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  • 8 convicted for alleged same-sex wedding in Egypt

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:53:28 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.

  • 'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:41:31 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

  • Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:18:01 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

  • New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:46:48 GMT

    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — It's a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn't addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors.

  • Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:21:29 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Does Your Law Firm Website Need Videos?

    2014-10-31T19:07:01Z

    I have a pet peeve: I hate it when a website has a really interesting link in a post, something that SCREAMS "Click me! CLICK ME!" like the "Exorcist" girl, and then when I do, it's a standalone video. A video. A video that I can't watch in public unless......

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  • Maine Judge Rejects In-Home Quarantine for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

    2014-10-31T18:45:01Z

    A judge in Maine has reversed a temporary in-home quarantine order for a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. The judge's new order, issued Friday, removes many of the restrictions initially placed on the nurse's movement. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere had issued a temporary order Thursday, requiring nurse......

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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 6

    2014-10-31T16:40:01Z

    Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)......

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  • Manuel Noriega Loses 'Call of Duty' Publicity Suit Against Activision

    2014-10-31T16:31:01Z

    Wait, Manuel Noriega is in court and he's the plaintiff? It's more likely than you think. Apparently following on the heels of Lindsay Lohan, Noriega -- yes, the same one who was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 -- sued Activision, maker of the game "Call of......

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  • What Can GCs Learn from the EEOC's Live Twitter Chat?

    2014-10-31T16:24:01Z

    Earlier this week, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the EEOC held a "live Twitter chat" where members of the public could ask questions about disabilities and employment that would be answered on Twitter by EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. So what did we learn......

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Criminal Law News

  • 8 convicted for alleged same-sex wedding in Egypt

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:53:28 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.

  • Spain police nab 19 suspected of trafficking women

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:52:54 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 19 people suspected of smuggling Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian women into the country for the purpose of prostitution.

  • 'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:41:31 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

  • Boko Haram leader threatens to kill German hostage

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:41:14 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German.

  • Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:27:52 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.

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.

Political News

  • For a man without a party, turnout is big test

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:45:16 GMT

    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman, running a surprisingly competitive race for the Senate in Kansas, has based his campaign on his disdain for both major political parties. But the parties have something the Kansas City businessman could really use right now: an established get out the vote operation.

  • Boko Haram leader threatens to kill German hostage

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:41:14 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German.

  • UN panel scrambling to finish climate report

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:21:40 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — After an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate science is scrambling to finish a report on global warming that's meant to guide negotiations on a new international climate deal.

  • Russia's top radio station slapped by government

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:17:01 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government's communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine.

  • Afghan president: Corruption, security top issues

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:05:03 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai vowed Saturday to crack down on corruption and ensure security in his nation, even as insurgent attacks in an eastern province killed at least 12 local troops.

Trending Legal News

  • Tips for preparing financially for divorce

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:10:19 GMT

    For many married couples, divorce can be an emotional roller coaster ride. For couples who have been married for many years, divorce can also be financially stressful. However, by following a few simple financial tips, separating Georgia spouses can keep...

  • How do I check my child's Halloween candy?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:07:33 GMT

    You may have heard through the grapevine that it is important to “check” your child’s candy before he or she digs into it. But you may be wondering why you need to do so and how to check your child’s...

  • Is the IRS abusing its collection authority?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:46:15 GMT

    It’s certainly not news to say that the Internal Revenue Service has enforcement powers to collect a tax liability. Such tools may include filing a notice of levy or tax lien, wage garnishment or even a sale of property. Of...

  • What is an immigration affidavit of support?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:45:33 GMT

    When a family member or a worker hopes to become a United States citizen, he or she may need to be sponsored in specific ways before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will consider allowing this individual to become an...

  • On the best interests of the child

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:25 GMT

    California law holds the best interests of the child or children to be paramount in any decisions involving custody or divorce. Although that may seem to be a subjective standard, there are certain well-tested guidelines and indicators that the court...