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  • Bush, Clinton court black voters at Urban League meeting

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:58:27 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country's decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing — and his record as Florida governor, especially in education, serves as a blueprint for a future presidency.

  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:55:01 GMT

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain.

  • No bail for man charged with trying to support IS group

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:50:46 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a western New York man accused of attempting to support terrorism by buying combat gear, making overseas trips and declaring his allegiance online to the Islamic State group.

  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:50:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement.

  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:42:09 GMT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he wouldn't do so until prosecutors say whether they'll see the death penalty.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Bad Dog's Bad Drug-Sniffing Skills Are Good Enough for 7th Cir

    2015-07-30T20:18:19Z

    Lex, the drug-sniffing dog, has been a very bad boy. No, Lex didn't bite anyone. He never peed on the carpet or tore apart an officer's shoe. Rather, Lex sniffed drugs on just about everyone he encountered -- whether there were drugs present or not. Lex's nose was just about......

  • Clients Want Artificial Intelligence and They Want It Soon-ish

    2015-07-30T18:59:02Z

    Move over pink brains, the new legal smarts are contained within circuit boards and transistors, not flesh -- or so techno-futurists claim. Those same voices are now loudly predicting the integration of artificial intelligence into legal practice. Of course, machine intelligence is nothing new. Commentators have long said technology will......

  • Think Twice Before Using Crowdfunding and Litigation Investments

    2015-07-30T17:58:16Z

    We're in the middle of a crowdfunding golden age. Individuals have raised thousands of dollars to make potato salad ($55,000), create inflatable Lionel Richie sculptures ($12,500), and conduct a squirrel census ($9,000). When it comes to fundraising, it seems like people are just giving money away. Should lawyers and litigants......

  • Weed Lawyers Can Be Weed Sellers, Washington State Bar Says

    2015-07-30T15:43:07Z

    The Evergreen State just got a little greener, at least for lawyers. The Washington State Bar Association gave attorneys the, ahem, green light to use weed and operate marijuana-related businesses, just three years after Washington voters legalized recreational use. This makes Washington the first state to not only allow attorney......

  • Wills Can Be Amended After Death, Cal Supreme Court Rules

    2015-07-29T22:07:06Z

    Finally, that LLM you got in Zombie Law is about to pay off! The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that wills may be amended post-mortem. That's a drastic shift from the categorical bar against modifying an unambiguous will. Of course, those wishing to amend their wills after death won't......

  • In-House Counsel Hate California. Here's Why

    2015-07-29T21:57:11Z

    California dreams are often more like nightmares for many in-house counsel. In-house counsel have a largely negative view of the state's litigation and regulatory climate, according to a new survey by the law firm Archer Norris. In-house lawyers perceive litigation as a greater risk in California than other states. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:55:01 GMT

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain.

  • No bail for man charged with trying to support IS group

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:50:46 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a western New York man accused of attempting to support terrorism by buying combat gear, making overseas trips and declaring his allegiance online to the Islamic State group.

  • Man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:46:48 GMT

    WILLARD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who authorities say was fatally shot by her next-door neighbor while mowing her lawn had injuries consistent with being run over by a push mower.

  • Campus officer charged with murder in Ohio wants job back

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:42:02 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder for shooting a motorist during a traffic stop is trying to get his job back through his union.

  • Escaped inmate suspected in killing is captured after chase

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:41:14 GMT

    KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — An escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance and stealing a gun and two trucks while on the run led police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured Friday, authorities said.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:58:55 GMT

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.

  • Bush, Clinton court black voters at Urban League meeting

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:58:27 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country's decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing — and his record as Florida governor, especially in education, serves as a blueprint for a future presidency.

  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:55:01 GMT

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain.

  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:50:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement.

  • WTO rules against China in specialty steel dispute

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:48:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization says China broke global trade rules by failing to comply with an earlier WTO ruling and continuing to impose duties on specialty steel imports.