FindLaw Legal Professional NewsLegal Professional News

Top Legal Headlines

  • Judge puts Arizona 'revenge porn' law on hold

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:53:32 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday put a new Arizona law against "revenge porn" on hold after civil rights groups sued over constitutional grounds.

  • Missing woman found dead, stepfather charged

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:51:17 GMT

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.

  • Police identify man found after Ferguson car fire

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:46:55 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.

  • Affidavit: Minn. man kept Syria travel plot secret

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:35:10 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

  • Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:34:46 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

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

  • Homeless man beaten to death in San Francisco

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:55:03 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say they are looking for a group of "cowards" who beat a homeless man to death as he slept in an alley in downtown San Francisco.

  • Missing woman found dead, stepfather charged

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:51:17 GMT

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting his stepdaughter and burying the 33-year-old woman in his yard.

  • Police identify man found after Ferguson car fire

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:46:55 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.

  • Affidavit: Minn. man kept Syria travel plot secret

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:35:10 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

  • Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:34:46 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

Political News

  • Judge puts Arizona 'revenge porn' law on hold

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:53:32 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday put a new Arizona law against "revenge porn" on hold after civil rights groups sued over constitutional grounds.

  • Venezuela charges Maduro foe in alleged plot

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:53:09 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An outspoken leader of Venezuela's opposition is being charged in what the government alleges was a U.S.-backed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

  • Affidavit: Minn. man kept Syria travel plot secret

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:35:10 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

  • Boy's family: Cleveland officers reacted quickly

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:07:13 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone with a gun says police acted too quickly and his death could've been avoided.

  • Affidavit: 18-year-old left clues about Syria plan

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:45:52 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

Trending Legal News

  • Administering a Florida trust

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:10:21 GMT

    When someone is appointed as a trustee for an estate, the position comes with multiple duties and responsibilities. Because of the numerous tasks involved, it is important that a selected trustee be someone who is honest, trustworthy and organized.The first...

  • Driver surrenders in North Carolina hit-and-run accident

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:50:42 GMT

    Authorities reported that a 52-year-old motorcyclist was in critical condition after a Nov. 8 accident in Concord. According to police, a driver involved in the motorcycle accident surrendered to police more than a week later. He is facing charges of...

  • Malnutrition and dehydration in nursing homes

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:50:32 GMT

    Nursing homes both in New York and across the nation are in a shocking state, providing often poor care to the elderly residents. As many as 85 percent of nursing home residents suffer from malnutrition or dehydration.The problems in nursing...

  • Counselors on hand at high school after fatal Texas car accident

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:51 GMT

    Any death is tragic. It is heartbreaking when it is a young person who has barely even begun his or her life -- especially for his or her family and friends. A high school in southern Texas has counselors on...

  • Bus accident kills 1, injures many – police suspect fatigue

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:40:45 GMT

    It will likely be a very relevant question as the accident investigation continues: Was the bus driver falling asleep? According to reports, the horrific bus crash that happened Nov. 23 in another state killed one man and injured 30....