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  • Man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:54 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who was accused of murder after confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of all charges in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:16:46 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.

  • Wisconsin jury convicts 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing

    Sat, 30 May 2015 03:37:27 GMT

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin jury convicts 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing.

  • Correction: 10 Things to Know-Friday story

    Sat, 30 May 2015 03:25:58 GMT

    In a story May 28 about former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert being indicted, The Associated Press misidentified his party affiliation. He is a Republican, not a Democrat.

  • Verdict in at murder trial for Nevada trespasser killing

    Sat, 30 May 2015 03:17:47 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A jury has reached a verdict in the Nevada murder trial of a man who shot two unarmed trespassers in the latest case to test the boundaries of so-called stand-your-ground laws.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • No Anticipatory Invocation of Miranda, Says Penn. Sup. Ct.

    2015-05-29T18:52:27Z

    Ever since Miranda v. Arizona, the right to remain silent, and its companion, the right to have an attorney present during questioning, has been walked back both by the U.S. Supreme Court and various state supreme courts. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a person can't invoke......

  • Do Your LinkedIn Endorsements Matter?

    2015-05-29T19:55:24Z

    LinkedIn endorsements aren't the hardest kinds of endorsements to get. Your mother, your neighbor, even total strangers can endorse you for all sorts of skills, from complex civil litigation to organizing company softball teams. While colleagues can provide detailed recommendations, also featured prominently on your LinkedIn profile, endorsements are a......

  • Can't Deny Good-Time Credit Based on Laws Passed After Sentencing

    2015-05-29T17:19:35Z

    Louisiana cannot revoke sentence-shortening "good-time credits" earned by prisoners based on legal changes that occurred after a prisoner's initial sentencing, the Fifth Circuit ruled this week. The court granted habeas relief for Richard Price, who was sentenced for armed robbery in Louisiana in 1985, and lost all of his......

  • Some Opinions We Missed, and a Fond Farewell

    2015-05-29T19:12:44Z

    Last week, amid lofty opinions about excessive force and the dormant commerce clause, we did not have a chance to report on some of the more work-a-day cases the Supreme Court decided. These decisions -- all of which were unanimous -- don't implicate constitutional principles necessarily, and aren't as contentious......

  • GCs Want More Value, Expertise From Outside Counsel

    2015-05-29T19:01:02Z

    A survey of international General Counsels by TerraLex, a legal referral company, shines some light into what GCs look for when they hire outside counsel -- and how much law firms will have to improve to keep them satisfied. The survey gathered input from 127 chief legal officers companies based......

  • What Was in Osama Bin Laden's Law Library?

    2015-05-29T18:55:23Z

    Just in time to update your summer reading list, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has declassified "Osama's Bookshelf." The list details the 400 some pieces of writing Osama had on hand when his bunker was raided and he was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011. So, what beach......

Criminal Law News

  • Man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:54 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who was accused of murder after confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of all charges in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

  • Pakistan launches hunt for bus hijackers who killed 19

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:53 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces launched a major operation before dawn Saturday to hunt down gunmen who hijacked two buses and killed at least 19 passengers in the country's southwest, officials said.

  • Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

    Sat, 30 May 2015 04:47:24 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."

  • Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

    Sat, 30 May 2015 04:43:30 GMT

    11:30 p.m. (CDT)

  • Sharpton tells Cleveland to stay peaceful, keep fighting

    Sat, 30 May 2015 03:38:55 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed Cleveland church that they must stay peaceful as they continue their fight for justice in the wake of police shootings.

Supreme Court News

  • Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights

    Fri, 29 May 2015 23:54:17 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

Political News

  • Man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:54 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who was accused of murder after confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of all charges in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

  • Pakistan launches hunt for bus hijackers who killed 19

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:53 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces launched a major operation before dawn Saturday to hunt down gunmen who hijacked two buses and killed at least 19 passengers in the country's southwest, officials said.

  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:16:46 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.

  • Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

    Sat, 30 May 2015 04:47:24 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."

  • Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

    Sat, 30 May 2015 04:43:30 GMT

    11:30 p.m. (CDT)