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  • German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:55:38 GMT

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.

  • Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans.

  • Parents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:07 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes says in a new book that she prays for the victims daily and by name.

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    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:49:04 GMT

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  • Hearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:41:11 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a hearing scheduled to decide how much money thousands of people are owed for Chinese drywall damage to their homes, the manufacturer has made payments required to participate, including $3.2 million to seven homeowners in Virginia.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Make a Great Impression

    2015-03-30T19:13:07Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. Finally land the firm job you've been dreaming of? Congrats!......

  • How To Build Your Firm's Professional Development Program

    2015-03-30T18:55:21Z

    Firms go to great lengths to find and hire the best talent, but once hired, many firms stand back and see who sinks and who swims. While some talent can thrive on its own, taking an active hand in managing your lawyers' development ensures that the firm gets the most......

  • Pao Loses on all Counts in Sex Discrim. Case Against VC Firm

    2015-03-30T17:54:27Z

    Ellen Pao, the former junior partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm on Friday. In a case that made headlines, Pao had claimed that she was not promoted because of her gender, was subject to harassment, and......

  • Zoo Elephants' Migration From Seattle to Oklahoma Challenged in Two New Lawsuits

    2015-03-30T16:58:58Z

    Animal welfare advocates have filed two lawsuits challenging the transfer of a pair of Asian elephants from a zoo in Seattle to Oklahoma City, claiming the move violates the state constitution and federal Endangered Species Act. The transfer comes after years of controversy surrounding the fate of Seattle's elephants.......

  • FBI: Actually, Don't Encrypt Your Phone After All

    2015-03-30T16:56:40Z

    For the past few months, the government has been waging a PR campaign against enhanced phone encryption -- encryption of the type that might make it harder for government snoops to peak into your phones. When Apple announced that it wouldn't be able to break the default encryption in......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 31, 2015

    2015-03-30T16:55:17Z

    The Supreme Court is taking it easy this week, eschewing First Amendment and regulatory cases (the latter being its new favorite thing) in favor of more prosaic patent and bankruptcy cases. The biggest case set for argument this week is probably one regarding executing a mentally retarded inmate, though even......

Criminal Law News

  • Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:31 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

  • 4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:37:03 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them.

  • Suspect in prom day stabbing to use insanity defense

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:36:23 GMT

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day intends to use an insanity defense, his lawyer said Monday.

  • Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:21:07 GMT

    IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.

  • NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:16:54 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the nation's spy agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • Clinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:57:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's likely campaign manager is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with key Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for an expected presidential campaign.

  • Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:31 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

  • Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans.

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    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:49:04 GMT

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  • Police: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:44:34 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.