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  • Search for California baby suspended; no signs of abduction

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:54:52 GMT

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Shasta County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday suspended the search for a missing baby, saying they have found no evidence to support the father's story that the 6-month-old was abducted from her crib.

  • AP source: Fed's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:50:02 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

  • LaHood wins Illinois GOP race to replace ex-US Rep. Schock

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:37:06 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, defeating an anti-establishment conservative writer in a heavily Republican swath of central Illinois.

  • Judge awards nearly $230,000 to woman who got 153 robocalls

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:30:01 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't a robocall, but a federal judge left a message anyway for companies Tuesday when he awarded nearly $230,000 to a Texas woman, finding that a cable company crossed the line when it harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about the wrong numbers.

  • Low turnout as primary voters head to polls for Schock seat

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:23:49 GMT

    SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — Voters in central Illinois headed to the polls Tuesday to narrow the list of candidates to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions about his spending for travel and the "Downton Abbey"-styled redecoration of his congressional office.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Principal Can Be Fired for Speaking out to Save Her School

    2015-07-07T20:58:01Z

    When we think of free speech in schools, it's often student speech that comes to mind. However, plenty of free speech disputes arise from school employees' public disagreements with their administration. Those cases often involve the balancing of a state employee's interest in participating in public debate against a......

  • Ethical Concerns When Representing Mentally Ill Clients

    2015-07-07T20:01:51Z

    Nearly one in five American adults suffer from a mental illness at some point, with almost ten million adults experiencing serious mental illnesses that interfere with daily life. This means that, sooner or later, most lawyers will encounter a client with some sort of mental illness or impairment. Working with......

  • Shark Week: Who's the Head Shark in Discovery's Legal Department?

    2015-07-07T18:59:14Z

    Happy Shark Week, in-house counsel! As Discovery celebrates sharks for the 28th year, we at FindLaw are highlighting the sharks in the legal profession. This topic raises the question: who's the head shark of Discovery's legal team? Meet Bruce Campbell, General Counsel and Chief Development Officer at Discovery Communications.......

  • Don't Overlook Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Law Firm Brand

    2015-07-07T17:57:46Z

    How do you set yourself and your firm apart from others? Your skill and expertise, yes. Your reputation as a trusted adviser, of course. But how is a potential client supposed to pick you out from all the other skilled, trusted attorneys? Your brand. We know, you aren't selling cereal,......

  • Bar Exam Prep: 5 Tips to Improve Your Memory

    2015-07-07T17:04:32Z

    There's about three weeks left before the bar exam. You know how to write an essay. You've studied all the black letter law. You've got the MBE under your belt. Or you would, if only you could remember whether singing the curtains is enough to get you charged with......

  • Shark Week: Our Three Favorite Sharks on the Supreme Court

    2015-07-07T15:59:45Z

    If you happen to flip through to the Discovery Channel this week, you'll notice that it's "Shark Week," the station's wildly successful tribute to the attorneys of the sea. In honor of our gilled-brethren, we here at FindLaw are celebrating shark week ourselves with a look at legal sharks......

Criminal Law News

  • AP source: Fed's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:50:02 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

  • Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:08:53 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation.

  • Judge rejects plea deal for woman charged in starvation case

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:25:40 GMT

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The judge presiding over the case of a North Dakota woman whose 13-year-old son died weighing just 21 pounds has rejected a plea deal struck by her defense and prosecutors.

  • Democrats in Congress blast San Francisco's sanctuary policy

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:25:30 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Leading Democrats — including San Francisco's former mayor Sen. Dianne Feinstein — are joining mounting criticism of the city's policy of refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials when they request help in detaining a suspect thought to be in the country illegally.

  • News guide: The case that led to Cosby's drugs-sex admission

    Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:21:13 GMT

    Bill Cosby's admission under oath in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes to give to young women with whom he wanted to have sex came during a lawsuit brought by a former Temple University employee.

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

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