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  • In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:46:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.

  • Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:37:54 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.

  • Purported kidnappers want apology from California police

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:09:44 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.

  • Tuskegee Airman Leslie A. Williams dies in California at 95

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:35:40 GMT

    PATTERSON, Calif. (AP) — Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, which broke the military color barrier during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.

  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:05:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 10th Cir. OKs Exclusion of 700 Pages of Nonconforming Docs

    2015-03-31T20:57:35Z

    Calling something a legal "technicality" is like calling a judge an "activist" or, in George Orwell's formulation, anyone a "fascist." The word doesn't mean anything except "I don't like that person." In the law, "technicality" just means "I lost." The Tenth Circuit emphasized the importance of process, though, as it......

  • Nonresident N.Y. Lawyers Must Have Physical Office

    2015-03-31T18:57:00Z

    Must nonresident attorneys keep a physical office in the State of New York in order to practice there? Ekaterina Schoenefeld, a lawyer licensed in both New York and New Jersey, was surprised to find out that was the case after attending a CLE class in New York City. She was......

  • Prosecutors Respond in McDonnell Corruption Appeal

    2015-03-31T18:50:14Z

    Federal prosecutors filed their first response to an appeal by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday. McDonnell was convicted of 11 counts of public corruption last September, relating from his relationship with a Richmond businessman who had given him over $177,000 in loans and gifts. McDonnell contends that......

  • TX. Judge Halts Same-Sex Federal Family and Medical Leave

    2015-03-31T19:50:07Z

    A federal judge in Texas has put a stop to the Obama administration's plans to expand coverage of Family and Medical Leave Act protections to married same-sex couples, at least temporarily. Judge Reed O'Connor, in the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, ordered the government to stay......

  • EPA at the Forefront in Two D.C. Cir. Cases

    2015-03-31T16:15:44Z

    When it comes to federal regulation, the D.C. Circuit is arguably the most important court in the nation. Not only does it see more cases challenging government rulemaking, it throws out those rules regularly -- at a rate significantly higher than any other circuit. The EPA is no stranger......

  • Opinion Isn't Fact: SCOTUS Reverses 6th Cir on Securities Fraud

    2015-03-31T16:05:51Z

    When is an opinion that turns out to be wrong an untrue statement of fact? Only when it is not sincerely held, the Supreme Court ruled last week in a securities fraud case. The Court's decision in Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construct Industry Pension Fund, overturned a recent......

Criminal Law News

  • In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:46:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.

  • Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills home

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:42:29 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of the late oil billionaire J. Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was found dead Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, police and family members said.

  • Purported kidnappers want apology from California police

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:09:44 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.

  • Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:43:49 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man stormed into a medical office building in downtown Fresno and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself, police in central California said Tuesday.

  • Family: Man dead at Hollywood Hills home is Andrew Getty

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:23:35 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A statement from the Getty family says a man found dead in a Hollywood Hills home is Getty oil fortune heir Andrew Getty.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • 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.

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

Political News

  • Leftist Colombian jurist Carlos Gaviria dies at 77

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:45:46 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its constitutional court, died Tuesday night. He was 77.

  • Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:37:54 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.

  • Bull runs along: Stocks end 1Q up for 9th straight quarter

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:02:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn't stop this winter.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:00:43 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

  • Leftist Colombian jurist Gaviria dies at 77

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:48:15 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country*s democratic left while presiding over its progressive constitutional court has died.