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  • Thai junta blocks discussion of media censorship

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:57:16 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta has forced a German foundation to cancel a prominent forum on media restrictions imposed since the military toppled an elected government last May.

  • Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:55:10 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

  • MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:49:41 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a judge's order.

  • Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:40:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

  • Judge orders accounts of former Petrobras president opened

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:40:26 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has ordered that the bank accounts of a former president of Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil company, be made available to prosecutors investigating allegations of overbilling.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:55:10 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

  • UK government: Data from police killings probes lost in mail

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:26:04 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The British government says files from three judge-led inquiries — two of them into killings by police — have been lost in the mail.

  • Attacks kill 16 people in Iraq

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:00 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings and a shooting killed at least 16 people around the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, including soldiers and Shiite militiamen, officials said.

  • Police don't blame arson for deadly San Francisco blaze

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:11:36 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say it doesn't appear foul play or arson are to blame for a massive fire that killed a man and injured six others as it ripped through a building in San Francisco's Mission District.

  • St. Louis police review board hearing cut short over scuffle

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:03:40 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis was cut short after a commotion broke out in the crowd.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

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Trending Legal News

  • Divorce Corp. is a documentary pushing for alimony reform

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:22:03 GMT

    Alimony, sometimes referred to as spousal support, is money one individual is ordered to pay to his or her ex-spouse following a divorce. Last year, Florida lawmakers attempted to pass a bill to stop permanent alimony, but, due to a...

  • When is a Louisiana homicide not a crime?

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:03:59 GMT

    Louisiana laws differentiate between killings that are justifiable and those that are serious crimes. Homicide is one person's death caused by someone else. Charges and punishments for criminal homicides vary depending upon several factors, not the least of which...

  • Alleged drunk driver causes fatal Georgia accident

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:56:34 GMT

    A recent car accident in Georgia took a fatal turn when one person died as a result of the collision. The wreck occurred just prior to 9 p.m. on a recent Sunday and the driver who is believed to have...

  • High voltage line accident leads to on-the-job injury and deaths

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:44:07 GMT

    High voltage lines pose a significant risk for on-the-job injury to industrial and construction workers, even with highly trained individuals. Recent accidents in California involving electrical hazards have resulted in a full investigation by Cal/OSHA and, ultimately, citations and fines...

  • Hit-and-run accident leads to Illinois student's death

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:40:08 GMT

    Being in college can be a very exciting time in a young person's life. Sadly, accidents can take place during that time that may cut a student's experience and life short. If an individual is involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian...