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  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:57:10 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

  • NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:53:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a pause in protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers.

  • Driver charged after car lands in river, boy dies

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:52:18 GMT

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of driving a car into an Ohio river in a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy was charged Monday with aggravated vehicular homicide and other counts.

  • Police: NY shooter saw protest, didn't participate

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:45:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally shot two New York City police officers watched a protest over police-involved deaths earlier this month, but did not participate.

  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:43:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?

    2014-12-22T18:24:01Z

    Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

  • Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins

    2014-12-22T18:08:01Z

    It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

  • 5 Totally Useless Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office

    2014-12-22T17:59:01Z

    By now, you've read many of our gift guides, including the Black Friday tech gift guide and the plain old lawyer gift guide. All of those gifts were actual gifts, with real utility. Don't you ever want to get someone something that's completely useless? Well, fear not. We scoured the......

  • NLRB Names McDonalds, Franchisees as Joint Employers in 13 Complaints

    2014-12-22T17:52:01Z

    In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......

  • 2014's Top 10: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

    2014-12-19T23:05:01Z

    FindLaw doesn't have Texas Case Law blog. We don't have a West Virginia Case Law blog. We have a California Case Law blog. And we're sure glad we do, because if we didn't, there's no way our writers and readers would know that they might be able to change music......

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Colorado to Block Recreational Pot

    2014-12-19T20:00:01Z

    Colorado has legalized marijuana. Undoubtedly, some of the out-of-staters who cross the border to purchase marijuana will take it back with them when they leave. This causes headaches for neighboring states that do not wish to legalize marijuana -- all of Colorado's neighboring states, to be exact. That is what......

Criminal Law News

  • Police: Woman found in fridge died months earlier

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:59:25 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators believe a woman was killed more than two months before her body was found stuffed in a disabled refrigerator in a vacant Houston apartment.

  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:57:10 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

  • NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:53:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a pause in protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers.

  • Driver charged after car lands in river, boy dies

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:52:18 GMT

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of driving a car into an Ohio river in a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy was charged Monday with aggravated vehicular homicide and other counts.

  • Police: NY shooter saw protest, didn't participate

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:45:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally shot two New York City police officers watched a protest over police-involved deaths earlier this month, but did not participate.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:58:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:57:10 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

  • NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:53:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a pause in protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers.

  • Belfast leaders near deal to save power-sharing

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:52:56 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland leaders said Monday they are close to reaching an agreement to sustain their troubled Catholic-Protestant government, but faced all-night negotiations to see whether they can seal a deal.

  • Police: NY shooter saw protest, didn't participate

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:45:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally shot two New York City police officers watched a protest over police-involved deaths earlier this month, but did not participate.

Trending Legal News

  • Missouri car accident leaves both drivers deceased

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:10:40 GMT

    Anytime two cars are coming toward each other, there may be the risk of a collision. If one car is in the wrong lane and headed in the wrong direction, the risk of a crash involving serious injuries and/or fatalities...

  • The benefits of parenting agreements in child custody cases

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:05:39 GMT

    Most people think of child custody as just one in a number of divorce-related issues. Like asset division, child custody can be seen in a "win-lose" paradigm, where each divorcing spouse is trying to get as much of the pie...

  • Domestic violence remains a problem

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:52:10 GMT

    Domestic violence is one of the most tragic and terrifying things that a person can experience. It turns what should be someone’s personal sanctuary, their home, the place that they deserve to feel most safe, into a nightmare that causes...

  • Driver in fatal head-on collision may have been intoxicated

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:50:40 GMT

    Ohio State Highway Patrol say two drivers were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-car accident on Dec. 16. Seat belts were not worn by either of the men at the time of the crash, and there were no...

  • Dealing with domestic violence in Virginia

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:50:37 GMT

    Many people are victims of domestic violence, and they may not know what to do in order to plan for their safety and to get help. There are options available to victims of domestic violence. It is important for those...