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  • Judge nixes extradition in case of painting looted by Nazis

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:57:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II was stolen property when he inherited it from his father, a judge ruled Monday.

  • The Latest: Carson says he's best able to solve problems

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:45:30 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

  • DA: Authorities eyeing revenge motive in courthouse shooting

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:38:07 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — William A. Wells was a former firefighter who had never been in any more serious legal trouble than some traffic tickets— until his mother was shot.

  • The Latest: Paul says he's a 'different kind of Republican'

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:33:18 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

  • Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:32:26 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Why Small Firms Fail and How to Avoid Their Fate

    2015-08-03T19:59:16Z

    Very few law firms fail because of bad lawyers. Even the best lawyers can watch their firms fail, often due to poor planning and poorer management. While several large firms have gone down in spectacular fashions recently, many smaller firms have disappeared quietly, failing for reasons that could have......

  • Crimson Kidnapper: Harvard Lawyer Turns to Life of Crime

    2015-08-03T18:59:00Z

    File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000. That is,......

  • Notorious RBG on Recent SCOTUS Cases and Her Love for Gangsta Rap

    2015-08-03T17:59:58Z

    Over the last few years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as an unexpected pop culture superstar. For court watchers, Ginsburg has long been a strong voice for feminism and liberalism on the bench, but lately she has gained celebrity status among the general public, making fans among politically minded......

  • City Can Fine Homeowners for Letting Grass Grow, Refusing to Mow

    2015-08-03T13:59:24Z

    Call it a case of "I fought the lawn and the lawn won." A homeowner in Howell, Michigan, has been fined after he refused to mow the grass on the curb strip in front of his house -- and the Sixth Circuit is on board with that. David Shoemaker had......

  • An Attorney's Responsibility to Suicidal Clients

    2015-08-03T16:59:21Z

    Many clients seek a lawyer's help at the darkest times of their life. They may be dealing with chronic illness, going through a contentious custody battle, fighting foreclosure, or facing prosecution and potential imprisonment. It's unsurprising then that some of these clients would struggle with feelings of depression or suicide.......

  • Twitter Faces Copyright Infringement Allegations

    2015-08-02T15:58:25Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Social media sites host many thousands of photos posted by people on a daily basis. An obvious issue arises as to whether and when these sites might be liable for copyright infringement......

Criminal Law News

  • Florida: Amber Alert canceled in boy's disappearance

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:58:24 GMT

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 21-month-old boy on Monday and say they are now investigating the disappearance of Lonzie Barton as a homicide.

  • Judge nixes extradition in case of painting looted by Nazis

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:57:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II was stolen property when he inherited it from his father, a judge ruled Monday.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:12:23 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — DA: Authorities definitely looking at retaliation as motive in Mississippi courthouse shooting.

  • Report: Man arrested, tried to carjack unmarked police car

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:10:34 GMT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg say a man who tried to carjack an unmarked police car was surprised by two detectives, who arrested him after he tried to run.

  • Prosecutor: Police officers unlawfully opened fire in death

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:50:04 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A "paramilitary response" by police in New Mexico unnecessarily escalated an encounter last year that ended when two officers unlawfully opened fire and killed a homeless man despite signs that he wanted to surrender, a special prosecutor said Monday.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • Judge nixes extradition in case of painting looted by Nazis

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:57:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II was stolen property when he inherited it from his father, a judge ruled Monday.

  • Kerry talks trade in Singapore before regional security meet

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:47:37 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Singapore to talk up an Asia trade agreement that has hit snags in final negotiations.

  • The Latest: Carson says he's best able to solve problems

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:45:30 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

  • The Latest: Paul says he's a 'different kind of Republican'

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:33:18 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

  • The Latest: Rubio talks immigration at GOP 2016 forum

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:29:45 GMT

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.