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  • Ohio terrorism suspect says he would've shot President Obama

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:25:31 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head.

  • Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:14:38 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

  • US Sen. Menendez: I have behaved appropriately in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:06:59 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

  • Groups ask judge to order gay-marriage licenses in Alabama

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:40:12 GMT

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A group of civil rights organizations filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and to expand a suit challenging the state's gay-marriage ban.

  • Brazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:16:17 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what prosecutors call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Be a Cool Boss: 5 Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Employees

    2015-03-06T17:01:01Z

    Today is Employee Appreciation Day, and your law firm probably has at least few non-lawyer employees. Paralegals, legal assistants, and legal secretaries do a lot of the hard work at a law firm, and today is a great day to appreciate them for what they do. But heck, why limit......

  • Contact Lens Recall Plaintiff Didn't Prove Product Liability: Court

    2015-03-05T20:07:01Z

    In December 2006, Steven Kallal started using CIBA-brand contact lenses that he received as a sample from his eye doctor. He bought some more and kept using them until May 2007, even though he experienced sharp pain in his eyes. Unbeknownst to Kallal, CIBA found a flaw in the contact......

  • Job Market Improves: Time to Explore New Practice Areas?

    2015-03-05T19:36:01Z

    According to James Leipold of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), job prospects for new lawyers are improving. With law school enrollment rates falling 19 percent from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2017, new law graduates will likely face less competition for jobs. Where are these......

  • Some in Congress Try to Roll Back Net Neutrality

    2015-03-05T19:00:01Z

    Last Friday, the FCC voted along party lines to approve Title II regulation for Internet Service Providers. This means -- absent lawsuits from Verizon and Comcast -- that the FCC would be able to enforce net neutrality regulations preventing ISPs from selectively throttling whatever traffic it wants and extorting content......

  • 7 Ways to Show Workers You Care on Employee Appreciation Day

    2015-03-05T18:49:01Z

    The first Friday in March is National Employee Appreciation Day, and in honor of the occasion, we've assembled a list of things that your company's employees might appreciate. Basically, don't violate state and federal labor laws. Your employees would really appreciate that.......

  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients

    2015-03-05T18:39:01Z

    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

Criminal Law News

  • Ohio terrorism suspect says he would've shot President Obama

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:25:31 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head.

  • Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:14:38 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

  • 2 San Francisco airport workers charged in smuggling scheme

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:33:12 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say two security screeners at San Francisco International Airport have been charged with allowing methamphetamine to be smuggled through carry-on luggage at an airport checkpoint in exchange for money.

  • Body of Mexican man shot by police flown to Mexico, buried

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:24:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The body of a Mexican man shot dead by police last month has been flown to Mexico and buried in the man's home village, the Mexican Consulate in Seattle said Friday.

  • Brazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:16:17 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what prosecutors call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil.

Supreme Court News

  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Political News

  • 2016 prospect Jeb Bush defends Common Core school standards

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:25:30 GMT

    URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is standing by his support for a set of statewide school standards, called Common Core, even though it puts him at odds with some in his party.

  • Ex-Cabinet official Donna Shalala to lead Clinton Foundation

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:24:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala has been tapped to run the Clinton Foundation as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares for her expected 2016 presidential campaign and the philanthropy faces scrutiny of its fundraising practices.

  • Senator Menendez, amid probe: I have been honest in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:14:38 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

  • Correction: China-Military Budget story

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:12:08 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — In a story March 5 about China's military budget, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Adam Liff, assistant professor at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies. In the paragraph beginning, "In my view ..." the word "myself" should be "itself." The subsequent paragraph was wrongly attributed to Liff. It does not carry any attribution.

  • US Sen. Menendez: I have behaved appropriately in office

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:06:59 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

Trending Legal News

  • Harsh white collar laws can have unintended effects

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:23:15 GMT

    Someone who is facing a charge of fraud, embezzlement or other type of white collar crime in Pennsylvania may be looking at serious consequences, including heavy fines and a lengthy prison sentence. State and federal laws do not look kindly...

  • Heading out on a road trip? Check these things on your car first.

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:18:36 GMT

    While most of the time people use their cars to travel to only local destinations, there are occasions when Pittsburgh area residents set off for a road trip. Prior to an event such as this it is a good idea...

  • What is a severe disability that prevents one's ability to work?

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:40:08 GMT

    We’ve mentioned in previous posts that more is often required for Social Security disability insurance than just a diagnosis matching the list of disabling conditions maintained by the Social Security Administration. Specifically, applicants must provide evidence that the severity of...

  • Polanski faces extradition to U.S. once again

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:01:28 GMT

    Most people who are charged with a crime want to have the matter resolved in a timely manner. Accordingly, they work with a lawyer to determine the best way to proceed and then take action. Unfortunately there are situations where...

  • What is the difference between the DREAM Act and DACA?

    Sat, 07 Mar 2015 01:47:04 GMT

    When it comes to immigration matters in the United States it is likely that many immigrants are hoping for the best. Some may have gotten their hopes up when the DREAM Act was first in the news. As time passes...