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  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:26 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

  • China's ruling party pushes for better judiciary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:30 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party said it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concluded its annual meeting on Thursday.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:23 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years.

  • New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:52 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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Criminal Law News

  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:36 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police now concede there was only a single gunman in a terror attack that killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war memorial and then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:58 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:52 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.

  • Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:29:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.

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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Botswana's ruling party favored in elections

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:03 GMT

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections Friday in the southern African nation.

  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:56:09 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:49:43 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

  • China's ruling party pushes for better judiciary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:30 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party said it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concluded its annual meeting on Thursday.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:41:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

Trending Legal News

  • Wrongful termination claim alleges city broke California law

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:55:28 GMT

    California workers may be dismissed without reason under at-will employment laws. However, a lack of explanations cannot disguise a hidden agenda. An employer may not discriminate against workers in protected classes or retaliate against employees who file complaints about...

  • Child custody issue: Moving with your child

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:45:07 GMT

    When you have children with someone and the relationship doesn't work out, you might have to go through the child custody process to determine where the child will live. Once this court order is set, there might be limitations...

  • Macy's sued after 10-year-old girl injured in escalator accident

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:42 GMT

    In 2013, a 10-year-old girl was tragically injured in an escalator accident at a Macy's department store in nearby New Jersey. The girl's foot became trapped even though the laces in the Converse tennis shoes she was wearing were...

  • Arizona couples divorce prospect may be a 1-way agreement

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:43:48 GMT

    Marriages are meant to be forever, but we all know that is not always the case. In today's world, getting a divorce is almost as common as getting married. However, in many divorces, the two people involved don't suddenly...

  • State takes on pharmaceutical giant over OxyContin abuse

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:38:31 GMT

    Prescription drug addiction is a major problem in many states, including Ohio, but few states have fallen victim to the epidemic like Kentucky has. Kentucky officials say addiction to the prescription pain killer OxyContin, in particular, has claimed countless lives...