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  • New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:46:48 GMT

    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — It's a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn't addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors.

  • Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:21:29 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

  • Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:07:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report.

  • Military service members complain about sex survey

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:11:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some in the U.S. military are complaining about a sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

  • Quotations in the News

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:02:05 GMT

    "It's a real setback to the idea that lots of people are going to be taking joyrides into the fringes of outer space any time soon. There were a lot of people who believed that the technology to carry people is safely at hand." — John Logsdon, retired space policy director at George Washington University, after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart during a test flight.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Does Your Law Firm Website Need Videos?

    2014-10-31T19:07:01Z

    I have a pet peeve: I hate it when a website has a really interesting link in a post, something that SCREAMS "Click me! CLICK ME!" like the "Exorcist" girl, and then when I do, it's a standalone video. A video. A video that I can't watch in public unless......

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  • Maine Judge Rejects In-Home Quarantine for Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox

    2014-10-31T18:45:01Z

    A judge in Maine has reversed a temporary in-home quarantine order for a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa. The judge's new order, issued Friday, removes many of the restrictions initially placed on the nurse's movement. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere had issued a temporary order Thursday, requiring nurse......

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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 6

    2014-10-31T16:40:01Z

    Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)......

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  • Manuel Noriega Loses 'Call of Duty' Publicity Suit Against Activision

    2014-10-31T16:31:01Z

    Wait, Manuel Noriega is in court and he's the plaintiff? It's more likely than you think. Apparently following on the heels of Lindsay Lohan, Noriega -- yes, the same one who was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989 -- sued Activision, maker of the game "Call of......

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  • What Can GCs Learn from the EEOC's Live Twitter Chat?

    2014-10-31T16:24:01Z

    Earlier this week, as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the EEOC held a "live Twitter chat" where members of the public could ask questions about disabilities and employment that would be answered on Twitter by EEOC Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. So what did we learn......

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Criminal Law News

  • Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:27:52 GMT

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.

  • Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:21:29 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

  • South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:14:33 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said Saturday.

  • Iran says 93 percent of executions drug-related

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:10:42 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling.

  • 2 Vietnamese arrested in South Africa on poaching

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:45:51 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say they have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation.

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.

Political News

  • 1 Dem Senate candidate welcoming Obama's help

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:58:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is finding something unusual in his late campaign push before Tuesday's election — a Democratic Senate candidate willing to appear with him.

  • Yemen Shiite rebels kill 4 Islamist party guards

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:55:13 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen Shiite rebels attacked an Islamist party headquarters in a central province killing four guards and blowing up the building overnight, security officials said.

  • List of Senate candidates with House backgrounds

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:47:06 GMT

    Current or former House members who are Senate candidates in Tuesday's elections:

  • New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:46:48 GMT

    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — It's a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn't addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors.

  • Senate changes as more former House members join

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:41:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is becoming nearly as rancorous as the House, and many say one reason is an influx of senators who served in that sharp-elbowed lower chamber. Tuesday's elections may leave the august Senate with more former members than ever from the rough-and-tumble House.

Trending Legal News

  • How do I check my child's Halloween candy?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:07:33 GMT

    You may have heard through the grapevine that it is important to “check” your child’s candy before he or she digs into it. But you may be wondering why you need to do so and how to check your child’s...

  • Is the IRS abusing its collection authority?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:46:15 GMT

    It’s certainly not news to say that the Internal Revenue Service has enforcement powers to collect a tax liability. Such tools may include filing a notice of levy or tax lien, wage garnishment or even a sale of property. Of...

  • What is an immigration affidavit of support?

    Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:45:33 GMT

    When a family member or a worker hopes to become a United States citizen, he or she may need to be sponsored in specific ways before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will consider allowing this individual to become an...

  • On the best interests of the child

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:50:25 GMT

    California law holds the best interests of the child or children to be paramount in any decisions involving custody or divorce. Although that may seem to be a subjective standard, there are certain well-tested guidelines and indicators that the court...

  • Failure to diagnose cancer affects Massachusetts residents

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:20:14 GMT

    Thousands of Massachusetts residents suffer from the effects of cancer every year. Improperly diagnosed cancer presents a very troubling situation for patients and their families. A misdiagnose may cause a lot of suffering and ultimately result in death from a...