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  • Litvinenko inquiry: Radioactive body posed autopsy hazard

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:52:07 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A pathologist says the body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken.

  • Indonesia prosecutor: Americans' murder trial should proceed

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:47:28 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors say the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman's mother should proceed despite defense arguments that the indictments are inaccurate and should be annulled.

  • Bahrain opposition leader denies charges as trial opens

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:37:29 GMT

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A lawyer for the head of Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group says the cleric has denied all charges against him at the start of a closely watched trial in the strategic Gulf island nation.

  • Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:24:46 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday.

  • Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:05:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill Wednesday to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants, saying Congress should not wait to see if the White House sends over its blueprint of what the legislation should say.

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  • Lawyer's Suspension Shows the Ethical Perils of Co-Representation

    2015-01-27T19:52:01Z

    The perils of co-representation! Representing two parties at the same time usually comes up in the divorce context, where the parties are (more or less) agreeable and really just want to save money by using just one lawyer. That sounds great and all -- except when things go south, or......

  • Keeping Our Tech Love Alive

    2015-01-27T16:55:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our......

  • 10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

    2015-01-27T16:11:01Z

    Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

  • Why Lawyers Should Have More Emotional Intelligence

    2015-01-26T21:50:01Z

    Canadian Lawyer magazine suggested last month that lawyers should have emotional intelligence -- and especially corporate counsel. There's quite a debate going on about whether lawyers should even use their emotions (unrelated to a separate debate about whether lawyers have emotions). Well, it's either a bunch of granola-and-Birkenstocks nonsense or......

  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

Criminal Law News

  • Indonesia prosecutor: Americans' murder trial should proceed

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:47:28 GMT

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors say the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman's mother should proceed despite defense arguments that the indictments are inaccurate and should be annulled.

  • Famed SC civil rights protesters to have records erased

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:47:51 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Fifty-four years after they were sentenced to a month of hard labor in a chain gang for ordering lunch in South Carolina, nine black men are getting a new day in court.

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:46:57 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.

  • Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is facing Senate questioners as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.

  • Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:17:16 GMT

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Benjamin and Kristi Strack often talked about the apocalypse and wanting to leave the evil they saw in the world, but friends and family thought that meant they would one day move somewhere remote and live off the grid.

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.

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  • Another vehicle accident in South Texas kills 5, injures more

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:32 GMT

    The increase in fracking in South Texas has resulted in an influx of large trucks and additional traffic previously unanticipated in the rural area. Therefore, law enforcement agencies in these areas have seen an increase in crashes. Recently, a four-vehicle...

  • Fatal accident claims 5 family members in Maryland

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:21:55 GMT

    A 28-year-old Delaware semi-truck driver was recently discharged from the hospital after being involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the deaths of five extended family members. Tragically, the man's truck crashed into a Suzuki Forenza carrying...

  • $1.5m Settlement for Exacerbation and Aggravation

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:34:31 GMT

    Raphaelson and Levine Law Firm was victorious in securing 1.5 million dollars in compensation for our client who was injured in a Nassau County auto accident. Our client, a woman in her fifties, had a long-standing history of prior injuries...

  • Is there any defense to a domestic violence protective order?

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:23:23 GMT

    It may seem as though individuals facing domestic violence charges have few defense options. The alleged victim has given his or her version of events to the police and the police may have arrested you. You may be unable...

  • What is a graffiti charge in Maryland?

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:07:46 GMT

    When a person or business invests in property, they want to keep that investment in good shape. For that reason, there are laws in Maryland that prohibit people from doing things that destroy the property of others. There are...