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  • Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:58:05 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.

  • Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:49:05 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday.

  • New Zealand wants UN push for Israeli-Palestinian talks

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:46:33 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New Zealand said Tuesday it has been working on a U.N. resolution aimed at restarting stalled negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

  • Jury convicts Oregon farmer of killing men, feeding to pigs

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:43:06 GMT

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Jurors spent only about an hour deliberating Tuesday before convicting an Oregon woman of killing two handymen and feeding their corpses to her pigs.

  • Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:22:12 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

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  • 5 Last-Minute Gifts for Administrative Professional's Day

    2015-04-21T18:02:09Z

    Uh oh. You forgot that tomorrow was Administrative Professional's Day (again)? You've probably missed out on the chance to get your admin something meaningful, like that Napa Valley wine gift basket, or that spa day. Don't worry, though: There's still time to get a good gift that doesn't say, "I......

  • First Week at the Firm: 3 People You Have to Make Friends With

    2015-04-21T17:54:13Z

    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. As you get settled into your new office, you should know......

  • Rajat Gupta's Cert. Petition on Insider Trading Conviction Denied

    2015-04-21T16:01:42Z

    Buried among the dozens of denials of petitions for writs of certiorari was this one: docket number 14-534, Rajat K. Gupta v. United States. It appears to be the end of the road for Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs director convicted for insider trading in hedge funds.......

  • Internet-Connected Aircraft Potentially Subject to Hack Attacks

    2015-04-21T12:57:00Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We keep hearing about new and different ways that data can be hacked in the online and wireless world. And, generally speaking, our concern tends to be that our personally identifiable information may......

  • Districts Must Adhere to State Formula for Charter Schools

    2015-04-20T22:02:21Z

    Charter schools are a burgeoning business. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, public charter schools comprised 5.8% of all public schools in 2011-12, and 2.1 million students were enrolled in them. In 2000, California voters passed Proposition 39, which requires public schools to share some proportion of their......

  • FBI Can't Cut DSL Line, Pose as Repairmen to Conduct Search

    2015-04-20T21:52:20Z

    Last year, we brought you the bizarre story of an FBI sting into illegal gambling at some of the private villas at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. But how did the FBI get the probable cause necessary to support search warrants leading to their arrest? Illegally, according to lawyer and......

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  • Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:58:05 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.

  • Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:49:05 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday.

  • Jury convicts Oregon farmer of killing men, feeding to pigs

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:43:06 GMT

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Jurors spent only about an hour deliberating Tuesday before convicting an Oregon woman of killing two handymen and feeding their corpses to her pigs.

  • Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:22:12 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

  • Authorities ID shot worker and suspect in Kia plant shooting

    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:50:50 GMT

    WEST POINT, Ga. (AP) — A shooting inside the Kia Motors auto manufacturing plant in Georgia left one worker wounded and another in custody after armed officers swarmed the site Tuesday.

Supreme Court News

  • Justices: Police can't extend traffic stop awaiting drug dog

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:57:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.

  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.

  • Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

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