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  • Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:53:55 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • The oath taken by court clerk now jailed over gay marriage

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:47:11 GMT

    In jailing a Kentucky court clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a federal judge noted that the clerk had sworn an oath to perform her job, just as many other public servants do. "Oaths mean things," U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on Thursday.

  • Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:41:10 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who submitted it amid a fraud probe that centers on him.

  • Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:40:57 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.

  • Parents of 15-year-old fatally shot by police plan lawsuit

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:37:56 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 15-year-old carjacking suspect fatally shot by Indianapolis police says the family plans to file a federal lawsuit alleging that officers were negligent in the youth's death and violated his constitutional rights.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • After a Natural Disaster, Bring in the Lawyers, Says State Bar Ass'n

    2015-09-02T17:58:59Z

    When you think natural disaster response, you don't necessarily think of lawyers. Clean water, medical aid, and even evacuations might seem like more pressing concerns following a major hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake. But in the aftermath of many natural disasters, lawyers can be an essential resource, helping victims access housing,......

  • Class Action Specialists Reach Out to 'Victims of Google'

    2015-09-02T16:54:27Z

    Has Google done you wrong? Well, then Hausfeld, an international plaintiff's firm, wants to hear from you. The firm, known for its high-profile class actions, recently launched a platform to help individuals and businesses pursue potential lawsuits against Google. The Google Redress & Integrity Platform, or GRIP, is specifically......

  • California Agrees to End Solitary Confinement Abuses in Prison

    2015-09-02T12:59:23Z

    California will strictly limit its use of solitary confinement in prisons, the state announced on Tuesday. The changes are expected to greatly reduce the number of inmates held in isolation. Currently, inmates are often kept in small, windowless cells for 22 hours a day, often suffering severe psychological distress as......

  • Practicing in Marijuana Law Remains a Risky Bet

    2015-09-01T21:57:29Z

    Think your future is in weed law? Twenty-three states and D.C. have laws allowing for medical marijuana. Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska have legalized recreational weed, and California is expected to join them next year. All those growers, distributors, and vendors need lawyers and if the end of marijuana......

  • Supreme Court Denies Stay, Ordering Ky. Clerk to Issue Marriage Licenses

    2015-09-01T19:45:07Z

    The Supreme Court has refused to grant an emergency stay to a Kentucky county clerk who refused to wed gay couples. This June, the Supreme Court recognized marriage as a fundamental right that cannot be denied to same-sex couples. The Court's refusal to grant a stay, issued in a one-sentence......

  • 7 Logical Fallacies Lawyers Need to Stop Using

    2015-09-01T16:57:43Z

    Argumentation is part of any lawyer's DNA. It's essential to the profession and it's often something lawyers deeply enjoy. But good argumentation means avoiding -- or at least recognizing -- the hundreds of logical fallacies that can work their way into an exchange. Of course, one man's sophistry is......

Criminal Law News

  • The Latest: Prosecutor: Not all families agree with death

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:59:10 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a prosecutor's decision to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof (all times local):

  • 3 California correctional deputies arrested in inmate death

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:48:42 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Three California correctional deputies were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

  • Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:41:10 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who submitted it amid a fraud probe that centers on him.

  • Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:40:57 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.

  • Parents of 15-year-old fatally shot by police plan lawsuit

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:37:56 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 15-year-old carjacking suspect fatally shot by Indianapolis police says the family plans to file a federal lawsuit alleging that officers were negligent in the youth's death and violated his constitutional rights.

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Political News

  • The Latest: Canada: Syria family didn't file refugee request

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:57:24 GMT

    The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT):

  • Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:53:55 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • Trump signs pledge to back GOP's 2016 presidential nominee

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:52:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee — whoever it may be.

  • Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:48:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify.

  • The oath taken by court clerk now jailed over gay marriage

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:47:11 GMT

    In jailing a Kentucky court clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a federal judge noted that the clerk had sworn an oath to perform her job, just as many other public servants do. "Oaths mean things," U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on Thursday.