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  • Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:12:22 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

  • Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:01:31 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision.

  • Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:00:51 GMT

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

  • AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:26:11 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two former subsidiaries did business without licenses and misled regulators about their operations in the state.

  • 3 California counties voting on fracking bans

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:24:30 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Does Your Law Firm Website Need Videos?

    2014-10-31T19:07:01Z

    I have a pet peeve: I hate it when a website has a really interesting link in a post, something that SCREAMS "Click me! CLICK ME!" like the "Exorcist" girl, and then when I do, it's a standalone video. A video. A video that I can't watch in public unless......

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  • Maine Judge Rejects In-Home Quarantine for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

    2014-10-31T18:45:01Z

    A judge in Maine has reversed a temporary in-home quarantine order for a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. The judge's new order, issued Friday, removes many of the restrictions initially placed on the nurse's movement. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere had issued a temporary order Thursday, requiring nurse......

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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 6

    2014-10-31T16:40:01Z

    Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)......

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  • Manuel Noriega Loses 'Call of Duty' Publicity Suit Against Activision

    2014-10-31T16:31:01Z

    Wait, Manuel Noriega is in court and he's the plaintiff? It's more likely than you think. Apparently following on the heels of Lindsay Lohan, Noriega -- yes, the same one who was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 -- sued Activision, maker of the game "Call of......

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  • What Can GCs Learn from the EEOC's Live Twitter Chat?

    2014-10-31T16:24:01Z

    Earlier this week, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the EEOC held a "live Twitter chat" where members of the public could ask questions about disabilities and employment that would be answered on Twitter by EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. So what did we learn......

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Criminal Law News

  • Halloween saved in town after fugitive's capture

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:43:57 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — State police gave out candy Friday night to children trick-or-treating in a northeast Pennsylvania community that had been under siege for nearly seven weeks until a man suspected of killing a state trooper was captured.

  • Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:42:18 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.

  • 2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:09:46 GMT

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

  • Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:00:51 GMT

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

  • Police release recordings from school shooting

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:52:53 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

Political News

  • US denounces planned separatist voting in Ukraine

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:49:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is denouncing plans by some Ukrainian separatists to hold elections Sunday in the eastern region of the country. It's urging Russia to condemn what U.S. officials call an illegitimate vote this weekend.

  • Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:38:08 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city's World Series champions.

  • Kansas tax collections fall $23M short in October

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:33:41 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas says its tax collections in October fell $23 million short of expectations and the bad news came days before the end of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's tight race for re-election.

  • UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:32:10 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."

  • Republicans take big lead in Colorado early voting

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:29:47 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans have taken a big lead in mail-in votes cast in Colorado.

Trending Legal News

  • Failure to diagnose cancer affects Massachusetts residents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:20:14 GMT

    Thousands of Massachusetts residents suffer from the effects of cancer every year. Improperly diagnosed cancer presents a very troubling situation for patients and their families. A misdiagnose may cause a lot of suffering and ultimately result in death from a...

  • Safety measures can prevent injuries, death from falls at work

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:11:03 GMT

    A suspension scaffold refers to one or multiple platforms that are secured from an overhead structure, and safety administrations have precautions in place due to the risk of falling workers face when using scaffolding equipment. This is intended to protect...

  • Statistics on accidents involving large trucks

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:11:00 GMT

    West Virginia drivers might be interested to know that, in 2012, the number of people around the country killed in accidents involving large trucks rose 4 percent from the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Altogether,...

  • Woman killed in Jackson Township crash

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:10:50 GMT

    According to law enforcement authorities, a 74-year-old Myerstown woman lost her life as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Oct. 24 in Jackson Township. The accident allegedly occurred around 10:30 am according to Pennsylvania state police. Reports indicate that...

  • Arizona possession, sales, use or transportation of marijuana

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:10:29 GMT

    People who are not approved to possess or use marijuana for medical reasons in Arizona are subject to criminal prosecution in the state for using, possessing, selling or transporting the drug. Arizona law treats these criminal offenses harshly, providing for...