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  • Frenchman on trial for helping 14-year-old trying to join IS

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:43:30 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman accused of helping a 14-year-old runaway try to join Islamic State by arranging her travel is on trial on terrorism charges.

  • South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:35:31 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday in a sensational case in which authorities are struggling to protect the privacy of a girl who apparently had no idea of what had happened.

  • Federal judge shot during robbery attempt to have surgery

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:22:33 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge who was shot in the leg outside his Detroit home during an apparent robbery attempt is scheduled for surgery and expected to make a full recovery.

  • Pope meets with Chile bishop amid outcry over appointment

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:56:57 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met Friday with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nomination of his successor, accused of covering up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.

  • Austrian panel recommends no return of Klimt masterpiece

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:39:50 GMT

    VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel ruled Friday against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner, and the government said it would keep the masterpiece in line with that recommendation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients

    2015-03-05T18:39:01Z

    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

  • 9th Cir. Won't Enjoin Sunnyvale, Calif.'s Gun-Control Ordinance

    2015-03-04T23:21:01Z

    By now, we know that states and local governments can't unduly burden an individual's right to own a gun. That hasn't stopped governments from coming up with other ways to enact meaningful gun regulations, though. In addition to making bullets more expensive, cities and states have enacted laws limiting the......

  • Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

    2015-03-04T18:55:01Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

  • DOJ Releases Reports on Ferguson PD, Michael Brown Shooting

    2015-03-04T21:53:01Z

    The Department of Justice issued two reports Wednesday: one finding that police in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in a pattern of conduct that routinely violated residents' civil rights, and another detailing the fatal police shooting of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. Citing the results of the Michael Brown investigation, the DOJ......

  • King v. Burwell Oral Arguments: 'Such,' Coercion, and Kagan's Clerks

    2015-03-04T20:07:01Z

    Cases of statutory interpretation are rarely as sexy as those involving constitutional issues. But King v. Burwell is among the most important cases of this term, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today. If the justices agree with the petitioners, then one of the three legs of the Affordable......

  • 5 Resume Tips to Catch an Employer's Eye

    2015-03-04T19:22:01Z

    Your resume is the first impression you make with employers. If it doesn't grab the employer's attention, you'll never get the chance to make your case to them in an interview. CNN reports that, on average, human resource managers receive more than 75 resumes for each open position. How......

Criminal Law News

  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:42:04 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.

  • Prosecutors: Businessman funded lavish lifestyle with scheme

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:40:16 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a North Carolina man who ran a payroll services company has pleaded guilty to laundering money in a $15 million scheme and used the cash to pay for strippers, jewelry, a Mercedes-Benz and a lavish home.

  • South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:35:31 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday in a sensational case in which authorities are struggling to protect the privacy of a girl who apparently had no idea of what had happened.

  • Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:24:59 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.

  • 2 suspected Islamic recruiters arrested in Belgium

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:13:02 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the Belgian capital on suspicion of trying to recruit people to fight with Islamic radicals in Syria.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Political News

  • Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:51:57 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.

  • New law allows pensions for workers in Nazis' Polish ghettos

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:47:43 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The German Parliament's upper house has approved legislation that will allow pension payments to residents of Poland who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos when their country was occupied during World War II.

  • South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal, frustrating mediators

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:43:20 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of discussions attempting to stop violence in the world's newest country.

  • Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:25:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.

  • Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:24:59 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.