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  • Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:19:08 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers in a Los Angeles suburb, his lawyer said.

  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:15:19 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:

  • APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:10:41 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.

  • Today in History

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:03 GMT

    Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:33:55 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • Sales call leads to rescue of beaten Oregon woman

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:53:44 GMT

    LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — A lucky sales call from a Las Vegas, Nevada, company led deputies to rescue a 33-year-old Oregon woman who was being beaten and strangled, a sheriff says.

  • Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:19:08 GMT

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers in a Los Angeles suburb, his lawyer said.

  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:15:19 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:

  • Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:12:59 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bullet hit the 4-year-old girl as she waited to cross a street, holding hands with her stepfather and a cousin. The next day, a 9-year-old boy was shot dead at a swimming pool. Soon after, it was a 21-year-old mother of two who was killed by another stray bullet while sitting with a child in her lap.

  • Today in History

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:03 GMT

    Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.

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

  • Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:15:36 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call the firefighters! And tell people to get out!"

  • Today in History

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:03 GMT

    Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.

  • Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:07:49 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.

  • House Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:51:10 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class paychecks.

  • AP source: Obama to give Congress more info on trade deals

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:40:01 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama has told House Democrats he'll give them more information about the specifics in the trade deals he's negotiating overseas.

Trending Legal News

  • What is the Adult Drug Court Program in Texas?

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:33:58 GMT

    There are certain problems that can arise for someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. The need to get the substances can often lead people to do things they wouldn't otherwise do. Those actions, as well as simply...

  • 2 things to think about prior to your Pennsylvania divorce

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:08:11 GMT

    Even though every divorce is different and not every Pennsylvania resident experiences horror stories relating to division of assets or child custody, some of the following pieces of information may be important to keep in mind before pulling the...

  • Domestic violence charges require immediate attention

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:42:51 GMT

    In our blog post last week, we discussed how the Alford plea resulted in a man receiving a probation sentence in a domestic violence case. That story brings up the importance of having top-notch representation when you are facing...

  • Medication error leads to death, wrongful death lawsuit filed

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:08:43 GMT

    When many people think of medication errors, they likely think of medication interactions or allergies. For some people, however, medical conditions are what dictates what they can safely take. In some cases, even common over-the-counter medications can prove deadly....

  • Elderly planning includes discussions about many subjects

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:07:43 GMT

    When a child is helping an elderly parent with the potential needs of long-term care, it may be critical to get some planning done as soon as possible. This is important in the event of an untimely deterioration in the...