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  • Testimony wraps up for day in TV actor's bar-fight trial

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:52:25 GMT

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up for the day in the trial of television actor Dustin Diamond, who is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin after a woman punched his girlfriend.

  • Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:48:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child five years ago in a luxury New York City hotel room was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in prison by a judge who said he disbelieved much of her defense and scolded her for not showing remorse.

  • Nebraska death penalty backers consider challenges to repeal

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:48:41 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty supporters are preparing to challenge Nebraska's repeal of capital punishment through the courts and on the campaign trail.

  • Testimony wraps up for day in Diamond's bar fight

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:33:43 GMT

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up for the day in the trial of television actor Dustin Diamond, who is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin after a woman punched his girlfriend.

  • 2 ex-Guantanamo detainees to tie knot with Uruguayan women

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:32:19 GMT

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 10th Cir. Upholds Bank Robbery Conviction

    2015-05-27T20:57:46Z

    People still rob banks? You bet they do -- and they get caught. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma were confronted with a spate of bank robberies they linked to the Hoover Crips, a franchise of the Crips street gang. They also had reason to believe the appellant in this case, Dejuan......

  • Sanctioned Firm Seeks to Stop Court From Questioning Clients

    2015-05-27T18:57:40Z

    A large class action law firm has filed a writ of mandamus with the Third Circuit, seeking to prevent a court appointed special master from interviewing its plaintiffs. The firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, gained prominence due to its role in the $260 billion tobacco settlement in the late......

  • What to Do When Opposing Counsel Won't Play Nice

    2015-05-27T21:54:43Z

    We've written before about how lawyers do (or at least, should) extend each other professional courtesies. These small actions, like not objecting to reasonable discovery requests or scheduling depositions at convenient times and places, amount to treating opposing counsel with respect. Some lawyers, though, think that any amount of cordiality......

  • 6th Cir. Creates Split in Private Searches on Computers

    2015-05-27T18:53:39Z

    What are the limits of the "private search doctrine" when it comes to a computer? The Sixth Circuit answered that question last week in a case that is sure to make it to the Supreme Court. Aaron Lichtenberger was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. His girlfriend,......

  • Time Warner Finds New Suitor, Regulatory Concerns Remain

    2015-05-27T18:54:00Z

    Shortly after its planned merger with Comcast fell through, Time Warner Cable may soon be purchased by Charter Communications for $55 billion dollars. After a messy break up, that's quite the rebound for the cable and broadband company. The merger between the two companies is spurred largely by Charter's......

  • Cass Sunstein on 'Star Wars' and Constitutional Law

    2015-05-27T17:54:55Z

    Chief Justice John Roberts once famously criticized the irrelevancy of modern-day law review articles (even though he cites to them often in his opinions). Who cares about "the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something"? There's one thing we can all agree on, though, and......

Criminal Law News

  • Testimony wraps up for day in TV actor's bar-fight trial

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:52:25 GMT

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up for the day in the trial of television actor Dustin Diamond, who is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin after a woman punched his girlfriend.

  • Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:48:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child five years ago in a luxury New York City hotel room was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in prison by a judge who said he disbelieved much of her defense and scolded her for not showing remorse.

  • Ex-US Speaker indicted over $3.5 million in payments

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:38:11 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for evading banking laws and lying to the FBI about payments he made to an unidentified person to conceal past misconduct.

  • Testimony wraps up for day in Diamond's bar fight

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:33:43 GMT

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up for the day in the trial of television actor Dustin Diamond, who is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin after a woman punched his girlfriend.

  • Kenyan pleads guilty in US terrorism support case

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:29:42 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — A Kenyan man pleaded guilty in the U.S. on Thursday to terrorism support charges in a case that involved Internet chat room and other online communications with undercover FBI operatives.

Supreme Court News

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.

  • Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:28:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    Mon, 18 May 2015 14:56:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

Political News

  • US officials revive oil train safety order after complaints

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:57:42 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments.

  • Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:49:00 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.

  • Nebraska death penalty backers consider challenges to repeal

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:48:41 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty supporters are preparing to challenge Nebraska's repeal of capital punishment through the courts and on the campaign trail.

  • Ex-US Speaker indicted over $3.5 million in payments

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:38:11 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for evading banking laws and lying to the FBI about payments he made to an unidentified person to conceal past misconduct.

  • US waits Thai approval for flights to locate boat people

    Thu, 28 May 2015 22:34:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is waiting for Thailand to allow U.S. surveillance flights through Thai airspace to help locate stranded boat people in Southeast Asian seas, the State Department said Thursday.