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  • Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?


    Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

  • Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins


    It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

  • 5 Totally Useless Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office


    By now, you've read many of our gift guides, including the Black Friday tech gift guide and the plain old lawyer gift guide. All of those gifts were actual gifts, with real utility. Don't you ever want to get someone something that's completely useless? Well, fear not. We scoured the......

  • NLRB Names McDonalds, Franchisees as Joint Employers in 13 Complaints


    In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......

  • 2014's Top 10: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast


    FindLaw doesn't have Texas Case Law blog. We don't have a West Virginia Case Law blog. We have a California Case Law blog. And we're sure glad we do, because if we didn't, there's no way our writers and readers would know that they might be able to change music......

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Colorado to Block Recreational Pot


    Colorado has legalized marijuana. Undoubtedly, some of the out-of-staters who cross the border to purchase marijuana will take it back with them when they leave. This causes headaches for neighboring states that do not wish to legalize marijuana -- all of Colorado's neighboring states, to be exact. That is what......

Criminal Law News

  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:52:04 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday, while the U.S. attorney said hours later that there will be a federal investigation of the case.

  • Man who shot protected hawks gets 6-hour jail term

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:44:14 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who shot protected hawks from the back door of his southern New Jersey home has been ordered to serve six hours in jail and perform 60 hours of community service at a wildlife facility.

  • Police: NY shooter saw protest, didn't participate

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:35:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally shot two New York City police officers watched a protest over police-involved deaths earlier this month, but did not participate.

  • Charges to be dismissed in Arizona dog deaths

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:35:00 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Animal cruelty charges against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel and two other people charged in the deaths of 21 dogs this summer will be dismissed, prosecutors said Monday.

  • French power company to pay $772M in bribery case

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:31:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking foreign government officials for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • Federal judge upholds Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol, rules executions can resume

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:35:10 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal judge upholds Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol, rules executions can resume.

  • French power company to pay $772M in bribery case

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:31:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking foreign government officials for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.

  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:30:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

  • California Supreme Court nominee confirmed

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:25:46 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left.

  • Judge strikes down wage boost for home workers

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:25:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Labor Department regulations that extended minimum wage and overtime pay to home health care workers.

Trending Legal News

  • What is the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur?

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:20:26 GMT

    Patients who are treated in New York hospitals may wonder about how to approach possible medical malpractice situations, especially in cases involving difficulty in establishing wrongdoing on the part of a medical professional or health care provider. Proving wrongdoing can...

  • Worker injured on the job while cutting trees

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:12:35 GMT

    Any kind of maintenance work as part of a Department of Transportation can entail a certain level of danger. It is not unusual for workers to use equipment or perform tasks that require them to be perform their duties at...

  • California drunk-driving accident leaves 11 injured

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:12:26 GMT

    Authorities reported that a Dec. 14 accident in Alhambra involved three vehicles and a large group of pedestrians, resulting in 11 individuals hospitalized with injuries. One of the injured individuals required treatment in the intensive care unit, reportedly. According to...

  • The workers' compensation claims process

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:12:24 GMT

    Maryland workers may be interested in some information regarding the process of filing a workers' compensation claim if they are injured on the job. Depending on how the claim is treated, the employee may need to file for an appeal...

  • Head-on accident kills both drivers in Maryland

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:12:13 GMT

    Authorities with the Anne Arundel County police reported that a head-on collision claimed the lives of both involved drivers. According to reports, the accident occurred on Dec. 15 on Central Avenue West in Davidsonville.A 22-year-old man driving an Audi apparently...