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  • Japan town near damaged nuclear plant lifts evacuation order

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:26:25 GMT

    NARAHA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese town of Naraha near the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is marking a fresh start since the 2011 tsunami by lifting an evacuation order and inviting its 7,400 residents to return.

  • Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:57:07 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez neared an end Friday as the imprisoned politician prepared to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom.

  • Police testify for colleague accused of excessive force

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:05:08 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Several colleagues of an Alabama police officer recorded slamming an Indian grandfather to the ground testified about the officer's training record Friday and said the move he used to take the man down was not taught by department officials.

  • Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:04:48 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide.

  • Guatemala ex-president tells court he's innocent of graft

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:45:57 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant's chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign a day earlier as president of this Central American nation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • For Small Firms, Is it Better to Be a Specialist or Generalist?

    2015-09-03T18:18:26Z

    One of the easiest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd and to gain expertise in a field is to narrow your focus. But pick too narrow of a focus and you might find yourself struggling to stay busy. Have too general a practice and it may be......

  • West Point Law Prof Wants to Bomb Holy Sites, Target Academics

    2015-09-03T17:57:11Z

    Dr. Strangelove has nothing on West Point law professor William Bradford. Unlike Stanley Kubrick's crazed doctor, or even the unhinged General Buck Turgidson, Prof. Bradford doesn't want to just kill America's supposed enemies abroad, he wants to take out the traitors here at home as well. That means killing......

  • Non-Citizens Have a Right to Bear Arms -- With 1 Major Catch

    2015-09-03T10:59:23Z

    Non-citizens have a right to bear arms, even if they are in the country illegally, the Seventh Circuit ruled late in August. The ruling overturns a district court finding that the Second Amendment doesn't protect unauthorized aliens. In so holding, the Seventh created a split with the Fourth, Fifth, and......

  • Transgender Inmate in Georgia Gets Surprise Parole After Lawsuit

    2015-09-03T09:58:05Z

    Last February, Ashley Diamond sued the Georgia Department of Corrections in federal court. A transgender woman, Diamond was housed in a men's prison, denied medical treatment, and repeatedly sexually assaulted, she alleged -- all while the state refused to take corrective action. This Monday, she was unexpectedly granted parole.......

  • Is the Contract Worker Golden Age Coming to an End?

    2015-09-02T18:59:01Z

    The ranks of America's independent contractors, freelancers, and temporary workers have swelled over the past years. Many companies have eagerly switched to a contract-based workforce. After all, using independent contractors allows corporations to avoid many of the costs and risks of employment -- by shifting them onto the worker.......

  • After a Natural Disaster, Bring in the Lawyers, Says State Bar Ass'n

    2015-09-02T17:58:59Z

    When you think natural disaster response, you don't necessarily think of lawyers. Clean water, medical aid, and even evacuations might seem like more pressing concerns following a major hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake. But in the aftermath of many natural disasters, lawyers can be an essential resource, helping victims access housing,......

Criminal Law News

  • Rally held after Santa Clara County jail inmate's death

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:55:35 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — About 50 people marched Friday in protest at Santa Clara County Main Jail to demand inmates be protected from abuse after an inmate was beaten to death last week under the watch of three deputies now facing possible murder charges.

  • Pastor believes Tahoe church vandalism based on Satanism

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:53:31 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The minister of one of several churches hit by a string of vandalism on the north shore of Lake Tahoe says they appear to be satanic attacks by an individual who is "very angry with Jesus."

  • California man sentenced for eating roommate's rabbit

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:29:24 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A North Hollywood man who ate his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit has been sentenced to community service and counseling.

  • 1 jailed, gunman still sought in Sacramento college shooting

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:17:31 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the victims in the shooting of three students on a Sacramento college campus has been arrested, while authorities were still seeking the gunman who killed one and injured two.

  • Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:57:07 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez neared an end Friday as the imprisoned politician prepared to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom.

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Political News

  • Tom Brady posts statement on Facebook

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:58:39 GMT

    Tom Brady posted a statement on Facebook on Friday night, a day after U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman vacated the New England quarterback's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" scandal.

  • Lawmakers back 'Yes means Yes' training for high schools

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:57:27 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers on Friday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a "Yes means Yes" bill that backers said would make California the first to bring the sexual assault training to high schools.

  • Tennis officials eye security after drone crashes at US Open

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 02:09:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A drone crash during a U.S. Open match has tennis officials thinking about whether they can do more to safeguard the sprawling National Tennis Center from such hazards, a spokesman said Friday.

  • Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:57:07 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez neared an end Friday as the imprisoned politician prepared to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom.

  • Austria says it and Germany will take refugees from Hungary

    Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:29:45 GMT

    BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — After misery, delivery. Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses provided by Hungary's government as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would let them in.