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  • White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:43:46 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

  • Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:38:48 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

  • Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:35:18 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

  • Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:16:36 GMT

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial.

  • Prosecutors: Charges against Terry Bean likely to be dropped

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:15:16 GMT

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Is It Time to End the Ancient Documents Rule?

    2015-08-28T18:07:39Z

    You can trust old things. That's the logic of the ancient documents rule, which allows lawyers to introduce hearsay evidence so long as the document is old enough and appears authentic. How old is old enough? Just 20 years. Ironically, that thinking is probably out of date, given the amount......

  • Disbarment Could Be Ahead for Infamous Prenda Law Attorney

    2015-08-28T17:00:48Z

    The law might finally be catching up to some of the Internet's least favorite lawyers. An attorney from the infamous Prenda Law firm is currently facing disciplinary action in Illinois. That lawyer, John Steele, and his partner Paul Hansmeier, are thought to be the "masterminds" behind Prenda Law's long......

  • You Can't Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

    2015-08-28T09:59:40Z

    Sorry gourmands, chefs, fast food line cooks, you cannot copyright a sandwich, no matter how tasty it might be. One forward-looking Puerto Rican gastronome learned that the hard way last Friday, when the First Circuit tossed his copyright violation suit over a chicken sandwich. Way back in 1987, Norberto......

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why

    2015-08-27T21:58:23Z

    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving

    2015-08-27T18:44:49Z

    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing

    2015-08-27T17:59:13Z

    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

Criminal Law News

  • White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:43:46 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

  • Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:35:18 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

  • Former Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's acts

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:08:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors.

  • Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:58:26 GMT

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

  • Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:28:35 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Political News

  • Donald Trump speaks at $100-per-person event near Boston

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:52:33 GMT

    NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event — which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser — outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign.

  • Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:38:48 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

  • Walker: More Iraq combat, but no more boots on ground, yet

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:18:08 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.

  • Dominica prime minister says 20 dead following 'Erika'

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:04:01 GMT

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

  • Secretary of state charged with theft, money laundering

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:58:26 GMT

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.