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  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling


    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

  • 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Complaints


    Litigators usually aren't natural investigators, but in-house counsel can often be called on to play that role. Whether it's responding to an allegation of harassment, accusations of discrimination, or internal whistle blowing, in-house counsel will sometimes have to play the role of Sherlock Holmes, rather than ... whoever played Sherlock's......

  • Paying and Getting Paid: Effective Lawyer Compensation Schemes


    Money isn't the only reason attorneys show up for work, but it's at least one of the main motivators. You may have joined the legal profession out of a sense of justice, but few lawyers' Atticus Finch dreams alone can pull them through another day of motion practice. That's the......

  • Adultery Gone Awry on the Internet


    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that "Life is short. Have an affair." The home page goes on to state that "Ashley Madison is the world's leading married dating service......

  • Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward


    The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

  • Don't Ignore YouTube When Marketing Your Law Firm Online


    If you're looking to stand out when marketing your firm online, consider video. More and more potential clients are turning to online video, particularly to YouTube, to learn about legal issues. The market for legal videos is huge: 20 percent of people research legal topics on YouTube. While the bad......

Criminal Law News

  • Feds: Western New York man attempted to support IS group

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:47:33 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the militant organization on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support to the group.

  • Attorneys for accused church shooter want out of other cases

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:46:01 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys representing the man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church say they need to focus solely on his case until it goes to trial.

  • Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:44:23 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders in Los Angeles unanimously voted to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines, putting the city in the middle of the debate over national gun control following mass shootings nationwide and a boost in violent crime in some large cities.

  • The Latest: Professional hunter granted bail in Zimbabwe

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:38:15 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The latest information on the Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation (all times are Central):

  • Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison shot dead

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:37:19 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime and released has been shot and killed almost three years after leaving prison.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:59:09 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. point man on Syria said Wednesday it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and invited Syrians to hold intensive preparatory talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.

  • Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:47:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.

  • Stocks stay higher after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:44:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks held onto their gains Wednesday afternoon, after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its benchmark rate unchanged after a two-day policy meeting. A modest rebound in Chinese stocks also helped push the market higher.

  • Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:44:23 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders in Los Angeles unanimously voted to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines, putting the city in the middle of the debate over national gun control following mass shootings nationwide and a boost in violent crime in some large cities.

  • Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:30:24 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Maker's Mark distillery of false advertising for promoting its bourbon as handmade.