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  • Today in History

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:56 GMT

    Today is Friday, July 3, the 184th day of 2015. There are 181 days left in the year.

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:58:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

  • 3 days before pope visit, Ecuador protests aim at president

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:55:10 GMT

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of people turned out for protest marches across Ecuador on Thursday to call for the ouster of President Rafael Correa just three days before a visit by Pope Francis.

  • Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:48:46 GMT

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether to stop a grand jury investigation into an embattled sheriff whose longtime friend and volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.

  • Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:07:48 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Booming Practice Areas for Law Firms Looking to Grow

    2015-07-02T17:59:05Z

    As the legal market begins to pick up, not all practice areas are growing equally. The growth in a few areas is far outpacing the rest. How can you tell which practice areas are booming these days? Look at who's hiring. What's booming according to legal staffing companies? Several......

  • Is Your Law Firm Blog Mobile-Friendly? If Not, It Should Be

    2015-07-02T16:57:25Z

    If your firm doesn't have a blog, it's well in the minority. More than 80 percent of AmLaw 200 firms publish blogs. Some of them publish multiple ones. Fox Rothschild, for example, takes the Danielle Steele approach to publishing, putting out blog after blog after blog. The total now?......

  • Should Lawyers Use Airbnb for Business Travel?

    2015-07-02T15:59:03Z

    Last year, Airbnb, the tech company that allows users to rent out their spare rooms or empty apartments to travelers, launched its first business travel venture. The tech company claims that using Airbnb instead of a traditional hotel will help business travelers feel more at home when they're abroad,......

  • SCOTUS Accepts Challenge to Public Employee Union Dues

    2015-07-01T21:59:32Z

    Right before it left for summer break, the Supreme Court granted cert to a case that will leave many teachers worried about their future. On the last day of its 2015 term, the Court agreed to review a constitutional challenge to state rules requiring some government workers to pay......

  • Advising a Corporate Client? Think Ethically, Not Just Legally

    2015-07-01T19:44:58Z

    When advising a corporate client, lawyers may be tempted to limit their inquiry into the legality of a particular business practice or matter. Instead, they should also consider the ethical implications of their advice. There are codified ethics guidelines, laws and regulations, all of which attempt to establish minimal......

  • Disparate Impact Can Show Housing Discrimination, Court Rules

    2015-07-01T18:30:18Z

    With all the attention given to the Supreme Court's recent rulings on Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty, it was easy to overlook several other important decisions. For example, last Thursday, the Supreme Court recognized that housing policies which have a disproportionate impact of certain groups can violate......

Criminal Law News

  • Sheriff: Oregon man, suspected in parents' death, kills self

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:40:39 GMT

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, authorities said.

  • Sheriff's officer: Man accused of killing parents kills self

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:01:25 GMT

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Springfield, Oregon, man jailed on charges of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his county jail cell.

  • Meth in toaster among many drug parcels sent to Hawaii

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:21:42 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal agents last month intercepted a package mailed to Hawaii from Southern California containing a toaster oven. Hidden inside the four-slice toaster, there appeared to be 6 pounds of crystal meth.

  • Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:48:46 GMT

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether to stop a grand jury investigation into an embattled sheriff whose longtime friend and volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.

  • Wife decries police shooting of man, says he had no real gun

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:13:48 GMT

    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The wife of a man killed by police on Thursday said she told authorities there were no real firearms in her home before two officers shot him to death. Prosecutors said the man had pointed a realistic-looking BB gun at the officers before they opened fire.

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

Political News

  • VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:45:39 GMT

    HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:04:49 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.

  • Sheriff's officer: Man accused of killing parents kills self

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:01:25 GMT

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Springfield, Oregon, man jailed on charges of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his county jail cell.

  • Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:51 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to seventeen. Divers were searching for more bodies.

  • AP PHOTOS: Surfing takes Brazilian kids out of Rio slum

    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:22 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's dawn and barefoot boys are hustling down the inclined alleys of Rio de Janeiro slums, surfboards under their arms. They're heading to nearby Sao Conrado and Arpoador beaches, where they catch waves and momentarily leave their impoverished lives behind.