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  • Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:51:05 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day has failed before a state House panel.

  • Gitmo officer: limits on female guards puts mission at risk

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:48:20 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army officer at Guantanamo Bay says court orders barring female soldiers from jobs requiring physical contact with Muslim detainees create a safety risk at the U.S. military prison in Cuba by limiting his staffing options.

  • Prosecutor questions Lindsay Lohan's community service

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:44:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge set another hearing in Lindsay Lohan's reckless driving criminal case after a prosecutor questioned whether the actress had completed her community service in London.

  • Perry: Ongoing felony case won't delay 2016 preparations

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:41:33 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says an ongoing felony abuse-of-power case against him won't delay his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run.

  • No bail for former music promoter in $300M fraud case

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:38:57 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A judge has refused to grant bail for a former music promoter who produced shows for acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith and was recently extradited from Brazil to face a $300 million criminal fraud case.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Venezuela's No. 2 distances himself from defecting bodyguard

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:52:50 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful head of Venezuela's congress moved Wednesday to distance himself from a bodyguard who defected to the United States and reportedly has implicated his former boss as head of drug ring of political and military officials.

  • No bail for former music promoter in $300M fraud case

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:38:57 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A judge has refused to grant bail for a former music promoter who produced shows for acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith and was recently extradited from Brazil to face a $300 million criminal fraud case.

  • Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.

  • Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:02:34 GMT

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

  • Egypt seeks to distance police from protester killing

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:56:34 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has sought to distance the police from the weekend shooting death of a female protester, saying a forensic examination shows she was killed by a type of projectile that is "absolutely" not used by security forces.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:55:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.

  • Wisconsin governor finds gaps in 2016 GOP field encouraging

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:53:33 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he is seriously considering running for president because he sees gaps in the field of likely Republican candidates, and that he doesn't have a problem with being branded as bland or uncharismatic.

  • Venezuela's No. 2 distances himself from defecting bodyguard

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:52:50 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful head of Venezuela's congress moved Wednesday to distance himself from a bodyguard who defected to the United States and reportedly has implicated his former boss as head of drug ring of political and military officials.

  • Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:51:05 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day has failed before a state House panel.

  • Gitmo officer: limits on female guards puts mission at risk

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:48:20 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army officer at Guantanamo Bay says court orders barring female soldiers from jobs requiring physical contact with Muslim detainees create a safety risk at the U.S. military prison in Cuba by limiting his staffing options.

Trending Legal News

  • How Do I Get a Hardship License in Indiana?

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:59:29 GMT

    If your Indiana driver's license is suspended under Indiana criminal law and you asked yourself "how do I get a hardship license in Indiana" you may be in luck. With the transition into the new year, so came the transition...

  • Mediation is an option for those leery of a divorce trial

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:22:05 GMT

    Believe it or not, divorce does not have to be a long, contentious legal battle made up of unending motions and harsh words between people who once thought they would be together forever. Some couples share a desire to wrap...

  • Establishing careless operation after a Louisiana car accident

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:45:29 GMT

    Car accidents can suddenly occur for a variety of different reasons. Although some accidents are unavoidable, negligence is the culprit behind many car accidents. When a car crash occurs, those involved should establish whether a negligent driver was at...

  • The five classifications of spinal cord injuries

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:45:12 GMT

    Accidents occur every day in Florida. Unfortunately, many times these accidents occur due to another's actions or negligence. They occur in many different places and circumstances and the severity of these accidents varies, as well. Sometimes, the injuries caused...

  • Supreme Court case will affect same-sex couples

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:44:52 GMT

    While many cases have come forth from all U.S. states, the Supreme Court has finally agreed to rule once-and-for-all on gay marriage. It will hear two-and-a-half hour arguments from each side both in favor and opposed to gay marriage....