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  • California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:24:46 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical exams and despite red flags that she could be feeding addictions, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.

  • NY ethics board drops Trump complaint about attorney general

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:22:48 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump's complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University.

  • Murder charge dropped against Irish nanny in US girl's death

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:17:44 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for an Irish nanny who was accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care and served more than two years in prison only to have a murder charge against her dropped on Monday called the prosecution a "complete disgrace" and a "rush to judgment."

  • Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:08:13 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr."

  • Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:03:35 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • You Don't Have to Be BigLaw to Hire Top Talent

    2015-08-31T18:58:39Z

    When it comes to recruiting new attorneys, it can be hard for small practices and boutique firms to compete with for top talent -- but it's not impossible. After all, there's a reason you don't work for a major firm. Because those jobs are awful. Instead of being another overpaid......

  • New Report Surveys IP Litigation Trends Over the Past Six Years

    2015-08-31T17:46:01Z

    If you work in an IP-heavy industry, you know just how important a role litigation can play in protecting (or abusing) intellectual property rights. Now, Lex Machina, the IP litigation research company, has conducted one of the first, wide-ranging overviews of copyright litigation trends over the past years. Lex Machina......

  • 7 Celebrities Who Survived Law School

    2015-08-31T16:55:13Z

    Two years ago, the Pew Research Center announced that lawyers were the most hated professionals in America. No surprise there -- very few people think their ex's divorce attorney was just a committed professional doing the best for her client. But for all the hate, there are plenty of......

  • Go Ahead With Your Bulk Data Collection, D.C. Cir .Tells NSA

    2015-08-31T09:57:32Z

    The NSA can continue its controversial mass phone metadata collection now, after the D.C. Circuit threw out a lower court injunction against the program on Friday. The D.C. Circuit panel found that the plaintiff, conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, had not shown a likelihood that he would succeed on the......

  • 3D Gun Printers Take Their Case to the Fifth Circuit

    2015-08-31T10:57:22Z

    3D printers promise to allow anyone to create complex objects at home. For a few hundred dollars, you can pick up a consumer-grade 3D printer and start printing out toys, architectural models, or firearms. Yep, it's pretty easy for anyone with a 3D printer to print out a gun......

  • Is Your Email Secure Enough for Client Communications?

    2015-08-28T19:57:55Z

    Most lawyers communicate primarily through email. At the same time, lawyers need to take reasonable efforts to prevent disclosure of client communications and information. Are these two things in conflict? Potentially. It's fair to say that email isn't the world's most secure communication system. For one, the NSA regularly......

Criminal Law News

  • Video appears to show Texas deputies shot man with hands up

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:58:57 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Video obtained by a San Antonio TV station appears to show a man with his hands up fatally shot by deputies.

  • California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:24:46 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical exams and despite red flags that she could be feeding addictions, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.

  • NY ethics board drops Trump complaint about attorney general

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:22:48 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump's complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University.

  • Murder charge dropped against Irish nanny in US girl's death

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:17:44 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for an Irish nanny who was accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care and served more than two years in prison only to have a murder charge against her dropped on Monday called the prosecution a "complete disgrace" and a "rush to judgment."

  • Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:08:13 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr."

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:48:03 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.

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

Political News

  • Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:35:36 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display.

  • NY ethics board drops Trump complaint about attorney general

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:22:48 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ethics commission has dropped Donald Trump's complaint that the state attorney general engaged in misconduct during an investigation of the former Trump University.

  • Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:08:13 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr."

  • 6 high school football players sentenced in hazing case

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:58:30 GMT

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Six of the seven football players accused of hazing and sexual assaulting four other teammates in a New Jersey high school locker room were placed on probationary terms, prosecutors announced Monday night.

  • Trump video goes after Bush on immigration

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:52:53 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration.