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  • Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:39 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges and was ordered jailed on $1 million bond.

  • Police try to keep protest involving Arctic-bound ship

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:22 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are trying to force protesters in kayaks from a river in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators are trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling operation.

  • Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:23 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

  • The Latest: Colorado shooting jurors end day's deliberations

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:25 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

  • Ex-US Rep. Reynolds scrambles to meet bond conditions

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:43:14 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, facing federal tax charges, scrambled Thursday to find a place to stay to meet bond conditions after prosecutors told a judge that restrictions on sex offenders apply to the Chicago Democrat because of a decades-old statutory rape conviction.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Bad Dog's Bad Drug-Sniffing Skills Are Good Enough for 7th Cir

    2015-07-30T20:18:19Z

    Lex, the drug-sniffing dog, has been a very bad boy. No, Lex didn't bite anyone. He never peed on the carpet or tore apart an officer's shoe. Rather, Lex sniffed drugs on just about everyone he encountered -- whether there were drugs present or not. Lex's nose was just about......

  • Clients Want Artificial Intelligence and They Want It Soon-ish

    2015-07-30T18:59:02Z

    Move over pink brains, the new legal smarts are contained within circuit boards and transistors, not flesh -- or so techno-futurists claim. Those same voices are now loudly predicting the integration of artificial intelligence into legal practice. Of course, machine intelligence is nothing new. Commentators have long said technology will......

  • Think Twice Before Using Crowdfunding and Litigation Investments

    2015-07-30T17:58:16Z

    We're in the middle of a crowdfunding golden age. Individuals have raised thousands of dollars to make potato salad ($55,000), create inflatable Lionel Richie sculptures ($12,500), and conduct a squirrel census ($9,000). When it comes to fundraising, it seems like people are just giving money away. Should lawyers and litigants......

  • Weed Lawyers Can Be Weed Sellers, Washington State Bar Says

    2015-07-30T15:43:07Z

    The Evergreen State just got a little greener, at least for lawyers. The Washington State Bar Association gave attorneys the, ahem, green light to use weed and operate marijuana-related businesses, just three years after Washington voters legalized recreational use. This makes Washington the first state to not only allow attorney......

  • Wills Can Be Amended After Death, Cal Supreme Court Rules

    2015-07-29T22:07:06Z

    Finally, that LLM you got in Zombie Law is about to pay off! The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that wills may be amended post-mortem. That's a drastic shift from the categorical bar against modifying an unambiguous will. Of course, those wishing to amend their wills after death won't......

  • In-House Counsel Hate California. Here's Why

    2015-07-29T21:57:11Z

    California dreams are often more like nightmares for many in-house counsel. In-house counsel have a largely negative view of the state's litigation and regulatory climate, according to a new survey by the law firm Archer Norris. In-house lawyers perceive litigation as a greater risk in California than other states. The......

Criminal Law News

  • Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:39 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges and was ordered jailed on $1 million bond.

  • Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:23 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

  • Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:36:18 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater.

  • Man gets 80-year term after killing of pregnant girlfriend

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:35:50 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion was sentenced to 80 years in prison Thursday and immediately vowed to appeal.

  • Police: Thieves target 'Cash Cow' ATMs; steal $500K

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:19:28 GMT

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A gang of thieves treated the Cash Cow check-cashing company as their own cash cow, making off with more than $500,000 from ATMs over the past year, police said Thursday.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Police try to keep protest involving Arctic-bound ship

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:46:22 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are trying to force protesters in kayaks from a river in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators are trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling operation.

  • Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:45:23 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

  • Ex-President George HW Bush tweets about fall, neck injury

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:44:18 GMT

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is showing he has a sense of humor about falling at his Maine summer home and fracturing a bone in his neck.

  • Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:35 GMT

    Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan.

  • Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency. References to some earlier foundation donors mysteriously disappeared.