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  • A look at the slaying of suburban Houston sheriff's deputy

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:53:21 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Shannon J. Miles is charged with fatally shooting a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy in an attack the sheriff said was possibly fueled by rising tensions linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. A guide to key aspects of the case:

  • Sex registry questioned after prep school grad's conviction

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:51:40 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest must register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens to being branded.

  • Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:51:02 GMT

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with "aiding a terrorist organization" and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges "baseless and alarmingly false."

  • Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports nuclear deal

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:48:29 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's Parliament speaker said Monday that he supports the historic nuclear deal with world powers aimed at reining in Tehran's efforts to build a bomb.

  • Judge seals Alabama governor's divorce file from public view

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:45:42 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge ordered Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's divorce case to be sealed from public view Monday, and the governor told cabinet members that he would not let distractions get in the way of his push for budget and policy changes.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • You Don't Have to Be BigLaw to Hire Top Talent

    2015-08-31T18:58:39Z

    When it comes to recruiting new attorneys, it can be hard for small practices and boutique firms to compete with for top talent -- but it's not impossible. After all, there's a reason you don't work for a major firm. Because those jobs are awful. Instead of being another overpaid......

  • New Report Surveys IP Litigation Trends Over the Past Six Years

    2015-08-31T17:46:01Z

    If you work in an IP-heavy industry, you know just how important a role litigation can play in protecting (or abusing) intellectual property rights. Now, Lex Machina, the IP litigation research company, has conducted one of the first, wide-ranging overviews of copyright litigation trends over the past years. Lex Machina......

  • 7 Celebrities Who Survived Law School

    2015-08-31T16:55:13Z

    Two years ago, the Pew Research Center announced that lawyers were the most hated professionals in America. No surprise there -- very few people think their ex's divorce attorney was just a committed professional doing the best for her client. But for all the hate, there are plenty of......

  • Go Ahead With Your Bulk Data Collection, D.C. Cir .Tells NSA

    2015-08-31T09:57:32Z

    The NSA can continue its controversial mass phone metadata collection now, after the D.C. Circuit threw out a lower court injunction against the program on Friday. The D.C. Circuit panel found that the plaintiff, conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, had not shown a likelihood that he would succeed on the......

  • 3D Gun Printers Take Their Case to the Fifth Circuit

    2015-08-31T10:57:22Z

    3D printers promise to allow anyone to create complex objects at home. For a few hundred dollars, you can pick up a consumer-grade 3D printer and start printing out toys, architectural models, or firearms. Yep, it's pretty easy for anyone with a 3D printer to print out a gun......

  • Is Your Email Secure Enough for Client Communications?

    2015-08-28T19:57:55Z

    Most lawyers communicate primarily through email. At the same time, lawyers need to take reasonable efforts to prevent disclosure of client communications and information. Are these two things in conflict? Potentially. It's fair to say that email isn't the world's most secure communication system. For one, the NSA regularly......

Criminal Law News

  • A look at the slaying of suburban Houston sheriff's deputy

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:53:21 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Shannon J. Miles is charged with fatally shooting a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy in an attack the sheriff said was possibly fueled by rising tensions linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. A guide to key aspects of the case:

  • Sex registry questioned after prep school grad's conviction

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:51:40 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest must register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens to being branded.

  • Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:51:02 GMT

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with "aiding a terrorist organization" and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges "baseless and alarmingly false."

  • Kansas man sentenced to 20 years for airport bomb plot

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:45:42 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who plotted a suicide bomb attack aimed at causing "maximum carnage" at a Wichita airport was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison

  • The Latest on Houston deputy: Miles had mental evaluation

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:36:56 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Political News

  • A look at the slaying of suburban Houston sheriff's deputy

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:53:21 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Shannon J. Miles is charged with fatally shooting a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy in an attack the sheriff said was possibly fueled by rising tensions linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. A guide to key aspects of the case:

  • US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:52:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — August was a brutal month for investors.

  • Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:51:58 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans.

  • Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:51:35 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.

  • Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:51:02 GMT

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with "aiding a terrorist organization" and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges "baseless and alarmingly false."