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  • Foreign affairs, culture wars split GOP focus ahead of 2016

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:53:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Need evidence there's no clear path to the Republican presidential nomination? Consider the competing messages some likely candidates delivered on Sunday's talk shows.

  • Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:25:10 GMT

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.

  • Michigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prison

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:31:40 GMT

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's prison system is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that guards and other workers failed to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates who were locked up with adults.

  • Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:24:33 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved.

  • Rights group: Egypt covering up protester deaths

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:04:33 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses and whitewashing evidence to cover up the role of security forces in the killing of more than two dozen people during protests last week.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Traits to Look For in a Great Legal Assistant

    2015-01-29T18:59:01Z

    What should you look for in a paralegal or legal assistant? We don't mean "what should you put in the job application." That's easy: Writing skills, attention to detail, flexible schedule, and so on. We're talking about personality traits that an ideal paralegal possesses, things that are essential to him......

  • Meet Ted Wells, Lawyer-Turned-NFL 'Deflategate' Investigator

    2015-01-28T20:14:01Z

    Who is Ted Wells Jr., and why are blogging about him?By now, you've either never heard of "Deflategate" or you're sick of hearing about it. Here's the short, short version: In the AFC championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots on January 18, it was discovered......

  • SEC OKs Share Registration for Calif. Marijuana Company

    2015-01-28T19:41:01Z

    Every startup needs a lawyer, but startups are already shaky value propositions if you think you're going to burst onto the GC stage, or advance your extant career by working for a company that develops an app to check the temperature of your bath water. (It's even worse when you......

  • FTC's 'Internet of Things' Report States the Obvious

    2015-01-28T16:53:01Z

    The Internet of Things -- all those gizmos that connect to the Internet, like your refrigerator, your thermostat, and that device that tells you how many eggs you have in the fridge -- is what our future looks like. It's also, as we've chronicled before, a huge security risk. Thankfully,......

  • Calif. State Judges Can't Belong to the Boy Scouts Anymore

    2015-01-27T22:52:01Z

    Ah, the Boy Scouts. They teach you how to use knives, camp in the woods, and make things out of other things. The Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years, though. Turns out they're a Christian organization that, until 2012, refused to admit openly gay Scouts, and still......

  • EEOC Wins 'Mark of the Beast' Religious Discrimination Suit

    2015-01-27T20:53:01Z

    Here's what's not interesting about this case brought by the EEOC: An employee was forced to retire because of his religious beliefs. A West Virginia jury found in favor of the employee, Beverly R. Butcher Jr., and awarded him $150,000. Here's what is interesting about this case: Butcher's employer, Consol......

Criminal Law News

  • Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:42:40 GMT

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California arrested a man accused of holding his 16-year-old girlfriend in a car, raping her and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days.

  • Michigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prison

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:16:07 GMT

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's prison system is defending against a major lawsuit that claims guards and other employees failed to prevent the sexual assault of male inmates under 18 who were housed with adults.

  • Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:41:04 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.

  • Sheriff seeking 'person of interest' after 5 people killed

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:22:49 GMT

    LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a west Georgia home.

  • Police: Woman dials wrong number, offers detective drugs

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:54:59 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a woman selling drugs made a big mistake that landed her in jail — she mistakenly called an Albuquerque police detective.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

Political News

  • Foreign affairs, culture wars split GOP focus ahead of 2016

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:53:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Need evidence there's no clear path to the Republican presidential nomination? Consider the competing messages some likely candidates delivered on Sunday's talk shows.

  • Some highlights of proposals in Obama's new spending plan

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:41:00 GMT

    Highlights of proposals in the $4 trillion budget for 2016 that President Barack Obama sends to Congress on Monday:

  • Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:32:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.

  • Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:32:18 GMT

    SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind.

  • Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:25:10 GMT

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.

Trending Legal News

  • Construction Trivia - Super Bowl Style

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:49:09 GMT

    Posted by:  Josh Quinter  (jquinter@kaplaw.com) This weekend's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks is being played in Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Home to the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, University of...

  • When negligence is a factor in a loved one's death, legal action may follow

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:45:26 GMT

    The death of a loved one can be devastating on many levels. In cases where family members believe a loved one’s death was the result of another person’s negligent act, they may choose to take legal action. Family members who...

  • Are field sobriety tests always accurate?

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:55:00 GMT

    In most cases, police officers aren't allowed to randomly or arbitrarily pull drivers over, but instead must justify traffic stops. In cases where a traffic stop results in a suspected drunk driving arrest, proper procedures must be followed. Field sobriety...

  • Subaru Announces Recall over Brake Issue

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:04:57 GMT

    The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Subaru of America announced a recall earlier this month for brake line issues with many of its automobiles. "Depending on driving conditions, salt water could splash on...

  • Texas Man Killed by Takata Airbag

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:52:02 GMT

    From the New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin: The family of a Texas man who died in a minor traffic accident is alleging in a lawsuit that their loved one is the latest person to be killed...