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  • Author of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.

  • Court order temporarily restricts nurse's movement

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:57 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

  • NY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Miami man in a 1986 killing because the defendant's right to a speedy trial was violated.

  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:32:14 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.

  • Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:24:19 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have 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

  • Author of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.

  • NY judge dismisses murder charge in 1986 killing

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Miami man in a 1986 killing because the defendant's right to a speedy trial was violated.

  • 2 Arizona officers killed in car crashes this week

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:16 GMT

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix officer has died after being hit by a suspected drunken driver, becoming the second officer from the Chandler Police Department to be killed in motorcycle crashes this week.

  • Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:25 GMT

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Trick-or-treating is back on in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks gripped by a massive manhunt for the suspect in the killing of state trooper.

  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:02:27 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as state troopers led a suspect in a fatal police barracks ambush from his first court appearance following a seven-week manhunt.

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

  • Author of Bin Laden book is under criminal probe

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges.

  • Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:48 GMT

    DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.

  • Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:12 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed.

  • Obama urges Snyder's defeat despite common ground

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:54:30 GMT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When President Barack Obama campaigns in Detroit on Saturday night, he will be urging the defeat of a Republican governor with whom he has more common ground than most and who, unlike other GOP leaders, doesn't condemn the unpopular president or his policies.

  • Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:56 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.

Trending Legal News

  • Describing Your Restrictions

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:58 GMT

    Physically, the major types of restrictions involve standing, walking, sitting, bending, use of your hands and fingers, and operation of foot or leg controls. When asked about these types of activities it is better to provide specific time periods rather...

  • Nissan Recalls SUV for Airbags

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:51:51 GMT

    The product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin have recently been made aware that Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall...

  • Florida man accused of killing his mother

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:57:03 GMT

    Criminal charges are never a good thing, especially charges for particularly violent crimes such as homicide or sexual assault. Even if you are innocent, you risk being a pariah in your community as soon as the media gets a hold...

  • What Cops Are Looking For This Halloween

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:48 GMT

    What are cops looking for this Halloween? It isn't candy. It's isn't your unique Halloween costume. Like some holidays or events such as St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, Halloween is a perfect time for law enforcement to crack...

  • Comparative fault in personal injury litigation

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:36:15 GMT

    In personal injury litigation, liability is an essential ingredient to a strong case and it is important for defendants to work with an attorney who understands the law and how to maximize the amount of damages in their case. Personal...