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  • Prosecutors tried to commit man now accused in decapitation

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:48:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The county prosecutor's office in metro Phoenix said Wednesday that it tried unsuccessfully to extend a man's stay at a state mental hospital before he was released from custody several months ago and became a suspect in the decapitation of his wife and mutilation of himself.

  • Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:48:43 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater.

  • 3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:48:03 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:42:50 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:34:18 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based rideshare services in the capital.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail When Speaking to Reporters

    2015-07-29T19:58:05Z

    You're more of a Perry Mason style lawyer than a Johnnie Cochrane, more Clarence Thomas than Antonin Scalia. You save the speechifying for the court room, leave the impassioned arguments in your briefs. But, when it comes to dealing with reporters, you might be doing yourself and your clients a......

  • Data Analytics Gain Ground in Law Firms, but Doubts Remain

    2015-07-29T18:58:09Z

    When it comes to making litigation decisions, lawyers usually depend on their experience, research, and gut instincts, rather than hard data. That's slowly changing, however, as more firms begin to embrace the use of data analytics when deciding how to pursue litigation. Of course, startups and the media have been......

  • Will SCOTUS Answer Nonprofits' ACA Contraception Mandate Prayers?

    2015-07-29T17:59:59Z

    You may see Obamacare back in front of the Supreme Court next term, at least if religious nonprofits have their way. Just over a year ago, the Court ruled in Hobby Lobby that the Affordable Care Act must accommodate the religious objections of closely held corporations.Now, the court is facing......

  • Man 'Terrorizes' State -- by Publishing Its Laws Online

    2015-07-29T17:14:25Z

    Hide your children! Hide your wives! The Georgia Annotated Code is free online! The annotated code was put online, gratis, by Public.Resource.org, the nonprofit run by Carl Malamud, a longtime advocate of moving legal documents into the public domain. Georgia has sued, claiming that the upload is an attempt to......

  • Want to Be a Federal Judge by Age 35? Follow Kozinski's Lead

    2015-07-28T22:37:56Z

    Top of your law school class? On the fast track to making partner? Don't expect us to be impressed. Real gunners become federal judges. Before they're 40. Honestly, it shouldn't be that hard. At least according to the Ninth Circuit's resident conservative, porn aficionado, and cinephile, Judge Alex Kozinski. Kozinski,......

  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

Criminal Law News

  • Prosecutors tried to commit man now accused in decapitation

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:48:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The county prosecutor's office in metro Phoenix said Wednesday that it tried unsuccessfully to extend a man's stay at a state mental hospital before he was released from custody several months ago and became a suspect in the decapitation of his wife and mutilation of himself.

  • Relative: Family shot after offering help to stranded driver

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:48:24 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who was stopped along a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding their daughter, a relative said.

  • 3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:48:03 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:42:50 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:29:03 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:43:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.

  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:42:50 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • House Roll Call: Funding for highways, transit, vets' health

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:34:11 GMT

    The 385-34 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, providing money for federal highway aid and veterans' health care.

  • Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:29:03 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:26:03 GMT

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Opponents of a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated at a resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui are demonstrating against the proposed pact.