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  • Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:24 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.

  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:55:30 GMT

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge on Friday rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a state quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

  • Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:56 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

  • Competency hearing ordered for teen in murder plot

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:37 GMT

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.

  • Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:46:30 GMT

    Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Which Corporate Form Is Best for Your Law Firm?

    2014-10-30T22:19:01Z

    In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another......

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  • TSA Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Dismissing X-Ray Bin Company

    2014-10-30T18:48:01Z

    As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA......

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  • Oral Arguments on N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Law at 4th Cir.

    2014-10-30T18:45:54Z

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to......

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  • #DearFindLaw: Which Bar Association(s) Should Law Students Join?

    2014-10-30T20:34:01Z

    This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just......

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  • Cal. Supremes to Review Confidentiality of Police Personnel Files

    2014-10-30T20:05:01Z

    A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether......

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Criminal Law News

  • Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:24 GMT

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.

  • Jury could start deliberating in Fla. hazing trial

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:39 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys are set to give closing arguments in the case of a former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a drum major who was beaten on a band bus during a hazing ritual.

  • Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:19:54 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remain at the site as authorities assess what needs to be done to make the building safe to enter.

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:10:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

  • Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:57 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.

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.

Political News

  • Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:21 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."

  • US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:34:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.

  • Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:29:26 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy.

  • US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:15:21 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007.

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:10:15 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

Trending Legal News

  • Dispute Resolution: Choosing the Method that's Right for You

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:03:33 GMT

    When a dispute arises, family lawyers have a number of different resolution methods available to help you resolve it. From negotiation to mediation to arbitration to litigation, it's great to have options but it can be overwhelming to choose. Here...

  • Takata Urged to Speed Up Recall

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:44:29 GMT

    The product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin have recently learned that government regulators are putting pressure on automotive supplier Takata to speed up production of parts needed to make recall repairs on 7.78 million automotive air bags. In a...

  • Should estate plans include medical care directives?

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:20:26 GMT

    When talking about estate plans, for many, their thoughts immediately go to figuring out who will get what after they pass away. However, while having a will or trust with named beneficiaries is certainly a very important aspect of estate...

  • Describing Your Restrictions

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:55:58 GMT

    Physically, the major types of restrictions involve standing, walking, sitting, bending, use of your hands and fingers, and operation of foot or leg controls. When asked about these types of activities it is better to provide specific time periods rather...

  • Nissan Recalls SUV for Airbags

    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:51:51 GMT

    The product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin have recently been made aware that Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall...