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  • With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:43:14 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."

  • Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:30:48 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:24:41 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

  • Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:20:56 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

  • Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:11:11 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

  • Cuomo's office tightly controls public records

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:59:52 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office instead tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • 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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Criminal Law News

  • Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:30:48 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:24:41 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:45:35 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

  • Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:20:22 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

  • Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:24:07 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.

  • Police: Officers in Arizona shoot man with machete

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:59:51 GMT

    AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb fatally shot a machete-wielding man Thursday after he rammed a patrol car in a stolen truck, injuring an officer.

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

  • Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:46:12 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine.

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:24:41 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

  • Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:20:56 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:13:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

  • Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:11:11 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:59:00 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China and 20 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.

Trending Legal News

  • Important factors affecting compensation for Texas accidents

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:59:10 GMT

    When you are injured in an accident, your thoughts might first focus on getting the medical care you need. Once the bills start rolling in from that medical care, you might decide that you need to seek compensation for...

  • Servers often deal with sexual harassment to save tips

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:45:17 GMT

    Servers who have to rely on tips to make a living wage are often subjected to behavior from customers that would make some people blush. Lewd comments, sexual innuendos and other unwanted advances plague the servers in the restaurant...

  • Custody arrangement important when couples with kids splits

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:55:16 GMT

    When children are the product of a relationship between a couple, if the relationship ends who the children will live with following the split, is often one of the most contentious issues. This is true regardless of whether the couple...

  • Nursing home neglect complaints deserve firm representation

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:56:01 GMT

    In the past couple of blog posts, we have covered some different types of brain injuries, namely subdural hematomas and concussions. For many of our Arkansas readers, these brain injuries might bring up thoughts about car accidents or sports...

  • 9 people face federal drug charges after sting

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:25:09 GMT

    People facing drug charges come from a host of backgrounds. Some of them have traditional jobs, while others might rely on irregular income. Those factors are all evident in the story of the lasted cocaine ring sting made in...