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  • Dellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:51:06 GMT

    DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson, Missouri, is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.

  • Cyanide killed hospital employee, official says

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:49:47 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident.

  • Crime surge accompanies Wyoming oil boom

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:20:51 GMT

    DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in east-central Wyoming say they're seeing more crimes committed by workers newly arrived to the area's booming oil fields and don't have enough police and jail space to handle the problem.

  • Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:47:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.

  • Death row inmate's prison food complaint rejected

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:03:59 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • Cyanide killed hospital employee, official says

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:49:47 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident.

  • UPMC employee died of cyanide, how undetermined

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:47:59 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning.

  • Crime surge accompanies Wyoming oil boom

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:20:51 GMT

    DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in east-central Wyoming say they're seeing more crimes committed by workers newly arrived to the area's booming oil fields and don't have enough police and jail space to handle the problem.

  • Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:55:13 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

  • Death row inmate's prison food complaint rejected

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:03:59 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.

Supreme Court News

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

Political News

  • Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:53:46 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in the state.

  • Dellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:51:06 GMT

    DELLWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson, Missouri, is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.

  • Black Friday special: prison handicrafts

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:50:42 GMT

    THOMASTON, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.

  • Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:45:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.

  • Tunisia's outgoing premier backs broad coalition

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:45:23 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Tunisia's next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance.

Trending Legal News

  • Slip and fall accidents and how to get help in Texas

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:56:09 GMT

    Regardless of whether a particular property is owned by a business or an individual, Texas residents generally assume that they will be safe from harm when entering a private or public property. However, many properties and premises in Texas...

  • Juvenile records an issue for many states

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:32:01 GMT

    Just like in our last post, we're going to leave the state of California for this story. As we have talked about numerous times, crimes committed by juveniles could come back to haunt them later in life. There are many...

  • Emotions often stand in the way of best interests of the child

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:47:03 GMT

    Ohio parents who are divorced will likely agree that adjusting to life after divorce brings many challenges. Single parents often find themselves facing financial difficulties, while, in some cases, having to get used to new addresses and new schedules. In...

  • There is No Excuse for A Sponge to be Left Behind During Surgery Here in Columbus, But It Happens More than You Might Think

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:53:30 GMT

    The AMA recently published a report that documented the thousands of instances where foreign objects, particularly sponges, are left in patients after surgery each year in the United States. There are specific protocols in the operating room that require nurses...

  • New York City joins global effort against domestic violence

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:41:10 GMT

    Nov. 25 was the International Day to End Violence against Women. Attorneys representing the city of New York took that opportunity to report that New York City police receive over 770 reports of domestic violence daily. The lead counselor...