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  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:25:58 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.

  • Closing arguments set in Toyota fatal crash lawsuit

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:15:14 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors may soon begin deliberating a federal lawsuit stemming from a 2006 Minnesota car accident that killed three people.

  • Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange.

  • Perry to respond to ruling to continue his criminal case

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:43:13 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning to formally respond to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed.

  • Litvinenko inquiry: Radioactive body posed autopsy hazard

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:27:58 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken, a pathologist said Wednesday.

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  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Afghanistan arrests militants linked to journalist killing

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:52:49 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has arrested two alleged militants from a Taliban splinter group that claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish journalist in Kabul, an official said Wednesday.

  • Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:44:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:25:58 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.

  • Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:18:15 GMT

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door.

  • Thai 'Red Shirt' leader given jail term for insulting ex-PM

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:36:49 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A top leader of Thailand's "Red Shirt" political movement was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for insulting a former prime minister, the latest blow to the supporters of another ex-prime minister, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

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Trending Legal News

  • Study links domestic violence with future aggression in children

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:22:50 GMT

    When many people in California think about domestic violence (DV) issues, they often think about the damage one spouse is doing to the other, both physically and emotionally. When children are involved, the damage can be felt on a more significant...

  • Allegheny County drivers who act as their own DUI judge

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:54:27 GMT

    For many Pittsburgh drivers, drunk driving education ended with testimonies from surviving DUI accident victims and violent crash videos in high school. Many people assume they understand the effects of alcohol, particularly on their own bodies. How many drivers...

  • Products liability claims possible for dangerous caffeine powder

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:52:33 GMT

    Caffeine powder is a popular, but potentially harmful product. Victims of this dangerous substance could consider pursuing a products liability claim if they have been injured, and the surviving family of a deceased victim generally has a similar right to seek a...

  • Illinois hit-and-run truck accidents can cause serious injuries

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:26:51 GMT

    Identifying information on a vehicle can become useful when it is suspected to have been involved in a hit and run accident. When a hit-and-run involves a tractor-trailer and a bicyclist, it may be vital to find the truck involved...

  • Another vehicle accident in South Texas kills 5, injures more

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:32 GMT

    The increase in fracking in South Texas has resulted in an influx of large trucks and additional traffic previously unanticipated in the rural area. Therefore, law enforcement agencies in these areas have seen an increase in crashes. Recently, a four-vehicle...