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  • Michigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years ago

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:15 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago.

  • Going it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:52:24 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.

  • Immigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:54 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy started applying Monday for Arizona driver's licenses after a judge barred the state from denying the privilege.

  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:25:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:41 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his scandal-plagued father abdicated six months ago.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?

    2014-12-22T18:24:01Z

    Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

  • Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins

    2014-12-22T18:08:01Z

    It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

  • 5 Totally Useless Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office

    2014-12-22T17:59:01Z

    By now, you've read many of our gift guides, including the Black Friday tech gift guide and the plain old lawyer gift guide. All of those gifts were actual gifts, with real utility. Don't you ever want to get someone something that's completely useless? Well, fear not. We scoured the......

  • NLRB Names McDonalds, Franchisees as Joint Employers in 13 Complaints

    2014-12-22T17:52:01Z

    In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......

  • 2014's Top 10: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

    2014-12-19T23:05:01Z

    FindLaw doesn't have Texas Case Law blog. We don't have a West Virginia Case Law blog. We have a California Case Law blog. And we're sure glad we do, because if we didn't, there's no way our writers and readers would know that they might be able to change music......

  • Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Colorado to Block Recreational Pot

    2014-12-19T20:00:01Z

    Colorado has legalized marijuana. Undoubtedly, some of the out-of-staters who cross the border to purchase marijuana will take it back with them when they leave. This causes headaches for neighboring states that do not wish to legalize marijuana -- all of Colorado's neighboring states, to be exact. That is what......

Criminal Law News

  • Michigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years ago

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:53:15 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago.

  • French power company to pay $772M in bribery case

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:41 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges Monday — a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his scandal-plagued father abdicated six months ago.

  • Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:09:41 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks — one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.

  • Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:04:34 GMT

    PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an ardent segregationist.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:24:04 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

Political News

  • Going it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:52:24 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.

  • Immigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenses

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:54 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy started applying Monday for Arizona driver's licenses after a judge barred the state from denying the privilege.

  • How Obama used his executive powers in 2014

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:47:11 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama set out in 2014 to use his executive powers to advance priorities resisted by Congress.

  • Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:30:20 GMT

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:25:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

Trending Legal News

  • Injuries in the agricultural industry

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:40 GMT

    Agricultural workers in Maryland are employed in one of the country's most dangerous industries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While working on farms and with farm equipment, agricultural workers are regularly exposed to conditions that put...

  • Surprising divorce statistics recently published

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:37 GMT

    Many people in Arizona share the widely-held perception that the divorce rate is 50 percent and rising steadily. However, new research indicates that this not the case. In fact, roughly two-thirds of all marriages will not end in divorce if...

  • Study shows hospital errors are improving

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:28 GMT

    New Mexico residents may not have heard the recent statistics that show a 17 percent decline in preventable hospital errors such as bed sores, infections and drug mistakes. The federal review took into account medical records and other data from...

  • The duties of a legal representative

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:21 GMT

    A legal representative has the responsibility of handling a person's tax liabilities after death. A person is considered a legal representative if they are the executor of the deceased person's will, are a liquidator for the estate or if they...

  • Challenging a New Jersey will

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:21:53 GMT

    Anybody wishing to challenge a will who would have any interest to gain under the document, such as spouses or other relatives, may do so, but they must submit the grounds for challenging it. The laws governing wills in each...