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  • Minneapolis police shooting tests mayor as re-election looms

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:24:14 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mayor Betsy Hodges had barely begun explaining why she demanded the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief following another fatal officer-involved shooting when some of the protesters who backed her decision interrupted the news conference with an ominous warning.

  • Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:15:16 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — One of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his prison sentence on child rape charges and will be released this week after two experts hired by prosecutors found he does not meet the legal criteria to be held as a sexually dangerous person.

  • Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:12:44 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's intelligence agency detained two more judges Tuesday that the government-stacked Supreme Court had threatened with arrest after they were appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

  • Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:09:37 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has demonstrated a pattern of misleading the court about the facts and record in a voting rights case.

  • Defense: Case against Chinese billionaire is 'a big zero'

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:08:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor on Tuesday urged a jury to convict a Chinese billionaire of bribing two United Nations ambassadors so he could build a U.N. facility in China that would be as big as the one in New York, but a defense attorney dismissed the case as "a big zero."

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • When Whistleblowing Breaks the Law, Are Your Clients Protected?

    2017-07-25T21:58:05Z

    Whistleblower cases can present legally fascinating constitutional law actions involving a few different First Amendment issues. When a whistleblower discloses information to the public, or an appropriate agency with oversight, not only are there constitutional protections, there are frequently statutory protections as well. But what happens when that evidence......

  • Top 3 Legal Concerns for Micro-Chipping Employees

    2017-07-25T20:12:49Z

    You don't even need to spend a minute in virtual reality to know that the future is here. And with all the new technology, as always, there are new challenges. RFID implants, while not so new anymore, have still not been utilized to their fullest potential, especially by employers in......

  • BigLaw Gets Another Boutique Law Firm

    2017-07-25T18:51:05Z

    Closing in on almost 4,000 lawyers, DLA Piper picks up law firms like a tire tread picks up rocks -- it's rolling. Continuing its worldwide expansion, the BigLaw firm has brought in another boutique law firm. Liner LLP, and about 60 attorneys, will join Piper's offices in downtown Los......

  • What's the Best Law School for a Career in Immigration Law?

    2017-07-25T17:56:08Z

    Unlike lawyers who choose a field of practice for the money, immigration attorneys are often motivated by something else. Perhaps they are immigrants or children of immigrants. It may run even deeper to a less complicated time when the United States was a nation of immigrants. Whatever the impetus,......

  • 3 Transgender Policies to Help Attract Top Talent for Your Firm

    2017-07-25T13:00:12Z

    Lawyers, take a moment to be proud of your profession. For the past several years, law firms have ranked highest on the Human Rights Campaign's "Corporate Equality Index." This year's report shows that law firms are, again, ahead of the curve when it comes to providing transgender employees with......

  • LGBT Rights Groups Adamantly Oppose Judicial Nominees

    2017-07-25T09:57:49Z

    If attorneys John Bush and John Schiff were running for office, they might have been well-suited to serve in the Republican-controlled Congress. Bush has made politically polarizing comments about issues such same sex-marriage, abortion, and women's rights. Schiff has publicly disparaged gays and even said states should be allowed......

Criminal Law News

  • Minneapolis police shooting tests mayor as re-election looms

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:24:14 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mayor Betsy Hodges had barely begun explaining why she demanded the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief following another fatal officer-involved shooting when some of the protesters who backed her decision interrupted the news conference with an ominous warning.

  • Florida police officer, suspect wounded in shootout

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:18:17 GMT

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer and a suspect have been wounded in a shootout.

  • Police: Officers kill man carrying knife, ax in Virginia

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:17:05 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officers fatally shot a man who was making threats as he walked around Virginia's capital city with an ax and a long knife, wearing nothing but a kilt and combat-style boots, police and witnesses said.

  • Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:15:16 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — One of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his prison sentence on child rape charges and will be released this week after two experts hired by prosecutors found he does not meet the legal criteria to be held as a sexually dangerous person.

  • Blast damages offices of Mexico Catholic Bishops Council

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:15:05 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosive device damaged a door at the headquarters of Mexico's Roman Catholic Council of Bishops early Tuesday, church officials said, but there were no injuries.

Supreme Court News

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    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:01:24 GMT

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  • Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:52:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:48:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:43:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.

  • The Latest: Judge denies request for execution witnesses

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:03:29 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's attempt to resume executions July 26 (all times local):

Political News

  • House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:25:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

  • Minneapolis police shooting tests mayor as re-election looms

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:24:14 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mayor Betsy Hodges had barely begun explaining why she demanded the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief following another fatal officer-involved shooting when some of the protesters who backed her decision interrupted the news conference with an ominous warning.

  • Republicans Collins, Murkowski oppose GOP health vote

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:20:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with their party and opposed the Senate vote to move ahead on health care.

  • Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:18:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it won't give cities some law enforcement grant money unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and alert them when someone facing deportation will be released from local custody.

  • Police: Officers kill man carrying knife, ax in Virginia

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:17:05 GMT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officers fatally shot a man who was making threats as he walked around Virginia's capital city with an ax and a long knife, wearing nothing but a kilt and combat-style boots, police and witnesses said.