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  • Theater shooting suspect wants sanity exam tossed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:55:27 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting want a judge to toss out a report on his sanity.

  • $2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:49:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:14 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

  • Estonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide.

  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:54 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Milwaukee mayor stands by chief who fired officer

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:57:31 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he remains confident in the city's police chief and that a vote expressing otherwise by the police union is just an attempt "to stoke a political fire."

  • Theater shooting suspect wants sanity exam tossed

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:55:27 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting want a judge to toss out a report on his sanity.

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:51:34 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:14 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

  • Estonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide.

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.

Political News

  • Milwaukee mayor stands by chief who fired officer

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:57:31 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he remains confident in the city's police chief and that a vote expressing otherwise by the police union is just an attempt "to stoke a political fire."

  • Fish tale focus of Massachusetts governor campaign

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:56:26 GMT

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer "legitimate questions" about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman.

  • Democrats in tight New England governor races

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:56:18 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.

  • US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:52:33 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:51:34 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

Trending Legal News

  • Dish Network drops channels in contract dispute

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:22:54 GMT

    Florida residents may have noticed that Dish Network has changed its lineup. On Oct. 20, many of the company's customers lost access to seven channels due to Dish Network's contract dispute with Turner Broadcasting. The two companies were reportedly unable...

  • Tax issues for divorcing couples

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:22:49 GMT

    Couples in Ontario contemplating divorce may want to consider the tax consequences associated with marital splits. Moreover, these same consequences might apply to unmarried couples who have a child or have been living together for 12 months or more. With...

  • Construction worker dies in accident on South Carolina highway

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:22:39 GMT

    On Oct. 23, a 27-year-old driver in Beaufort County struck and killed a construction worker, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The pedestrian accident reportedly occurred on eastbound South Carolina Highway 170 at around 2:10 a.m. The 27-year-old driver,...

  • Woman injured in I-95 collision

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:22:36 GMT

    The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 36-year-old woman was injured in a wreck involving a semi-truck on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton. According to authorities, the Oct. 20 accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the highway near Glades...

  • What is a traumatic brain injury?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:22:23 GMT

    Kentucky drivers may be interested to know that traffic wrecks are a leading causes of traumatic brain injury cases nationwide. The seriousness of a traumatic brain injury cannot be overstated. Individuals who suffer brain injuries may potentially face living with...