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  • How to avoid Amazon and still get deals

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:55:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has a place in many Americans' lives because of its low prices and seemingly endless array of goods. But Amazon — which commands about 20 percent of all U.S. e-commerce — has its own problems, too.

  • Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:17 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:22 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was taken into custody and charged in the same crime, the police chief said Thursday.

  • Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:33:58 GMT

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program.

  • Suge Knight due in Vegas court on driving warrant

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:30:57 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is due to face a Las Vegas judge on a traffic warrant following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case.

  • Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:22 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Half-Uncle's Marriage to Half-Niece Not Incestuous: N.Y. Court

    2014-10-29T18:56:01Z

    What is incest, really? Back in February, we mentioned that the Second Circuit had certified that question to the New York Court of Appeals. Huyen Nguyen became a conditional permanent resident of the United States in 2000 thanks to her marriage to Vu Truong, a U.S. citizen. Nguyen petitioned to......

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  • Should We Elect Judges? Shady Money Answers Obvious Question

    2014-10-29T21:12:01Z

    Is electing judges a good idea? Our gut reaction is "no," but for the sake of argument, let's take a look at the current state of the courts to see just what's happening with elected versus appointed judges. In Pennsylvania, a former Supreme Court judge just dropped her appeal of......

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  • With McCaffery, Castille Leaving, Pa. High Court Set for Change

    2014-10-29T17:51:01Z

    Earlier this week, the long-simmering and now-public feud between Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Chief Justice Ronald Castille finally ended with McCaffery's resignation. Their bitter battle goes back years (and ended with a pornographic email scandal); many suspect it was the reason why Castille ran a retention election......

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  • 10th Cir. Explains Why Citizens United's Film Donors Can Stay Secret

    2014-10-29T19:50:01Z

    Last week, we reported about a quick, three-paragraph order allowing Citizens United to show the film "Rocky Mountain Heist" without having to disclose the names of the people who donated to the project. The Tenth Circuit promised that it would deliver a substantive opinion on the issue soon, and on......

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  • SCOTUS Stays Execution of Mo. Inmate Abandoned by Counsel

    2014-10-29T19:36:01Z

    Convicted murderer Mark Christeson got the rarest of reprieves: a Supreme Court stay blocking his execution (for now). With an execution set for midnight (Wednesday morning), he was spared with just a few hours to go over the dissent of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Why the reprieve? The order......

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Criminal Law News

  • Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:17 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:22 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was taken into custody and charged in the same crime, the police chief said Thursday.

  • Suge Knight due in Vegas court on driving warrant

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:30:57 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is due to face a Las Vegas judge on a traffic warrant following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case.

  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:27:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.

  • Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:22 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday.

  • Funerals set for Washington school shooter, victim

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:11:36 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Memorial services have been set for the 15-year-old gunman and a victim of the school shooting in Washington state.

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

  • Pa. coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:19 GMT

    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.

  • Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:17 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests.

  • Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:46:03 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

  • Harold Gary Morse, developer of The Villages, dies

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:43:23 GMT

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He was 77.

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:22 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was taken into custody and charged in the same crime, the police chief said Thursday.

  • US voters deciding on billions for conservation

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:32:04 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.

Trending Legal News

  • How is DNA evidence used in violent crimes cases?

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:29:05 GMT

    DNA evidence can be an extremely important part of any criminal case, especially those dealing with violent crimes. While the science behind DNA evidence and its use in court have improved and increased dramatically in just the past years,...

  • Drug cases and the Drug Enforcement Administration

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:25:26 GMT

    The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is involved in many drug cases throughout Texas, and defendants can be surprised to learn that DEA officers often work with local and state law enforcement during drug investigations and prosecutions. The DEA...

  • Blood alcohol charges change with age in Louisiana

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:25:12 GMT

    The measurement of the amount of alcohol in your blood is known as your blood alcohol concentration. This is most commonly referred to simply as your BAC. There are a few different ways that officers can test for this...

  • Please do your part to prevent pedestrian accidents this Halloween

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:54 GMT

    We are now just a day away from Halloween. Kids across Oklahoma will be out, dressed in their scariest costumes and on a mission to collect as much candy as possible. Similarly, many adults will be attending Halloween parties complete...

  • How does relocation affect a Texas child custody agreement?

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:15:44 GMT

    Starting over with a clean slate is important to some Houston ex-spouses. Sometimes, putting a lot of physical distance between you and an ex is part of that plan. However, divorcing parents cannot pick up and move without considering...