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  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.

  • 1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:12 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital.

  • Updates: Black Friday from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:12:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.

  • Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:40 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • Police arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:38:07 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.

  • Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:33:36 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on Austin police headquarters early Friday morning, and a bomb squad was called in to search his vehicle.

  • Activist for media freedom standing trial in China

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:38 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in a Chinese court where he went on trial Friday more than 15 months after being detained.

  • Cops: Austin shooter targeted downtown buildings

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:53:43 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police have fatally shot a man who opened fire at several buildings downtown and may have had explosives.

  • Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:14:06 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

Political News

  • French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:15 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived Friday in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola.

  • UN panel raps US record on torture

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:50:00 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel has concluded that the United States falls short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty.

  • British soldier jailed for making bomb

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:44:15 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British soldier with an interest in far-right politics has been jailed for two years for making a viable nail bomb in his home.

  • Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:33:36 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on Austin police headquarters early Friday morning, and a bomb squad was called in to search his vehicle.

  • Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:57 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country.

Trending Legal News

  • What does a warnings defect mean to Utah consumers?

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:04:04 GMT

    Product liability lawsuits filed in Utah can be attributed to manufacturing and design defects. A lawsuit can also result from a warning defect. With the holiday shopping sales events planned in Utah, learning more about warning defects could be...

  • New bill proposed to curb texting and driving in Florida

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:03:57 GMT

    Distracted driving causes many car accidents in Florida. Needless to say, if a driver is not paying attention to the road it is impossible to see if a car suddenly stops, if one is still driving in their lane,...

  • "Fracking" may move forward in St. Louis metro

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:03:50 GMT

    With an energy boom occurring in some states, much has been noted in the news lately about the practice of "fracking." A process used to obtain both gas and oil, fracking - or hydraulic fracturing - involves drilling into...

  • The roadway dangers of large trucks in Pennsylvania

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:03:29 GMT

    Large trucks pose risk, danger and hazards to the motoring public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for different reasons. Some truck drivers are inadequately supervised and trained by employers. Additionally many truck drivers violate federal trucking regulations regarding the permitted number...

  • Cruise ships may soon be held accountable for nursing negligence

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:03:20 GMT

    As a coastal state next to the Gulf of Mexico, Texas sees its fair share of tourists. Cruise ships are not an uncommon sight along the coast south of Houston, and many city residents are likely to spend their...