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  • Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:45:36 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • New York prison worker got 'caught up' in escape plot

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:33:59 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one man and took naked photos of herself for the other.

  • Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:09:33 GMT

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.

  • Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:54:08 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:40:08 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing a sex act and sending naked photos.

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  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

  • 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Complaints

    2015-07-28T18:58:40Z

    Litigators usually aren't natural investigators, but in-house counsel can often be called on to play that role. Whether it's responding to an allegation of harassment, accusations of discrimination, or internal whistle blowing, in-house counsel will sometimes have to play the role of Sherlock Holmes, rather than ... whoever played Sherlock's......

  • Paying and Getting Paid: Effective Lawyer Compensation Schemes

    2015-07-28T17:59:33Z

    Money isn't the only reason attorneys show up for work, but it's at least one of the main motivators. You may have joined the legal profession out of a sense of justice, but few lawyers' Atticus Finch dreams alone can pull them through another day of motion practice. That's the......

  • Adultery Gone Awry on the Internet

    2015-07-28T15:58:56Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that "Life is short. Have an affair." The home page goes on to state that "Ashley Madison is the world's leading married dating service......

  • Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward

    2015-07-27T21:57:38Z

    The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

  • Don't Ignore YouTube When Marketing Your Law Firm Online

    2015-07-27T21:45:37Z

    If you're looking to stand out when marketing your firm online, consider video. More and more potential clients are turning to online video, particularly to YouTube, to learn about legal issues. The market for legal videos is huge: 20 percent of people research legal topics on YouTube. While the bad......

Criminal Law News

  • Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:45:36 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • New York prison worker got 'caught up' in escape plot

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:33:59 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one man and took naked photos of herself for the other.

  • Dispatcher tells 911 caller, 'deal with it yourself'

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:29:39 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."

  • Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:09:33 GMT

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.

  • New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:40:08 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing a sex act and sending naked photos.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Asia stocks muted ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:49:04 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:25:55 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in Beijing amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:51 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.

  • Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:54:08 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Pakistani police kill ex-head of outlawed group, 13 others

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:45:57 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistan government official says police have killed the former head of an outlawed Sunni group along with 13 of his associates in a shootout.