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  • Mexico: 7 police charged with torture in army slaying case

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:40:30 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico on Wednesday formally accused seven state police officers of torturing three women who survived a confrontation a year ago in which soldiers allegedly killed at least a dozen suspected gang members after they surrendered.

  • Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:32:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two witnesses said an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Washington state fought with an officer, threw rocks and told officers to shoot him before they opened fire, documents released Wednesday show.

  • Customs officials recover idol looted from Indian temple

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:42:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials in New York have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:40:36 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:11:15 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Advising a Corporate Client? Think Ethically, Not Just Legally

    2015-07-01T19:44:58Z

    When advising a corporate client, lawyers may be tempted to limit their inquiry into the legality of a particular business practice or matter. Instead, they should also consider the ethical implications of their advice. There are codified ethics guidelines, laws and regulations, all of which attempt to establish minimal......

  • Disparate Impact Can Show Housing Discrimination, Court Rules

    2015-07-01T18:30:18Z

    With all the attention given to the Supreme Court's recent rulings on Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty, it was easy to overlook several other important decisions. For example, last Thursday, the Supreme Court recognized that housing policies which have a disproportionate impact of certain groups can violate......

  • Business in England? Consider Becoming an English Solicitor

    2015-07-01T17:29:18Z

    If you're an Anglophile or just in-house at a company that does frequent work with the Brits -- either way, you might benefit from becoming a solicitor in England and Wales. Becoming a solicitor (that's English for "attorney") can help you understand the laws and regulations of England and......

  • 3 Times When It Makes Sense to Get an LLM

    2015-07-01T16:58:39Z

    A Juris DoctFor is a terminal degree. Not because it kills you, though it might, but because it's the highest level of degree awarded in legal studies. So what do you do if a J.D. just isn't enough? You go down one -- to a Master of Laws, or......

  • Privacy Group Wants to Stop Uber's Background Data Collection

    2015-07-01T16:35:30Z

    Alternative Title: Privacy Group Files FTC Complaint Over Uber's Data, Privacy Policy Uber has had a rough go of it recently. Two weeks ago, the California Labor Commission ruled that at least one driver was an Uber employee, not the independent contractor Uber had claimed. Last week, taxi drivers......

  • Can't Copyright Just Part of a Collaborative Work, 2nd Cir. Rules

    2015-07-01T09:59:05Z

    Contributors to a creative work, whose contributions are inseparable from that work, cannot copyright their contribution alone, the Second Circuit ruled on Monday. The decision came from a dispute between an independent film's producer and its director, after the director attempted to copyright the raw footage of the film......

Criminal Law News

  • Today in History

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:00:03 GMT

    Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year.

  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:51:28 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.

  • Mexico: 7 police charged with torture in army slaying case

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:40:30 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico on Wednesday formally accused seven state police officers of torturing three women who survived a confrontation a year ago in which soldiers allegedly killed at least a dozen suspected gang members after they surrendered.

  • Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:32:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two witnesses said an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Washington state fought with an officer, threw rocks and told officers to shoot him before they opened fire, documents released Wednesday show.

  • Investigators have person of interest in Dylan Redwine case

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:21:22 GMT

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Investigators have identified a person of interest in the case of a 13-year-old boy who went missing in 2012 and whose remains were found seven months later in southwestern Colorado.

Supreme Court News

  • 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

  • Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:07:14 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.

  • Greece in limbo: Shuttered banks keep lifeline

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:02:07 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:00:03 GMT

    Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year.

  • Asian stocks gain as US data eclipses Greek risk

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:55:03 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher on Thursday as strong U.S. payroll data overshadowed worries about Greek debt.

  • Guatemala court revives study on ending president's immunity

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:41:58 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's constitutional court on Wednesday revived a process that could strip President Otto Perez Molina of immunity from prosecution amid growing corruption scandals.