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  • Kosovo passes law on war crimes court

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:26:52 GMT

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.

  • Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:05:40 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents.

  • Town's leaders defend firing of first black police chief

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:37:52 GMT

    POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) — Leaders of a small, predominantly black town on Maryland's Eastern Shore are defending their decision to fire the town's first black police chief and call for healing racial tensions that have divided the community.

  • Prosecutor: White officer panicked before shooting black man

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:16:11 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Both sides in the voluntary manslaughter trial of a white Charlotte police officer in the on duty shooting of a black man agree bad choices led up to the man's death as he looked for help after a car crash.

  • Hearing set in courthouse shooting as revenge motive eyed

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:40:32 GMT

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man arrested for fatally shooting another man at a courthouse in a possible case of revenge was scheduled for a bail hearing Tuesday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Why Small Firms Fail and How to Avoid Their Fate

    2015-08-03T19:59:16Z

    Very few law firms fail because of bad lawyers. Even the best lawyers can watch their firms fail, often due to poor planning and poorer management. While several large firms have gone down in spectacular fashions recently, many smaller firms have disappeared quietly, failing for reasons that could have......

  • Crimson Kidnapper: Harvard Lawyer Turns to Life of Crime

    2015-08-03T18:59:00Z

    File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000. That is,......

  • Notorious RBG on Recent SCOTUS Cases and Her Love for Gangsta Rap

    2015-08-03T17:59:58Z

    Over the last few years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as an unexpected pop culture superstar. For court watchers, Ginsburg has long been a strong voice for feminism and liberalism on the bench, but lately she has gained celebrity status among the general public, making fans among politically minded......

  • City Can Fine Homeowners for Letting Grass Grow, Refusing to Mow

    2015-08-03T13:59:24Z

    Call it a case of "I fought the lawn and the lawn won." A homeowner in Howell, Michigan, has been fined after he refused to mow the grass on the curb strip in front of his house -- and the Sixth Circuit is on board with that. David Shoemaker had......

  • An Attorney's Responsibility to Suicidal Clients

    2015-08-03T16:59:21Z

    Many clients seek a lawyer's help at the darkest times of their life. They may be dealing with chronic illness, going through a contentious custody battle, fighting foreclosure, or facing prosecution and potential imprisonment. It's unsurprising then that some of these clients would struggle with feelings of depression or suicide.......

  • Twitter Faces Copyright Infringement Allegations

    2015-08-02T15:58:25Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Social media sites host many thousands of photos posted by people on a daily basis. An obvious issue arises as to whether and when these sites might be liable for copyright infringement......

Criminal Law News

  • Rights group condemns alleged abuse of Gadhafi son in Libya

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:12:38 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Libyan prison authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of a son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi and other inmates in a Tripoli prison.

  • Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:05:40 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents.

  • Town's leaders defend firing of first black police chief

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:37:52 GMT

    POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) — Leaders of a small, predominantly black town on Maryland's Eastern Shore are defending their decision to fire the town's first black police chief and call for healing racial tensions that have divided the community.

  • Prosecutor: White officer panicked before shooting black man

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:16:11 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Both sides in the voluntary manslaughter trial of a white Charlotte police officer in the on duty shooting of a black man agree bad choices led up to the man's death as he looked for help after a car crash.

  • Prosecutors start criminal investigation into crane collapse

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:27:21 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the dramatic collapse of two cranes onto a row of houses in a central Dutch city that briefly buried one man under rubble.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:42:42 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's pro-government troops were fighting pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south on Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said.

  • Kosovo passes law on war crimes court

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:26:52 GMT

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.

  • Russia expels Swedish diplomat, says it's tit-for-tat move

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:17:49 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has expelled a Swedish diplomat in what it describes as a response to a similar Swedish move, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

  • Greek market down further as prospect of new elections grows

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:08:27 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek stock market is suffering a second day of losses since reopening, as the country's left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election.

  • Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir

    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:06:54 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said.