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  • Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for December

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:16:37 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:13 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.

  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:05 GMT

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:56:22 GMT

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:54:24 GMT

    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • Parents' email to AP expresses grief over shooting

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:12:32 GMT

    The following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:13 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:53 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.

  • Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:50:12 GMT

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life.

  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:39:49 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • GOP's Senate arm collects $10M in 2 weeks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday.

  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:05 GMT

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:53 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.

  • Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:05:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.

  • AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:05 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor is calling for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, saying violence will not be tolerated in his city.

Trending Legal News

  • SSDI for chronic back pain

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:32:39 GMT

    Millions of Americans suffer from some form of back injury or pain, some types of which can be very debilitating. Back pain is notoriously difficult to treat, with many sufferers having to be content living with low-grade pain for the...

  • Doctors often fail to tell bladder infection, cancer apart

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:31:45 GMT

    A person who frequently feel the need to urinate, painful urination and other symptoms may wonder if they have a bladder infection, or bladder cancer. Obviously, the prognosis may differ greatly, depending on which disease you have. We depend on...

  • What is the difference between a trademark and a service mark?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:01 GMT

    There are many different important and valuable types of intellectual property that a business here in Michigan can hold. A couple of examples are trademarks and service marks. Trademarks and service marks are very similar concepts. They both consist of...

  • Expungements: Can I get my record expunged?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:20 GMT

    If you have a criminal record, you already know that a history of arrests, convictions or indictments can impact many other areas of your life. In today's society, background checks are becoming increasingly required for everything from a rental...

  • Does child support end when child gets married?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:02:02 GMT

    The Boston Herald recently addressed an interesting and somewhat complicated issue within family law: child support duties for college-aged adult children. The column featured an even more interesting twist by adding marriage and divorce into the picture. First, let’s start...