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  • Man convicted in murder, dismemberment seeks new trial

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:40:46 GMT

    GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer is seeking a new trial, citing a history of mental illness and three failed requests for a mistrial during his proceedings.

  • Patients will have their say at sentencing for cancer doctor

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:30:47 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Patients and their relatives will be giving an earful to a Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits ordering excessive treatments to get millions of dollars from insurers.

  • Boycott Israel drive gains strength, raising alarm

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:50:11 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.

  • Thai military court to release 14 students ahead of trial

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:45:25 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand said Tuesday it will release 14 student activists from detention but they will still face sedition charges — and the prospect of years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

  • Prosecutors seek 3½ years in prison for ex-Auschwitz guard

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:36:35 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are asking for 3½ years in prison for a 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Shark Week: A Brief History of the Lawyer as Shark

    2015-07-06T17:59:59Z

    It's time for Discovery's Shark Week again, the annual celebration of all things cold-blooded, sharp toothed, and, well, sharky. FindLaw is jumping on the bandwagon, celebrating the shark in all lawyers. Even though Shark Week is in its 28th year, lawyers have been called sharks even longer -- for......

  • From Lawyer to Politician: Pros and Cons of Running for Office

    2015-07-06T16:17:50Z

    Abraham Lincoln got his start as a lawyer. Then again, so did Nixon. In fact, more than half of the U.S. Presidents have been lawyers. Working as an attorney is still one of the most common paths to political office, with 37 percent of the House and 57 percent of......

  • 3 Metrics to Live By: How to Evaluate Your Legal Department's Performance

    2015-07-06T15:57:49Z

    Whether you're a legal department of one or in charge of a behemoth in-house team, managing a legal department is no easy task -- especially if you're doing it blindly. How exactly do you track your performance or know if you are maximizing your department's resources? Metrics, of course.......

  • Is It Time to Change Your Company's Non-Compete Clauses?

    2015-07-02T21:25:50Z

    No company likes to lose valuable employees -- given how much it costs to hire, train, and develop employees, pretty much all of them are valuable. What's worse is when a skilled employee leaves to work for the competition. As Chris Brown so eloquently put it, highly skilled professionals......

  • California Adopts Strong New Vaccination Law, Removes Exemptions

    2015-07-02T19:36:29Z

    Oh how the tides have turned. California, once a bastion for anti-vaccination activists, adopted one of the toughest vaccination laws in the country this week. On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the new legislation, which requires all children attending public schools to be vaccinated against polio, measles, hepatitis B......

  • LAPD Can't Search Hotel Registries Without a Warrant, Court Rules

    2015-07-02T18:49:12Z

    Your local No Tell Motel can truly live up to its name, thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. Last week, the High Court gave a wink and nod to secret lovers and hotel clerks throughout the land, ruling that laws allowing police to inspect hotel registries......

Criminal Law News

  • Corn-filled pipes prompt partial closures at Ohio airport

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:26 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating how two pipes filled with corn ended up at a central Ohio airport, prompting partial closures and several delayed flights.

  • Patients will have their say at sentencing for cancer doctor

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:30:47 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Patients and their relatives will be giving an earful to a Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits ordering excessive treatments to get millions of dollars from insurers.

  • Report: Toyota executive arrested in Japan to be released

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:17:27 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The American Toyota executive who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations is expected to be released Wednesday without being prosecuted, according to Japan's Kyodo News service.

  • 200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:51:59 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southeastern France, officials said Tuesday.

  • Thai military court to release 14 students ahead of trial

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:45:25 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand said Tuesday it will release 14 student activists from detention but they will still face sedition charges — and the prospect of years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

Political News

  • US trade deficit widens in May as exports struggle

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:57:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in May, reflecting declines in sales of American-made aircraft and machinery as exports continued to suffer from a strong dollar.

  • Date set for man seeking private complaint against Sandusky

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:53:25 GMT

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A man who claims former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky abused him as a teen will have a court hearing in October in his efforts to force state prosecutors to file criminal charges.

  • Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:42:31 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The talks, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday.

  • Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:29:38 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britons paused in silence and walked in solidarity Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system.

  • 200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:51:59 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southeastern France, officials said Tuesday.