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  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:46:50 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A court in Libya's capital sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in absentia on Tuesday over killings during the country's 2011 uprising.

  • Obama ivory crackdown leaves open California loopholes

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:26:45 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets this week, unfazed by President Barack Obama's announcement of proposed rules that the White House says go as far as the administration can go toward banning all U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants.

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:18:09 GMT

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.

  • Detained Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his release

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:10:41 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency is quoting the lawyer of a detained Washington Post reporter as saying her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

  • Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:09:34 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing up.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Tips for Working With a Virtual Paralegal

    2015-07-27T17:44:10Z

    Trying to cut down on overhead and save some office space? Need some extra help but not enough to bring on a full team of support staff? You might consider contracting with a virtual paralegal.No, virtual paralegals aren't Siri with a Westlaw account or robots who know local rules. Rather,......

  • Do Lawyers Make Good Parents?

    2015-07-27T16:32:51Z

    Two-thirds of parents want their kids to grow up to be lawyers. The other third have probably read the stats about lawyer depression, alcoholism, and student debt. But forget lawyer kids, what about lawyer parents? There are plenty of perks that come from being an attorney, including pleasing your parents,......

  • Dodd-Frank Constitutional Challenge Revived by D.C. Circuit

    2015-07-24T23:05:24Z

    The D.C. Circuit has revived a challenge to the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Act. A small Texas bank, State National Bank of Big Spring, had challenged the constitutionality of the Wall Street Reform Act. It was joined by 11 states, who also took issue with the Act. Dod-Frank, you'll......

  • States Can Require Pharmacy Owners to Provide Birth Control, 9th Rules

    2015-07-24T21:59:15Z

    States can require pharmacies to dispense birth control even if the pharmacy's owner has religious objections, the Ninth Circuit ruled yesterday. The Court upheld a Washington State law that allowed individual pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions because of religious objections, so long as another onsite pharmacist will do......

  • Is the Customer Always Right? Not When You Practice Law

    2015-07-24T21:57:32Z

    Like it or not, the law is a customer service profession. Getting clients and keeping clients depends on your ability to please clients. As the old cliche goes, the best way to do that is to remember that "the customer is always right." Right? No way, at least not when......

  • Scalia, Scalia, Scalia: A Review of All Things Nino

    2015-07-24T19:59:16Z

    You might be forgiven for sometimes forgetting that there are nine Justices on the Supreme Court. After all, when it comes to getting attention in the news, not even the "Notorious RBG" can surpass Justice Scalia's reach. Love him or hate him, Justice Antonin "Nino" Scalia is by far the......

Criminal Law News

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:43:04 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Obama ivory crackdown leaves open California loopholes

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:26:45 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets this week, unfazed by President Barack Obama's announcement of proposed rules that the White House says go as far as the administration can go toward banning all U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants.

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:18:09 GMT

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.

  • True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:34:03 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle's Crisis Clinic.

  • Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:09:34 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing up.

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

Political News

  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:46:50 GMT

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A court in Libya's capital sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in absentia on Tuesday over killings during the country's 2011 uprising.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:43:04 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Moldova's president designates lawmaker to form new gov't

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:41:29 GMT

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's president has designated a lawmaker to form the next government, after the previous nominee failed to secure agreement from all parties in the pro-European alliance.

  • Obama ivory crackdown leaves open California loopholes

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:26:45 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets this week, unfazed by President Barack Obama's announcement of proposed rules that the White House says go as far as the administration can go toward banning all U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants.

  • Obama to wrap Africa trip with speech to African Union

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:24:57 GMT

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama highlighted his administration's efforts to combat hunger worldwide on Tuesday as he prepared to end a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union.