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  • 2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:21:53 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:44:19 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:06:19 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

  • Ten Commandments attack suspect being evaluated

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:01:13 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is under mental evaluation, according to the Highway Patrol.

  • Dallas nurse who survived Ebola must wait for dog

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:55:42 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley.

  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:26:02 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • 2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:21:53 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday.

  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:18:06 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.

  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:14:23 GMT

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:26:02 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents.

  • In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:18:02 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:59:31 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

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.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:18:06 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.

  • Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional ceremony

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:05:56 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils participated in an emotional pregame ceremony Saturday night to honor slain soldiers Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:44:19 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:39:43 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.

  • Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:32:20 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president Sunday are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:06:19 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

Trending Legal News

  • Out on an offshore limb: Swiss banks and nonprosecution agreements

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:39:17 GMT

    The travails of Swiss banks and bankers as they try to respond to the ongoing U.S. crackdown on Americans’ offshore accounts remain an unavoidable topic in this blog. Last week, in our October 15 post, we discussed the trial of...

  • Another wrongful conviction cleared up after almost 3 decades

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:26:13 GMT

    Wrongful conviction has long been a trope used in movies. The innocent man, sent to a prison for a crime he didn’t commit, must clear his name by bringing the real culprit to justice or must make a daring prison...

  • Think medical malpractice insurance covers everything? Not so

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:22:44 GMT

    Medical malpractice insurance usually isn't a one size fits all policy. Various procedures and surgeries must be covered on their own medical malpractice insurance policy. Unfortunately, if surgical errors occur and a patient is injured, it may be difficult to...

  • I'm receiving workers' compensation, can I sue my employer?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:16:16 GMT

    Emotions can run high following a serious workplace accident, and worsening financial stability is an unfortunate repercussion that many injured Illinois employees suffer through. Fortunately, Illinois employers must carry workers' compensation insurance. If a benefits claim is denied, however, some...

  • It's 4th quarter 2014: Do you know where your estate plan is?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:31:59 GMT

    It's hard to imagine, but it is already the fourth quarter of 2014. For many businesses, that means it is time to work out a budget for 2015. Actually, households do that, too -- we expect to earn thisi, we...