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  • New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:57:48 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • Tennessee death row inmates challenge execution method

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:51:44 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee's method for executing prisoners has begun.

  • Judge refuses to dismiss murder case against Suge Knight

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:42:26 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss a murder case filed against former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.

  • Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:42:07 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britons paused in silence, laid flowers and lit candles Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bombings on London's transit system in the worst terror attack on British soil and a day of pain seared into London's collective memory.

  • Patients heap scorn on cancer doctor at his sentencing

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:39:25 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers.

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

  • Panama City Beach rebounds after turbulent spring break

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:58:17 GMT

    Following a spring break filled with shootings, an alleged gang rape and other mayhem, Panama City Beach is having a record-breaking summer tourism season as experts say the community did a good job of reacting to the negative news by quickly passing laws to curtail the chaos.

  • New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:57:48 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • Patients heap scorn on cancer doctor at his sentencing

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:39:25 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers.

  • The Latest: Subway says raid likely linked to employee probe

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:38:18 GMT

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Tuesday's raid at the home of Subway restaurant chain spokesman Jared Fogle (all times are local):

  • Official: Pat-down of suspect in police shooting was poor

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:35:02 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say an officer now facing criminal charges failed to thoroughly search a suspect who later allegedly shot another officer to death in a police car.

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

  • New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:57:48 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief at White House

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:50:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that despite differences between the United States and Vietnam over "political philosophy," the two countries are deepening cooperation on health, climate and other issues.

  • Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:42:07 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britons paused in silence, laid flowers and lit candles Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bombings on London's transit system in the worst terror attack on British soil and a day of pain seared into London's collective memory.

  • Patients heap scorn on cancer doctor at his sentencing

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:39:25 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers.

  • Court upholds ban on contractor political contributions

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:38:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ban on government contractors donating money to federal candidates or political parties, a prohibition that has been on the books for 70 years.