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  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:57:04 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

  • Missouri governor calls for peace in Ferguson

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:53:27 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

  • Missouri governor calls for peace and restraint

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:47:14 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for peace, respect and restraint in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:56 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • What Lawyers Should Know About Pres. Obama's Immigration Plan

    2014-11-24T17:59:53Z

    Last Thursday, President Obama outlined his plan for dealing with the problem of undocumented immigrants. It involves selective enforcement of immigration laws, focusing more on criminals and less on families and children. With the implementation of new immigration regulations come new opportunities, both for undocumented immigrants and for attorneys. Here's......

  • Okla. AG Asks SCOTUS to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Challenge

    2014-11-21T23:09:01Z

    Back in September, a federal district judge in Oklahoma, agreeing with a three-judge panel opinion of the D.C. Circuit, held that the Affordable Care Act subsidies applied only to states that had, themselves, established state exchanges and not states in which the federal government had to run the exchange after......

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Season 1, Episode 9

    2014-11-21T17:54:01Z

    After months of flashbacks and teasing, we've finally arrived at the "Winter Finale" of "HTGAWM," where the question #WhoKilledSam gets #answered. The next question is what tantalizing event they're going to dangle in front of us for the next half of the season. This week's episode had nothing to talk......

  • Lawyerly Skills Can Pay Off: 5 Things You Can Negotiate

    2014-11-21T16:23:01Z

    Americans don't really negotiate over things as much as people do in other countries. We're accustomed to just paying the sticker price and moving on with our lives. But there are a plethora of things you can acquire for a cheaper price by putting your fancy lawyerly negotiatin' skills to......

  • Apple Suffers $23M Loss in 2-Way Pager Patent Suit

    2014-11-21T16:03:01Z

    Apple was hit with a $23.6 million loss in federal court on Tuesday, with a ruling that the tech company infringed on five patents owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel). According to Inside Counsel, the Texas federal court found that Apple infringed on five of MTel's two-way pager network......

  • Sen. Al Franken Now Asking Privacy Questions of Uber

    2014-11-21T15:58:01Z

    On Monday, we learned that Emil Michael, senior vice president of business at Uber, said at a dinner party that he planned to spend "a million dollars" to hire researchers to investigate and harass reporters who wrote stories critical of Uber. The tone of Michael's statements, as reported by BuzzFeed's......

Criminal Law News

  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:57:04 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

  • Missouri governor calls for peace in Ferguson

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:53:27 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

  • Missouri governor calls for peace and restraint

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:47:14 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for peace, respect and restraint in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

  • Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:56 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:57:04 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday.

  • Missouri governor calls for peace in Ferguson

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:53:27 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

  • Missouri governor calls for peace and restraint

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:47:14 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for peace, respect and restraint in advance of a grand jury announcement on whether a white police officer will be charged for fatally shooting a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

  • Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.

Trending Legal News

  • Is a drunk driver always at fault in a Reno accident?

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:36:19 GMT

    Believe it or not, this question does not have a simple, one-word answer. Law enforcement personnel as well as lawmakers must consider quite a few things when determining the fault in a car accident involving a drunk driver. While...

  • Common myths surrounding personal bankruptcy

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:35:04 GMT

    Most consumers who are going through a time of financial stress are not fully informed about their options for moving beyond such a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to personal bankruptcy, and many people hold a range...

  • Oil platform explosion near Louisiana takes 1 life

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:25:58 GMT

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is reporting that an oil platform recently was the site of an explosion, and the company that owns that particular platform is backing up these claims. One person was killed in the...

  • Ford assembly plant faces repeated sexual harassment case: Part II

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:12:55 GMT

    Last week, we began a discussion about an allegedly major sexual harassment problem at a Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in the Midwest. Although the case did not occur here in California, it is seemingly an example of the type...

  • 'Meaningful' Punishment of Former Prosecutor in Case Involving Wrongful Conviction

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:10:45 GMT

    In an apparent first - first ever, as law professor and Ohio Innocence Project director Mark Godsey wrote for the Huffington Post - a former prosecutor will spend some time in jail because of his role in the wrongful...