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  • Israel says Palestinian confesses to car attack on Jews

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:35:57 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service says a 37-year-old Palestinian man has confessed to intentionally ramming his car into a group of Israeli Jews in a deadly car attack last week.

  • Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:31:15 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

  • Student arrested for pot brownies; children sent to hospital

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:22:17 GMT

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia high school student looking to celebrate an unofficial holiday with schoolmates has been arrested for marijuana brownies.

  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:20:55 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

  • How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:18:59 GMT

    Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Six Months for Insulting Colleagues

    2015-04-20T16:53:52Z

    Litigation can make us mad, it's true. But the key is not to let your anger take over. That, as Yoda knows all too well, leads to the Dark Side. David Novoselsky, a lawyer from Illinois, apparently didn't watch any of the "Star Wars" films, because he issued a litany......

  • Best Ultrabook Under $1,300

    2015-04-20T15:58:22Z

    Apple has set the bar high with its new Retina MacBook, a computer that combines the slimness of the MacBook Air with the audacious screen of the Retina MacBook Pro. The Retina MacBook isn't the only game in town, though, when it comes to the "ultrabook" -- a category of......

  • The Sky Is Falling: New Students Have Lowest LSATs in Years

    2015-04-20T12:58:00Z

    For the fifth year in a row, the number of entering law students with high LSAT scores has dropped, leading to hand-wringing concern that the lawyers of tomorrow won't be as smart as the lawyers of yesterday. Indeed, less than half as many entering 1Ls had scores above 165......

  • Court Clarifies Class Ascertainability in Computer Spyware Case

    2015-04-17T18:58:00Z

    A couple may proceed in their class action lawsuit against Aaron's, a furniture and office rental store, and many of its franchisees, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday. Clarifying the Circuit's standards on class ascertainability, the Circuit held that the ascertainability test should be a simple, narrow examination of the......

  • 5 Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

    2015-04-17T18:58:30Z

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics. Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a......

  • Your Company's Confidentiality Agreements Might be 'Pretaliation'

    2015-04-17T16:58:00Z

    KBR Inc., a Texas tech and engineering company, has settled the first SEC "pretaliation" enforcement action under Dodd-Frank, Inside Counsel reported yesterday. KBR's standard confidentiality agreement, used in internal investigations, forbids employees from "discussing any particulars" about the investigation without prior authorization from the law department. That's illegal pretaliation, according......

Criminal Law News

  • Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:31:15 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

  • Student arrested for pot brownies; children sent to hospital

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:22:17 GMT

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia high school student looking to celebrate an unofficial holiday with schoolmates has been arrested for marijuana brownies.

  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:20:55 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

  • Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:17:23 GMT

    LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard has testified at his trial that he bears a moral share of the blame for atrocities at the camp, but it's up to judges to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:58:08 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Supreme Court News

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

Political News

  • Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:38:46 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.

  • Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:31:15 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

  • Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:29:35 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.

  • How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:18:59 GMT

    Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.

  • Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:17:23 GMT

    LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard has testified at his trial that he bears a moral share of the blame for atrocities at the camp, but it's up to judges to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder.