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  • Missouri governor reaches out to St. Louis clergy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:37 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is reaching out to St. Louis-area clergy in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

  • Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:54:19 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:50:33 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

  • US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:47:17 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.

  • 1 of 3 victims from FSU shooting is paralyzed

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:38:46 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down, his sister said on Monday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • What Lawyers Should Know About Pres. Obama's Immigration Plan

    2014-11-24T17:59:53Z

    Last Thursday, President Obama outlined his plan for dealing with the problem of undocumented immigrants. It involves selective enforcement of immigration laws, focusing more on criminals and less on families and children. With the implementation of new immigration regulations come new opportunities, both for undocumented immigrants and for attorneys. Here's......

  • Okla. AG Asks SCOTUS to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Challenge

    2014-11-21T23:09:01Z

    Back in September, a federal district judge in Oklahoma, agreeing with a three-judge panel opinion of the D.C. Circuit, held that the Affordable Care Act subsidies applied only to states that had, themselves, established state exchanges and not states in which the federal government had to run the exchange after......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 9

    2014-11-21T17:54:01Z

    After months of flashbacks and teasing, we've finally arrived at the "Winter Finale" of "HTGAWM," where the question #WhoKilledSam gets #answered. The next question is what tantalizing event they're going to dangle in front of us for the next half of the season. This week's episode had nothing to talk......

  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

Criminal Law News

  • 2 teenage victims named in Cleveland home shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:55:15 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two teenagers killed in shootings at a Cleveland home where a pregnant woman and her fetus also were killed.

  • Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:54:19 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:50:33 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

  • US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:47:17 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.

  • Guitarist: Leon Russell band's instruments stolen

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:56 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A guitarist in Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell's band says San Antonio police are investigating the theft of about $4,000 worth of instruments from the group's tour bus.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Missouri governor reaches out to St. Louis clergy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:37 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is reaching out to St. Louis-area clergy in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

  • Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.

  • Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:55:57 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.

  • Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:54:19 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:50:33 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

Trending Legal News

  • What is the Louisiana lemon law?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:11:15 GMT

    Like many other states, Louisiana has a lemon law in place to protect consumers who purchase vehicles in the state. Covered vehicles include passenger and commercial vehicles that require registration, watercraft and all-terrain vehicles, and the drive train and chassis...

  • What happens if you fall behind on spousal support payments?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:10:57 GMT

    Californians who have been ordered to pay spousal support to their ex-spouses must comply with their court order until it is modified or withdrawn. Failure to make spousal support payments on time can result in accumulated interest, wage garnishment and...

  • Having DWI charges expunged can open up your future

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:01:18 GMT

    It may come as no great surprise for those in Texas to learn that a criminal record of any kind can have a severely negative impact on a person's future. A criminal record makes no mention of a good person...

  • New Jersey substitute teacher charged with sexual assault

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:00:18 GMT

    A 21-year-old woman who works as a substitute teacher has been accused of sexual assault. The woman faces several charges for sex crimes after an alleged incident that occurred on Nov. 20 in Wayne, New Jersey. Charges were filed the...

  • Why you can't flee the scene of a car accident

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:58:51 GMT

    A couple of weeks ago in the Orlando, Central FL area, we were reminded of one of the many dangers of fleeing an accident. A woman, who fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash that she was responsible for, was...