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  • South African court rules against ICC withdrawal

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:44:40 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court has ruled that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was unconstitutional.

  • Airbus profit dives on problems with A400M military jet

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:19:19 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European planemaker's profits plunging last year despite a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries.

  • What happens if Trump pulls transgender bathroom guidance?

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:18:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.

  • Trump admin lays out new approach to illegal immigration

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:13:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

  • Egypt activist out of prison but still only half free

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:03:57 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — It's that time of day — just before 6 p.m. to be exact — when Ahmed Maher must leave his family and spend the night in a tiny room in the local police station. It's a grim routine that will likely define the life of the iconic "revolutionary" for the next three years. Legal Blogs

  • U.S. Agent's Cross-Border Shooting of Child Comes Before Supreme Court


    Sergio Hernandez died in Mexico, but the bullet that killed him was fired from the United States. The 15-year-old child was shot in the head by Jesus Mesa, a Border Patrol agent, in 2010. Mesa contends that the teen was throwing rocks to distract agents from smugglers. His family......

  • To Protest Excessive Bail Requirements, Judge Sets $4 Billion Bond


    A woman accused of shoplifting spends a week in jail because she can't post a $2,000 bond. A man is sent to Riker's Island for three weeks because he can't afford $1,500 in bail. His alleged crime? Possessing a soda straw, which police officers said was illegal drug paraphernalia.......

  • iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Enable Lawyer to Go Completely Paperless


    "A chorus of angels started singing in my head!" attorney Eric Cooperstein said. "Scales fell from my eyes! " It was not the second coming of the Messiah, but it was a close second for the paperless attorney. Cooperstein, like many lawyers, went paperless in his law practice a decade......

  • Young Lawyer Wants to Be the ACLU for Campus Rape Survivors


    When you've got an environmental lawsuit, you call Earthjustice. Civil rights? The ACLU. And if you've experienced sexual assault in high school or college, you go to SurvJustice. At least that's how 31-year-old attorney Laura Dunn wants it to be. An activist, lawyer, and survivor of campus sexual assault......

  • Social Media and Attacks on Traditional, Investigative Journalism


    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Once upon a time, we received news in traditional formats from finite media sources by way of newspapers, television, and radio. And the news we received from those sources did not vary tremendously......

  • Lawyer Convicted of Raping Unconscious Client With More Charges Pending


    The young woman thought her lawyer was coming over to discuss a case. Instead, they drank and he raped her while she lay unconscious. That was evil enough, resulting in felony rape and sexual assault convictions for Vincent A. Cirillo, Jr. The 57-year-old man, who awaits sentencing in a......

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    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:01:14 GMT

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  • Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

  • McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:07:36 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

  • Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:06:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.

  • Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:37:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels.

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