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  • Jurors to resume deliberations in prep school rape case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:47:48 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors will resume weighing the credibility of two teens and other evidence in a case in which prosecutors say an 18-year-old senior raped a freshman as part of a culture of sexual conquest at an elite New Hampshire prep school.

  • Lawyers say Oklahoma man is insane, try to halt execution

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:45:19 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man sentenced to die for killing his 9-month-old daughter in 2002 has become insane while in prison, and his upcoming execution should be halted, the man's attorneys argue in a new court case.

  • On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:43:02 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

  • The Latest on TV shooting: AG joins hundreds for vigil

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:38:53 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

  • White supremacist to defend himself in Jewish site shootings

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:27:10 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man who says he killed three people in suburban Kansas City last year because he thought they were Jewish gets his chance to defend himself against a capital murder charge

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Compliance Attorneys Are in Demand. Here's Why

    2015-08-27T21:58:23Z

    A mix between outside counsel and in-house attorney, compliance attorneys are the Liger of the legal industry. They've managed to straddle both the corporate and private practice worlds and they've been getting a lot of press as the solution to legal unemployment and corporate regulation. Why all the hype? The......

  • Company Offers Instant, Unlimited, Cloud-Based Discovery Archiving

    2015-08-27T18:44:49Z

    Forget filing your discovery documents away in some basement storage closet or backing them up in piles of external hard drives. Logikcull, the eDiscovery company, is promising that it will reduce discovery archiving to its simplest form: a single drag and drop. The company is offering one-step, cloud-based data archiving......

  • Bad Online Review? Think Twice Before Freaking Out and Suing

    2015-08-27T17:59:13Z

    The Internet is bloated with over-opinionated jerks. Everyone knows this; but it's never anything to lose sleep over until someone comes after you personally. If your reputation is attacked by an anonymous online user on Yelp or some other public site, what should you do? First, take a deep......

  • Welcome to Law School: How to Take Notes, Brief Cases

    2015-08-27T16:53:27Z

    So it begins. Another school year starts, another cadre of new law students sit down to learn about the law -- only to quickly realize they have no idea what they're doing. If you're a new 1L, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the new things you're just......

  • Long Hours Leave Employer Liable -- for Working Employee to Death

    2015-08-25T21:57:57Z

    Long hours are coming under fire. First, there's the Department of Labor's plan to expand overtime pay to millions of white-collar workers. Then there's that New York Times Amazon piece. You know the one -- the one that emphasizes the online retailer's grueling hours and demanding culture. The one that......

  • Public Defender Arrested for Being Late to Court Can Pursue Lawsuit

    2015-08-25T21:44:20Z

    A California public defender can continue with her lawsuit against the deputy sheriff who handcuffed her and dragged her through a courthouse, the Ninth Circuit ruled last week. A district court had ruled that the deputy, who was seeking to make sure that the attorney appeared when her case was......

Criminal Law News

  • Jurors to resume deliberations in prep school rape case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:47:48 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors will resume weighing the credibility of two teens and other evidence in a case in which prosecutors say an 18-year-old senior raped a freshman as part of a culture of sexual conquest at an elite New Hampshire prep school.

  • On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:43:02 GMT

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

  • Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:10:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

  • Savannah State lockdown lifted; 1 injured in shooting

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:06:11 GMT

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Campus police are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University that left one person injured and prompted a lockdown.

  • Savannah State lockdown lifted after 1 injured in shooting

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:16:13 GMT

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Savannah State University spokeswoman says a campus lockdown has been lifted after one person was injured in a shooting near the student union.

Supreme Court News

  • Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:40:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:51:14 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:19:33 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • Judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:06:16 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now.

  • Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:26:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Political News

  • Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:33:25 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated.

  • N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:13:19 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.

  • Australian survivor of WWII 'Great Escape' dies aged 101

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:10:16 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.

  • Walker: 'We cannot afford to lose' in Middle East

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:08:42 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."

  • N.Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:07:51 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.