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  • Kentucky clerk: Let people buy marriage licenses online

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:58:38 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk of court wants the state to issue marriage licenses online so he doesn't have to.

  • Gay couple granted Texas marriage license after lawsuit

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:56:43 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A gay couple was granted a marriage license Monday shortly after filing a federal lawsuit against a county clerk in Texas who cited religious opposition when denying them a license last week.

  • Man who accused orphanage founder of abuse targeted by suit

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:53:08 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An outspoken Roman Catholic who advocates for child sexual abuse victims has been relentless in targeting those he believes have mistreated children or covered up for abusers. A jury that was seated Monday will decide whether the combative activist went too far in a campaign against an orphanage founder in Haiti.

  • $1.3 million settlement in infant death at military hospital

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:49:43 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government is settling a medical malpractice suit involving the death of an infant at a Hawaii military hospital for $1.3 million.

  • Judge: LA chief must take questions in fatal police shooting

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:44:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about a high-profile officer-involved shooting of a black man last year, a federal judge ruled Monday, citing contradictions between the chief's statements and a commission's finding that the shooting wasn't justified.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Shark Week: A Brief History of the Lawyer as Shark

    2015-07-06T17:59:59Z

    It's time for Discovery's Shark Week again, the annual celebration of all things cold-blooded, sharp toothed, and, well, sharky. FindLaw is jumping on the bandwagon, celebrating the shark in all lawyers. Even though Shark Week is in its 28th year, lawyers have been called sharks even longer -- for......

  • From Lawyer to Politician: Pros and Cons of Running for Office

    2015-07-06T16:17:50Z

    Abraham Lincoln got his start as a lawyer. Then again, so did Nixon. In fact, more than half of the U.S. Presidents have been lawyers. Working as an attorney is still one of the most common paths to political office, with 37 percent of the House and 57 percent of......

  • 3 Metrics to Live By: How to Evaluate Your Legal Department's Performance

    2015-07-06T15:57:49Z

    Whether you're a legal department of one or in charge of a behemoth in-house team, managing a legal department is no easy task -- especially if you're doing it blindly. How exactly do you track your performance or know if you are maximizing your department's resources? Metrics, of course.......

  • Is It Time to Change Your Company's Non-Compete Clauses?

    2015-07-02T21:25:50Z

    No company likes to lose valuable employees -- given how much it costs to hire, train, and develop employees, pretty much all of them are valuable. What's worse is when a skilled employee leaves to work for the competition. As Chris Brown so eloquently put it, highly skilled professionals......

  • California Adopts Strong New Vaccination Law, Removes Exemptions

    2015-07-02T19:36:29Z

    Oh how the tides have turned. California, once a bastion for anti-vaccination activists, adopted one of the toughest vaccination laws in the country this week. On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the new legislation, which requires all children attending public schools to be vaccinated against polio, measles, hepatitis B......

  • LAPD Can't Search Hotel Registries Without a Warrant, Court Rules

    2015-07-02T18:49:12Z

    Your local No Tell Motel can truly live up to its name, thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. Last week, the High Court gave a wink and nod to secret lovers and hotel clerks throughout the land, ruling that laws allowing police to inspect hotel registries......

Criminal Law News

  • SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:53:51 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

  • Man who accused orphanage founder of abuse targeted by suit

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:53:08 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An outspoken Roman Catholic who advocates for child sexual abuse victims has been relentless in targeting those he believes have mistreated children or covered up for abusers. A jury that was seated Monday will decide whether the combative activist went too far in a campaign against an orphanage founder in Haiti.

  • Authorities: Autistic boy, 6, on life support after beating

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:47:14 GMT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend.

  • Police: Deaths of Maine parents, son were murder-suicide

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:45:30 GMT

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine state police say the deaths of three members of a family were a double murder followed by a suicide.

  • Judge: LA chief must take questions in fatal police shooting

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:44:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about a high-profile officer-involved shooting of a black man last year, a federal judge ruled Monday, citing contradictions between the chief's statements and a commission's finding that the shooting wasn't justified.

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

Political News

  • Clinton says she opposes boycott effort against Israel

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:59:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a letter to American Jewish organizations that she opposes a grassroots protest movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over policies involving the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

  • Gay couple granted Texas marriage license after lawsuit

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:56:43 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A gay couple was granted a marriage license Monday shortly after filing a federal lawsuit against a county clerk in Texas who cited religious opposition when denying them a license last week.

  • Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:53:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and opportunistic enemy.

  • SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:53:51 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

  • $1.3 million settlement in infant death at military hospital

    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:49:43 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government is settling a medical malpractice suit involving the death of an infant at a Hawaii military hospital for $1.3 million.