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  • Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:58:32 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.

  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:25:03 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

  • Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:54:49 GMT

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police.

  • US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:47:40 GMT

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war, a legal aid group said.

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:38:40 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Is It Time to End the Ancient Documents Rule?

    2015-08-28T18:07:39Z

    You can trust old things. That's the logic of the ancient documents rule, which allows lawyers to introduce hearsay evidence so long as the document is old enough and appears authentic. How old is old enough? Just 20 years. Ironically, that thinking is probably out of date, given the amount......

  • Disbarment Could Be Ahead for Infamous Prenda Law Attorney

    2015-08-28T17:00:48Z

    The law might finally be catching up to some of the Internet's least favorite lawyers. An attorney from the infamous Prenda Law firm is currently facing disciplinary action in Illinois. That lawyer, John Steele, and his partner Paul Hansmeier, are thought to be the "masterminds" behind Prenda Law's long......

  • You Can't Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

    2015-08-28T09:59:40Z

    Sorry gourmands, chefs, fast food line cooks, you cannot copyright a sandwich, no matter how tasty it might be. One forward-looking Puerto Rican gastronome learned that the hard way last Friday, when the First Circuit tossed his copyright violation suit over a chicken sandwich. Way back in 1987, Norberto......

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why

    2015-08-27T21:58:23Z

    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving

    2015-08-27T18:44:49Z

    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing

    2015-08-27T17:59:13Z

    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

Criminal Law News

  • Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:13:47 GMT

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.

  • US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:47:40 GMT

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war, a legal aid group said.

  • Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:42:38 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic State group.

  • Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:35:43 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say they have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.

  • Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:27:27 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Sunday the man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly bombing was being uncooperative, possibly not telling the truth to interrogators and would remain in military custody for at least seven days.

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Political News

  • Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:58:32 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.

  • South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:50:20 GMT

    JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — A rebel-appointed official in South Sudan's war-ravaged Unity state says government troops on Sunday attacked a village on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement.

  • Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:35:43 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.

  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:25:03 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

  • Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:13:47 GMT

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.