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  • Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:01:44 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death.

  • India tops world slavery list, but charity cites improvement

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:56:33 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A charity aimed at rescuing children from forced labor said Wednesday that while India tops a recent global slavery index, the situation is improving in the South Asian nation.

  • Kansas Senate may vote to condemn Obama transgender decree

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:28:02 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate is considering a resolution condemning a recent Obama administration decree that public schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms that match their gender identity, not their sex at birth.

  • Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:27:42 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan's most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long fight to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court records show.

  • From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courts

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:24:03 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif decided she had had enough of Egypt's justice system. Legal Blogs

  • Are Smart-Gun Mandates Coming to California?


    Are we going big brother on guns? Should we? Does the Second Amendment right to bear arms guarantee a right to bear arms that are not tech-locked against a particular user? Questions like these are at the very heart of the case of Pena v. Lindley, a gun safety lawsuit......

  • Justice Ginsburg Remembers Scalia, Says 8 Isn't Enough for SCOTUS


    Justice Ginsburg, speaking at the Second Circuit Judicial Conference last Thursday, said what everyone knows but no justice has spoken aloud until now: when it comes to running the Supreme Court, eight justices aren't enough. Until now, the Supreme Court justices had largely played down the impact of a......

  • 5 Best Ways to Impress at Your Summer Associate Position


    A summer associate position (or internship, or clerkship) is more than just a summer job -- it's a two- to three-month long interview. And that's not just because some lucky 2Ls may come out of their summer associate positions with a job offer. Even law students who aren't expecting......

  • 7 Top Tips for Setting Your Billing Rate


    There's some strange alchemy involved in setting the proper billing rate. You don't want to be so high that clients can't afford you, nor so low that you come off looking cheap. You could follow the market rate, but you also want to set yourself apart. What's an attorney......

  • The Amazing Uses of Drones


    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Drones really have become the next big thing. Their uses seem to keep multiplying each day. With each new use there are new questions about drone regulations. Of course, we hear about military......

  • Encryption: What Happened to the Government's Push for New Laws?


    Do you remember the public furor and spittle that came out of the iPhone versus FBI battle just a scant few months ago? Do you also remember how momentum behind a national initiative to force phone makers into complying with law enforcement access to encrypted data reached a fever pitch?......

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Supreme Court News

  • High court sides with property owners in wetlands case

    Tue, 31 May 2016 19:17:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.

  • High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge

    Tue, 31 May 2016 14:06:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional.

  • Garland gives commencement address at old high school

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:14:02 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland delivered the commencement speech Sunday at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated as valedictorian 46 years ago, though he didn't address the partisan divide over his nomination.

  • Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

    Sat, 28 May 2016 06:54:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.

  • Ginsburg: Having only 8 justices hamstrings Supreme Court

    Thu, 26 May 2016 22:05:59 GMT

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that having only eight high court justices isn't good, resulting in some 4-4 splits this year that denied litigants an opinion.

Political News

  • Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:05:57 GMT

    While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report.

  • Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:01:44 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death.

  • Turkey says German vote on Armenia killings will harm ties

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:56:09 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says relations with Germany will be harmed if the German parliament votes to describe the killing of Armenians last century as genocide.

  • UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's Fallujah

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:53:39 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. children's fund has issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants to spare the children amid a battle to retake the city of Fallujah city.

  • 27 years on, Chinese moms of Tiananmen victims vow to fight

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:37:03 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Mothers of some of those killed in the bloody crackdown on China's 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement are condemning the Chinese government for failing to account for their children's deaths and vowing to continue pushing for the truth ahead of this weekend's 27th anniversary of the events.