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  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:52:28 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty evaded authorities for more than two months by moving between the homes of family members in Mexico, staying mostly indoors and avoiding cellphones and social media, the FBI said Wednesday.

  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:48:54 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.

  • Jury has verdict in ex-Senate candidate's election law trial

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:47:40 GMT

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict in the election law trial of former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth.

  • Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:20:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.

  • Teen sentenced to community service after starting wildfire

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:17:19 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a 14-year-old girl to serve 400 hours of community service for causing one of the worst wildfires in San Diego County last year.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 10th Cir. Upholds Bank Robbery Conviction

    2015-05-27T20:57:46Z

    People still rob banks? You bet they do -- and they get caught. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma were confronted with a spate of bank robberies they linked to the Hoover Crips, a franchise of the Crips street gang. They also had reason to believe the appellant in this case, Dejuan......

  • Sanctioned Firm Seeks to Stop Court From Questioning Clients

    2015-05-27T18:57:40Z

    A large class action law firm has filed a writ of mandamus with the Third Circuit, seeking to prevent a court appointed special master from interviewing its plaintiffs. The firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, gained prominence due to its role in the $260 billion tobacco settlement in the late......

  • What to Do When Opposing Counsel Won't Play Nice

    2015-05-27T21:54:43Z

    We've written before about how lawyers do (or at least, should) extend each other professional courtesies. These small actions, like not objecting to reasonable discovery requests or scheduling depositions at convenient times and places, amount to treating opposing counsel with respect. Some lawyers, though, think that any amount of cordiality......

  • 6th Cir. Creates Split in Private Searches on Computers

    2015-05-27T18:53:39Z

    What are the limits of the "private search doctrine" when it comes to a computer? The Sixth Circuit answered that question last week in a case that is sure to make it to the Supreme Court. Aaron Lichtenberger was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. His girlfriend,......

  • Time Warner Finds New Suitor, Regulatory Concerns Remain

    2015-05-27T18:54:00Z

    Shortly after its planned merger with Comcast fell through, Time Warner Cable may soon be purchased by Charter Communications for $55 billion dollars. After a messy break up, that's quite the rebound for the cable and broadband company. The merger between the two companies is spurred largely by Charter's......

  • Cass Sunstein on 'Star Wars' and Constitutional Law

    2015-05-27T17:54:55Z

    Chief Justice John Roberts once famously criticized the irrelevancy of modern-day law review articles (even though he cites to them often in his opinions). Who cares about "the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something"? There's one thing we can all agree on, though, and......

Criminal Law News

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:52:28 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty evaded authorities for more than two months by moving between the homes of family members in Mexico, staying mostly indoors and avoiding cellphones and social media, the FBI said Wednesday.

  • Arrest made in massive downtown Los Angeles blaze

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:30:53 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man they say caused a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Man pleads guilty to trying to ship guns and ammo to Lebanon

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:25:58 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of attempting to ship four pistols, two rifles, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition to his native Lebanon.

  • Police: Malnourished, abused 5-year-old Michigan girl dies

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:18:16 GMT

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A malnourished, abused 5-year-old girl has died, police said Wednesday, and authorities have removed another severely malnourished child and two other apparently healthy children from the southeastern Michigan home where she was found.

  • Teen sentenced to community service after starting wildfire

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:17:19 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a 14-year-old girl to serve 400 hours of community service for causing one of the worst wildfires in San Diego County last year.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:55:14 GMT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a major gambling conference agreed Wednesday.

  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:48:54 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.

  • Jury has verdict in ex-Senate candidate's election law trial

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:47:40 GMT

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict in the election law trial of former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth.

  • Police: Man dies at hospital after shot by police stun gun

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:43:51 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say a man shocked by an officer's stun gun has died at a hospital.

  • Obama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind'

    Thu, 28 May 2015 00:29:59 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."