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  • Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:46:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace.

  • NYC man accused of scamming families of abducted children

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:16:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit director who said he could help desperate parents recover children illegally taken from the United States during custody disputes was arrested Tuesday on charges accusing him of being a con man.

  • Kentucky argues gay marriage ban not biased

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:59:51 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.

  • Motel 'party' with strangers preceded spy agency shooting

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:55:23 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a motel "party," police said Tuesday.

  • Prom day killing suspect faces another psychiatric review

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:50:55 GMT

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Connecticut teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death on the day of their prom to be examined by psychiatrists for the state, after his lawyers announced they were pursuing an insanity defense.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • First Week at the Firm: How to Make a Great Impression

    2015-03-30T19:13:07Z

    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. Finally land the firm job you've been dreaming of? Congrats!......

  • How To Build Your Firm's Professional Development Program

    2015-03-30T18:55:21Z

    Firms go to great lengths to find and hire the best talent, but once hired, many firms stand back and see who sinks and who swims. While some talent can thrive on its own, taking an active hand in managing your lawyers' development ensures that the firm gets the most......

  • Pao Loses on all Counts in Sex Discrim. Case Against VC Firm

    2015-03-30T17:54:27Z

    Ellen Pao, the former junior partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm on Friday. In a case that made headlines, Pao had claimed that she was not promoted because of her gender, was subject to harassment, and......

  • Zoo Elephants' Migration From Seattle to Oklahoma Challenged in Two New Lawsuits

    2015-03-30T16:58:58Z

    Animal welfare advocates have filed two lawsuits challenging the transfer of a pair of Asian elephants from a zoo in Seattle to Oklahoma City, claiming the move violates the state constitution and federal Endangered Species Act. The transfer comes after years of controversy surrounding the fate of Seattle's elephants.......

  • FBI: Actually, Don't Encrypt Your Phone After All

    2015-03-30T16:56:40Z

    For the past few months, the government has been waging a PR campaign against enhanced phone encryption -- encryption of the type that might make it harder for government snoops to peak into your phones. When Apple announced that it wouldn't be able to break the default encryption in......

  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview: Week of March 31, 2015

    2015-03-30T16:55:17Z

    The Supreme Court is taking it easy this week, eschewing First Amendment and regulatory cases (the latter being its new favorite thing) in favor of more prosaic patent and bankruptcy cases. The biggest case set for argument this week is probably one regarding executing a mentally retarded inmate, though even......

Criminal Law News

  • FBI identifies man killed after NSA shooting

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:44:06 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The FBI has identified a man fatally shot at a National Security Agency gate after disobeying orders from guards there.

  • Woman convicted of killing gambler for $10K casino winnings

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:39:04 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of killing a gambler she followed after he won $10,000 at a Southern California casino.

  • NYC man accused of scamming families of abducted children

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:16:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit director who said he could help desperate parents recover children illegally taken from the United States during custody disputes was arrested Tuesday on charges accusing him of being a con man.

  • Ex-firefighter arrested after holding 4 others hostage

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:59:23 GMT

    ELKINS PARK, Pa. (AP) — A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his suburban Philadelphia firehouse with a gun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage, firing one shot into a wall before surrendering an hour later, police said.

  • Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:58:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police credit a call from an alert tipster in southeast Washington on Tuesday morning for the capture of a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital hours earlier with a guard's gun.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

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