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  • Crimea's only Tatar TV station goes off air

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:28:15 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Crimea's independent television station ATR went off air at midnight on Tuesday after Russian authorities repeatedly refused to give it a broadcasting license.

  • Man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:51:43 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Court documents show that a cross-dressing man killed during a violent encounter at the National Security Agency had a history of theft and assault, and was mistaken at least once for being a woman.

  • Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:27:18 GMT

    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt.

  • Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:58 GMT

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.

  • French ex-president appears before financial investigators

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:31 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Three days after a resounding electoral victory for his conservative party, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is appearing before investigators probing financing of his failed 2012 re-election bid.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 10th Cir. OKs Exclusion of 700 Pages of Nonconforming Docs

    2015-03-31T20:57:35Z

    Calling something a legal "technicality" is like calling a judge an "activist" or, in George Orwell's formulation, anyone a "fascist." The word doesn't mean anything except "I don't like that person." In the law, "technicality" just means "I lost." The Tenth Circuit emphasized the importance of process, though, as it......

  • Nonresident N.Y. Lawyers Must Have Physical Office

    2015-03-31T18:57:00Z

    Must nonresident attorneys keep a physical office in the State of New York in order to practice there? Ekaterina Schoenefeld, a lawyer licensed in both New York and New Jersey, was surprised to find out that was the case after attending a CLE class in New York City. She was......

  • Prosecutors Respond in McDonnell Corruption Appeal

    2015-03-31T18:50:14Z

    Federal prosecutors filed their first response to an appeal by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday. McDonnell was convicted of 11 counts of public corruption last September, relating from his relationship with a Richmond businessman who had given him over $177,000 in loans and gifts. McDonnell contends that......

  • TX. Judge Halts Same-Sex Federal Family and Medical Leave

    2015-03-31T19:50:07Z

    A federal judge in Texas has put a stop to the Obama administration's plans to expand coverage of Family and Medical Leave Act protections to married same-sex couples, at least temporarily. Judge Reed O'Connor, in the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, ordered the government to stay......

  • EPA at the Forefront in Two D.C. Cir. Cases

    2015-03-31T16:15:44Z

    When it comes to federal regulation, the D.C. Circuit is arguably the most important court in the nation. Not only does it see more cases challenging government rulemaking, it throws out those rules regularly -- at a rate significantly higher than any other circuit. The EPA is no stranger......

  • Opinion Isn't Fact: SCOTUS Reverses 6th Cir on Securities Fraud

    2015-03-31T16:05:51Z

    When is an opinion that turns out to be wrong an untrue statement of fact? Only when it is not sincerely held, the Supreme Court ruled last week in a securities fraud case. The Court's decision in Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construct Industry Pension Fund, overturned a recent......

Criminal Law News

  • UN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:01:08 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives," along with other captives.

  • Man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:51:43 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Court documents show that a cross-dressing man killed during a violent encounter at the National Security Agency had a history of theft and assault, and was mistaken at least once for being a woman.

  • Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:24:32 GMT

    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied manhunt that included two carjackings.

  • Man kills woman, himself in California office shooting

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:51:36 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man with a history of domestic violence stormed into a medical office building in California and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself.

  • Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:16:27 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • 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.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

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

Political News

  • Police detain armed man in office of Turkey's ruling party

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:50:29 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish official says police have overpowered an armed man who stormed the ruling party's local branch in Istanbul, broke a top-floor window and shouted slogans.

  • Gloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:36:40 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus.

  • Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:06:02 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election.

  • A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:04:54 GMT

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. However, as the discussions dragged on, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks, and prospects for agreement remained uncertain.

  • UN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:01:08 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives," along with other captives.