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  • New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:45:33 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has reached an agreement that would end a suit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the engineering and architecture school.

  • NYC council speaker endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:35:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:16:33 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer sought in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States.

  • AP PHOTOS: Chaos and quiet in 24 hours of European migration

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:16:14 GMT

    For the hundreds of thousands of migrants on the move across Europe, the pace of a day is dictated by forces almost entirely beyond their control: the heat of the sun, the location of guards or police, the reliability of a cellphone signal.

  • UN rapporteur raps Egypt over Al Jazeera English case

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:15:09 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. official has criticized the prison sentences given to three Al Jazeera English journalists in a court in Egypt and is calling for their immediate release. Legal Blogs

  • Practicing in Marijuana Law Remains a Risky Bet


    Think your future is in weed law? Twenty-three states and D.C. have laws allowing for medical marijuana. Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska have legalized recreational weed, and California is expected to join them next year. All those growers, distributors, and vendors need lawyers and if the end of marijuana......

  • Supreme Court Denies Stay, Ordering Ky. Clerk to Issue Marriage Licenses


    The Supreme Court has refused to grant an emergency stay to a Kentucky county clerk who refused to wed gay couples. This June, the Supreme Court recognized marriage as a fundamental right that cannot be denied to same-sex couples. The Court's refusal to grant a stay, issued in a one-sentence......

  • 7 Logical Fallacies Lawyers Need to Stop Using


    Argumentation is part of any lawyer's DNA. It's essential to the profession and it's often something lawyers deeply enjoy. But good argumentation means avoiding -- or at least recognizing -- the hundreds of logical fallacies that can work their way into an exchange. Of course, one man's sophistry is......

  • 9th Cir to Decide If California's Death Penalty Is Constitutional


    You can still be sentenced to death in California, but you can't be executed -- not since a surprise ruling last year struck down the state's death penalty program as unconstitutional. The program wasn't struck down because executions are inherently cruel punishment, but because the state was too slow......

  • FTC - the Federal Internet Cop


    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Internet brings people together in all sorts of new ways. And when people come together, there can be all sorts of problems. So, is there a federal watchdog looking out for......

  • Listen While You Litigate: 3 Podcasts for Lawyers


    Here's something new for your ear: podcasts for lawyers. If you're the type of attorney who likes to listen to talk radio while you put together motions or play Brahms while you brief, then lawyer podcasts can offer an enjoyable, educational addition to your playlist. Or, if you're less......

Criminal Law News

  • Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:49:45 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.

  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:16:33 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer sought in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States.

  • Greece to introduce measures for refugees on islands

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:04:42 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's caretaker government will introduce measures to improve conditions for the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants arriving on eastern Greek islands, as well as for the islands' residents, the migration policy minister said Wednesday.

  • Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:21:04 GMT

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.

  • Thai police: Suspect's prints match those on bomb material

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:20:37 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police investigating last month's Bangkok bombing said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at the Thai-Cambodia border match those found on a bottle of bomb-making material, and that they were seeking to arrest a Turkish man linked to the blast.

Supreme Court News

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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