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  • Judge enters not guilty plea for Oklahoma politician's son

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:57:13 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for the son of Oklahoma's labor commissioner on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his father.

  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:52:52 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer sought in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States.

  • Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:49:49 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.

  • Lawyer: Turkey moves Vice journalists to distant prison

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:46:36 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says two Vice News journalists and their assistant who were arrested on terror-related charges have been transferred to a prison more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) away from their lawyers and the courthouse where they face trial.

  • New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:46:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general announced an agreement Wednesday that would end a lawsuit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the college known for its architecture, arts and engineering programs.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Practicing in Marijuana Law Remains a Risky Bet

    2015-09-01T21:57:29Z

    Think your future is in weed law? Twenty-three states and D.C. have laws allowing for medical marijuana. Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska have legalized recreational weed, and California is expected to join them next year. All those growers, distributors, and vendors need lawyers and if the end of marijuana......

  • Supreme Court Denies Stay, Ordering Ky. Clerk to Issue Marriage Licenses

    2015-09-01T19:45:07Z

    The Supreme Court has refused to grant an emergency stay to a Kentucky county clerk who refused to wed gay couples. This June, the Supreme Court recognized marriage as a fundamental right that cannot be denied to same-sex couples. The Court's refusal to grant a stay, issued in a one-sentence......

  • 7 Logical Fallacies Lawyers Need to Stop Using

    2015-09-01T16:57:43Z

    Argumentation is part of any lawyer's DNA. It's essential to the profession and it's often something lawyers deeply enjoy. But good argumentation means avoiding -- or at least recognizing -- the hundreds of logical fallacies that can work their way into an exchange. Of course, one man's sophistry is......

  • 9th Cir to Decide If California's Death Penalty Is Constitutional

    2015-09-01T15:59:03Z

    You can still be sentenced to death in California, but you can't be executed -- not since a surprise ruling last year struck down the state's death penalty program as unconstitutional. The program wasn't struck down because executions are inherently cruel punishment, but because the state was too slow......

  • FTC - the Federal Internet Cop

    2015-09-01T12:59:51Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Internet brings people together in all sorts of new ways. And when people come together, there can be all sorts of problems. So, is there a federal watchdog looking out for......

  • Listen While You Litigate: 3 Podcasts for Lawyers

    2015-08-31T21:57:44Z

    Here's something new for your ear: podcasts for lawyers. If you're the type of attorney who likes to listen to talk radio while you put together motions or play Brahms while you brief, then lawyer podcasts can offer an enjoyable, educational addition to your playlist. Or, if you're less......

Criminal Law News

  • Judge enters not guilty plea for Oklahoma politician's son

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:57:13 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for the son of Oklahoma's labor commissioner on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his father.

  • California DOJ to unveil website with law enforcement data

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:55:42 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Department of Justice is unveiling a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public.

  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:52:52 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer sought in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States.

  • Lawyer: Turkey moves Vice journalists to distant prison

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:46:36 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says two Vice News journalists and their assistant who were arrested on terror-related charges have been transferred to a prison more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) away from their lawyers and the courthouse where they face trial.

  • Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:46:01 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press.

Supreme Court News

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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