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  • Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:59:47 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:53:38 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days to come.

  • Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:52:59 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.

  • Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:52:15 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground.

  • Ferguson mayor: Darren Wilson still on leave

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:47:39 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's mayor says Darren Wilson remains on administrative leave a day after the grand jury did not indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Moving Law Offices? Here is a Really Big Checklist

    2014-11-25T19:56:28Z

    Moving stinks, no matter what your budget or occupation. But for us, the lawyers, it's an even bigger pain: everybody, from the courts to the bar to clients, all need to be notified, there is no room for downtime, and everything needs to go according to plan so that you......

  • Copyright Settlement Firm Rightscorp Gets Hit with Class Action

    2014-11-25T19:55:09Z

    Rightscorp is a company that valiantly pursues copyright infringers in an attempt to get them to pay their fair share for the harm they've caused to copyright owners. That's one way of looking at it. Another is that Rightscorp "asks ISPs to disconnect you from the Internet unless you pay......

  • Ferguson Grand Jury Transcript: Darren Wilson's Testimony

    2014-11-25T19:35:57Z

    Transcripts of the Ferguson grand jury hearings have been released to the public following the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any criminal charges for the shooting death of Michael Brown. This is somewhat unusual, as grand jury proceedings are typically held in secret, and when......

  • Microsoft Sues IRS for Info on Outside Auditor, Quinn Emanuel

    2014-11-25T18:47:49Z

    Microsoft, like many companies, allegedly uses a complex web of overseas subsidiaries to shield itself from U.S. taxes. This is accomplished through "transfer pricing," which allows subsidiaries of the same company to buy and sell with each other in a way that maximizes profit for the parent company. The IRS......

  • Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

    2014-11-25T18:01:39Z

    Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

  • Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    2014-11-25T17:56:49Z

    Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

Criminal Law News

  • Prosecutor: Lawyer had sex with captive girl, 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:52:59 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.

  • Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:52:15 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground.

  • Judge: Man accused of threats to Obama incompetent

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:39:00 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of threatening President Barack Obama's life, and prison officials should determine whether he was also incapacitated at the time of the alleged offense, a federal judge ruled.

  • U.Va. looks at alcohol as factor in sex assaults

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:37:56 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors is focusing on alcohol as a contributing factor in sexual assaults on campus, with one member calling for a ban on underage drinking.

  • Top US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutor

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:34:07 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Jesuits in the United States defended the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor Tuesday, saying he had virtually no role in the order's handling of a notorious pedophile now serving a 25-year prison sentence.

Supreme Court News

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:53:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

  • Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:31:35 GMT

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Missouri inmate Leon Taylor to halt his execution just hours before the he was scheduled to be put to death.

  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:12 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas hints at split

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:59:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is suggesting that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

  • High court won't toss ruling on Ariz. no-bail law

    Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:27:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona.

Political News

  • Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:59:47 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

  • 2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:56:35 GMT

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.

  • Officials: Afghan to review military plan

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:52:54 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the practices of the country's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor.

  • Ferguson mayor: Darren Wilson still on leave

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:47:39 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's mayor says Darren Wilson remains on administrative leave a day after the grand jury did not indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:45:55 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's mayor says the National Guard wasn't deployed quickly enough as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Trending Legal News

  • Proving negligence after a nursing home injury: Part I

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:20:05 GMT

    With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, many of us are thinking about family. We are grateful for family members who are still with us, even if we can’t see them as often as we’d like. Many Americans are also...

  • Study shows that a spinal cord injury could lead to brain damage

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:50:04 GMT

    A new study coming out of the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found, as no study has before it, that spinal cord injuries may be more serious than just the damage to the spinal cord itself. They...

  • Illinois teen dies in semi truck accident

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:40:04 GMT

    Car accidents that involve semi-trucks can often lead to significant amounts of damage. The factors that may have led to a semi truck accident are often unique to the specific situation. Unfortunately, these accidents often come with serious injuries or...

  • Does New Hampshire premises liability law protect hunters?

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:35:04 GMT

    If you are going hunting on someone's land in New Hampshire, with their permission to use the land for recreational activities, do they have any obligation to make the area safe for you? Hunting accidents do happen, after all,...

  • Another Appeal Successfully Defended By Berman More Gonzalez!

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:33:16 GMT

    The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board upheld a previous ruling in favor of our client Mr. Ramirez, whose 24/7 home health care and transportation benefits were terminated with no legal or medical basis by the defendant insurance company, Travelers Property Casualty...