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  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:26:02 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents.

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:01:56 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:59:31 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:41:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:45:22 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:56:18 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:43:45 GMT

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:26:02 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents.

  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:30:37 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.

  • In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:18:02 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:59:31 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

  • Opposition rejects Mozambique's election results

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:57:12 GMT

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's opposition parties on Saturday rejected the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:57:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • Botswana ruling party leads in early vote results

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:49:03 GMT

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The party that has ruled Botswana for nearly five decades was leading Saturday in early results from the country's election, but the opposition appeared to have made gains after capitalizing on voter discontent.

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:41:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.

  • Canada reopens grounds of Parliament Hill

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:24:51 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of Parliament Hill on Saturday just three days after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at the national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down.

  • Correction: US-United States-Iraq-US Death story

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:48:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about the death of U.S. service member in the fight against the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the soldier who died in a noncombat-related incident was the first death in the military operation. A Marine who ejected from a plane over the Persian Gulf earlier in October and was presumed lost at sea was the first death, although that soldier isn't on the Defense Department's public list of deaths because the official paperwork hasn't been completed.

  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:46:06 GMT

    AKRON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar and seize the chance to meet with Republican activists and fundraisers who could propel a potential White House bid in 2016.

Trending Legal News

  • Child Support--Is There a Difference Between Deadbeat and Dead Broke?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:08:59 GMT

    Child support can be a hot-button topic, with many people championing a big difference between a "deadbeat" parent and a "dead broke" parent.   There are many issues that lead to Maryland citizens being unable to pay their child support,...

  • The 'fatal four': stopping them could save hundreds of lives

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:02:46 GMT

    In the construction industry, there are so many dangers present to anyone on the site. There are precarious positions and heights that must be reached to do work; there are powerful machines constantly churning and smashing; and there are dangerous...

  • Suspect negligent driver runs a stop sign killing another person

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:05:13 GMT

    One of the first things a new driver learns before taking his or her exam is how to properly obey traffic signs and signals. The laws regarding them were put into place for the protection of everyone on and around...

  • In Memorium: Former Monroe County President Judge Ronald E. Vican

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:40:21 GMT

    Newman | Williams extends its sympathies to the family of former Monroe County President Judge Ronald E. Vican, who died on Friday, October 24, 2014. Judge Vican served for 31 years on the bench before retiring in 2011, including 17...

  • Not surprisingly, some tax rules are again changing

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:06:08 GMT

    Readers have likely heard the advice to start saving for retirement as early in their working years as possible. However, the complexities of tax laws do not make that process easier -- not to mention that the federal tax laws...