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  • Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:37:00 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years for the killing of a female protester in January last year.

  • Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:10:59 GMT

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.

  • Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:08:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."

  • Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:52 GMT

    Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:

  • In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:05:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • It's Lawyer v. Lawyer in Auto Blog Defamation Dispute

    2016-02-12T22:58:24Z

    A Michigan psychiatrist who also happens to sit on that state's attorney discipline board has filed Request for Investigation against a fellow attorney. The source of the dispute? Comments the attorney made on his auto-law blog. The RI filing amounts to a "lightweight defamation claim" according to the Consumer Law......

  • Atkins Diet Doctor Going to Prison for Tax Evasion: 10th Cir.

    2016-02-12T20:53:19Z

    Remember the Atkins diet? One of the low carb diet's most outspoken and enterprising exponents was Dr. Mary C. Vernon of Kansas -- and now she's headed to prison. The Tenth Circuit just upheld her criminal conviction for tax evasion and greenlit the penalty of $311,000. Now Vernon is headed......

  • 3 Newish Tech Start Ups Looking to Change the Legal Industry

    2016-02-12T20:02:47Z

    If you missed your flight to NYC for this year's Legaltech New York conference, there's no need to miss out on some of the legal innovations that were presented there. In one of the more interesting Legaltech events, nine startups gathered for "Legal Disruption Lightning Rounds." (Think "Shark Tank"......

  • A Lawyer's Guide to HTGAWM Season 2, Episode 10: Hallucibaby

    2016-02-12T18:59:18Z

    When last we met, we finally found out who shot Annalise. And if her bleeding body wasn't enough, Shonda Rhimes threw two more on the pile, and then one off the side of a building, for good measure. But that was three months ago. Now we're back from the......

  • Gay Pride Kilt Case to Appear in 9th Circuit

    2016-02-12T16:59:11Z

    A rather interesting case involving a "not compliant" leather-gladiator gay pride outfit will be marching itself to the Ninth Circuit in March. Will Walters' selective enforcement suit has already scandalized and inflamed the internet when it was revealed to the public in 2012.Now, years later, the Ninth Circuit (appropriately located......

  • Hate the Bluebook? Meet Baby Blue, a New, Free Alternative

    2016-02-12T13:59:54Z

    The Bluebook may be one of the world's most hated books. It's frustratingly complicated, not particularly well organized, and poorly bound. Oh, and a fresh version costs about $40, most of which goes to Harvard, the wealthiest nonprofit in the world after the Catholic Church. But now it's got......

Criminal Law News

  • Palestinian assailants killed by Israeli army in shootout

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:45 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after one of them opened fire at troops in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military said.

  • Suspect arrested in deadly stabbing of woman, 3 kids

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:34:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Saturday arrested a fugitive suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel used as homeless housing, ending a four-day manhunt.

  • 2 charged in robbery gone wrong where arm was severed

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:38:47 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery over pricey sneakers have been arrested after the victim rammed the teenage robber with his SUV, severing his arm, police said Saturday.

  • The Latest: Suspect arrested in stabbing of woman, 3 kids

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:28:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the hotel stabbing that left a 26-year-old woman and her two small children dead. (all times local):

  • Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:36:45 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be underway.

Supreme Court News

  • Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:10:59 GMT

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.

  • Major cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Court

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:09:31 GMT

    Some of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the court's term. No rulings have been issued in any of these cases.

  • Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:08:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."

  • Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:52 GMT

    Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:

  • In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:05:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.

Political News

  • Kerry in Albania to press reform

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:45:52 GMT

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.

  • Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:37:00 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years for the killing of a female protester in January last year.

  • Obama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:58 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters.

  • Palestinian assailants killed by Israeli army in shootout

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:20:45 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after one of them opened fire at troops in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military said.

  • Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:19:36 GMT

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other death camps, Jakob Denzinger, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92.