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  • City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:37:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.

  • Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:31:59 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

  • Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:02:26 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

  • Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:17:06 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year.

  • Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:09:52 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.

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

  • City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:37:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.

  • Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:31:59 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

  • Sheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:09:34 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night.

  • Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:17:06 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year.

  • Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:09:52 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.

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

  • US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:41:19 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.

  • City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:37:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.

  • Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:31:59 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

  • Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:24:31 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the budget.

  • Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:02:26 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

Trending Legal News

  • 1 dead after California crash involving school bus

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:38 GMT

    A head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and a school bus left one person dead and another person injured in California on Jan. 22. The accident occurred in Merced County south of Hilmar just after 6:20 a.m. A 33-year-old man driving...

  • Study shows innocent people can be convinced they did a crime

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:29 GMT

    Prosecutors in Arizona and elsewhere consider an admission of a crime to be solid evidence of guilt. New psychology research, however, strongly suggests that interrogators can greatly influence the memories and statements of subjects. The effect is so strong that...

  • Man sentenced to jail time after killing jogger with car

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:22 GMT

    A 55-year-old man was sentenced to spend one to seven years in Pennsylvania state prison after reportedly killing a jogger in Washington Township. The man fell asleep behind the wheel of his car when he struck a 47-year-old woman at...

  • Repeat drunk driver leaves New York man dead in crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:50:18 GMT

    The surviving family of a 19-year-old man killed in a car accident in Syracuse, New York, has learned that the driver of the other vehicle was a repeat drunk driving offender. Syracuse police reported that the 38-year-old male driver of...

  • Facts relating to older drivers in British Columbia

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:40:50 GMT

    Along with the growing population of senior citizens in British Columbia and across Canada, more and more of them are driving on the nation's roadways. According to recent studies, seniors represent 13 percent of Canada's entire population and 13 percent...