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  • Arizona court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Fox News

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:58:34 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Fox News Network should not be held liable for airing live footage of a carjacking suspect killing himself and not using a tape delay, an Arizona appellate court ruled Tuesday.

  • APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:58:13 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.

  • The Latest on jail death: County promises vigorous defense

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:52:25 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):

  • Court denies money for family of late Wilmington 10 members

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:50:12 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina court ruled Tuesday that the relatives of four of the 10 people wrongfully convicted in a notorious 1970s firebombing case aren't entitled to state compensation.

  • Man linked to French Connection ring fighting new drug case

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:46:11 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who federal authorities say was a player in The French Connection heroin ring that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name is fighting to have a new drug case against him dismissed, even though he's pleaded guilty.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Why Small Firms Fail and How to Avoid Their Fate

    2015-08-03T19:59:16Z

    Very few law firms fail because of bad lawyers. Even the best lawyers can watch their firms fail, often due to poor planning and poorer management. While several large firms have gone down in spectacular fashions recently, many smaller firms have disappeared quietly, failing for reasons that could have......

  • Crimson Kidnapper: Harvard Lawyer Turns to Life of Crime

    2015-08-03T18:59:00Z

    File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000. That is,......

  • Notorious RBG on Recent SCOTUS Cases and Her Love for Gangsta Rap

    2015-08-03T17:59:58Z

    Over the last few years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as an unexpected pop culture superstar. For court watchers, Ginsburg has long been a strong voice for feminism and liberalism on the bench, but lately she has gained celebrity status among the general public, making fans among politically minded......

  • City Can Fine Homeowners for Letting Grass Grow, Refusing to Mow

    2015-08-03T13:59:24Z

    Call it a case of "I fought the lawn and the lawn won." A homeowner in Howell, Michigan, has been fined after he refused to mow the grass on the curb strip in front of his house -- and the Sixth Circuit is on board with that. David Shoemaker had......

  • An Attorney's Responsibility to Suicidal Clients

    2015-08-03T16:59:21Z

    Many clients seek a lawyer's help at the darkest times of their life. They may be dealing with chronic illness, going through a contentious custody battle, fighting foreclosure, or facing prosecution and potential imprisonment. It's unsurprising then that some of these clients would struggle with feelings of depression or suicide.......

  • Twitter Faces Copyright Infringement Allegations

    2015-08-02T15:58:25Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Social media sites host many thousands of photos posted by people on a daily basis. An obvious issue arises as to whether and when these sites might be liable for copyright infringement......

Criminal Law News

  • Arizona court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Fox News

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:58:34 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Fox News Network should not be held liable for airing live footage of a carjacking suspect killing himself and not using a tape delay, an Arizona appellate court ruled Tuesday.

  • The Latest on jail death: County promises vigorous defense

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:52:25 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):

  • Man linked to French Connection ring fighting new drug case

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:46:11 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who federal authorities say was a player in The French Connection heroin ring that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name is fighting to have a new drug case against him dismissed, even though he's pleaded guilty.

  • Former Brazil chief of staff arrested in Petrobras scandal

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:42:09 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil have arrested former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu, the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with corruption at the state-owned oil company Petrobras.

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:34:15 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:58:13 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.

  • Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:56:45 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices has died. Elsie Hillman was 89.

  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:55:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' vote on the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most crucial national security decision since lawmakers voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq.

  • Court denies money for family of late Wilmington 10 members

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:50:12 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina court ruled Tuesday that the relatives of four of the 10 people wrongfully convicted in a notorious 1970s firebombing case aren't entitled to state compensation.

  • 2 airmen killed during parachute training in Florida

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:49:44 GMT

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Air Force officials say a second service member has died following a parachute training accident in the Florida Panhandle.