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  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:40:30 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:32:10 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:53:44 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • S. Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:32:00 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Sharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:35:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 6th Cir. Affirms Shutting Down Defrauding Tax Prep Company

    2014-11-26T19:57:45Z

    After the company Instant Tax Service was discovered engaging in a litany of deceptive and unlawful practices, the IRS had them shut down. ITS appealed, claiming it was a franchisor and not directly involved in the preparation of returns like its franchisees, and therefore couldn't be shut down. In this......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T19:56:24Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

  • 5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

    2014-11-26T20:02:21Z

    This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

  • 5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

    2014-11-26T18:01:34Z

    As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

  • 5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

    2014-11-26T19:57:54Z

    A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

  • RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

    2014-11-26T19:10:05Z

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Criminal Law News

  • Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:57:49 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday.

  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:40:30 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:32:10 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

  • Affidavit: US man kept Syria travel plot secret

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:16:48 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group had left some clues on Facebook that authorities said hinted at radical ideals but was still able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

  • South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:53:44 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

Supreme Court News

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

  • 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.

Political News

  • Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:57:49 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday.

  • Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:36:54 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.

  • Affidavit: US man kept Syria travel plot secret

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:16:48 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group had left some clues on Facebook that authorities said hinted at radical ideals but was still able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

  • South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:53:44 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:47:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Trending Legal News

  • Group publishes results of latest safety ratings for Michigan hospitals

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:48:12 GMT

    For consumers of medical services, which is all of us, the way we approach purchasing health care is very different from the way we think about purchasing, say, a home, car or electric razor. For the average person, it is...

  • Determining liability in a bicycle accident

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:52:40 GMT

    Bicycle accidents are fairly common in Texas. For some individuals, riding a bike is their primary form of transportation, while others use it for exercise or recreation. No matter what a person's reason for being out on a bike, certain...

  • Hit-and-run driver turns himself in to police in North Carolina

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:50:39 GMT

    A man whom police believed was involved in a Nov. 8 accident in North Carolina turned himself in to Concord police on Nov. 17. The man admitted to officers that he left the scene of the crash, which sent a...

  • Emergency action plans prevent employee injuries

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:40:18 GMT

    Every work site should have procedures in place to prevent injuries in case an emergency occurs. The procedures should be communicated to employees either verbally or through written documentation. Company owners and managers are responsible for ensuring that the plan...

  • Learning about sick leave in California

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:40:11 GMT

    While many employers already offer paid sick leave, some states have started requiring certain employers to give employees this benefit. In California, a sick leave law that becomes effective in July 2015 will cover most employees. They will get one...