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  • Judge to decide who gets comic com naming rights

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:15:54 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Settlement talks have broken down between the organizers of two pop-culture conventions in California and Utah known for guests' elaborate costumes, Salt Lake Comic Con officials said Tuesday.

  • Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:09:17 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

  • Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:04:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.

  • Q&A: Nevada to launch latest legal vice for tourists: Pot

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:03:50 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week's end.

  • Recall against Stanford case judge would be 2 years later

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:03:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even though it wouldn't appear on the ballot until two years after the case drew national attention.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Court Deals With Hidden Biases in Jurors

    2017-06-27T19:00:56Z

    It's one thing to release a juror who has an admitted bias, but what to do about a juror with a subconscious bias? We're not talking about the jurors who are actually biased. Let's face it, most prospective jurors will let you know when they cannot be fair. We're......

  • Summer School Tips for Pre-Law Students

    2017-06-27T18:58:57Z

    If you've been thinking about going to law school and stumbled onto this website, you've come to the right place. We're all lawyers here, been there and done that -- stumbled, that is. We can tell you where the potholes are on this road to becoming a lawyer. Just......

  • Supreme Court Won't Hear Handgun Case

    2017-06-27T17:57:51Z

    Continuing a guarded approach to the Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court turned away a case that said people need "good cause" for a permit to carry a concealed weapon in public. The Court left intact Peruta v. County of San Diego, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals......

  • Court Rules for Religious Freedom Law

    2017-06-27T15:57:43Z

    A federal appeals court preserved Mississippi's so-called "religious freedom law" from a legal challenge by LGBT-rights activists. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said the plaintiffs in Barber v. Bryant lacked standing to sue the state over the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. The law......

  • The History of the Future and Back

    2017-06-27T13:00:28Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. It is natural for us to ponder the future and to wonder what is coming next. For example, right now we are considering how far will Artificial Intelligence (AI) go. Will more and......

  • Religious School Entitled to Public Playground Money

    2017-06-27T12:58:25Z

    Heralded as a major church-state decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said a church-owned school is entitled to state funds available for playgrounds open to the public. The decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer marked a turning point in the church-state debate and an ending point for......

Criminal Law News

  • Recall against Stanford case judge would be 2 years later

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:03:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even though it wouldn't appear on the ballot until two years after the case drew national attention.

  • Police: Man who died during robbery was 'scared to death'

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:59:31 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant.

  • Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera'

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:58:36 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" Tuesday and sought to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader.

  • Ex-Mexican governor accepts extradition from Guatemala

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:53:13 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A fugitive former governor of Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz accepted on Tuesday extradition from Guatemala to face some corruption charges at home.

  • Man to face judge in killing of runner in Massachusetts

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:51:21 GMT

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer will be arraigned on a murder charge next month.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:49:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

  • Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:17:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That's the peculiar route of President Donald Trump's travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect.

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    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:01:08 GMT

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  • Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:28:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.

  • Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:55:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes.

Political News

  • Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:09:17 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

  • The Latest: Ukraine cites rogue accounting software update

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:06:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT):

  • Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:04:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.

  • Q&A: Nevada to launch latest legal vice for tourists: Pot

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:03:50 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week's end.

  • Recall against Stanford case judge would be 2 years later

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:03:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even though it wouldn't appear on the ballot until two years after the case drew national attention.