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  • Student activists in Thailand go before military court

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:23:18 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen detained student activists have been brought before a military court in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly.

  • Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:59:34 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.

  • Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:57:29 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into the problem at the facility.

  • Excerpts of Bill Cosby's statements in a 2005 deposition

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:10:28 GMT

    Excerpts of statements made by entertainer Bill Cosby under questioning in 2005 from a lawyer for former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accused him, in a case that was settled before trial, of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion:

  • Police: Search for baby in river is a recovery operation

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:48:06 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man jumped off a bridge into the Connecticut River with his 7-month-old son, police said Monday as they ended a search for the baby and began a recovery operation.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Shark Week: A Brief History of the Lawyer as Shark

    2015-07-06T17:59:59Z

    It's time for Discovery's Shark Week again, the annual celebration of all things cold-blooded, sharp toothed, and, well, sharky. FindLaw is jumping on the bandwagon, celebrating the shark in all lawyers. Even though Shark Week is in its 28th year, lawyers have been called sharks even longer -- for......

  • From Lawyer to Politician: Pros and Cons of Running for Office

    2015-07-06T16:17:50Z

    Abraham Lincoln got his start as a lawyer. Then again, so did Nixon. In fact, more than half of the U.S. Presidents have been lawyers. Working as an attorney is still one of the most common paths to political office, with 37 percent of the House and 57 percent of......

  • 3 Metrics to Live By: How to Evaluate Your Legal Department's Performance

    2015-07-06T15:57:49Z

    Whether you're a legal department of one or in charge of a behemoth in-house team, managing a legal department is no easy task -- especially if you're doing it blindly. How exactly do you track your performance or know if you are maximizing your department's resources? Metrics, of course.......

  • Is It Time to Change Your Company's Non-Compete Clauses?

    2015-07-02T21:25:50Z

    No company likes to lose valuable employees -- given how much it costs to hire, train, and develop employees, pretty much all of them are valuable. What's worse is when a skilled employee leaves to work for the competition. As Chris Brown so eloquently put it, highly skilled professionals......

  • California Adopts Strong New Vaccination Law, Removes Exemptions

    2015-07-02T19:36:29Z

    Oh how the tides have turned. California, once a bastion for anti-vaccination activists, adopted one of the toughest vaccination laws in the country this week. On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the new legislation, which requires all children attending public schools to be vaccinated against polio, measles, hepatitis B......

  • LAPD Can't Search Hotel Registries Without a Warrant, Court Rules

    2015-07-02T18:49:12Z

    Your local No Tell Motel can truly live up to its name, thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. Last week, the High Court gave a wink and nod to secret lovers and hotel clerks throughout the land, ruling that laws allowing police to inspect hotel registries......

Criminal Law News

  • Poached alligator identified as Southeast Texas man's killer

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:47:10 GMT

    ORANGE, Texas (AP) — An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina.

  • 'Stunning' number of large drug doses by doctor, expert says

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:44:51 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.

  • San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:50:31 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.

  • Police: No suspect in disguised man's $75,000 Wal-Mart theft

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:47:23 GMT

    BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — Investigators were working Monday to identify a man who took more than $75,000 from an Oklahoma Wal-Mart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver.

  • California prosecutors charge man with murder in pier death

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:26:53 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of a woman.

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:41:07 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions.

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

Political News

  • Student activists in Thailand go before military court

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:23:18 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen detained student activists have been brought before a military court in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly.

  • Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:59:34 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.

  • Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:57:29 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into the problem at the facility.

  • As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:28:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about "Republican-on-Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.

  • Venezuela recalls ambassador in Guyana amid border dispute

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:19:23 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he was recalling Venezuela's ambassador in neighboring Guyana for consultation amid mounting tensions over their disputed border.