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  • Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finale

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:59:24 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombings took Rebekah DiMartino's leg, but they couldn't rob her of her joy as a new bride.

  • Pakistan to appeal bail for Mumbai attacker

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:57:03 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani prosecutor says the government will try to cancel the bail granted to the main suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks.

  • Ex-worker at China's Forbidden City gets death

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:47:19 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a Beijing court has sentenced a former employee of the Forbidden City to be executed for stabbing two of his supervisors to death on the museum's grounds.

  • In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:43:06 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights.

  • Federal judge considering Oklahoma's death penalty

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:37:32 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

    2014-12-18T19:40:01Z

    The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

  • NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

    2014-12-18T19:23:01Z

    Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

  • BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

    2014-12-18T19:14:01Z

    You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

  • The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

    2014-12-18T19:01:01Z

    Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

  • CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

    2014-12-18T17:50:01Z

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

  • Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

    2014-12-17T23:08:01Z

    This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Criminal Law News

  • Pakistan to appeal bail for Mumbai attacker

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:57:03 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani prosecutor says the government will try to cancel the bail granted to the main suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks.

  • Pakistan: 59 militants killed after school massacre

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:15:33 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children -- in a school massacre.

  • Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:52:47 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder trial.

  • 8 children killed in home in northern Australia

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:50:19 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

  • Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:17:23 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off.

Supreme Court News

  • 1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

  • Scalia, Kagan: Common ground often trumps ideology

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:43:21 GMT

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One is a sharp-tongued, self-described "wise guy" originalist, who believes the Constitution means today what it meant when it was first written.

  • Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:12:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

  • Scalia: Hard to rule out 'extreme measures'

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:07:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

  • Court: No pay for Amazon warehouse security checks

    Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:05:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don't have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.

Political News

  • In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:43:06 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights.

  • US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:41:55 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

  • Federal judge considering Oklahoma's death penalty

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:37:32 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty.

  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:31:53 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from moguls to makeup artists takes stock of the scandal and how it could affect their jobs.

  • Pakistan: 59 militants killed after school massacre

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:15:33 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children -- in a school massacre.

Trending Legal News

  • Seeking personal injury damages after a motorcycle crash

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:52:57 GMT

    Even the smallest of motorcycle accidents can result in a serious injury, but sometimes those injuries do not reveal themselves until several days after an accident occurs. For example, traumatic brain injuries might not be identified until after an...

  • Women and the battle over wage discrimination

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:46:27 GMT

    Wage discrimination is a real problem in New Jersey, despite the fact that it is illegal across the nation. By being fully knowledgeable of their deserved rights, workers can understand when they are victims of wage discrimination and what they should do...

  • How the criminal legal process works in East Baton Rouge Parish

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:28:21 GMT

    How do most people find out how the criminal process works? Some people may pick up ideas from television shows and movies, but fictional crime dramas aren't reliable sources. Unfortunately, many individuals learn about the legal process by going...

  • Don't deal with a hostile work environment: Take action

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:19:08 GMT

    Sexual harassment in the workplace can make things unbearable. Trying to avoid the harasser and trying to deal with the stress can make work a very stressful place. It is important that no employees think they simply have to...

  • What are the laws governing drunk driving in Connecticut?

    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:43:37 GMT

    If you have been arrested and face a DUI charge in Connecticut, you will want to know what kinds of rules and regulations apply to you and your case. By familiarizing yourself with the law, you can figure out...