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  • Florida governor orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:47:33 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices to ensure they are obeying the law when performing abortions.

  • Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:47:27 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater.

  • New 'Daily Host' host says tenor will change, not targets

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:46:31 GMT

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Incoming "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his.

  • Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:43:52 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

  • The Latest: Ohio governor expresses condolences in slaying

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:41:52 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 3 Reasons Attorneys Fail When Speaking to Reporters

    2015-07-29T19:58:05Z

    You're more of a Perry Mason style lawyer than a Johnnie Cochrane, more Clarence Thomas than Antonin Scalia. You save the speechifying for the court room, leave the impassioned arguments in your briefs. But, when it comes to dealing with reporters, you might be doing yourself and your clients a......

  • Data Analytics Gain Ground in Law Firms, but Doubts Remain

    2015-07-29T18:58:09Z

    When it comes to making litigation decisions, lawyers usually depend on their experience, research, and gut instincts, rather than hard data. That's slowly changing, however, as more firms begin to embrace the use of data analytics when deciding how to pursue litigation. Of course, startups and the media have been......

  • Will SCOTUS Answer Nonprofits' ACA Contraception Mandate Prayers?

    2015-07-29T17:59:59Z

    You may see Obamacare back in front of the Supreme Court next term, at least if religious nonprofits have their way. Just over a year ago, the Court ruled in Hobby Lobby that the Affordable Care Act must accommodate the religious objections of closely held corporations.Now, the court is facing......

  • Man 'Terrorizes' State -- by Publishing Its Laws Online

    2015-07-29T17:14:25Z

    Hide your children! Hide your wives! The Georgia Annotated Code is free online! The annotated code was put online, gratis, by Public.Resource.org, the nonprofit run by Carl Malamud, a longtime advocate of moving legal documents into the public domain. Georgia has sued, claiming that the upload is an attempt to......

  • Want to Be a Federal Judge by Age 35? Follow Kozinski's Lead

    2015-07-28T22:37:56Z

    Top of your law school class? On the fast track to making partner? Don't expect us to be impressed. Real gunners become federal judges. Before they're 40. Honestly, it shouldn't be that hard. At least according to the Ninth Circuit's resident conservative, porn aficionado, and cinephile, Judge Alex Kozinski. Kozinski,......

  • How Litigation Changed Hip Hop Sampling

    2015-07-28T19:58:35Z

    If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

Criminal Law News

  • Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:47:27 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater.

  • Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:43:52 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

  • The Latest: Ohio governor expresses condolences in slaying

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:41:52 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

  • Feds: New York man tried to support Islamic State group

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:37:49 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the group on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization.

  • The Latest: Theater shooter's mom recalls son's happiness

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:32:20 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Florida governor orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:47:33 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices to ensure they are obeying the law when performing abortions.

  • Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:43:52 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

  • The Latest: Ohio governor expresses condolences in slaying

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:41:52 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

  • Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:31:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz took on a more traditional GOP target Wednesday: the IRS.

  • Turkish attacks on Kurds muddle Obama's Islamic State fight

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:27:22 GMT

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Barack Obama's stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he's counting on for help in the same conflict: the Kurds.