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  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:23 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years.

  • China's ruling party pushes for better judiciary

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:17:00 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says it will take steps to improve judicial independence and put checks on political interference in the courts, as its Central Committee concludes its annual meeting.

  • New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:52 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.

  • Investigators detain 4 more in Moscow plane crash

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:15:14 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators announced Thursday that they have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.

  • Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:05:08 GMT

    Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to recreational marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity. Some $119 million in television ads had been aired through Monday to influence the 158 statewide ballot questions nationwide.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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  • Wash. Sup. Ct. Hears Arguments in Backpage Escort Service Ad Case

    2014-10-22T20:31:01Z

    Washington's Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case styled J.S. v. Village Voice Media, but known better as the "Backpage" case. Backpage.com is a website, owned by Village Voice Media, that allows people to contract with "escort" services for -- well, the things that you would do with......

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  • Viral Legend 'Marlins Man' Is a Lawyer Obsessed With Live Sports

    2014-10-22T19:33:01Z

    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And......

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Criminal Law News

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:28:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats.

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:58 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:52 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.

  • Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:29:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.

  • Watchdog: many countries fall short on bribe rules

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:53:26 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog says that several of the Group of 20 global economic powers are making little or no effort to enforce rules barring multinational companies from paying bribes abroad, and only Canada has improved significantly in the past year.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:34:47 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:31:50 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and some other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.

  • Albania, Kosovo officials visit rival Serbia

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:03 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Enver Hoxhaj has become the first Kosovo foreign minister to visit Serbia since Kosovo declared independence in 2008.

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:28:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats.

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:58 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

  • Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:26:23 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years.

Trending Legal News

  • Macy's sued after 10-year-old girl injured in escalator accident

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:42 GMT

    In 2013, a 10-year-old girl was tragically injured in an escalator accident at a Macy's department store in nearby New Jersey. The girl's foot became trapped even though the laces in the Converse tennis shoes she was wearing were...

  • Arizona couples divorce prospect may be a 1-way agreement

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:43:48 GMT

    Marriages are meant to be forever, but we all know that is not always the case. In today's world, getting a divorce is almost as common as getting married. However, in many divorces, the two people involved don't suddenly...

  • State takes on pharmaceutical giant over OxyContin abuse

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:38:31 GMT

    Prescription drug addiction is a major problem in many states, including Ohio, but few states have fallen victim to the epidemic like Kentucky has. Kentucky officials say addiction to the prescription pain killer OxyContin, in particular, has claimed countless lives...

  • National and state motorcycle accident statistics

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:51:05 GMT

    Across the U.S., 93,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries and 4,957 motorcyclists died in traffic collisions in 2012, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of injuries was 15 percent higher than in 2011, and the death...

  • How does chapter 13 bankruptcy help individuals in debt?

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:50:43 GMT

    Individuals who are having trouble repaying their debts, whether they live in New Jersey or some other state, have a few bankruptcy options, including filing Chapter 13. This type of bankruptcy is also known as the wage earner's plan because...