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  • Memorial services held for Sydney siege victims

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:46:53 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Two victims of a deadly siege in Sydney were being remembered on Tuesday at private memorial services, one week after a gunman took them hostage inside a downtown cafe.

  • Judge strikes down wage boost for some home workers

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:43:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Labor Department regulations that would have meant higher pay for some home health care workers.

  • Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:38:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two officers.

  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:18:50 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

  • Experts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangered

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:15:16 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?

    2014-12-22T18:24:01Z

    Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

  • Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins

    2014-12-22T18:08:01Z

    It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

  • 5 Totally Useless Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office

    2014-12-22T17:59:01Z

    By now, you've read many of our gift guides, including the Black Friday tech gift guide and the plain old lawyer gift guide. All of those gifts were actual gifts, with real utility. Don't you ever want to get someone something that's completely useless? Well, fear not. We scoured the......

  • NLRB Names McDonalds, Franchisees as Joint Employers in 13 Complaints

    2014-12-22T17:52:01Z

    In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......

  • 2014's Top 10: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

    2014-12-19T23:05:01Z

    FindLaw doesn't have Texas Case Law blog. We don't have a West Virginia Case Law blog. We have a California Case Law blog. And we're sure glad we do, because if we didn't, there's no way our writers and readers would know that they might be able to change music......

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Colorado to Block Recreational Pot

    2014-12-19T20:00:01Z

    Colorado has legalized marijuana. Undoubtedly, some of the out-of-staters who cross the border to purchase marijuana will take it back with them when they leave. This causes headaches for neighboring states that do not wish to legalize marijuana -- all of Colorado's neighboring states, to be exact. That is what......

Criminal Law News

  • Mexico: Local police involved in 2011 migrant massacres

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:27:29 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Local police in the city of San Fernando in northern Mexico were involved in the 2011 massacres of 193 mainly Central American migrants whose bodies were found in mass graves, according to federal prosecutors.

  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:18:50 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

  • Ga. airline worker arrested in gun smuggling plot

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:39:32 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday.

  • Texas TV meteorologist improving after shooting

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:33:24 GMT

    TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas meteorologist who was shot last week outside of his TV station says he is "slowly getting better."

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:13:32 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • North Korea Internet outage in wake of Sony attack over

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:02:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."

  • Judge strikes down wage boost for some home workers

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:43:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Labor Department regulations that would have meant higher pay for some home health care workers.

  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:40:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping Internet outages for hours before coming back online late Monday. One computer expert said the country's online access was "totally down."

  • Mexico: Local police involved in 2011 migrant massacres

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:27:29 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Local police in the city of San Fernando in northern Mexico were involved in the 2011 massacres of 193 mainly Central American migrants whose bodies were found in mass graves, according to federal prosecutors.

  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:18:50 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

Trending Legal News

  • Details emerge about the estate planning of comedian Joan Rivers

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:25:55 GMT

    Earlier this year, the famous comedian Joan Rivers died after suffering complications during a surgery to repair damaged vocal cords. The comedian's daughter has since been named as the executor of the late comedian's estate. In a will dated...

  • Minnesota DUI arrests are dropping

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:16:38 GMT

    According to the state police, the number of DUI arrests made in Minnesota has been falling as of late. Since stats for the entire year have not yet been complied, the reports look at the number of people arrested...

  • Thousands of immigrants may be one mistake away from deportation

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:08:18 GMT

    In November, the president signed an executive order that will purportedly allow millions of immigrants to remain here without fear of being detained by immigration officials. However, while it was stressed that only so-called criminals would face deportation, the definition of what crimes would...

  • Driver involved in fatal car accident charged with DWI

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:10:34 GMT

    Authorities reportedly charged a driver involved in a fatal head-on crash in Greenport on Dec. 6 with driving while intoxicated. The 71-year-old man was driving the wrong way on Route 25 when he collided with an oncoming vehicle, according to...

  • 80-year-old dead after 2-car collision

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:10:16 GMT

    A two-car collision on New Jersey Route 66 resulted in the death of an elderly driver on Dec. 14. It is not known what caused the accident to happen, according to a representative of the prosecutor's office in Monmouth County....