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  • Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:09 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone.

  • The Latest: Cincinnati to hold news conference on shooting

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:33:28 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

  • The Latest: Police watch office of dentist who killed lion

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:29:03 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The latest information on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation (all times are Central):

  • Body-cam video in motorist's fatal shooting to be released

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:26:57 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Video from a University of Cincinnati police officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop will be released Wednesday, and an attorney for the officer said he expects it's likely his client will be indicted, "given the political climate" and comments from city officials.

  • Colorado theater shooter's dad saw wide-eyed smirk before

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:23:49 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

  • 7 Tips for Investigating Workplace Complaints

    2015-07-28T18:58:40Z

    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

    2015-07-28T17:59:33Z

    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

    2015-07-28T15:58:56Z

    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

    2015-07-27T21:57:38Z

    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

    2015-07-27T21:45:37Z

    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......

Criminal Law News

  • Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:09 GMT

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone.

  • Standoff ends in shooting in back of deputy's squad car

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:37:51 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 4-hour standoff with an armed man in the back of a sheriff's deputy's patrol car in Colorado ended when the man fatally shot himself, sheriff's investigators said.

  • The Latest: Cincinnati to hold news conference on shooting

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:33:28 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

  • Body-cam video in motorist's fatal shooting to be released

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:26:57 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Video from a University of Cincinnati police officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop will be released Wednesday, and an attorney for the officer said he expects it's likely his client will be indicted, "given the political climate" and comments from city officials.

  • Colorado theater shooter's dad saw wide-eyed smirk before

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:23:49 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

Political News

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:46:12 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:42:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.

  • Turkish deputy PM in new sexist gaffe

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:42:31 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Women legislators are demanding that Turkey's deputy prime minister offers an apology for telling a legislator that she should be quiet because she is a woman.

  • UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:12 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. point man on Syria said Wednesday it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and invited Syrians to hold intensive preparatory talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.

  • The Latest: Cincinnati to hold news conference on shooting

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:33:28 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):