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  • TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:58:35 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of Russia's orbit?

  • Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:58:24 GMT

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of blank degrees stacked in his firm's offices.

  • Ex-US Senate candidate's voting law violation trial resumes

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:37:53 GMT

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Jury members at the election violation law trial of former South Dakota US. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth are set to hear instructions and closing arguments.

  • Hearing resumes for girl accused of stabbing classmate

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:23:19 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for one of two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a friend to please a mythical horror character will continue their push to have the 13-year-old's case transferred to juvenile court.

  • Ohio girl suspected in baby's death to be evaluated again

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:20:22 GMT

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An 11-year-old Cleveland-area girl suspected in the murder of a 2-month-old infant will undergo a third evaluation before a judge has a competency hearing for her.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Using Microsoft Outlook More Effectively

    2015-05-26T17:54:01Z

    Love it or hate it, Microsoft Outlook is here for the long haul. Like cockroaches, Twinkies, and the leather jacket, it was here before we got here and it will keep going long after we're gone. Rather than rage, rage against the Outlook, embrace it. Sure, it's part of a......

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Maximize Your Billable Hours

    2015-05-26T16:54:19Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. The billable hour is one of the defining characteristics of......

  • Officer Has Qualified Immunity in Traffic Stop After Driver "Resists"

    2015-05-22T20:16:03Z

    A Clearwater police officer who pulled a woman from her car, resulting in significant injury, after she refused to allow him to search wasn't acting outside clearly established law, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled. The decision overturns a district court ruling that the officer used excessive force and was......

  • PayPal Pays Up: Lessons From the Company's Credit Controversy

    2015-05-22T19:15:25Z

    PayPal, the online payment company owned by Ebay, has agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims stemming from its "Bill Me Later" program. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had accused PayPal of refusing to honor the advertised terms of its online credit product, signing customers up for credit......

  • 5 Ways to Get Professional Development On Your Own

    2015-05-22T19:10:26Z

    Keeping abreast of legal developments, picking up some management skills, learning about new legal tech or marketing strategies -- these are just some of the benefits of making sure you have continuous professional development. After all, in an industry that evolves every time a new case is decided, lawyers......

  • Another Day, Another Data Breach: More Lessons for Lawyers

    2015-05-22T17:55:31Z

    Up to 1.1 million customers may have had their data stolen when CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan, was hacked on Wednesday. According to the company, the hackers gained access to information such as names, birthdays and emails, but not private medical or financial information. The incident......

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Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:58:35 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of Russia's orbit?

  • Yemeni Health Ministry raises death toll in Sanaa airstrike, says 36 police commandos killed

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:53:08 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni Health Ministry raises death toll in Sanaa airstrike, says 36 police commandos killed.

  • Eccentric, centuries-old customs at Queen's Speech

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:47:41 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Queen's Speech, which formally opens Britain's parliament each year, is a colorful ceremony steeped in traditions dating back centuries. The costumes and elaborate rituals may appear eccentric today, but many reflect historic tensions between the monarchy and Parliament.

  • Airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen police commando camp

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:36:00 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medical officials say at least 15 people were killed when Saudi-led airstrikes fired missiles targeting a sprawling police commando camp in the capital of Sanaa.

  • Australian boy in Syria creates quandary for government

    Wed, 27 May 2015 12:23:56 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 7-year-old Australian boy who horrified the world a year ago when he was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier by the hair has created a quandary for the government, which wants to make scores of Australian fighters in the Middle East someone else's problem by revoking their citizenship.