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  • Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:34:15 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled to allow military trials for terror suspects — the latest in the government's campaign against terrorism following last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.

  • Relatives of Colorado theater shooting victims to testify

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:21:57 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Mary Theresa Hoover moved out of the home where her son grew up because it was too hard to live there without him. Sandy Phillips and her husband no longer celebrate Thanksgiving because it falls so near her daughter's Nov. 27 birthday.

  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:19:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

  • Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:09:50 GMT

    LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.

  • Driver who killed honeymooner at LA beach seeks new trial

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:08:13 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver who killed a honeymooner on the tourist-crowded Venice Beach boardwalk and injured 17 others is seeking a new trial.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • General Motors OnStar Bug Allows Hackers to Take Over Car

    2015-08-04T21:59:09Z

    Let's call this new hack Christine. In 1983, Steven King released a novel of the same name, describing a vintage Plymouth Fury possessed by supernatural, murderous powers. The movie followed soon after. Three decades later and a vulnerability in General Motors' OnStar system allowed very non-supernatural hackers to take over......

  • Trailblazing Women Lawyers and Female Friendly Law Firms Honored

    2015-08-04T21:57:17Z

    It's a good time to be a woman in the legal profession. That is, at least when it comes to awards and accolades, if not equity-partnerships. Five female legal trailblazers were honored last Sunday with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards. That ceremony came just a week......

  • Docs v. Glocks Law Can Go Into Effect as 11th Lifts Injunction

    2015-08-04T15:59:04Z

    A Florida law that prevents doctors from asking patients about guns in their home will soon go into effect, the Associated Press reports. The Eleventh Circuit vacated an injunction against the law last week, allowing the so-called "Docs v. Glocks" law to go ahead. The Florida legislation, officially titled the......

  • It's CLE: Singing Lawyers Mix Legal Ethics and Monty Python

    2015-08-04T17:24:21Z

    Legal ethics and musical theater, a match made in heaven? Well, not exactly, but at least one troupe of lawyers is looking to make legal ethics CLE programs a little less monotonous and a lot more entertaining by taking a note from Broadway. A group of Texas lawyers calling themselves......

  • How to Get Ahead: Career Advancement for In-House Counsel

    2015-08-04T15:33:53Z

    If you ask typical young lawyers how they envision their career path, you'll likely hear a pretty uniform response. Join a big firm, perhaps after clerking. After a few years as an associate, become a junior partner. Divorce. Work your way to senior partner and wonder where your life went.......

  • Court Grants Time Out in NCAA Rule Changes, Athlete Payments

    2015-08-03T21:59:24Z

    The NCAA was given a brief reprieve from implementing payments to former college athletes after the Ninth Circuit granted them a stay last Friday. Without the stay, the association would have been required to start making payments to college football and basketball players for the use of their names, images,......

Criminal Law News

  • Relatives of Colorado theater shooting victims to testify

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:21:57 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Mary Theresa Hoover moved out of the home where her son grew up because it was too hard to live there without him. Sandy Phillips and her husband no longer celebrate Thanksgiving because it falls so near her daughter's Nov. 27 birthday.

  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:19:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

  • Crime-scene photos cited in police officer's trial

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:37 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are both expected to intensify their focus on dozens of crime-scene photos and other evidence introduced in the trial of a white North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man.

  • Victim advocates decry Milwaukee archdiocese settlement plan

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:33:40 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:21:21 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:47 GMT

    Today is Monday, August 3, the 215th day of 2015. There are 150 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.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:19:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Political News

  • Obama: Iran vote most important intl. debate since Iraq war

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:54:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics.

  • Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:34:15 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled to allow military trials for terror suspects — the latest in the government's campaign against terrorism following last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.

  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:32:38 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spearheads the latest push to garner support for the Iran nuclear deal with a speech at American University while administration officials work to persuade skeptical lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

  • Economists dump on Trump boast to bring jobs back from China

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:29:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House.

  • AP-NORC Poll: Things to know on views of race and police

    Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:20:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found a vast gulf between black and white Americans in how they view police officers. Things to know about Americans' opinions and experiences with policing: