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  • 2nd suspect goes in court in case of child cuffed to porch

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:58:35 GMT

    MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.

  • Al-Shabab suspected in killing of Uganda terror prosecutor

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:53:41 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala late Monday was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.

  • 2nd suspect in court in case of child cuffed to porch

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:25:13 GMT

    MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.

  • A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:23:43 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.

  • Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couple

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:30 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Make a Great Impression

    2015-03-30T19:13:07Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. Finally land the firm job you've been dreaming of? Congrats!......

  • How To Build Your Firm's Professional Development Program

    2015-03-30T18:55:21Z

    Firms go to great lengths to find and hire the best talent, but once hired, many firms stand back and see who sinks and who swims. While some talent can thrive on its own, taking an active hand in managing your lawyers' development ensures that the firm gets the most......

  • Pao Loses on all Counts in Sex Discrim. Case Against VC Firm

    2015-03-30T17:54:27Z

    Ellen Pao, the former junior partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm on Friday. In a case that made headlines, Pao had claimed that she was not promoted because of her gender, was subject to harassment, and......

  • Zoo Elephants' Migration From Seattle to Oklahoma Challenged in Two New Lawsuits

    2015-03-30T16:58:58Z

    Animal welfare advocates have filed two lawsuits challenging the transfer of a pair of Asian elephants from a zoo in Seattle to Oklahoma City, claiming the move violates the state constitution and federal Endangered Species Act. The transfer comes after years of controversy surrounding the fate of Seattle's elephants.......

  • FBI: Actually, Don't Encrypt Your Phone After All

    2015-03-30T16:56:40Z

    For the past few months, the government has been waging a PR campaign against enhanced phone encryption -- encryption of the type that might make it harder for government snoops to peak into your phones. When Apple announced that it wouldn't be able to break the default encryption in......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 31, 2015

    2015-03-30T16:55:17Z

    The Supreme Court is taking it easy this week, eschewing First Amendment and regulatory cases (the latter being its new favorite thing) in favor of more prosaic patent and bankruptcy cases. The biggest case set for argument this week is probably one regarding executing a mentally retarded inmate, though even......

Criminal Law News

  • 2nd suspect goes in court in case of child cuffed to porch

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:58:35 GMT

    MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.

  • Al-Shabab suspected in killing of Uganda terror prosecutor

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:53:41 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala late Monday was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.

  • Police search for armed prisoner after hospital escape

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:46:43 GMT

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — One shot was fired early Tuesday as a guard wrestled with a prisoner, who then fled a northern Virginia hospital with a gun setting off a lockdown and search, police said.

  • 2nd suspect in court in case of child cuffed to porch

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:25:13 GMT

    MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.

  • Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couple

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:30 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • Al-Shabab suspected in killing of Uganda terror prosecutor

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:53:41 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala late Monday was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.

  • UN, Red Cross alarmed over Yemen casualties in airstrikes

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:48:16 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. human rights office and the international Red Cross say they are alarmed by the high civilian causalities in the violence in Yemen, where airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have been targeting Shiite rebels since last week.

  • New research says Anne Frank likely died a month earlier

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:47:52 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.

  • Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:45:50 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Many businesses were shuttered and streets were mostly empty Tuesday as the country's transportation unions called a nationwide strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation in the South American country.

  • Nigerians await final tally in bitter presidential vote

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:45:38 GMT

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The second day of vote counting in Nigeria's bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will govern Africa's richest and biggest nation.