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  • Experts clash over competency in Slender Man case

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:59:06 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Experts have made contrasting arguments for whether one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man is competent to stand trial.

  • Veteran AP trial reporter Linda Deutsch to retire

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:52:41 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Deutsch, whose decades-long tenure as an Associated Press courts reporter made her a witness to some of the most sensational trials in U.S. history, is ending a career that saw her report Charles Manson's murder conviction, O.J. Simpson's acquittal and countless other verdicts involving the famous and the infamous.

  • Mother pleads after boy, 2, kills sister with gun

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:52 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has pleaded guilty after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister.

  • Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:48:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014.

  • McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:42:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Eager Judge Declares Obama's Immigration Plan Unconstitutional

    2014-12-17T16:19:01Z

    This guy. How badly did he want to make headlines? Late last month, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive orders to push through certain immigration reforms. Republicans screeched. Congress bemoaned the trampling of their authority. States' attorneys general filed a lawsuit. Even a few members of the......

  • DIY Law Firm Website? Here's Your Shopping List

    2014-12-17T18:18:01Z

    It you build it, they will come. Maybe. If you build it right. And there's a lot that goes into building a law firm website "right": SEO, graphics, mobile-friendly layout, content, conversion optimization, and a whole lot more. But don't jump off that building yet. Just like those with DIY......

  • From Zillow's Orange County Office: Another 5 Employee Lawsuits

    2014-12-17T17:53:01Z

    Zillow might be better off burning down this office. First opened in 2012 as an office for selling ads to real estate agents, Zillow's Irvine, California, office has become a hotbed for employee lawsuits. There was the sexual harassment lawsuit that we blogged about earlier this month. And this week,......

  • Clearing Up 5 Things About the Apple iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

    2014-12-17T17:44:01Z

    Yesterday, a federal jury found that Apple's iTunes 7 updates, made between 2006 and 2009, weren't anticompetitive . The verdict caps 10 years of litigation alleging Apple locked other music providers out of its iPods. There's been quite a bit of misreporting what's actually going on in this case, so......

  • ABA Report: Law School Enrollment Declines, as Expected

    2014-12-17T17:16:01Z

    Did anyone not see this coming? We've seen sign after sign after sign of decreased demand for law school seats: fewer LSAT takers, fewer applications, dismal post-graduation job prospects, and more. We've seen some schools cut class sizes, one cut a campus, and a few that obstinately refuse to correct......

  • No Sexual Reassignment Surgery for Inmate: En Banc 1st Cir.

    2014-12-16T22:48:01Z

    Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert, is a transgender individual who identifies as female and who wishes for her physical sex to match her gender. The problem is, she murdered her wife in 1990. The Massachusetts Department of Correction does not wish to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Kosilek argues that......

Criminal Law News

  • Experts clash over competency in Slender Man case

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:59:06 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Experts have made contrasting arguments for whether one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man is competent to stand trial.

  • Veteran AP trial reporter Linda Deutsch to retire

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:52:41 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Deutsch, whose decades-long tenure as an Associated Press courts reporter made her a witness to some of the most sensational trials in U.S. history, is ending a career that saw her report Charles Manson's murder conviction, O.J. Simpson's acquittal and countless other verdicts involving the famous and the infamous.

  • Mother pleads after boy, 2, kills sister with gun

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:52 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has pleaded guilty after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister.

  • NY rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:47:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed in court.

  • Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:11 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • UN urges Syrian warring parties to stop fighting in UN zone

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:56:29 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged Syrian government forces and rebel groups to stop fighting in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel and withdraw from the area which is patrolled by U.N. peacekeepers.

  • US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:54:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is delaying release of a history study because publication could interfere with ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations.

  • Paul: Trade with Cuba 'probably a good idea'

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:51:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked."

  • More US troops going to Iraq in a couple of weeks

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:49:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Iraq says additional American troops will begin moving into the country in a couple of weeks to train local forces.

  • Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:11 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April.

Trending Legal News

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:29:20 GMT

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:20:22 GMT

    The number of deaths and injuries resulting from Illinois accidents where one driver crosses over into the lanes of oncoming traffic is concerning. It also commonly leaves a lot of unanswered questions, because the reason for crossing over may be...

  • Negligence in car accidents is often difficult to prove

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:16:52 GMT

    Car accidents in West Virginia intersections without traffic lights often require intensive investigation to determine who was at fault. In order for injured victims to pursue recovery of losses after an accident, negligence has to be proved. In many cases,...

  • So, you’re going to housing court, P.2

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:14:53 GMT

    In our last post, we talked briefly about nonpayment cases in New York Housing Court. As we noted, it can be important to work with an experienced attorney in nonpayment cases, since doing so ensures that one has guidance in...

  • What should you do after a car accident in Colorado?

    Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:44 GMT

    If you are ever involved in a car accident in Colorado, no matter who was at fault, your first order of business must be determining if anyone has been hurt. If so, you need to call emergency services right...