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  • Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:54:26 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.

  • Indian court says Bollywood actor guilty in 2002 case

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:46:09 GMT

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged through the courts for more than 12 years.

  • Prosecutor wins NY special election, seat stays Republican

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:41:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican stronghold nestled in deep blue New York City will remain in the control of the GOP.

  • Marathon bomber's lawyers give jury glimpse into family life

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:28:55 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are giving the jury glimpses into his troubled family as they try to save him from the death penalty.

  • Internet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:24:23 GMT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, failed Wednesday in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • The Scopes 'Monkey' Trial, 90 Years Later

    2015-05-05T17:08:50Z

    Ninety years ago today, John T. Scopes, a substitute teacher in Datyon, Tennessee, was arrested for teaching the theory of evolution, in violation of a recently passed state law. His case, the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, was the first "trial of the century." It pitted two great lawyers against each......

  • Snail Mail and Interviews: A Way to Set Yourself Apart

    2015-05-05T16:54:26Z

    Wonder why some lawyers insist on printing out all their cases and briefs? Not because they hate trees, but because a physical copy can help with retention and comprehension. Research shows that comprehension is greater with physical media, like paper, than electronic media, meaning that whoever reads your snail......

  • Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Goes Belly Up

    2015-05-05T16:52:12Z

    Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Grooveshark, once home to 35 million users, has officially shut down under the pressure of $17 billion in lawsuits from music labels that claimed the eight-year-old company infringed on their music and allowed users to do the same. If the Napster......

  • Body Cams Embraced, But Who Will Have Access to Footage?

    2015-05-05T16:01:11Z

    With accusations of police brutality leading to unrest from Ferguson to Baltimore, many have called for law enforcement to wear body cameras. The thought is that body cam recordings will provide greater accountability, particularly following incidents such as the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, under highly......

  • Selfie Sticks -- Love Them, Hate Them, Ban Them?

    2015-05-05T15:57:00Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The topic for today: selfie sticks. How do you feel about them -- positive, negative or indifferent? Let's backtrack a bit first with a brief history lesson.......

  • Ethical Dilemma of the Week: Accounting Mistakes and Client Funds

    2015-05-04T21:55:50Z

    There aren't many lawyers who went into law because a career in theoretical mathematics would have been just too easy. In fact, many of us can probably get away with counting on our fingers much of the time -- except when it comes complex patent litigation. Or to client......

Criminal Law News

  • Author to face critics of new book about city's rape cases

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:58:37 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer doesn't like to make public appearances, so there will be no book tour to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."

  • Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:54:26 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.

  • Prosecutor wins NY special election, seat stays Republican

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:41:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican stronghold nestled in deep blue New York City will remain in the control of the GOP.

  • Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:39:03 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.

  • AP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case?

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:09:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades — and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too.

Supreme Court News

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:27:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions.

  • Religion news in brief

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    High court hears arguments on gay marriage

  • Court: Judges can review EEOC efforts to settle job bias

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:50:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states:

Political News

  • Germany bans extremist Turkish paper, conducts raids

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:57:37 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban.

  • Michigan voters defeat tax hike in debate over road funding

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:52:37 GMT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan's deteriorating roads after voters' resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes to pump $1.2 billion a year more into transportation infrastructure.

  • Prosecutor wins NY special election, seat stays Republican

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:41:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican stronghold nestled in deep blue New York City will remain in the control of the GOP.

  • Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:39:03 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.

  • Who is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election

    Wed, 06 May 2015 06:35:11 GMT

    COLESHILL, England (AP) — David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain's election. But it sure doesn't look like it.