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  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:20:15 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • Navajo high court orders election postponed

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:19:55 GMT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.

  • With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:16:44 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."

  • Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:30:48 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:24:41 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

  • Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:20:56 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:21:28 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:20:15 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:30:48 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:24:41 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:45:35 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

  • Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:20:22 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

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

  • Foreign policy question mark over Indonesia leader

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:25:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The remarkable rise of Indonesia's new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko "Jokowi" Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. The U.S. is looking for him to sustain Jakarta's role as a regional leader in Southeast Asia.

  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:23:17 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:20:15 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

  • Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:46:12 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine.

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:24:41 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

  • Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:20:56 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

Trending Legal News

  • Will workers’ compensation cover Ebola?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:25:46 GMT

    In order for a Virginia Beach City worker to qualify for workers' compensation based on a disease or illness like Ebola, he or she must have contracted the disease as a result of performing his or her job. The...

  • Visitation program benefits Baton Rouge non-custodial parents

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:22:35 GMT

    Louisiana courts encourage co-parenting following a couple's separation. Isolated Baton Rouge non-custodial parents sometimes drift away from their children or are kept at arm's length by a custodial parent. The Department of Children and Family Services has a program...

  • Protecting the best interests of the child in Pennsylvania court

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:35:28 GMT

    Due to the unpredictability nature, high stress and costs associated with most family law proceedings, is preferable for parents to settle their child custody disagreements out of court. However, when Pennsylvania parents cannot come to agreement on a child...

  • Important factors affecting compensation for Texas accidents

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:59:10 GMT

    When you are injured in an accident, your thoughts might first focus on getting the medical care you need. Once the bills start rolling in from that medical care, you might decide that you need to seek compensation for...

  • Servers often deal with sexual harassment to save tips

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:45:17 GMT

    Servers who have to rely on tips to make a living wage are often subjected to behavior from customers that would make some people blush. Lewd comments, sexual innuendos and other unwanted advances plague the servers in the restaurant...