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  • AP NewsBreak: California prisons end race policy

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:22:27 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:10:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

  • Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:32:14 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:11:59 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

  • Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:07:17 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.

  • Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:35 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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Criminal Law News

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:19:08 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.

  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:10:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

  • Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:32:14 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.

  • 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:27:20 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that rocked the building with the boom of gunfire and forced lawmakers to barricade themselves in meeting rooms. The gunman was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

  • Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:35 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

  • Vandalism reported at 5 National Parks

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:51 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says vandalism has been found within five western national parks and officials are investigating vandalism reports at five other parks.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • AP NewsBreak: California prisons end race policy

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:22:27 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:19:08 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.

  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:10:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

  • GOP Sen. Collins, Democrat Bellows debate in Maine

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:10:32 GMT

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows are clashing over issues like universal health care, the best way to fight Ebola and the best way to boost the economy.

  • Texas' Davis says she would welcome Obama visit

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:03:13 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor.

  • Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:39:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

Trending Legal News

  • National and state motorcycle accident statistics

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:51:05 GMT

    Across the U.S., 93,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries and 4,957 motorcyclists died in traffic collisions in 2012, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of injuries was 15 percent higher than in 2011, and the death...

  • How does chapter 13 bankruptcy help individuals in debt?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:50:43 GMT

    Individuals who are having trouble repaying their debts, whether they live in New Jersey or some other state, have a few bankruptcy options, including filing Chapter 13. This type of bankruptcy is also known as the wage earner's plan because...

  • Defective medical devices may cause harm to patients

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:50:33 GMT

    Oklahoma patients may be interested in what happens when a medical device is defective, a risk to patient health or both. Defective medical devices are clearly in violation of Food and Drug Administration standards. The company involved in the case...

  • A statistical look at the perils of riding a motorcycle

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:40:10 GMT

    Pennsylvania motorcyclists may be aware of the inherent risks associated with riding their vehicles. There were 210 people killed in motorcycle accidents in the state during the year 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This number reflects...

  • Jury finds Louisiana DOTD partially responsible in fatal accident

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:38:27 GMT

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is responsible for designing and constructing roadways and their intersections in a way that promotes public safety. Even so, many of the state's drivers will agree that some intersections are not laid...