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  • Man accused of threats: I'm not delusional

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:48:13 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of threatening the president proclaimed his sanity in federal court Thursday after two psychologists testified that he's delusional and thinks he has been chosen to be a spokesman for God.

  • Haitians' lawyer asks NY judge to nix UN immunity

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:44:47 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to set aside the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

  • Lawyer calls new OSU band allegations 'salacious'

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:43:43 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for fired Ohio State University band director Jonathan Waters says he plans to "aggressively attack" the school's new allegations.

  • Races for governor carry 2016 implications

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:41:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races.

  • AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:41 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly appointed foreign minister said Thursday that he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the standoff in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected lawmakers.

  • Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:03 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20.

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

  • Man accused of threats: I'm not delusional

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:48:13 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of threatening the president proclaimed his sanity in federal court Thursday after two psychologists testified that he's delusional and thinks he has been chosen to be a spokesman for God.

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:41:40 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Border deaths drop to 15-year low

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:46 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turn themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

  • South Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:33 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges accusing them of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in Africa, money laundering and trafficking in rhino horns.

  • Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:31 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:34:37 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the gunman who carried out the deadly attack on Canada's seat of government said Thursday that she is crying for the victims of the shooting rampage, 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

  • What to expect from your bond mutual fund

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:44:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, right. Stability. That's what bond mutual funds are for.

  • Haitians' lawyer asks NY judge to nix UN immunity

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:44:47 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to set aside the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:41:40 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Races for governor carry 2016 implications

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:41:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races.

  • Border deaths drop to 15-year low

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:46 GMT

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turn themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

  • Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:39:03 GMT

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.

Trending Legal News

  • What to do after a Drug Bust

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:26:44 GMT

    Police drug busts are becoming more and more elaborate. As alleged users and dealers get smarter, so do the cops. Gone are the days of suspects being busted only for marijuana or cocaine. Now being caught with illegal pharmaceuticals, or...

  • Study: most recalled diet supplements are still for sale

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:18:18 GMT

    The Food and Drug Administration has the power to take a defective drug, like Actos, off the market. Its regulatory control over dietary supplements, many of which are marketed as treatment for illnesses, is less strong. As a result, according...

  • EEOC files discrimination suit against FedEx Ground

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:10:15 GMT

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -- as amended by the ADA Amendments Act -- was enacted several years ago to prevent employers from discriminating against potential and current employees based on certain disabilities. Based on the ADA, the Equal...

  • Modifying child custody and support agreements post divorce

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:09:25 GMT

    Imagine the following scenario: You and your ex ironed out the details of your divorce, finally came to child custody and support agreements and your divorce has been finalized. However, months, or even years, later, you or your ex...

  • New Jersey Employment and Civil Rights Attorney Discusses a Lawyer's Oath

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:05:48 GMT

    When lawyers are admitted to practice in New Jersey, we swear an oath to uphold and defend the New Jersey Constitution and the laws of the State of New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Constitution and the laws of...