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  • Sotomayor: US high court needs more diversity, in many ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:59:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Capture of man heightens scrutiny of psychiatric hospital

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:49:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The capture of a man found hiding under debris in the woods after he escaped from a psychiatric hospital where he was held because he was found too mentally ill to face murder charges comes amid heightened scrutiny of the facility.

  • Senate bill draft would prohibit unbreakable encryption

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:04:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant.

  • Want to be a delegate to the GOP convention? It's not easy

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:58:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — So, you want to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention?

  • Taiwan president visits small island in show of sovereignty

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:42:05 GMT

    PENGJIA ISLET, Taiwan (AP) — President Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday visited a small island in the East China Sea to reassert Taiwan's sovereignty and its role in the contested region, one of the key issues of his administration that ends next month.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Advance Your Practice With Digital Forensics

    2016-04-08T21:58:05Z

    Forget dusting for fingerprints. Many of today's top investigators are focused on the digital realm. As data breaches continue to make headlines -- from the leaking of the Panama Papers to the hacking of major companies like Blue Cross and Sony -- more and more companies are turning to lawyers......

  • Warrantless Searches of Electronics OK for Probation Condition, CA Court Rules

    2016-04-08T20:00:22Z

    A California appeals court recently affirmed a juvenile court's probation order that conditioned a young man's probationary status on warrantless searches of his "electronics including passwords." The decision relies on a broad court reading of a 1975 California case called People v. Lent and its stance on Fourth Amendment rights.......

  • Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: Let's Get Political

    2016-04-08T18:57:49Z

    Are you a Bernie Bro? A Hillary Hugger? A Trumpeteer? If this election season has fired up your passion for civic engagement, you can turn that electioneering spirit into a successful career. So take a second to cool it with the Facebook posts and start updating your resume instead.......

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Justice, Shakespearean Actress

    2016-04-08T18:10:57Z

    This summer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will finally get her Broadway debut -- well, sort of. In July, Justice Ginsburg will take part in a performance of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice." The play is being performed in Venice to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the city's Jewish ghetto.......

  • The Federal Gov't Disapproves of Your Confidentiality Provisions

    2016-04-08T17:57:50Z

    Do your protective orders, settlement agreements, and confidentiality provisions constrain information that might otherwise be reported to the government? Well, the feds would like you to knock it off. In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration became the newest federal agency to bar gag provisions and confidentiality requirements......

  • Wife's Consent to Search Computer for Child Porn OK, 11th Cir. Rules

    2016-04-08T10:00:57Z

    The Florida man who was sentenced to eight years for knowingly accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography got no relief from the Eleventh Circuit, which recently affirmed the lower court's decision. The decision expands current law as to who may consent to give access to your materials in......

Criminal Law News

  • Capture of man heightens scrutiny of psychiatric hospital

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:49:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The capture of a man found hiding under debris in the woods after he escaped from a psychiatric hospital where he was held because he was found too mentally ill to face murder charges comes amid heightened scrutiny of the facility.

  • Mexico detains woman wanted in slaying of Texas dentist

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:35:11 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman who was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list for the killing of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend in Texas has been detained in Mexico.

  • Man in torture-death case who fled hospital caught by police

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:27:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face charges that he tortured a woman to death was found hiding under a pile of debris in the woods and apprehended without incident.

  • Homeless teen faces murder charge in Texas student's killing

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:00:28 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the death of a University of Texas dance major in the heart of the bustling campus, police say.

  • Patient who escaped psychiatric hospital taken into custody

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:37:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face charges that he tortured a woman to death was captured Friday.

Supreme Court News

  • Sotomayor: US high court needs more diversity, in many ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:59:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in several ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:51:35 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in sever

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:13:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 22:50:04 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his "extraordinary" nominee to the Supreme Court.

  • At law school, Obama presses case for Garland nomination

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:20:06 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama says Senate Republicans are jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his nominee to the Supreme Court.

Political News

  • Obama says Democrats are good for American government

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:13:48 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama praised Democratic lawmakers for having his back through some politically tough votes and encouraged supporters to help elect more of them in November.

  • Sotomayor: US high court needs more diversity, in many ways

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:59:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup.

  • AP Analysis: Arab democracies? Not so fast, say some

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:53:39 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — A new-old idea is rattling around the Middle East five years after the Arab Spring stirred democratic ambition: that restoring stability, especially if accompanied by some economic and political improvements, should be reform enough for the moment.

  • Bangladesh al-Qaida claims responsibility for student death

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:46:15 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A banned Islamist group in Bangladesh tied to the al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent has claimed responsibility for the killing of a student opponent of radical Islam.

  • Capture of man heightens scrutiny of psychiatric hospital

    Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:49:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The capture of a man found hiding under debris in the woods after he escaped from a psychiatric hospital where he was held because he was found too mentally ill to face murder charges comes amid heightened scrutiny of the facility.