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  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:48:52 GMT

    RAMLE, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."

  • Notebook offers view into theater shooter's mind

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:45:50 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:45:13 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital.

  • Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:25:37 GMT

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.

  • After complaints, Chinese hotelier gets his government's ear

    Thu, 28 May 2015 07:42:35 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — In the wee hours of a March morning, a Chinese hotelier wrote a 5,000-word open letter to his country's premier and posted it on social media. The delicate topic: how local regulators capriciously enforce rules and extort bribes. Within days, officials came knocking.

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

  • Notebook offers view into theater shooter's mind

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:45:50 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind.

  • Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:45:13 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital.

  • Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:43:46 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire.

  • Baltimore residents fearful amid homicide spike

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:37:53 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire.

  • Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:25:37 GMT

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.

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

  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:48:52 GMT

    RAMLE, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."

  • Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:43:46 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire.

  • Chinese leader calls for innovation as economic growth slows

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:25:24 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged new efforts to respond to slower economic growth during a propaganda-heavy provincial visit highlighting his burgeoning cult of personality.

  • France wants Europe to do more to fight Islamic State

    Thu, 28 May 2015 08:23:54 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group.

  • After complaints, Chinese hotelier gets his government's ear

    Thu, 28 May 2015 07:42:35 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — In the wee hours of a March morning, a Chinese hotelier wrote a 5,000-word open letter to his country's premier and posted it on social media. The delicate topic: how local regulators capriciously enforce rules and extort bribes. Within days, officials came knocking.