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  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

  • CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

    2014-12-18T17:50:01Z

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

  • Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

    2014-12-17T23:08:01Z

    This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Criminal Law News

  • Black market kidney broker released from prison

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:47:42 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison.

  • Coroner: Boy, 6, dies after car crashes into crowd

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:42:09 GMT

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy whose mother and two other women were killed when a motorist slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries, authorities said early Friday.

  • Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:27:18 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation's most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities.

  • Turkish court orders custody for 4 following raids

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:16:38 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered the formal arrest of four people detained in recent raids on a newspaper and a television station affiliated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a one-time ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned foe, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported Friday.

  • Spanish police probe car attack on ruling party HQ

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:26:09 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police searched Friday for possible explosives at the Madrid headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party after a man rammed his car into the office entrance.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • Kenya president signs controversial new security law

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:46:27 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curbing constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties.

  • Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:27:18 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation's most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities.

  • Turkish court orders custody for 4 following raids

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:16:38 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered the formal arrest of four people detained in recent raids on a newspaper and a television station affiliated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a one-time ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned foe, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported Friday.

  • Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:12:18 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack since September.

  • US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:06:46 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

Trending Legal News

  • Contempt charge over child custody costs Sanders visitations

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:32:33 GMT

    Charleston couples sometimes forget the end of a marriage doesn't change obligations to care for children. A separation or divorce can be an overwhelming experience, but the legal process isn't all about adults. In child custody and support matters,...

  • What are some results of brain injury?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:28:38 GMT

    Brain injury can occur because of a variety of issues, including injuries at birth, traumatic car or other accidents or recurring sports injuries. Even seemingly small injuries may lead to brain injuries, and the results of such injuries can...

  • Is your child's life worth $100?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:16:00 GMT

    The next time you are stopped at a stoplight behind a big truck, take a moment to examine the metal structure that hangs down from the rear edge of the trailer. It typically consists of two vertical struts with a...

  • Rear-end car accident causes death of child and injures 3 drivers

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:11:40 GMT

    Rear-end collisions in North Carolina do not normally result in fatalities, but, unfortunately, they can result in such an outcome. Such accidents are often the result of a driver's inattention, following too closely or failure to abide by the rules...

  • Does reckless driving from repeat DUI offenders increase harm?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:56:30 GMT

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wanted to know how many people were convicted of more than one DUI. Twelve states responded to the NHTSA's request and the numbers were surprising. The NHTSA learned that almost 33 percent of...