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  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:51:49 GMT

    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.

  • 2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:21:53 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:44:19 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:06:19 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

  • Ten Commandments attack suspect being evaluated

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:01:13 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is under mental evaluation, according to the Highway Patrol.

  • Dallas nurse who survived Ebola must wait for dog

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:55:42 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:03:35 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

  • Feds: Man suspected of killing deputies during California shooting rampage was twice deported

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:52:47 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Feds: Man suspected of killing deputies during California shooting rampage was twice deported.

  • 2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:21:53 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday.

  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:18:06 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.

  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:14:23 GMT

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:26:02 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents.

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

  • Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:13:22 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Voters in Ukraine are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

  • Botswana's ruling party wins election

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:09:19 GMT

    GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana's ruling party has won re-election despite a vigorous challenge from the opposition, extending its decades-old hold on the southern African nation, an election official said Sunday.

  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:51:49 GMT

    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.

  • Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:23:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program.

  • Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:12:29 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.

  • Brazil votes for next leader after bitter campaign

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:39:40 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff is counting on Brazilians' gratefulness for a decade of progress to overcome concerns about a sluggish economy as the leftist leader seeks re-election on Sunday after a bitter, unpredictable campaign.

Trending Legal News

  • Texas Lottery puts the FU in Fun 5's Scratch Game

    Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:53:21 GMT

    The Texas Lottery should honor the face value of the Fun 5's scratch tickets, nevertheless, it refuses to acknowledge that these tickets are valid winning tickets based on its illogical interpretation of the plain meaning of the sentence of instruction,...

  • Out on an offshore limb: Swiss banks and nonprosecution agreements

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:39:17 GMT

    The travails of Swiss banks and bankers as they try to respond to the ongoing U.S. crackdown on Americans’ offshore accounts remain an unavoidable topic in this blog. Last week, in our October 15 post, we discussed the trial of...

  • Another wrongful conviction cleared up after almost 3 decades

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:26:13 GMT

    Wrongful conviction has long been a trope used in movies. The innocent man, sent to a prison for a crime he didn’t commit, must clear his name by bringing the real culprit to justice or must make a daring prison...

  • Think medical malpractice insurance covers everything? Not so

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:22:44 GMT

    Medical malpractice insurance usually isn't a one size fits all policy. Various procedures and surgeries must be covered on their own medical malpractice insurance policy. Unfortunately, if surgical errors occur and a patient is injured, it may be difficult to...

  • I'm receiving workers' compensation, can I sue my employer?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:16:16 GMT

    Emotions can run high following a serious workplace accident, and worsening financial stability is an unfortunate repercussion that many injured Illinois employees suffer through. Fortunately, Illinois employers must carry workers' compensation insurance. If a benefits claim is denied, however, some...