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  • Wife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:58:43 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says her public corruption conviction is based on an overly broad definition of bribery and she did not receive a fair trial due to a number of mistakes made by the presiding federal district court judge.

  • Judge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:55:28 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.

  • Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:35 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.

  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:03 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.

  • Ex-Va. governor's wife: Corruption trial was unfair

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:11:21 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says her public corruption conviction is based on an overly broad definition of bribery and she did not receive a fair trial due to a number of mistakes made by the presiding federal district court judge.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Six Months for Insulting Colleagues

    2015-04-20T16:53:52Z

    Litigation can make us mad, it's true. But the key is not to let your anger take over. That, as Yoda knows all too well, leads to the Dark Side. David Novoselsky, a lawyer from Illinois, apparently didn't watch any of the "Star Wars" films, because he issued a litany......

  • Best Ultrabook Under $1,300

    2015-04-20T15:58:22Z

    Apple has set the bar high with its new Retina MacBook, a computer that combines the slimness of the MacBook Air with the audacious screen of the Retina MacBook Pro. The Retina MacBook isn't the only game in town, though, when it comes to the "ultrabook" -- a category of......

  • The Sky Is Falling: New Students Have Lowest LSATs in Years

    2015-04-20T12:58:00Z

    For the fifth year in a row, the number of entering law students with high LSAT scores has dropped, leading to hand-wringing concern that the lawyers of tomorrow won't be as smart as the lawyers of yesterday. Indeed, less than half as many entering 1Ls had scores above 165......

  • Court Clarifies Class Ascertainability in Computer Spyware Case

    2015-04-17T18:58:00Z

    A couple may proceed in their class action lawsuit against Aaron's, a furniture and office rental store, and many of its franchisees, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday. Clarifying the Circuit's standards on class ascertainability, the Circuit held that the ascertainability test should be a simple, narrow examination of the......

  • 5 Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

    2015-04-17T18:58:30Z

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics. Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a......

  • Your Company's Confidentiality Agreements Might be 'Pretaliation'

    2015-04-17T16:58:00Z

    KBR Inc., a Texas tech and engineering company, has settled the first SEC "pretaliation" enforcement action under Dodd-Frank, Inside Counsel reported yesterday. KBR's standard confidentiality agreement, used in internal investigations, forbids employees from "discussing any particulars" about the investigation without prior authorization from the law department. That's illegal pretaliation, according......

Criminal Law News

  • Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:35 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.

  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:03 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.

  • South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:32:50 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.

  • The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:51:08 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) —

  • S. Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:34:58 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal about two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.

Supreme Court News

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

Political News

  • Wife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:58:43 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says her public corruption conviction is based on an overly broad definition of bribery and she did not receive a fair trial due to a number of mistakes made by the presiding federal district court judge.

  • Australia: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:53:15 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

  • Ethiopians shocked by Islamic State killings

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:51:38 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings.

  • Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:35 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.

  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:03 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.