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  • Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:53:16 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home.

  • Arkansas cities push back against laws cast as anti-gay

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:27:32 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.

  • Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:25:27 GMT

    Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."

  • Jury to resume deliberations in Iowa spousal sex abuse case

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:20:28 GMT

    GARNER, Iowa (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberating in the trial of a former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife, who was suffering from dementia.

  • Penalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:11:45 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to hear evidence on what his punishment should be — life in prison or the death penalty — as survivors and victims' families weigh in with their views.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Six Months for Insulting Colleagues

    2015-04-20T16:53:52Z

    Litigation can make us mad, it's true. But the key is not to let your anger take over. That, as Yoda knows all too well, leads to the Dark Side. David Novoselsky, a lawyer from Illinois, apparently didn't watch any of the "Star Wars" films, because he issued a litany......

  • Best Ultrabook Under $1,300

    2015-04-20T15:58:22Z

    Apple has set the bar high with its new Retina MacBook, a computer that combines the slimness of the MacBook Air with the audacious screen of the Retina MacBook Pro. The Retina MacBook isn't the only game in town, though, when it comes to the "ultrabook" -- a category of......

  • The Sky Is Falling: New Students Have Lowest LSATs in Years

    2015-04-20T12:58:00Z

    For the fifth year in a row, the number of entering law students with high LSAT scores has dropped, leading to hand-wringing concern that the lawyers of tomorrow won't be as smart as the lawyers of yesterday. Indeed, less than half as many entering 1Ls had scores above 165......

  • Court Clarifies Class Ascertainability in Computer Spyware Case

    2015-04-17T18:58:00Z

    A couple may proceed in their class action lawsuit against Aaron's, a furniture and office rental store, and many of its franchisees, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday. Clarifying the Circuit's standards on class ascertainability, the Circuit held that the ascertainability test should be a simple, narrow examination of the......

  • 5 Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

    2015-04-17T18:58:30Z

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This is the day when you appreciate the person in your office who prints, copies, files, types, answers the phone, and handles your calendar logistics. Don't worry, the actual day isn't until April 22. If you forgot about it, there's plenty of time to get a......

  • Your Company's Confidentiality Agreements Might be 'Pretaliation'

    2015-04-17T16:58:00Z

    KBR Inc., a Texas tech and engineering company, has settled the first SEC "pretaliation" enforcement action under Dodd-Frank, Inside Counsel reported yesterday. KBR's standard confidentiality agreement, used in internal investigations, forbids employees from "discussing any particulars" about the investigation without prior authorization from the law department. That's illegal pretaliation, according......

Criminal Law News

  • Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:46:56 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.

  • Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:25:27 GMT

    Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."

  • Jury to resume deliberations in Iowa spousal sex abuse case

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:20:28 GMT

    GARNER, Iowa (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberating in the trial of a former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife, who was suffering from dementia.

  • Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:55:45 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.

  • South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:54:27 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.

Supreme Court News

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man toy patent fight

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spider-Man's latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law.

Political News

  • Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:53:16 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home.

  • Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:46:56 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses Pakistani parliament

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:40:30 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is addressing Pakistan's parliament.

  • S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:40:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.

  • US, Japan say no deal on farm, auto trade but end in sight

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:38:53 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach.