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  • Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:32:31 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.

  • Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:31:33 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic have been convicted for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified program.

  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:56 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow.

  • For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

  • News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:09 GMT

    The Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, where the Ebola virus is raging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced less restrictive guidelines with different recommendations aimed at different groups. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced plans to go further than the CDC guidelines and put troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa in quarantine for 21 days — the incubation period for Ebola.

  • Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Half-Uncle's Marriage to Half-Niece Not Incestuous: N.Y. Court

    2014-10-29T18:56:01Z

    What is incest, really? Back in February, we mentioned that the Second Circuit had certified that question to the New York Court of Appeals. Huyen Nguyen became a conditional permanent resident of the United States in 2000 thanks to her marriage to Vu Truong, a U.S. citizen. Nguyen petitioned to......

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  • Should We Elect Judges? Shady Money Answers Obvious Question

    2014-10-29T21:12:01Z

    Is electing judges a good idea? Our gut reaction is "no," but for the sake of argument, let's take a look at the current state of the courts to see just what's happening with elected versus appointed judges. In Pennsylvania, a former Supreme Court judge just dropped her appeal of......

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  • With McCaffery, Castille Leaving, Pa. High Court Set for Change

    2014-10-29T17:51:01Z

    Earlier this week, the long-simmering and now-public feud between Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Chief Justice Ronald Castille finally ended with McCaffery's resignation. Their bitter battle goes back years (and ended with a pornographic email scandal); many suspect it was the reason why Castille ran a retention election......

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  • 10th Cir. Explains Why Citizens United's Film Donors Can Stay Secret

    2014-10-29T19:50:01Z

    Last week, we reported about a quick, three-paragraph order allowing Citizens United to show the film "Rocky Mountain Heist" without having to disclose the names of the people who donated to the project. The Tenth Circuit promised that it would deliver a substantive opinion on the issue soon, and on......

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  • SCOTUS Stays Execution of Mo. Inmate Abandoned by Counsel

    2014-10-29T19:36:01Z

    Convicted murderer Mark Christeson got the rarest of reprieves: a Supreme Court stay blocking his execution (for now). With an execution set for midnight (Wednesday morning), he was spared with just a few hours to go over the dissent of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Why the reprieve? The order......

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Criminal Law News

  • Delaware politician's spouse nabbed in sign theft

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:44:00 GMT

    MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The husband of a Delaware state senator was arrested after he was caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans, authorities said Thursday.

  • Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:38:30 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.

  • Suspect jailed, 2nd man sought in NC shooting

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:34:20 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

  • Suspect jailed in NC courthouse shooting

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:49 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

  • Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:43:52 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group severely beat a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.

  • Company: German man kidnapped in Nigeria is free

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:08:26 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The company that employed a German man kidnapped in Nigeria last week says he has been freed.

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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • New UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:53:17 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria is briefing the Security Council for the first time after visiting key countries with influence on any possible solution to the deeply entrenched conflict.

  • Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:49:26 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International said rival militias and armed groups in Western Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.

  • Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:45:01 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says authorities have found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar.

  • Delaware politician's spouse nabbed in sign theft

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:44:00 GMT

    MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The husband of a Delaware state senator was arrested after he was caught on video taking down political signs erected by Republicans, authorities said Thursday.

  • US voters deciding on billions for conservation

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:40:06 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.

  • Suspect jailed, 2nd man sought in NC shooting

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:34:20 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

Trending Legal News

  • Contributory negligence and how it affects a car accident claim

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:23 GMT

    Even a seemingly minor car accident can leave an individual with property damage, medical expenses, and insurance nightmares. Complicating matters further, these individuals often have to take their claim to court in an attempt to recover compensation from a...

  • Ways to help minimize workplace injuries

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:22:44 GMT

    Employers should always seek to maximize employee safety and minimize worker injuries. Workplace injuries can be costly to employers but can also be extremely costly for workers. Workers can suffer lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, disability, pain and suffering damages...

  • Have a family-law issue: Get help

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:20:52 GMT

    Just as each Illinoisan is unique, so too are the family-law issues he or she encounters. Some Illinoisans get married, start a civil union or begin a domestic partnership. Others get divorced or dissolve their relationship. Some Illinoisans need...

  • Workplace injuries: Mine worker alleges assault by colleagues

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:20:48 GMT

    A Pennsylvania person's ability to contribute in the workplace is highly dependent on the worker's rapport with colleagues and superiors. At the very least, a certain mutual respect is expected, without which working together can become an uncomfortable and...

  • Law offers protection for domestic violence victims

    Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:19:39 GMT

    Sadly, domestic assault is not uncommon among married couples and people in intimate relationships. There are many types of domestic violence, as described in a previous blog post. Victims of domestic violence hold the key to stop the abuse....