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  • 3 states wage fight to keep same-sex marriage ban

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:07:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.

  • Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:04:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.

  • Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:46 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners.

  • Feds to gather 'nuisance' mustangs in Nevada

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:20 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal wranglers plan an unusual wild horse roundup near the Nevada-Utah line, where ranchers and rural residents say protected mustangs are knocking down fences and impregnating domesticated mares.

  • NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:51:59 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.

  • Haitians' lawyer to NY judge: Ignore UN immunity

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to ignore the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • 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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Criminal Law News

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:45 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:16:27 GMT

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life.

  • Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:04:25 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver of an ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

  • AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:04 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:44:51 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam, according to court filings released Thursday.

  • Royal Protection officer arrested in ammo probe

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:02:15 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British police say an officer assigned to the royal protection unit has been arrested after ammunition was found in personal lockers on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

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

  • Report: Better shields needed for private tax data

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law, federal investigators said Thursday.

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:18:45 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:16:34 GMT

    Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

  • Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:09:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

  • Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:08:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul is playing down isolationist positions on foreign policy and advocating an approach that he says "recognizes our limits and preserves our might."

  • Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:46 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners.

Trending Legal News

  • What is Supervised Visitation?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:22:07 GMT

    Written by: Ginger Cooper of Schwam-Wilcox & Associates Attorney's and Counselor's at Law. Home Office: Orlando When parents are in conflict or facing certain charges in criminal or dependency court, the judge may order a parent or parents to have...

  • Fatal motor vehicle accident leaves many questions unanswered

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:21:41 GMT

    In many instances, it is quite clear why an accident occurs. Sometimes it is because of distracted driving, such as texting, and other times, it may be due to the person behind the wheel having been drinking. In some cases,...

  • Building credit scores up is possible following bankruptcy

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:14:36 GMT

    Filing for bankruptcy may be one of a person's worst fears in West Virginia. This is because people fear what will happen to their credit and thus their purchasing power after completing the bankruptcy process. A few tips can help...

  • Texas woman claims demotion was retaliation

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:10:14 GMT

    There are many legitimate reasons to fire an employee. If that employee is unreliable and not capable of completing the job tasks for which they were hired or commits some sort of illegal behavior related to the workplace, firing them would...

  • How can I bring a medical malpractice lawsuit in South Carolina?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:06:07 GMT

    Knowing that you may have a claim for medical malpractice is one thing. But what is next? Can you just retain an attorney and file a lawsuit right away? According to South Carolina law, the answer to that question is...