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  • Student charged in university threats, will be evaluated

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:48:12 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A student who Mississippi State University officials say threatened to kill himself and others will face misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and has been referred for a mental and psychological evaluation.

  • Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie awaits fate

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:42:39 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.

  • Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:42:10 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:42:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

  • Texas judge clears way for removal of Jefferson Davis statue

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:41:30 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a "cultural atrocity" and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why

    2015-08-27T21:58:23Z

    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving

    2015-08-27T18:44:49Z

    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing

    2015-08-27T17:59:13Z

    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

  • Welcome to Law School: How to Take Notes, Brief Cases

    2015-08-27T16:53:27Z

    So it begins. Another school year starts, another cadre of new law students sit down to learn about the law -- only to quickly realize they have no idea what they're doing. If you're a new 1L, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the new things you're just......

  • Long Hours Leave Employer Liable -- for Working Employee to Death

    2015-08-25T21:57:57Z

    Long hours are coming under fire. First, there's the Department of Labor's plan to expand overtime pay to millions of white-collar workers. Then there's that New York Times Amazon piece. You know the one -- the one that emphasizes the online retailer's grueling hours and demanding culture. The one that......

  • Public Defender Arrested for Being Late to Court Can Pursue Lawsuit

    2015-08-25T21:44:20Z

    A California public defender can continue with her lawsuit against the deputy sheriff who handcuffed her and dragged her through a courthouse, the Ninth Circuit ruled last week. A district court had ruled that the deputy, who was seeking to make sure that the attorney appeared when her case was......

Criminal Law News

  • Student charged in university threats, will be evaluated

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:48:12 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A student who Mississippi State University officials say threatened to kill himself and others will face misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and has been referred for a mental and psychological evaluation.

  • Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie awaits fate

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:42:39 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.

  • Texas judge clears way for removal of Jefferson Davis statue

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:41:30 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a "cultural atrocity" and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.

  • Life sentence for man convicted of killing 5 in Denver bar

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:38:50 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday.

  • Man convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as 'death pills'

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:38:42 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell what he called "easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder has been convicted of federal charges in New York.

Supreme Court News

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • Judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:06:16 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now.

  • Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:26:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Political News

  • Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:57:27 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps, has died.

  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:48:52 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Californians cut water without state imposing fines

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:22 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:42:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

  • Texas judge clears way for removal of Jefferson Davis statue

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:41:30 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a "cultural atrocity" and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.