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  • Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:16:29 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy for the Asian financial hub in a rally that follows a turbulent year of protests over political reform.

  • Seoul court denies US fund's request to stop Samsung merger

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:09:40 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has denied an American hedge fund's request to stop Samsung from combining its two companies.

  • How to help fishermen rescued from slavery at sea in SE Asia

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:05:49 GMT

    Aid groups are working to support and settle hundreds of men rescued from slavery at sea in Southeast Asia. The money will be used to help victims seek justice and rebuild lives.

  • Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:06:13 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.

  • Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:44:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Handle Your Court's Local Rules

    2015-06-30T21:57:16Z

    Welcome to First Week at the Firm, a 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. Sure, in law school you studied the Federal Rules of Civil......

  • Court Strikes Down EPA's Mercury Regulations

    2015-06-30T18:53:32Z

    There's a reason doctors advise pregnant women to avoid eating fish -- there's a high risk that they are contaminated by mercury, a powerful neurotoxin to which pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable. How do fish end up full of mercury? Most commonly, the cause is air pollution released by......

  • Patent Trolls Go After Firewall Companies Using Lapsed Patent

    2015-06-30T17:59:41Z

    Perhaps you've heard of a firewall. If you're an architect, you might be thinking of the actual fire-proof walls used to stop the spread of blaze from, say, apartment to apartment. If you're pretty much anyone else, a firewall is one of the many network settings you may have......

  • How Your Firm Can Be Certified as a Leader in Supporting Women

    2015-06-30T16:59:47Z

    Maybe you've heard the news: Even though women are entering the legal field at unprecedented rates, women are still paid less than their male counterparts. Also, women are largely absent from high-level positions in firms. Some clear progress is being made, however. The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has......

  • Bar Review Milestones: Only One Month Until the Exam

    2015-06-30T16:01:48Z

    The bar exam is just about a month away. One month. If you aren't starting to feel the pressure now, you should be. But you don't need to start pulling your hair out just yet. You've got plenty of time to shore up your strengths and deal with your......

  • Who Can Draw Legislative Districts? The People, SCOTUS Says

    2015-06-30T15:58:45Z

    The Supreme Court has upheld Arizona's use of independent commissions in drawing legislative districts. In order to prevent gerrymandering, the state elected, through public referendum, to establish an independent commission to draw congressional districts. The state legislature challenged this practice, arguing that it violated the constitution's Elections Clause, which......

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  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

  • Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Political News

  • Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:53:52 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.

  • The Latest on Indonesia: Jokowi orders procurement overhaul

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:50:52 GMT

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The latest on the Indonesian military plane crash (all times local):

  • First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:47:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts were set for the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Until late-night rain and thunder washed out the campout.

  • Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:16:29 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy for the Asian financial hub in a rally that follows a turbulent year of protests over political reform.

  • Eurozone ministers set to weigh Greece's latest proposal

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:43:02 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.