's objections, the United States and the Philippines will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea in an annual diplomatic meeting in Malaysia, officials said Tuesday.

  • States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:05:16 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned now that President Barack Obama has presented his final plan to cut emissions from U.S. power plants.

  • Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:03:25 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.