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  • Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:54:54 GMT

    TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll.

  • Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:27:12 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.

  • Clinton also used iPad for email; mixed personal, work chats

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:28:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:27:51 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.

  • Lawmaker's staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:27:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer questions about their old boss. When they do, they'll likely face a prosecutor with a tough, meticulous reputation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Make a Great Impression

    2015-03-30T19:13:07Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. Finally land the firm job you've been dreaming of? Congrats!......

  • How To Build Your Firm's Professional Development Program

    2015-03-30T18:55:21Z

    Firms go to great lengths to find and hire the best talent, but once hired, many firms stand back and see who sinks and who swims. While some talent can thrive on its own, taking an active hand in managing your lawyers' development ensures that the firm gets the most......

  • Pao Loses on all Counts in Sex Discrim. Case Against VC Firm

    2015-03-30T17:54:27Z

    Ellen Pao, the former junior partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm on Friday. In a case that made headlines, Pao had claimed that she was not promoted because of her gender, was subject to harassment, and......

  • Zoo Elephants' Migration From Seattle to Oklahoma Challenged in Two New Lawsuits

    2015-03-30T16:58:58Z

    Animal welfare advocates have filed two lawsuits challenging the transfer of a pair of Asian elephants from a zoo in Seattle to Oklahoma City, claiming the move violates the state constitution and federal Endangered Species Act. The transfer comes after years of controversy surrounding the fate of Seattle's elephants.......

  • FBI: Actually, Don't Encrypt Your Phone After All

    2015-03-30T16:56:40Z

    For the past few months, the government has been waging a PR campaign against enhanced phone encryption -- encryption of the type that might make it harder for government snoops to peak into your phones. When Apple announced that it wouldn't be able to break the default encryption in......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 31, 2015

    2015-03-30T16:55:17Z

    The Supreme Court is taking it easy this week, eschewing First Amendment and regulatory cases (the latter being its new favorite thing) in favor of more prosaic patent and bankruptcy cases. The biggest case set for argument this week is probably one regarding executing a mentally retarded inmate, though even......

Criminal Law News

  • Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:27:12 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.

  • Spain: Police arrest family, say children were to join jihad

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:07:37 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — The Interior Ministry says police have arrested four members of a family, including two minors who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters.

  • Lawmaker's staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:27:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer questions about their old boss. When they do, they'll likely face a prosecutor with a tough, meticulous reputation.

  • Officers talk to man wounded in mobile home park killings

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:49:16 GMT

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Detectives have interviewed a 22-year-old man who survived a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead at a Washington mobile home park, a sheriff's officer said Monday.

  • Malaysian fishmonger to hang for killing 2 British students

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:59:37 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fishmonger to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • Activists: Syria attacks rebel-held Idlib, killing 14

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:56:28 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government forces have fired surface-to-surface missiles and conducted airstrikes on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, killing more than a dozen people.

  • Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:55:42 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington.

  • Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:54:54 GMT

    TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll.

  • Official: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:40:17 GMT

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Officials say that Iran and six world powers are close to ending the latest round of nuclear talks with a statement that lacks specifics accompanied by documents outlining more detailed understandings.

  • Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:27:12 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.