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  • Father: Colorado theater shooter is an 'excellent kid'

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:56:06 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes took the stand Tuesday as defense lawyers tried to persuade jurors to spare his life.

  • GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood fed aid

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:48:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.

  • The Latest: Colorado gunman's dad: He was 'excellent kid'

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:48:05 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

  • Ex-officer pleads not guilty in raid that hurt toddler

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:38:02 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A former Habersham County deputy sheriff has pleaded not guilty to providing false information to get a warrant, which led to a botched raid that critically injured a toddler.

  • NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:26:50 GMT

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run. Legal Blogs

  • 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Complaints


    Litigators usually aren't natural investigators, but in-house counsel can often be called on to play that role. Whether it's responding to an allegation of harassment, accusations of discrimination, or internal whistle blowing, in-house counsel will sometimes have to play the role of Sherlock Holmes, rather than ... whoever played Sherlock's......

  • Paying and Getting Paid: Effective Lawyer Compensation Schemes


    Money isn't the only reason attorneys show up for work, but it's at least one of the main motivators. You may have joined the legal profession out of a sense of justice, but few lawyers' Atticus Finch dreams alone can pull them through another day of motion practice. That's the......

  • Adultery Gone Awry on the Internet


    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that "Life is short. Have an affair." The home page goes on to state that "Ashley Madison is the world's leading married dating service......

  • Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward


    The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

  • Don't Ignore YouTube When Marketing Your Law Firm Online


    If you're looking to stand out when marketing your firm online, consider video. More and more potential clients are turning to online video, particularly to YouTube, to learn about legal issues. The market for legal videos is huge: 20 percent of people research legal topics on YouTube. While the bad......

  • 3 Tips for Mastering the In-House Interview


    In-house jobs are in demand. There is rarely a shortage of candidates for an in-house position. That means that prospective corporate counsel will need to truly stand out in order to land a position in-house. If you manage to get an interview for an in-house position, don't think that your......

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  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 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.

  • 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.

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  • If USOC finds a new city, Boston debacle could be forgotten

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:52:22 GMT

    Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around.

  • Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:46:47 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing.

  • FBI: Packages sent to Oregon sheriffs were not toxic

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:39:57 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that no toxic substances have been found in letters sent to about 20 Oregon sheriffs or their offices.

  • Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:33:12 GMT

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains "undecided when I become president, I will answer your question."

  • Short-term highway deal punts another fight until fall

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:30:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republicans acknowledged Tuesday a long-term highway deal is out of reach for now, and embraced a three-month extension that will punt yet another messy fight into the fall.