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  • NY state OK's $3.6 million after conviction tossed

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:59:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state.

  • 3 years later: No charges in missing toddler case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:39:19 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The blood found throughout the home where Ayla Reynolds was last seen nearly three years ago is all her mother needs to demand charges — any charges — be brought against the child's father and two other adults who were with the toddler the night she disappeared, setting off the largest investigation in Maine's history.

  • Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:32:45 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:31:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

  • City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:50:11 GMT

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff."

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Can Proselytize in Gated Communities: 1st Cir.

    2014-11-21T10:55:01Z

    In response to a series of violent crimes, Puerto Rico enacted a law allowing municipalities to erect gates enclosing public streets. The gates were manned by security guards, and those that weren't staffed by humans required a resident key to enter. So, who's claiming that these gates infringe on their......

  • 5 (Kind of) Thanksgiving-Related SCOTUS Rulings to Savor

    2014-11-20T23:48:01Z

    There's no more American holiday than Thanksgiving. (Well, except maybe Independence Day. And doesn't Canada have a Thanksgiving, too?) A day filled with overeating, over-drinking, and then football? Sign me up! Thanksgiving has popped up over the years at the U.S. Supreme Court as well, though it didn't involve Chief......

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Sues to Block Pa. Criminal Gag Law

    2014-11-20T20:35:01Z

    Last month, we reported that the Pennsylvania legislature had passed Senate Bill No. 508, a law that would allow a crime victim to prevent the crime perpetrator from talking about the crime if doing so would make the crime victim feel bad. The Pennsylvania law in this case was pretty......

Criminal Law News

  • NY state OK's $3.6 million after conviction tossed

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:59:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state.

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:46:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says the police killing of an unarmed man in a darkened public housing stairwell spotlights questions about how the New York Police Department patrols public housing and assigns rookie officers.

  • 3 years later: No charges in missing toddler case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:39:19 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The blood found throughout the home where Ayla Reynolds was last seen nearly three years ago is all her mother needs to demand charges — any charges — be brought against the child's father and two other adults who were with the toddler the night she disappeared, setting off the largest investigation in Maine's history.

  • Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:32:45 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:31:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:51:18 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:46:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says the police killing of an unarmed man in a darkened public housing stairwell spotlights questions about how the New York Police Department patrols public housing and assigns rookie officers.

  • Protest against Biden's visit to Turkey

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:40:59 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — About 300 people have protested U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Turkey, chanting: "Biden get out. This country is ours."

  • 3 years later: No charges in missing toddler case

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:39:19 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The blood found throughout the home where Ayla Reynolds was last seen nearly three years ago is all her mother needs to demand charges — any charges — be brought against the child's father and two other adults who were with the toddler the night she disappeared, setting off the largest investigation in Maine's history.

  • Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:31:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

Trending Legal News

  • Footbridge construction accident kills one, injures 4

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:09:22 GMT

    One construction worker was killed and four others seriously injured when a pedestrian bridge being built at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, collapsed during concrete pouring work. The affected employees were all working for a concrete subcontractor....

  • Workers' health shouldn't be an occupational casualty

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:16:11 GMT

    When most people hear the term workers' compensation, examples of work-related injuries often spring to mind. While physical injuries suffered at work or while performing work-related duties certainly make up the majority of workers' compensation or workplace injury third-party claims,...

  • Child support guidelines in British Columbia

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:57:19 GMT

    When you are going through a child support case, it is likely you have questions about the amount you may be expected to pay or the amount you may expect to receive. In order to make child support orders consistent...

  • Contesting a will in British Columbia

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:49:19 GMT

    A last will and testament is often the most important document in a British Columbia resident's estate plan, but the terms of a will may sometimes be contested by a beneficiary or other individual. Sometimes these challenges are limited to...

  • Ford assembly plant faces repeated sexual harassment case: Part I

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:20:37 GMT

    We have previously written about the problem of sexual harassment in professions traditionally thought of as “men’s work.” This includes factory and manufacturing work. Whether here in California or other parts of the country women who work in these jobs...