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  • Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:57:36 GMT

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked Monday on securities fraud charges accusing him of misleading investors in a tech startup, including a state lawmaker, before he took office in January.

  • Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:54:46 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.

  • Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:54:18 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.

  • Suspect in blast near NAACP office pleads guilty to arson

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:51:16 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of setting off a small explosion near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs pleaded guilty Monday to arson and other charges under a plea deal with prosecutors.

  • Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:48:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate appeared likely to reject a Republican effort to halt federal funds to Planned Parenthood on Monday. But it was just a prelude to a fall faceoff with higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could reverberate into next year's presidential and congressional elections.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 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......

  • Help Executives Master Depositions With These 3 Depo Prep Tips

    2015-07-31T18:59:05Z

    Your company is being sued and your executive officers are soon to be deposed. Congratulations! No one is buying cake and celebrating when corporate officers are called in for depositions, but thorough, effective depo. prep is one way for in-house counsel to demonstrate their value to the company. While corporate......

  • Judges Know Nothing About Technology, Judge Says

    2015-07-31T17:58:44Z

    While the NSA is out training 13 year olds to "hack the planet," all those olds on the bench are still struggling to get by without their gramophones. At least, that's the idea you might get from tech journalists complaining about the tech illiteracy of an ever aging judiciary. They're......

  • 2 Year Old Has World's First, Best Lawyer-Themed Birthday Party

    2015-07-31T16:59:24Z

    Kids are weird. They eat dirt, obsess over dinosaurs, and think there are monsters under the bed. But many kids are weird in the most adorable ways. Take Grayson Dobra, for instance. This Louisiana tot decided to celebrate his second birthday with a personal injury lawyer-themed party. Yep, young Grayson......

  • Bad Dog's Bad Drug-Sniffing Skills Are Good Enough for 7th Cir

    2015-07-30T20:18:19Z

    Lex, the drug-sniffing dog, has been a very bad boy. No, Lex didn't bite anyone. He never peed on the carpet or tore apart an officer's shoe. Rather, Lex sniffed drugs on just about everyone he encountered -- whether there were drugs present or not. Lex's nose was just about......

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  • Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:57:36 GMT

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked Monday on securities fraud charges accusing him of misleading investors in a tech startup, including a state lawmaker, before he took office in January.

  • Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:54:18 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.

  • Suspect in blast near NAACP office pleads guilty to arson

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:51:16 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of setting off a small explosion near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs pleaded guilty Monday to arson and other charges under a plea deal with prosecutors.

  • Lukoil managers charged for money $1.95 bln laundering

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:50:55 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion).

  • Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:48:23 GMT

    ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.

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

  • Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:58:50 GMT

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.

  • Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:57:36 GMT

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked Monday on securities fraud charges accusing him of misleading investors in a tech startup, including a state lawmaker, before he took office in January.

  • Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:56:28 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.

  • Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:54:46 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.

  • Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:54:18 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.