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  • Memorial underway for Cleveland killer's victims

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:24 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer broke ground on a memorial at the site where those victims' remains were found and the man's home was later demolished.

  • Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:42:47 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview published Thursday that the family has no property outside Serbia.

  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:38 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.

  • Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:33:33 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.

  • California city faces key ruling on bankruptcy

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:24:06 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents in the California city of Stockton will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them.

  • Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:54:26 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Half-Uncle's Marriage to Half-Niece Not Incestuous: N.Y. Court

    2014-10-29T18:56:01Z

    What is incest, really? Back in February, we mentioned that the Second Circuit had certified that question to the New York Court of Appeals. Huyen Nguyen became a conditional permanent resident of the United States in 2000 thanks to her marriage to Vu Truong, a U.S. citizen. Nguyen petitioned to......

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  • Should We Elect Judges? Shady Money Answers Obvious Question

    2014-10-29T21:12:01Z

    Is electing judges a good idea? Our gut reaction is "no," but for the sake of argument, let's take a look at the current state of the courts to see just what's happening with elected versus appointed judges. In Pennsylvania, a former Supreme Court judge just dropped her appeal of......

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  • With McCaffery, Castille Leaving, Pa. High Court Set for Change

    2014-10-29T17:51:01Z

    Earlier this week, the long-simmering and now-public feud between Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Chief Justice Ronald Castille finally ended with McCaffery's resignation. Their bitter battle goes back years (and ended with a pornographic email scandal); many suspect it was the reason why Castille ran a retention election......

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  • 10th Cir. Explains Why Citizens United's Film Donors Can Stay Secret

    2014-10-29T19:50:01Z

    Last week, we reported about a quick, three-paragraph order allowing Citizens United to show the film "Rocky Mountain Heist" without having to disclose the names of the people who donated to the project. The Tenth Circuit promised that it would deliver a substantive opinion on the issue soon, and on......

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  • SCOTUS Stays Execution of Mo. Inmate Abandoned by Counsel

    2014-10-29T19:36:01Z

    Convicted murderer Mark Christeson got the rarest of reprieves: a Supreme Court stay blocking his execution (for now). With an execution set for midnight (Wednesday morning), he was spared with just a few hours to go over the dissent of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Why the reprieve? The order......

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Criminal Law News

  • Suspect jailed in NC courthouse shooting

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:49 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:43:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group severely beat a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.

  • Company: German man kidnapped in Nigeria is free

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:08:26 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The company that employed a German man kidnapped in Nigeria last week says he has been freed.

  • Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:54:26 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is "imperfect" but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:25 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city.

  • German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:29 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Suspect jailed in NC courthouse shooting

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:49 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

  • Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:34 GMT

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.

  • Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:51:17 GMT

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.

  • Zambia: President's body to return Saturday

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:50:11 GMT

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The Zambian government says the body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday.

  • Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:49:12 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says rival militias and armed groups in Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.

  • US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:48:01 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."

Trending Legal News

  • Extracurricular Activities - wandering the Family Law desert without a legal compass

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:31:05 GMT

    Soccer. Baseball. Basketball. Karate. Scouting. Piano. Football. Any of these (plus more) sound familiar to you as activities you (and your child) want to participate in as an extracurricular activity? Who, as a parent, doesn't want their child to have...

  • Hiding assets during a high asset divorce in Minnesota

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:07:48 GMT

    In many ways, fighting over assets and property acquired during a marriage can be likened to balancing a scale under current Minnesota law. In the Minnesota statutes that govern divorce throughout the state, the phrase "fair and equitable distribution"...

  • Proof of physician negligence may appear in the medical records

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:02:01 GMT

    In Maryland and elsewhere, the medical records are the key bedrock that plaintiff's counsel will use to prepare the proof of negligence in a medical malpractice case. Electronic records present several issues for investigation by plaintiff's counsel in trying to...

  • Businesses shared with friends or family still need boundaries

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:44:19 GMT

    There are a number of reasons why friends and/or family members living in Texas may choose to go into business together. One main reason would be that they already know their future business partners and feel it would be a...

  • Zoloft may have caused drug injuries to Ohio patients

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:28 GMT

    Depression is a largely visible disease, and even family members and friends of individuals who suffer from it are often unaware of its damaging effect on their loved one. People in Ohio and across the country turn to treatments such...