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  • Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:52:13 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge took a chance on a Georgia woman when he sentenced her to probation after she admitted to blowing up pipe bombs at remote locations.

  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:57 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.

  • NY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:32:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.

  • News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:31:02 GMT

    No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise."

  • Court order temporarily restricts nurse's movement

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:13:25 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:52:13 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge took a chance on a Georgia woman when he sentenced her to probation after she admitted to blowing up pipe bombs at remote locations.

  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:57 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.

  • NY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:32:24 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Miami man charged in the fatal shooting of a New York City restaurant owner in 1986 is a free man after a judge dismissed his murder case after finding prosecutors took too long to charge him.

  • Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:27 GMT

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and injuring another.

  • Embattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarks

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:09:26 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the department.

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

  • US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:58:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks markets are rising around the globe after Japan's central bank surprised investors with a new round of economic stimulus.

  • Obama plugs policies for women before midterms

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:07 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama says policies that ease financial and other burdens on women will help make the economy stronger overall.

  • US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:56:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:07 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.

  • US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:52:27 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, newly returned from a visit to the West African countries worst hit by Ebola, said Friday she is self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.

Trending Legal News

  • Should estate plans include medical care directives?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:20:26 GMT

    When talking about estate plans, for many, their thoughts immediately go to figuring out who will get what after they pass away. However, while having a will or trust with named beneficiaries is certainly a very important aspect of estate...

  • Describing Your Restrictions

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:58 GMT

    Physically, the major types of restrictions involve standing, walking, sitting, bending, use of your hands and fingers, and operation of foot or leg controls. When asked about these types of activities it is better to provide specific time periods rather...

  • Nissan Recalls SUV for Airbags

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:51:51 GMT

    The product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin have recently been made aware that Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall...

  • Florida man accused of killing his mother

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:57:03 GMT

    Criminal charges are never a good thing, especially charges for particularly violent crimes such as homicide or sexual assault. Even if you are innocent, you risk being a pariah in your community as soon as the media gets a hold...

  • What Cops Are Looking For This Halloween

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:48 GMT

    What are cops looking for this Halloween? It isn't candy. It's isn't your unique Halloween costume. Like some holidays or events such as St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, Halloween is a perfect time for law enforcement to crack...