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  • Major development in California solitary confinement lawsuit

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:59:22 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys representing inmates held in California's notorious isolation cells say there is a major development in a lawsuit challenging the practice.

  • The Latest: Husband: Kentucky clerk is 'standing for God'

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:52:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):

  • From 'Everest' to Depp, highlights of the Venice Film fest

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:40:08 GMT

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner — the feast of fall film festivals.

  • Romania: prosecutor, tax official detained on bribe charges

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:38:26 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.

  • A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:35:27 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • You Don't Have to Be BigLaw to Hire Top Talent

    2015-08-31T18:58:39Z

    When it comes to recruiting new attorneys, it can be hard for small practices and boutique firms to compete with for top talent -- but it's not impossible. After all, there's a reason you don't work for a major firm. Because those jobs are awful. Instead of being another overpaid......

  • New Report Surveys IP Litigation Trends Over the Past Six Years

    2015-08-31T17:46:01Z

    If you work in an IP-heavy industry, you know just how important a role litigation can play in protecting (or abusing) intellectual property rights. Now, Lex Machina, the IP litigation research company, has conducted one of the first, wide-ranging overviews of copyright litigation trends over the past years. Lex Machina......

  • 7 Celebrities Who Survived Law School

    2015-08-31T16:55:13Z

    Two years ago, the Pew Research Center announced that lawyers were the most hated professionals in America. No surprise there -- very few people think their ex's divorce attorney was just a committed professional doing the best for her client. But for all the hate, there are plenty of......

  • Go Ahead With Your Bulk Data Collection, D.C. Cir .Tells NSA

    2015-08-31T09:57:32Z

    The NSA can continue its controversial mass phone metadata collection now, after the D.C. Circuit threw out a lower court injunction against the program on Friday. The D.C. Circuit panel found that the plaintiff, conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, had not shown a likelihood that he would succeed on the......

  • 3D Gun Printers Take Their Case to the Fifth Circuit

    2015-08-31T10:57:22Z

    3D printers promise to allow anyone to create complex objects at home. For a few hundred dollars, you can pick up a consumer-grade 3D printer and start printing out toys, architectural models, or firearms. Yep, it's pretty easy for anyone with a 3D printer to print out a gun......

  • Is Your Email Secure Enough for Client Communications?

    2015-08-28T19:57:55Z

    Most lawyers communicate primarily through email. At the same time, lawyers need to take reasonable efforts to prevent disclosure of client communications and information. Are these two things in conflict? Potentially. It's fair to say that email isn't the world's most secure communication system. For one, the NSA regularly......

Criminal Law News

  • Romania: prosecutor, tax official detained on bribe charges

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:38:26 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.

  • Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:23:31 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.

  • Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:19:12 GMT

    PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy over an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.

  • The Latest: 5th suspect in deaths of 71 migrants in jail

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:17:36 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

  • Lawyer: Turkey arrested journalist to deter foreign media

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:59:26 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant has denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels.

Supreme Court News

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

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:24:25 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.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Political News

  • The Latest: Husband: Kentucky clerk is 'standing for God'

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:52:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):

  • Michigan House panel mulls 2 lawmakers' fitness for office

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:51:57 GMT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan legislative committee has held the first of several disciplinary hearings for two lawmakers who are accused of misusing public resources to hide an extramarital affair.

  • Romania: prosecutor, tax official detained on bribe charges

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:38:26 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor.

  • Lebanese group stages sit-in at ministry over trash crisis

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:34:12 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, staging a sit-in outside the minister's office and demanding his resignation over the country's snowballing trash crisis.

  • Multiple suicide attacks kill 12 Iraqi troops, militiamen

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:33:24 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a series of suicide attacks by the Islamic State group outside a town in Anbar province west of Baghdad killed 12 soldiers and allied Sunni militiamen.