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  • The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:59:17 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is "an immigrant nation" and value the contribution immigrants make to the country.

  • Survivors of Colorado theater shooting begin testifying

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:55:02 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Katie Medley was nine months pregnant, so she picked a seat near the exit door, just in case she went into labor when her husband and a friend took her to see the "Batman" premiere nearly three years ago.

  • Swedish top court allows Assange to appeal detention order

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:37:26 GMT

    HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's highest court decided Tuesday to allow Julian Assange to appeal a detention order against the WikiLeaks founder over allegations of sex crimes.

  • Defense: No evidence of Hamptons rape to support charges

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:36:02 GMT

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A defense attorney says there are inconsistencies in an Irish tourist's testimony that she was raped in 2013 by a New York City investment banker she met at a Hamptons nightclub.

  • National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:33:05 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guardsmen took up positions across the city and hundreds of volunteers began sweeping the streets of broken glass and other debris Tuesday, the morning after riots erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Union Not Responsible for Facebook Posts, D.C. Cir. Rules

    2015-04-27T18:58:40Z

    An AFL-CIO transit union cannot be held responsible for disparaging comments made by its members on Facebook, the D.C. Circuit has ruled. The case involved comments about picket line crossers made on the Union's private Facebook page during a strike. The comments, which predictably called non-union workers scabs and......

  • Navajo Prisoner Entitled to Venison, Colored Bandana: 7th Cir.

    2015-04-27T19:56:45Z

    The Free Exercise Clause lets practitioners of Santeria in Florida ritually slaughter chickens, and lets a Muslim inmate have a half-inch-long beard. Add David Schlemm to the list. He's a member of the Navajo tribe, imprisoned in Wisconsin, who wants to be able to practice certain religious rituals, namely eating......

  • Penalties for Abuse of IRS Preservation Deduction Upheld

    2015-04-27T18:55:53Z

    Getting "creative" with your tax returns can cost you, as Gordon and Lorna Kaufman found out last week when the First Circuit affirmed penalties against them for an "historic preservation easement" that had no value. After Lorna bought a $1 million house in Boston, the Kaufmans learned about a "tax......

  • 5 Legal Marketing Myths

    2015-04-27T21:55:08Z

    Lawyers are still relatively new to marketing. While Sears and Coca-Cola have been reaching out to the public since the pioneer days, attorneys have had just a few decades to refine their marketing craft. Yet, even in such a short time, several marketing myths have developed. Like all myths,......

  • First Week at the Firm: Five People You Should Avoid

    2015-04-27T19:10:22Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. Remember the kid in grade school who cheated off your......

  • Look! Abercrombie Finally Shifts Hiring Focus After Years of Lawsuits

    2015-04-27T18:56:14Z

    Models won't be the only ones working for minimum wage at Abercrombie and Fitch this summer. The clothing retailer has announced that it will no longer consider "body type or physical attractiveness" in hiring decisions -- it's even considering letting employees wear shirts to work.O brave new world. Abercrombie's......

Criminal Law News

  • Survivors of Colorado theater shooting begin testifying

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:55:02 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Katie Medley was nine months pregnant, so she picked a seat near the exit door, just in case she went into labor when her husband and a friend took her to see the "Batman" premiere nearly three years ago.

  • Saudi Arabia foils US Embassy attack, arrests 93 suspects

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:43:59 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State group who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live.

  • Swedish top court allows Assange to appeal detention order

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:37:26 GMT

    HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's highest court decided Tuesday to allow Julian Assange to appeal a detention order against the WikiLeaks founder over allegations of sex crimes.

  • Dispute outside church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:35:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A long-running feud between two men ended in bloodshed when a gunfight broke out at a funeral in Brooklyn, leaving one of them dead, police said Tuesday.

  • National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:33:05 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guardsmen took up positions across the city and hundreds of volunteers began sweeping the streets of broken glass and other debris Tuesday, the morning after riots erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:37:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy did not tip his hand Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

  • Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:46:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.

  • Court weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:19:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing national debate over police use of force, the Supreme Court struggled Monday with a related question of claims of excessive force against jail officials by people who are accused but not yet convicted of crimes.

  • Pioneer for gay marriage among lawyers for high court cases

    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:27:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

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

    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:40:25 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.

Political News

  • The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:59:17 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is "an immigrant nation" and value the contribution immigrants make to the country.

  • Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:51:58 GMT

    GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide.

  • NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:48:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a "distraction."

  • Saudi Arabia foils US Embassy attack, arrests 93 suspects

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:43:59 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State group who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live.

  • Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks

    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:42:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence.