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  • Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:55:25 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man whose confession had helped free a death row inmate has been released from an Illinois prison after he recanted and a judge vacated his conviction.

  • Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:52:06 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents.

  • Victim family members speak in Jodi Arias trial

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:46 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Family members of the man murdered by Jodi Arias tearfully told a jury how they are still traumatized by his killing.

  • US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:39:02 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are now playing hardball with Takata Corp. as they investigate a possibly deadly defect in some of the Japanese company's air bags.

  • Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:05 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public.

  • California city faces key ruling on bankruptcy

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:32:50 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents in the California city of Stockton will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Half-Uncle's Marriage to Half-Niece Not Incestuous: N.Y. Court

    2014-10-29T18:56:01Z

    What is incest, really? Back in February, we mentioned that the Second Circuit had certified that question to the New York Court of Appeals. Huyen Nguyen became a conditional permanent resident of the United States in 2000 thanks to her marriage to Vu Truong, a U.S. citizen. Nguyen petitioned to......

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  • Should We Elect Judges? Shady Money Answers Obvious Question

    2014-10-29T21:12:01Z

    Is electing judges a good idea? Our gut reaction is "no," but for the sake of argument, let's take a look at the current state of the courts to see just what's happening with elected versus appointed judges. In Pennsylvania, a former Supreme Court judge just dropped her appeal of......

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  • With McCaffery, Castille Leaving, Pa. High Court Set for Change

    2014-10-29T17:51:01Z

    Earlier this week, the long-simmering and now-public feud between Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Chief Justice Ronald Castille finally ended with McCaffery's resignation. Their bitter battle goes back years (and ended with a pornographic email scandal); many suspect it was the reason why Castille ran a retention election......

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  • 10th Cir. Explains Why Citizens United's Film Donors Can Stay Secret

    2014-10-29T19:50:01Z

    Last week, we reported about a quick, three-paragraph order allowing Citizens United to show the film "Rocky Mountain Heist" without having to disclose the names of the people who donated to the project. The Tenth Circuit promised that it would deliver a substantive opinion on the issue soon, and on......

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  • SCOTUS Stays Execution of Mo. Inmate Abandoned by Counsel

    2014-10-29T19:36:01Z

    Convicted murderer Mark Christeson got the rarest of reprieves: a Supreme Court stay blocking his execution (for now). With an execution set for midnight (Wednesday morning), he was spared with just a few hours to go over the dissent of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Why the reprieve? The order......

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Criminal Law News

  • Victim family members speak in Jodi Arias trial

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:46 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Family members of the man murdered by Jodi Arias tearfully told a jury how they are still traumatized by his killing.

  • Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:17 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:22 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was taken into custody and charged in the same crime, the police chief said Thursday.

  • Suge Knight due in Vegas court on driving warrant

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:30:57 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is due to face a Las Vegas judge on a traffic warrant following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case.

  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:27:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.

  • Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:22 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:52:57 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, and Israel swiftly reacted by withdrawing its ambassador from Stockholm in protest.

  • Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:44:06 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.

  • Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:36 GMT

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections.

  • Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:05 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public.

  • US stocks turn higher in afternoon trading

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:37:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as Visa, MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, thanks largely to Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.

  • PA peace activists charged in vicious attack

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Trending Legal News

  • Holidays prompt spikes in young adult drinking and driving

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:09:02 GMT

    Holidays can be special days for fun and relaxation, as well as festivities that honor and celebrate important events and people. Each one brings its own unique joys, traditions and meanings not only to Joplin, but across Missouri and the...

  • Will my workers' comp benefits reduce my disability benefits?

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:53 GMT

    If you've suffered a work-related injury or illness that caused a disability that is expected to last for 12 months or more, then you may be eligible for workers' compensation and Social Security Disability benefits (SSD). However, receiving workers' comp...

  • Massive Baby Wipes Recall

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:47 GMT

    The product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin would like to help spread the word about a recent recall of baby wipes. Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain...

  • Don’t get tripped up by these divorce traps

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:59:09 GMT

    Going through a divorce is usually not an easy process. Not only do you have to deal with all of the emotional turmoil that comes along with ending a marriage, your financial wellbeing is also at stake. For that reason,...

  • Selling your home? Know the tax consequences.

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:54:18 GMT

    Tax implications are deeply interwoven into the experience of home ownership. The tax deduction for home mortgage interest ensures that this is the case. But the deductibility of mortgage interest is not the only tax issue that can affect homeowners....