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  • Judge: Suspect's confession OK in California pier shooting

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:59:00 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge declined Thursday to toss out the confession of a suspect charged with murder in a San Francisco shooting at the center of the national immigration debate.

  • New indictment adds charges against Washington state auditor

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:56:33 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A new indictment from a federal grand jury on Thursday added money laundering and tax evasion counts to a long list of charges against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting allegations that he stole more than $1 million from clients of his former business.

  • Ex-Las Vegas firefighter guilty in cocktail waitress murder

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:52:06 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas firefighter and U.S. Military Academy graduate was found guilty Thursday of hiring a homeless ex-convict to hide in an apartment and kill his estranged wife with a claw hammer nearly three years ago.

  • Prosecutors call last witness in trial of Alabama officer

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:48:57 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A second colleague of an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force against an Indian grandfather said Thursday that he thought the takedown used to subdue the man was improper, and a dispatcher said she helped "stack" the officer's probable cause information by searching for recent incidents he could mention in his paperwork.

  • Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:01:44 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • For Small Firms, Is it Better to Be a Specialist or Generalist?

    2015-09-03T18:18:26Z

    One of the easiest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd and to gain expertise in a field is to narrow your focus. But pick too narrow of a focus and you might find yourself struggling to stay busy. Have too general a practice and it may be......

  • West Point Law Prof Wants to Bomb Holy Sites, Target Academics

    2015-09-03T17:57:11Z

    Dr. Strangelove has nothing on West Point law professor William Bradford. Unlike Stanley Kubrick's crazed doctor, or even the unhinged General Buck Turgidson, Prof. Bradford doesn't want to just kill America's supposed enemies abroad, he wants to take out the traitors here at home as well. That means killing......

  • Non-Citizens Have a Right to Bear Arms -- With 1 Major Catch

    2015-09-03T10:59:23Z

    Non-citizens have a right to bear arms, even if they are in the country illegally, the Seventh Circuit ruled late in August. The ruling overturns a district court finding that the Second Amendment doesn't protect unauthorized aliens. In so holding, the Seventh created a split with the Fourth, Fifth, and......

  • Transgender Inmate in Georgia Gets Surprise Parole After Lawsuit

    2015-09-03T09:58:05Z

    Last February, Ashley Diamond sued the Georgia Department of Corrections in federal court. A transgender woman, Diamond was housed in a men's prison, denied medical treatment, and repeatedly sexually assaulted, she alleged -- all while the state refused to take corrective action. This Monday, she was unexpectedly granted parole.......

  • Is the Contract Worker Golden Age Coming to an End?

    2015-09-02T18:59:01Z

    The ranks of America's independent contractors, freelancers, and temporary workers have swelled over the past years. Many companies have eagerly switched to a contract-based workforce. After all, using independent contractors allows corporations to avoid many of the costs and risks of employment -- by shifting them onto the worker.......

  • After a Natural Disaster, Bring in the Lawyers, Says State Bar Ass'n

    2015-09-02T17:58:59Z

    When you think natural disaster response, you don't necessarily think of lawyers. Clean water, medical aid, and even evacuations might seem like more pressing concerns following a major hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake. But in the aftermath of many natural disasters, lawyers can be an essential resource, helping victims access housing,......

Criminal Law News

  • Judge: Suspect's confession OK in California pier shooting

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:59:00 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge declined Thursday to toss out the confession of a suspect charged with murder in a San Francisco shooting at the center of the national immigration debate.

  • New indictment adds charges against Washington state auditor

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:56:33 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A new indictment from a federal grand jury on Thursday added money laundering and tax evasion counts to a long list of charges against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting allegations that he stole more than $1 million from clients of his former business.

  • Ex-Las Vegas firefighter guilty in cocktail waitress murder

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:52:06 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas firefighter and U.S. Military Academy graduate was found guilty Thursday of hiring a homeless ex-convict to hide in an apartment and kill his estranged wife with a claw hammer nearly three years ago.

  • Prosecutors call last witness in trial of Alabama officer

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:48:57 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A second colleague of an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force against an Indian grandfather said Thursday that he thought the takedown used to subdue the man was improper, and a dispatcher said she helped "stack" the officer's probable cause information by searching for recent incidents he could mention in his paperwork.

  • 3 shot, 1 killed, gunman sought on Sacramento college campus

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:44:33 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say three people have been shot and one of them has died in a parking lot next to a baseball field on the campus of Sacramento City College.

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Political News

  • Bush: Trump 'too pessimistic,' will lead GOP to defeat

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:50:13 GMT

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House.

  • California governor offers $3.6 billion annual highway plan

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:43:36 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.

  • Judge: Suspect's confession OK in California pier shooting

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:18:27 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has declined to toss out the confession of a suspect charged with murder in a shooting at the center of the national immigration debate.

  • Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:16:18 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination — a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.

  • Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

    Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:01:44 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigation.