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  • Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:19:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange.

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist in nuke spy sting to be sentenced

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:19:16 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.

  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:15:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Lawyers, activists demand Sri Lankan chief justice resign

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:14:24 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Lawyers and rights activist on Wednesday demanded Sri Lanka's chief justice resign because he is being investigated for involvement in an alleged coup plot soon after this month's presidential election.

  • Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:25:18 GMT

    ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:46:57 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.

  • Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is facing Senate questioners as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.

  • Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:17:16 GMT

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Benjamin and Kristi Strack often talked about the apocalypse and wanting to leave the evil they saw in the world, but friends and family thought that meant they would one day move somewhere remote and live off the grid.

  • Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:01:36 GMT

    BETIN, West Bank (AP) — The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-throwing youth.

  • Egyptian police criticized over death of female protester

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:17:06 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:46:57 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.

  • Communist cadres in Tibet punished for helping Dalai Lama

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:40:32 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Investigators have found that 15 Communist Party officials in Tibet joined underground Tibetan independence organizations, provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama and his supporters or participated in activities deemed harmful to China's security, a party agency said Wednesday.

  • Israel military says its airstrikes target Syrian army posts

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:22:39 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it launched airstrikes targeting Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets fired the previous day into the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

  • Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:19:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange.

  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:15:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.

Trending Legal News

  • Fatal accident claims 5 family members in Maryland

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:21:55 GMT

    A 28-year-old Delaware semi-truck driver was recently discharged from the hospital after being involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the deaths of five extended family members. Tragically, the man's truck crashed into a Suzuki Forenza carrying...

  • $1.5m Settlement for Exacerbation and Aggravation

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:34:31 GMT

    Raphaelson and Levine Law Firm was victorious in securing 1.5 million dollars in compensation for our client who was injured in a Nassau County auto accident. Our client, a woman in her fifties, had a long-standing history of prior injuries...

  • Is there any defense to a domestic violence protective order?

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:23:23 GMT

    It may seem as though individuals facing domestic violence charges have few defense options. The alleged victim has given his or her version of events to the police and the police may have arrested you. You may be unable...

  • What is a graffiti charge in Maryland?

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:07:46 GMT

    When a person or business invests in property, they want to keep that investment in good shape. For that reason, there are laws in Maryland that prohibit people from doing things that destroy the property of others. There are...

  • Hide and seek is no game when it comes to property division

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:07:27 GMT

    Affairs of the heart are often very painful. When a marriage falls apart, one may experience a variety of emotions. While it is natural for those facing divorce to feel confused and emotional, one should try to avoid acting on...