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  • Croatia passes law compensating rape victims from 1990s war

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:55:43 GMT

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that compensates the victims of rape during the country's war for independence more than twenty years ago — a move hailed as a late but important step in healing the wounds of the 1991-95 conflict.

  • Father, stepmother charged in death of malnourished girl

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:42:17 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital.

  • Trial date set for Indiana man charged with 2 women's deaths

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:41:46 GMT

    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man charged with strangling two women and suspected of killing five others will stand trial June 22 as originally planned.

  • 2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raids

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:40:05 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father and son plan to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district.

  • Ex-US House speaker's indictment offers few clues about case

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:39:09 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep to Your Practice

    2015-05-29T16:05:34Z

    "I need to finish this brief by tomorrow. I can get by on a few hours of sleep." Except not really. Getting a good night's sleep can affect your performance as a lawyer -- and your practice. It's easy for us to rationalize sleep as something that's optional, but in......

  • Overworked? 7 Tips on How to Get Part-Time Help, Legally

    2015-05-28T22:25:21Z

    Feeling swamped with extra work, but not enough to justify hiring full time assistance? Part-time employees can be a great way to spread out your workload, whether you're hiring contract attorneys, interns, or support staff. Part-time employees, like any new hire, require that you pay close attention to the rules......

  • Apple Antitrust Monitor Stays Put: 2nd Cir.

    2015-05-28T18:55:11Z

    Apple -- you know, the company that makes your iPhone -- got into a bit of trouble a few years ago when the United States started investigating allegations of price fixing in the e-book market. Eventually, Apple settled for $450 million, but did so in the most begrudging way possible.......

  • Challenge to N.C. Board of Ed. Redistricting Advances

    2015-05-28T18:54:01Z

    Citizens of Wake County will be able to go ahead in their challenge to North Carolina's gerrymandered Board of Education election districts, following a ruling by the Fourth Circuit yesterday. After a regular, time-based redistricting saw the County school board elections swept by a Democratic majority, the state's Republican......

  • Former Ala. Gov. Siegelman Denied New Trial in Bribery Appeal

    2015-05-28T16:09:43Z

    Don Siegelman, the former Governor of Alabama, lost his motion for a new trial last week. Siegelman was convicted of bribery, mail fraud and obstruction of justice in 2006, following an investigation that many Democrats argued was politically motivated, but which Republicans claimed revealed extensive corruption. After a series......

  • Defense Lawyers: How to Deal With Defeat

    2015-05-28T19:07:39Z

    You've tried your hardest, but in spite of your best efforts, your client still got convicted. What is there to do? What did you do wrong? What could you have done better? Cheer up, that's what. Losing is a part of being a lawyer; no one wins all the time.......

Criminal Law News

  • Man convicted in 1992 ax murder charged in fatal arson

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:56:06 GMT

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man who spent 15 years in prison for killing his roommate with an ax caused a fatal fire at a Syracuse boarding house earlier this month by placing a propane tank in an oven, authorities said.

  • Croatia passes law compensating rape victims from 1990s war

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:55:43 GMT

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that compensates the victims of rape during the country's war for independence more than twenty years ago — a move hailed as a late but important step in healing the wounds of the 1991-95 conflict.

  • Father, stepmother charged in death of malnourished girl

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:42:17 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital.

  • Trial date set for Indiana man charged with 2 women's deaths

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:41:46 GMT

    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man charged with strangling two women and suspected of killing five others will stand trial June 22 as originally planned.

  • 2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raids

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:40:05 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father and son plan to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district.

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

  • For O'Malley, a lot riding on Iowa in 2016 campaign

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:57:26 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart.

  • No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:56:57 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, as Myanmar criticized those blaming it for fueling the crisis and warned that "finger pointing" would not help.

  • Top-ranking Mormon leader heads to hospice as cancer worsens

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:56:24 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top-ranking Mormon leader, 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, is headed to hospice as his cancer spreads aggressively.

  • Croatia passes law compensating rape victims from 1990s war

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:55:43 GMT

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that compensates the victims of rape during the country's war for independence more than twenty years ago — a move hailed as a late but important step in healing the wounds of the 1991-95 conflict.

  • Cuba removed from US terror list

    Fri, 29 May 2015 16:47:57 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.