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  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:32:26 GMT

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.

  • Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:30:49 GMT

    MILAN (AP) — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.

  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:04:45 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.

  • Attorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:15:39 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria are seeking the dismissal of the charges.

  • Defense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:17:47 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • How to Ethically Ignore Your Clients on Weekends

    2015-04-17T16:57:00Z

    It's Friday! You've worked all day and most of the nights for the past few weeks. You've come into the office on Saturday and worked through to Sunday morning. It's time for a break. Your sanity, or your marriage, may depend on it. So what do you do when......

  • ALEC Goes After Municipal Broadband Advocates

    2015-04-17T15:58:00Z

    It hasn't been a good few months for ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the organization that brings together (often conservative) state legislators and corporate interests to write model legislation. Several major corporations have been jumping ship as the organization has faced increasing criticism. What's the best way to......

  • Pot Still as Bad as Heroin, Remains Schedule I Drug, Court Rules

    2015-04-17T15:57:00Z

    Marijuana will remain on the federal list of Schedule I drugs, next to heroin and LSD. After a five day evidentiary trial, the District Court for the Eastern District of California denied a motion to dismiss an indictment involving marijuana growing, which challenged the classification was unconstitutional. Under the......

  • Weed Law Round Up: Is Your Future Going Up In Smoke?

    2015-04-17T12:58:00Z

    Forget Bird Law; Weed Law is one of the hottest legal fields right now. As more states turn slowly towards legalization -- 23 states and D.C. allow medical marijuana, while four have fully legalized it -- many lawyers are looking to specialize in this growing (no pun intended) market. So, do you......

  • DUI Can Be Established With Circumstantial Evidence: Cal. Sup. Ct.

    2015-04-16T21:57:55Z

    Can a court use circumstantial evidence, along with blood and breath tests, to conclude that a driver was above the legal limit for alcohol intoxication? That's the question the California Supreme Court answered earlier this month, and it answered in the affirmative after Ashley Coffey challenged her driver's license suspension......

  • After Years of Investigation, EU Accuses Google of Antitrust Violations

    2015-04-16T21:57:00Z

    When I was in law school, course materials repeatedly referred to "Google or Bing," as in, don't use them for legal research. It was a combo that was, literally, laughable. Bing? Almost no one used Bing back then. And that's a problem, according to the European Union. With Google......

Criminal Law News

  • Australia arrests 5 teens for alleged ANZAC Day terror plot

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:09:49 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:52:07 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

  • Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:02:45 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them.

  • Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:10:32 GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters in Kashmir on Saturday morning, killing a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said.

  • Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:41:34 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.

Supreme Court News

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

Political News

  • Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:58:35 GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody.

  • Iraqi official: Ground forces enter Iraq's biggest refinery

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:49:12 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iraqi military official says Iraqi ground forces have secured the perimeter around the country's biggest oil refinery and entered the vast complex amid heavy clashes with Islamic State militants.

  • 5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:35:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel.

  • Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:25:15 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign.

  • First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:05:17 GMT

    STEENSTRATE, Belgium (AP) — As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.