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  • Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:46:21 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

  • New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:25:22 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.

  • Hundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:15:20 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join the bloc.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:33 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:29:40 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:33:11 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boyfriend.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:33 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:29:40 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

  • 14 convicted in UK of sexually exploiting girls

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:22:06 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Fourteen men have been convicted in Britain of running a sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of girls as young as 13.

  • In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:15:35 GMT

    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.

Supreme Court News

  • Heart stent not expected to sideline Ginsburg

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:04:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:48:31 GMT

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country early next year.

  • Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:46:21 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

  • New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:25:22 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down.

  • Hundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:15:20 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join the bloc.

  • Brazil's Rousseff to name economic team

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:01:05 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to unveil the much-anticipated economic team, tasked with jumpstarting the country's stalled economy.

Trending Legal News

  • Shell effort to preempt legal challenges to Alaskan drilling plans fails

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:44 GMT

    The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a recent case that Shell Oil Company is unable to preemptively sue environmental advocacy groups for putting up legal barriers to offshore drilling in Alaska. The oil giant has reportedly spent billions of...

  • Let me clarify: ensuring definiteness in real estate contracts, P.1

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:10:39 GMT

    Contracts are an important aspect of real estate transactions, as any real estate attorney can tell you. Although many of the agreements used in real estate transactions are standardized, entering into a real estate transaction should always be done cautiously...

  • Stephen Collins' divorce trial starts in California court

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:08:08 GMT

    When people hear about Hollywood divorces, they usually assume that what goes on behind the doors of the courtroom is something very ugly. The truth is that not every Hollywood divorce is that ugly. In fact, some are simply...

  • Get the compensation you need for catastrophic injuries in Miami

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:01:11 GMT

    Imagine being in a car accident and becoming paralyzed, struggling to get help, or being left with brain trauma that makes it hard for you to communicate or enjoy your time with others. Maybe you've been left with several...

  • How do monitored child exchanges help Charleston parents?

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:56:55 GMT

    Charleston parents who separate and divorce are advised to compromise and put aside disagreements to co-parent effectively. In the absence of an agreement, a family law judge makes child custody and visitation decisions for you. The advice to get...