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  • Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:07:50 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating the background and possible motive of the suspect arrested in the slayings of five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are things to know about the shooting and the investigation:

  • Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:04:25 GMT

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.

  • Viola Davis shares story of assault at Rape Foundation event

    Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:45:28 GMT

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis has seen the effects of sexual assault first hand.

  • The Latest: Mall suspect 'creepy, rude and obnoxious'

    Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:25:25 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):

  • Mall shooting suspect: Multiple arrests, disputes

    Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:57:24 GMT

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Employers Can Ban Dreadlocks, 11th Cir. Rules

    2016-09-22T10:00:29Z

    Does a prohibition on employee dreadlocks amount to racial discrimination, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act? Not according to the Eleventh Circuit. Though dreads may be closely associated with African American race and culture, a ban on the hairstyle doesn't amount to racial discrimination, the......

  • Will SCOTUS Decide the Fate of Dancing Babies and Offensive Names?

    2016-09-21T20:57:16Z

    So far, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear just over 30 cases during the upcoming term, but that number is sure to balloon in the coming weeks and months. Next week, for example, the Court will begin its "long conference," going through the cert petitions that have accumulated......

  • 7 Ways to Tell If Your Firm Is Succeeding -- or Failing

    2016-09-21T18:57:54Z

    You can have plenty of clients, unparalleled courtroom success, a stellar reputation -- and your firm can still go belly up. That's because running a law firm requires business skills on top of your legal ones. And many lawyers simply don't know how to tell if their business is......

  • Fox Sues Netflix Over Poached Executives: Does It Have a Case?

    2016-09-21T18:11:37Z

    Fox wants to keep its executives from streaming over to Netflix, and it's calling on its lawyers to help it out. 21st Century Fox sued Netflix in Los Angeles Superior Court last Friday, accusing the online video streaming company of engaging in a "brazen campaign to unlawfully target, recruit,......

  • This Law School Had Only One Student Pass the Bar. Will It Lose Accreditation?

    2016-09-21T17:06:25Z

    Indiana Tech School of Law opened in 2013, touting its emphasis on practical skills and "synergistic" approach to cross-disciplinary studies. It graduated its first class of J.D.s just this May, just 20 in all. Of that 20, only 12 sat for the bar exam in Indiana. Of that twelve,......

  • Get Ready for FindLaw's New Tennessee Codes Section

    2016-09-21T09:57:43Z

    We've got good news for legal professionals in the Volunteer State. FindLaw has just released its new Tennessee Code and Constitution section, giving you access to the best source of Tennessee state laws you can find. So, if you're looking for information how to execute a will in Nashville......

Criminal Law News

  • 2 men arrested, teen detained in California triple slaying

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:32:41 GMT

    FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Two men were arrested and a 17-year-old girl was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing three people inside a Southern California home over the weekend, police said.

  • Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:07:50 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating the background and possible motive of the suspect arrested in the slayings of five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are things to know about the shooting and the investigation:

  • Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:04:25 GMT

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.

  • The Latest: 3 in custody in California triple slaying

    Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:55:11 GMT

    FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a triple homicide at a Southern California home (all times local):

  • Viola Davis shares story of assault at Rape Foundation event

    Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:45:28 GMT

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis has seen the effects of sexual assault first hand.

Supreme Court News

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in presidential election

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:31:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:35:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

  • Trump adds names to Supreme Court wish list

    Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:47:27 GMT

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump has added 10 names to the list he says he'd use to fill Supreme Court vacancies if he becomes president, including a U.S. senator whose inclusion helped secure a bitter rival's endorsement.

  • Justice: Changing course on the bench is not weakness

    Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:01:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says a willingness to change course on the bench is not an indication of weakness, but rather a sign of "fidelity to your judicial oath."

  • Kagan: 8-member Supreme Court a problem over time

    Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:37:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan says the longer the Supreme Court is stuck with only eight members, the more it has to deal with the prospect of not being able to decide cases.

Political News

  • UK financial sector confidence falls further amid Brexit

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:01:21 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A new survey shows that optimism in the financial services sector has fallen for a third consecutive quarter — the longest drop since the global financial crisis in 2009.

  • The Latest: Clinton says Israel's security vital to the US

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:54:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 on the eve of Monday's presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC from Hofstra University (all times local):

  • Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:40:11 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.

  • Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:04:25 GMT

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.

  • ACLU: Lafayette 'flag desecration' arrest unconstitutional

    Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:21:26 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says a man has been unconstitutionally arrested in Lafayette on a charge of desecrating the American flag by setting one afire and tearing up another.