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  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:53:59 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Woman who faked son's cancer gets probation

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:51:03 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail.

  • Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:35:40 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer had sex several times with a 14-year-old girl in the conference room of his downtown office after former clients holding her captive brought her there during business hours, authorities said.

  • Longtime AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca dies at 40

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:35:01 GMT

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.

  • Two teens shot dead, two different Obama reactions

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:25:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two unarmed black teenagers shot dead. Two very different reactions from President Barack Obama.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

Criminal Law News

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:53:59 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Woman who faked son's cancer gets probation

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:51:03 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail.

  • Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:35:40 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer had sex several times with a 14-year-old girl in the conference room of his downtown office after former clients holding her captive brought her there during business hours, authorities said.

  • Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:24:15 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground.

  • Tough to make a case against police in shootings

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:10:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of making a case against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Lawmakers near deal to extend popular tax breaks

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:55:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lame duck lawmakers are closing in on an agreement to renew dozens of expired tax breaks for businesses and individuals, including permanent enactment of a generous tax breaks on investments in new equipment and research and development.

  • Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:53:59 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • UN: 12.2 million Syrians need humanitarian help

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:47:07 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief says 12.2 million Syrians need assistance because of increasing violence and deteriorating conditions in the country, up from 10.8 million in July.

  • Official: Afghan president orders military review

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:37:14 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor.

  • Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:28:39 GMT

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.

Trending Legal News

  • Want a Marriage Agreement that Won't be Overturned? Try these Tips

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:32:54 GMT

          The purpose of a marriage contract is to set out terms that can be relied on in the event of a separation. However, courts can and do overturn agreements where they were negotiated under unfair circumstances or where the...

  • 28 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against 3 doctors

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:28:57 GMT

    When a patient seeks medical care, he or she expects to receive treatment that meets the established standard of care. That standard of care is what other medical personnel who have received the same training or hold the same...

  • 3 fatalities in California crash

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:21:45 GMT

    A automobile crash near Willits on Nov. 13 killed three people and resulted in a prolonged closure of Highway 101, reportedly. The fatal incident occurred at approximately 12:40 p.m. near the juncture of Highway 101 and Hollands Lane. The California...

  • 1 dead, several injured in multiple Florida highway accidents

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:21:18 GMT

    On Nov. 14, the Florida Highway Patrol responded to three successive car accidents, which left one person dead and several others with injuries. All three incidents appeared to have occurred on Interstate 4 near Lakeland. The first accident occurred at...

  • Recognizing the danger involved in texting and driving

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:21:09 GMT

    Pennsylvania motorists live in a busy world, and cellphones make it easier to keep up with the pace. However, texting while driving can result in serious injuries or death to motorists or pedestrians, making it important for those driving to...