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  • Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:18:48 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

  • 'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:53:54 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

  • NYC worker suspended for using 'robotic voice'

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:23:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite.

  • Girl barred over Ebola fears returns to school

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:19:45 GMT

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class.

  • $13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:44:38 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Does Your Law Firm Website Need Videos?

    2014-10-31T19:07:01Z

    I have a pet peeve: I hate it when a website has a really interesting link in a post, something that SCREAMS "Click me! CLICK ME!" like the "Exorcist" girl, and then when I do, it's a standalone video. A video. A video that I can't watch in public unless......

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  • Maine Judge Rejects In-Home Quarantine for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

    2014-10-31T18:45:01Z

    A judge in Maine has reversed a temporary in-home quarantine order for a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. The judge's new order, issued Friday, removes many of the restrictions initially placed on the nurse's movement. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere had issued a temporary order Thursday, requiring nurse......

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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 6

    2014-10-31T16:40:01Z

    Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)......

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  • Manuel Noriega Loses 'Call of Duty' Publicity Suit Against Activision

    2014-10-31T16:31:01Z

    Wait, Manuel Noriega is in court and he's the plaintiff? It's more likely than you think. Apparently following on the heels of Lindsay Lohan, Noriega -- yes, the same one who was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 -- sued Activision, maker of the game "Call of......

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  • What Can GCs Learn from the EEOC's Live Twitter Chat?

    2014-10-31T16:24:01Z

    Earlier this week, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the EEOC held a "live Twitter chat" where members of the public could ask questions about disabilities and employment that would be answered on Twitter by EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. So what did we learn......

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Criminal Law News

  • 3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:41:42 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.

  • Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:01:10 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.

  • 'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:53:54 GMT

    MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

  • Today in History

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:40 GMT

    Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour.

  • $13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:44:38 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

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.

Political News

  • Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:54:14 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.

  • New US general seeks China air safety dialogue

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:18:15 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions.

  • Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:33:03 GMT

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.

  • Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:01:53 GMT

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's top court endorsed and sent to the National Assembly on Friday a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for President Rafael Correa.

  • Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:05:03 GMT

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers.

Trending Legal News

  • How do I check my child's Halloween candy?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:07:33 GMT

    You may have heard through the grapevine that it is important to “check” your child’s candy before he or she digs into it. But you may be wondering why you need to do so and how to check your child’s...

  • Is the IRS abusing its collection authority?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:46:15 GMT

    It’s certainly not news to say that the Internal Revenue Service has enforcement powers to collect a tax liability. Such tools may include filing a notice of levy or tax lien, wage garnishment or even a sale of property. Of...

  • What is an immigration affidavit of support?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:45:33 GMT

    When a family member or a worker hopes to become a United States citizen, he or she may need to be sponsored in specific ways before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will consider allowing this individual to become an...

  • On the best interests of the child

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:25 GMT

    California law holds the best interests of the child or children to be paramount in any decisions involving custody or divorce. Although that may seem to be a subjective standard, there are certain well-tested guidelines and indicators that the court...

  • Failure to diagnose cancer affects Massachusetts residents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:20:14 GMT

    Thousands of Massachusetts residents suffer from the effects of cancer every year. Improperly diagnosed cancer presents a very troubling situation for patients and their families. A misdiagnose may cause a lot of suffering and ultimately result in death from a...