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  • Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:57:54 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.

  • California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:46:04 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges.

  • Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:31:47 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed national nuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open the repository, if decision-makers want to go forward.

  • Brother of man challenging travel restrictions on FBI list

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:59:02 GMT

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from northern Virginia whom the FBI is adding to its list of most-wanted terrorists is the older brother of a man challenging his placement on the U.S. government's no-fly list.

  • Ohio agency fights judge's order to return tigers to owner

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:37:52 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Returning six tigers and five other exotic animals to the sanctuary where they were seized near Toledo would threaten the creatures' health and the safety of people nearby, the state argued Thursday as it responded to a judge's order.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:42:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by police to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and a call for a probe from the head of the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department, which organized the event.

  • Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:38:56 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

  • Suspect nabbed in killing of former Miss Venezuela, husband

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:35:11 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities say a man sought for a year in the killing of a former Miss Venezuela and her husband has been caught, bringing to 11 the number of suspects detained for the crime.

  • German couple killed in Paraguay, apparently by guerrillas

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:24:26 GMT

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A German couple abducted from their cattle farm was found dead Thursday, apparently at the hands of a guerrilla group that earlier this week demanded the owner of an adjoining farm pay $300,000 and give food to the poor.

  • APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:18:48 GMT

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty struck up an unusual relationship behind prison walls a decade ago.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Mixed data from Japan as inflation flat, jobless rate falls

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:48:30 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.

  • California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:46:04 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges.

  • LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:42:27 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by police to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and a call for a probe from the head of the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department, which organized the event.

  • Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:38:56 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

  • Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:31:47 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed national nuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open the repository, if decision-makers want to go forward.

Trending Legal News

  • Fatal 3-car crash in Ontario may have involved alcohol, speed

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:50:20 GMT

    A three-car accident in Ontario that resulted in the deaths of two men on Jan. 27 may have involved alcohol impairment or excessive speeds. An Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson said that investigators were examining the vehicles involved in the crash...

  • More than 200 CACC nurses may go on strike

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:50:15 GMT

    In an effort to receive increased wages and benefits, more than 200 members of the Ontario Nurses' Association might go on strike by Jan. 30. Although ONA and the North East Community Care Access Centre have resolved all non-monetary...

  • Child custody and the best interests of the child

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:50:15 GMT

    In child custody cases in British Columbia, courts apply the best interests of the child standard when issuing their rulings and orders. It is important for parents to understand that the emphasis will always be on the child's interests rather...

  • Accident rates for senior drivers

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:20:23 GMT

    The British Columbia Automobile Association compiled some data about car accidents involving senior drivers. According to the BCAA, there are about 2.9 million drivers over the age of 65 in Canada. These older drivers are involved in more fatal accidents...

  • 1 injured, 2 killed in British Columbia car accident

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:20:19 GMT

    An automobile accident in British Columbia on Jan. 23 shortly before 8 p.m. left two people dead and one injured. The accident occurred on Highway 1. A Chevrolet Aveo was hit by a Ford Focus that crossed the centre median....