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  • FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:18 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.

  • US climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain Obama actions

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:55:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

  • Watchdog group says 4 2016 prospects dodging finance law

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:50:08 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of failing to follow federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running.

  • Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:44:12 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • Supreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid pay dispute

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:43:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 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......

  • When can Jargon Hurt Your Case?

    2015-03-31T17:50:53Z

    Lawyers aren't often known for their clarity and concision -- we paid good money to learn our Latin phrases, after all. We have also been known to fall for the specificity, if not clarity, of a few extra words every now and then. But, pair the somewhat obscure language......

  • 3 Things Employers Don't Care About on Your Resume

    2015-03-31T13:01:22Z

    Have you been applying to jobs and not hearing back? Don't worry, that doesn't mean you're a bad candidate. You could just have a resume that needs some serious help. In the current job market, employers are swamped with eager candidates, so they won't think twice before discarding an......

  • The History of Technology -- Past, Present and Future

    2015-03-31T13:01:15Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in the digital age, with the Internet growing exponentially and with our lives becoming more online every day. It is easy to believe that the development of technology has happened primarily......

  • Prisoner Lawsuit Over Transparent Jumpsuit Can Proceed

    2015-03-30T19:55:02Z

    The Seventh Circuit last week allowed a prisoner's lawsuit to proceed, overruling a district court that tossed the case on summary judgment. Marshall King, a county jail prisoner in Illinois, was forced to wear a transparent jumpsuit "that exposed his genitals and buttocks" while being transferred to state prison. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including some serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

  • FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:18 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.

  • Toddler found unconscious at eatery; mom faces murder charge

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:55:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who locked herself inside a restaurant bathroom for 25 minutes before she was found holding her unconscious 1-year-old son foaming at the mouth has been arrested on a murder charge, authorities said Tuesday.

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

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:52:07 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man and a woman in a romantic relationship were found dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno, police in central California said Tuesday.

  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:49:05 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

Political News

  • Danish-born former SS officer Kam dies in Germany at 93

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:55 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Soren Kam, a former SS officer wanted for war crimes in his native Denmark, has died in Germany. He was 93.

  • A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:49 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including some serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

  • FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:18 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.

  • US climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain Obama actions

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:55:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.