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  • Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas' attorney general

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:48:35 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted Monday on three felony counts of securities fraud. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means.

  • Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:44:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans accused Planned Parenthood of "disdain for human dignity" as the Senate pushed toward a Monday vote on halting federal funds for the organization.

  • Suspect in blast near NAACP office pleads guilty to arson

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:41:21 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who set off a small explosion near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs pleaded guilty Monday to arson under an agreement with prosecutors, saying he was not targeting the nation's oldest civil rights organization.

  • Officer's killing occurred near area with history of crime

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:41:06 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Residents along a street where a police officer was gunned down said their block has been for years a quiet oasis amid the troubled neighborhood around them, where gunshots cut through the night and people are afraid to go outside after dark.

  • Sheriff: Woman charged with killing her father and daughter

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:40:34 GMT

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 25-year-old central Florida woman told detectives that she acted in self-defense when her father and 6-year-old daughter were fatally stabbed, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday, but detectives aren't buying her story and she's facing two counts of first-degree murder.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Why Small Firms Fail and How to Avoid Their Fate

    2015-08-03T19:59:16Z

    Very few law firms fail because of bad lawyers. Even the best lawyers can watch their firms fail, often due to poor planning and poorer management. While several large firms have gone down in spectacular fashions recently, many smaller firms have disappeared quietly, failing for reasons that could have......

  • Crimson Kidnapper: Harvard Lawyer Turns to Life of Crime

    2015-08-03T18:59:00Z

    File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000. That is,......

  • Notorious RBG on Recent SCOTUS Cases and Her Love for Gangsta Rap

    2015-08-03T17:59:58Z

    Over the last few years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as an unexpected pop culture superstar. For court watchers, Ginsburg has long been a strong voice for feminism and liberalism on the bench, but lately she has gained celebrity status among the general public, making fans among politically minded......

  • City Can Fine Homeowners for Letting Grass Grow, Refusing to Mow

    2015-08-03T13:59:24Z

    Call it a case of "I fought the lawn and the lawn won." A homeowner in Howell, Michigan, has been fined after he refused to mow the grass on the curb strip in front of his house -- and the Sixth Circuit is on board with that. David Shoemaker had......

  • An Attorney's Responsibility to Suicidal Clients

    2015-08-03T16:59:21Z

    Many clients seek a lawyer's help at the darkest times of their life. They may be dealing with chronic illness, going through a contentious custody battle, fighting foreclosure, or facing prosecution and potential imprisonment. It's unsurprising then that some of these clients would struggle with feelings of depression or suicide.......

  • Twitter Faces Copyright Infringement Allegations

    2015-08-02T15:58:25Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Social media sites host many thousands of photos posted by people on a daily basis. An obvious issue arises as to whether and when these sites might be liable for copyright infringement......

Criminal Law News

  • Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:48:42 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.

  • Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas' attorney general

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:48:35 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted Monday on three felony counts of securities fraud. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means.

  • Suspect in blast near NAACP office pleads guilty to arson

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:41:21 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who set off a small explosion near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs pleaded guilty Monday to arson under an agreement with prosecutors, saying he was not targeting the nation's oldest civil rights organization.

  • Officer's killing occurred near area with history of crime

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:41:06 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Residents along a street where a police officer was gunned down said their block has been for years a quiet oasis amid the troubled neighborhood around them, where gunshots cut through the night and people are afraid to go outside after dark.

  • Sheriff: Woman charged with killing her father and daughter

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:40:34 GMT

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 25-year-old central Florida woman told detectives that she acted in self-defense when her father and 6-year-old daughter were fatally stabbed, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday, but detectives aren't buying her story and she's facing two counts of first-degree murder.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:48:42 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.

  • Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas' attorney general

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:48:35 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted Monday on three felony counts of securities fraud. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means.

  • Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:47:15 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89.

  • Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:44:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans accused Planned Parenthood of "disdain for human dignity" as the Senate pushed toward a Monday vote on halting federal funds for the organization.

  • Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:43:39 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.