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  • University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:26:46 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group.

  • Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:25:14 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:06:32 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."

  • When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:01:05 GMT

    TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.

  • When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:44:37 GMT

    TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Is It Time to End the Ancient Documents Rule?

    2015-08-28T18:07:39Z

    You can trust old things. That's the logic of the ancient documents rule, which allows lawyers to introduce hearsay evidence so long as the document is old enough and appears authentic. How old is old enough? Just 20 years. Ironically, that thinking is probably out of date, given the amount......

  • Disbarment Could Be Ahead for Infamous Prenda Law Attorney

    2015-08-28T17:00:48Z

    The law might finally be catching up to some of the Internet's least favorite lawyers. An attorney from the infamous Prenda Law firm is currently facing disciplinary action in Illinois. That lawyer, John Steele, and his partner Paul Hansmeier, are thought to be the "masterminds" behind Prenda Law's long......

  • You Can't Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

    2015-08-28T09:59:40Z

    Sorry gourmands, chefs, fast food line cooks, you cannot copyright a sandwich, no matter how tasty it might be. One forward-looking Puerto Rican gastronome learned that the hard way last Friday, when the First Circuit tossed his copyright violation suit over a chicken sandwich. Way back in 1987, Norberto......

  • 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......

Criminal Law News

  • 3 dead, 2 injured in shooting spree in Tennessee

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:58:47 GMT

    Authorities say three people were killed and a child was injured during a shooting spree at a home in eastern Tennessee.

  • Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:54:24 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy will be arraigned this week, jail records show.

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:06:32 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."

  • Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:01:09 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria has been detained, Hungarian police said Sunday.

  • Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:56:28 GMT

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.

Supreme Court News

  • Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:01 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:50:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't be prepared to use military force if that's what circumstances required, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview that aired on Sunday.

  • Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:50:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever in his life.

  • Lebanon parliament chief promises talks on political impasse

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:41:09 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament speaker has promised high-level talks to find a way out of long-running political gridlock that sparked large anti-government protests, including this weekend.

  • Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:25:14 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:06:32 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."