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  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:44:34 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.

  • Defense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:17:47 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county.

  • Man pleads not guilty in killing of missing girlfriend

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:08:37 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, whose skeletal remains were discovered in a jungle in Panama two years after she disappeared.

  • Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:52:38 GMT

    RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a brief interview Friday.

  • Judge OKs bail for 2 accused of supporting Islamic State

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:47:00 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bail of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • How to Ethically Ignore Your Clients on Weekends

    2015-04-17T16:57:00Z

    It's Friday! You've worked all day and most of the nights for the past few weeks. You've come into the office on Saturday and worked through to Sunday morning. It's time for a break. Your sanity, or your marriage, may depend on it. So what do you do when......

  • ALEC Goes After Municipal Broadband Advocates

    2015-04-17T15:58:00Z

    It hasn't been a good few months for ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the organization that brings together (often conservative) state legislators and corporate interests to write model legislation. Several major corporations have been jumping ship as the organization has faced increasing criticism. What's the best way to......

  • Pot Still as Bad as Heroin, Remains Schedule I Drug, Court Rules

    2015-04-17T15:57:00Z

    Marijuana will remain on the federal list of Schedule I drugs, next to heroin and LSD. After a five day evidentiary trial, the District Court for the Eastern District of California denied a motion to dismiss an indictment involving marijuana growing, which challenged the classification was unconstitutional. Under the......

  • Weed Law Round Up: Is Your Future Going Up In Smoke?

    2015-04-17T12:58:00Z

    Forget Bird Law; Weed Law is one of the hottest legal fields right now. As more states turn slowly towards legalization -- 23 states and D.C. allow medical marijuana, while four have fully legalized it -- many lawyers are looking to specialize in this growing (no pun intended) market. So, do you......

  • DUI Can Be Established With Circumstantial Evidence: Cal. Sup. Ct.

    2015-04-16T21:57:55Z

    Can a court use circumstantial evidence, along with blood and breath tests, to conclude that a driver was above the legal limit for alcohol intoxication? That's the question the California Supreme Court answered earlier this month, and it answered in the affirmative after Ashley Coffey challenged her driver's license suspension......

  • After Years of Investigation, EU Accuses Google of Antitrust Violations

    2015-04-16T21:57:00Z

    When I was in law school, course materials repeatedly referred to "Google or Bing," as in, don't use them for legal research. It was a combo that was, literally, laughable. Bing? Almost no one used Bing back then. And that's a problem, according to the European Union. With Google......

Criminal Law News

  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:44:34 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.

  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:32:46 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

  • Defense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:17:47 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county.

  • Man pleads not guilty in killing of missing girlfriend

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:08:37 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, whose skeletal remains were discovered in a jungle in Panama two years after she disappeared.

  • Australia arrests 5 men on terror plot charges

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:07:21 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police officers in the latest security scare in the country linked to militants, officials said.

Supreme Court News

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Voter initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona filed

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:42:19 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to get it on the ballot.

  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:32:46 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

  • Defense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:17:47 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county.

  • Australia arrests 5 men on terror plot charges

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:07:21 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police officers in the latest security scare in the country linked to militants, officials said.

  • Judge OKs bail for 2 accused of supporting Islamic State

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:47:00 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bail of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas.