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  • By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:28:25 GMT

    A by-the-numbers look at the first month in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:

  • Mental health will take focus in theater shooting trial

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:27:09 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie.

  • What does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage?

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:16:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. A look at some of the parallels and contrasts in the countries' situations:

  • UN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months

    Tue, 26 May 2015 05:56:38 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it, statements marked "strictly confidential" show, even as France pressed the U.N. for more information about the case.

  • 3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

    Tue, 26 May 2015 05:19:00 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

  • Did RGB Just Let Us Know How the Court Will Decide Gay Marriage?

    2015-05-22T17:02:13Z

    Voters in Ireland go to the polls today to vote on whether the Emerald Isle will legalize gay marriage. If the vote is successful, Ireland will be the first country to adopt marriage equality by popular referendum. Meanwhile, gay marriage fans and foes alike in the United States are......

  • No More Personal, Religious Exemptions to State Vaccine Law?

    2015-05-21T22:08:38Z

    California may soon be getting rid of the religious and personal exemptions that let parents opt out of vaccinating their children before enrolling them in school, daycares or nurseries. A new bill imposing more robust child vaccination requirements has been approved by the state Senate and is well on......

  • Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Defaulted in Appeals

    2015-05-21T18:55:59Z

    Nothing can keep a lawyer up at night like the fear of missing a deadline or failing to file a required document. Not only do such errors do a disservice to the client, they can make the attorney look like a fool. Well, apparently not every lawyer has those......

  • Enough With In-House: Tips for Moving Back to Firm Life

    2015-05-21T21:46:35Z

    Maybe you miss the pay of a high performing firm, or you long to return to litigation. Perhaps you've just realized that the General Counsel isn't going to die and leave you the top spot anytime soon. Whatever the reason, you want to go back to firm life. The......

Criminal Law News

  • By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:28:25 GMT

    A by-the-numbers look at the first month in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:

  • Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:27:26 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday.

  • Mental health will take focus in theater shooting trial

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:27:09 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie.

  • UN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months

    Tue, 26 May 2015 05:56:38 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it, statements marked "strictly confidential" show, even as France pressed the U.N. for more information about the case.

  • 3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

    Tue, 26 May 2015 05:19:00 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars.

Supreme Court News

  • '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.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

  • Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

    Fri, 01 May 2015 02:17:11 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.

Political News

  • Local media: Several Kenyan police officers killed in ambush

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:33:47 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Several Kenyan police officers were killed in an attack Monday night by suspected Somali militants in the northeastern Garissa county, where 148 students were massacred last month, local media reported.

  • Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:27:26 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday.

  • Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:22:23 GMT

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an offensive that stunned local authorities and raised concerns over their ability to defend the country without U.S. and foreign combat troops.

  • China's army plays down South China Sea island-building

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:16:59 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.

  • What does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage?

    Tue, 26 May 2015 06:16:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. A look at some of the parallels and contrasts in the countries' situations: