FindLaw Legal Professional NewsLegal Professional News

Top Legal Headlines

  • Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:30:26 GMT

    ROME (AP) — A lawyer for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend is making a last-ditch appeal to Italy's top criminal court to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's British roommate.

  • Suspect in theft of unborn baby won't face murder charge

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:52:32 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face.

  • Prosecutors turn to stepmother in girl's running death

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:51:18 GMT

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — With the grandmother of a girl who was run to death headed to prison for life, authorities are now turning their attention to the stepmother who they say did nothing to help the child.

  • Lawyer says kidnapping wasn't hoax, woman talking to police

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:19:49 GMT

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn't a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation.

  • Jury deliberations to resume in Silicon Valley lawsuit

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:17:25 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who will decide the outcome of a much-watched gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to enter their third day of deliberations.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Date Set for Arguments in Obama Immigration Case

    2015-03-26T19:55:18Z

    The Fifth Circuit is set to hear arguments next month in the lawsuit over President Obama's executive actions on immigration, the court has announced. Each side will be given an hour for their arguments which will take place April 17th, in New Orleans. The case, Texas v. United States,......

  • Puerto Rico Will No Longer Enforce Its Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2015-03-26T18:45:25Z

    Back in October, a federal judge in Puerto Rico bucked the same-sex marriage trend by declaring that the island wouldn't be going the way of almost every other court in holding same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. Last Friday, though, Judge Perez-Gimenez's decision became a lot less relevant. Puerto Rico announced that......

  • Update Your Resume, the Second Circuit is Hiring!

    2015-03-26T15:55:53Z

    Want to work for the federal judiciary? Now's your chance! The Second Circuit is currently on the lookout for candidates for a Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern District of New York. The gig lasts for 14 years and starts at $180,012 annually. If that salary is too much for......

  • Briefs Come in for Oklahoma Lethal Injection Case

    2015-03-26T17:55:23Z

    Oral arguments are just about a month away in Glossip v. Gross, the SCOTUS case challenging Oklahoma's use of lethal injections, and the briefs are just beginning to arrive. Glossip challenges Oklahoma's use of a three drug lethal injection cocktail, which has been connected to several botched executions. The......

  • Giving it Away: The Pros and Cons of the Free Consult

    2015-03-26T17:56:54Z

    People are cheap, they like free things, and paradoxically, this can be a great way to get into their pocketbooks. How can you turn a giveaway into a payday? For many lawyers, it's via the free consult, where attorneys meet with potential clients, answering basic questions and providing simple......

  • In Vino Vomitus: Lawsuit Warns of Arsenic-Tainted Wines

    2015-03-26T15:57:50Z

    Watch out sommeliers, oenophiles, and old-fashioned winos. According to a class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, your wine of choice may contain high levels of arsenic, the potentially toxic poison. According to the complaint, several popular wines contain up to 500% or more of the maximum......

Criminal Law News

  • Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:40:28 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said.

  • Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:30:26 GMT

    ROME (AP) — A lawyer for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend is making a last-ditch appeal to Italy's top criminal court to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's British roommate.

  • Suspect in theft of unborn baby won't face murder charge

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:52:32 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face.

  • Prosecutors turn to stepmother in girl's running death

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:51:18 GMT

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — With the grandmother of a girl who was run to death headed to prison for life, authorities are now turning their attention to the stepmother who they say did nothing to help the child.

  • Sheriff describes 'horrific' scene where brothers were shot

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:40:48 GMT

    HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — When a Florida sheriff's deputy responded to a 911 call of a shooting at a mobile home, he heard a chilling sound, a young, high-pitched voice screaming: "I've been shot. I've been shot."

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