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  • Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:22:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in federal court in Virginia.

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:21:58 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:09:55 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit says a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children.

  • Lawmakers seek to end benefits to former Nazis

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:09:55 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, members of Congress announced Thursday, the latest response to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to former Nazis who were forced out of the United States.

  • Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:05:55 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors heard from prosecution and defense attorneys — and then from the dying woman herself — at the start of a homicide trial for a University of Pittsburgh researcher charged with poisoning his wife.

  • Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill family

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:03:57 GMT

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Remembering Ben Bradlee: 5 Life Lessons for Lawyers

    2014-10-23T16:05:01Z

    Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee died Tuesday at the age of 93. Bradlee was the editor of the Post during one of its most difficult times, and the time that made it famous: the Watergate scandal of 1972-73. Even long after Watergate, Bradlee continued to helm the Post, cementing......

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  • 'Cannibal Cop, Esq.'? Gilberto Valle Looking at Law School: Reports

    2014-10-23T15:53:01Z

    He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition. Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was......

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  • Brazilian Steakhouse Chef Has 'Specialized Knowledge': D.C. Cir.

    2014-10-22T22:02:01Z

    The legal process for immigrating to the United States is "nightmarish," to put it charitably. Certain types of work visas, however, can make immigration much smoother than it would be otherwise. The L-1B is such a visa, and it's reserved for employees whose work entails "specialized knowledge." If you think......

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  • Federal Judge in Puerto Rico Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    2014-10-22T19:06:01Z

    It's not all sunshine, smiles, and drinks with little umbrellas in them in Puerto Rico today. Yesterday, a federal district judge upheld the territory's ban on same-sex marriage, placing Puerto Rico in threadbare company with Louisiana as the only two jurisdictions whose federal courts upheld a state or territorial same-sex......

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  • More Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Filed: 3 Things to Know

    2014-10-22T21:55:01Z

    The Silicon Valley anti-poaching mega-class-action has turned into quite the show: First, there were estimates that the suit could cost the companies involved (Adobe, Google, Intel, and Apple) billions in damages. Then, it settled for a relative pittance: $324 million. An objecting plaintiff, and a motion to intervene by a......

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Criminal Law News

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:21:58 GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.

  • Canadian police: no link between soldier attacks

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:21:20 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police say they have found no connection between the two attacks on soldiers this week.

  • Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:17:33 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.

  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:16:09 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — He was a recent convert to Islam and a petty criminal with a long rap sheet, including a string of drug offenses. In recent weeks, he had been staying in a homeless shelter, where he talked about wanting to go to Libya to get away from drugs but griped that he couldn't get a passport.

  • Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:09:55 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit says a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children.

  • Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:05:55 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors heard from prosecution and defense attorneys — and then from the dying woman herself — at the start of a homicide trial for a University of Pittsburgh researcher charged with poisoning his wife.

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

  • Judge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:28:37 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns Thursday about some terms and the vast scope of the $75 million deal that currently encompasses all college athletes going back decades.

  • Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:27:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.

  • Clinton backs Gov. Cuomo; GOP foe claims momentum

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:26:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo raced into the final stretch of his re-election bid Thursday with help from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while Republican challenger Rob Astorino maintained their recent debate helped push momentum to his side.

  • Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:26:04 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her rival and taken a six-point lead just days before Sunday's presidential vote, according to a poll released Thursday.

  • Obama, first lady to salute US troops on Nov. 6

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:24:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary J. Blige and Willie Nelson are joining President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for a salute to U.S. troops.

  • Anchorage TV station wrongly airs contentious ad

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:24:18 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage television station inadvertently aired a commercial for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich that the campaign had pulled because the ad sparked outrage.

Trending Legal News

  • 5 warning signs of a possibly negligent doctor

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:22:26 GMT

    Sometimes, it is possible to tell that a doctor is incompetent before he or she harms you with medical malpractice. For those hoping to avoid negligent care, we present some signs it is time to find a new physician. Personality...

  • 'Modest' is the word used to describe SSDI benefit boost

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:15:09 GMT

    Modesty is supposed to be a good thing. In most polite society and as a matter of religious tenet, modesty is something to strive for -- a virtue. But that's only in the context of definition number one in most...

  • Tort reform does little to change tests doctors order

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:10:08 GMT

    It has long been argued that a substantial share of the increase in healthcare costs in the U.S. is a result of the medical malpractice lawsuits. The argument goes that medical malpractice insurance expense is one cost that is transferred...

  • When it comes to alimony, having a good lawyer is a good idea

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:02:58 GMT

    For many couples across the nation, money causes a majority of marital issues. Whether it's concerns about paying bills on time or arguing about a spouse's spending habits, these disputes can leave spouses angry and frustrated and possibly even wondering...

  • Do I need a lawyer after a bike accident? The answer may be yes

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:00:38 GMT

    Imagine that you are riding your bike along the streets of Los Angeles, obeying all traffic laws, when suddenly you are struck by a motor vehicle. Even though you are wearing a helmet that protects your head and prevents you...