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  • Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:29:04 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:42 GMT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

  • Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:15:30 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma law that requires clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed can become law on Nov. 1, a judge ruled Friday.

  • Navajo election at standstill amid confusion

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:42:46 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.

  • US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:24:36 GMT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:05:50 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty plea Friday to criminal charges from a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Proselytizers With Pig, Pummeled by Hecklers, to Get En Banc Hearing

    2014-10-24T15:57:01Z

    This is a tough question: What do police officers do when a group called Bible Believers, carrying a severed pig's head and yelling about a "pedophile prophet," are confronted at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, by Muslim children with rocks and bottles? The "peaceful" proselytizers are kind of......

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  • Lawyers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Resurrect Your Blog

    2014-10-24T17:44:01Z

    How many times have you stumbled upon a blog that was once active, but hasn't been updated since 2009? Or you go to someone's website and see the infamous WordPress placeholder: "Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!" Gross. It's......

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  • Silicon Valley Company Paid Temp Workers $1.21 an Hour: DOL

    2014-10-24T15:45:01Z

    The U.S. Department of Labor has settled allegations that a Silicon Valley company, Electronics for Imaging, paid temp workers from India as little as $1.21 an hour to install networking infrastructure at its new headquarters in Fremont, California. EFI, which makes digital printing software and hardware, apparently flew network technicians......

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  • Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Needs a Warrant: Fla. Supreme Court

    2014-10-24T15:32:01Z

    In an age where it seems like surveillance just keeps getting more surveill-ey, the Florida Supreme Court has hit the brakes on the common police practice of using live cell phone location data to track a person's movements in real time. Police had obtained a both a pen register and......

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  • Apple Just Launched Apple Maps Connect: Add Yourself ASAP

    2014-10-24T15:20:01Z

    We've talked a lot about the importance of local-mobile searches, but here's the two-sentence recap: Searches from mobile phones is rising exponentially, and Google prioritizes local business listings on its search results page. Plus, adding a local listing simply makes it easier for people who are looking for you to......

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Criminal Law News

  • Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:29:04 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:42 GMT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:24:33 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says second California deputy shot by assailant has died.

  • Suspect arrested in death of California deputy

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:15:59 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say they have apprehended a suspect in the fatal shooting of one deputy and the shooting of two other deputies and a bystander.

  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:11:14 GMT

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

  • Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:06:22 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody.

Supreme Court News

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:42 GMT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

  • Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:26:04 GMT

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:24:33 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says second California deputy shot by assailant has died.

  • After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:18:40 GMT

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower.

  • Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:15:30 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma law that requires clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed can become law on Nov. 1, a judge ruled Friday.

  • Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:14:55 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

Trending Legal News

  • Can a subcontractor's employee get workers' comp from the contractor?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:58:48 GMT

    As with many matters in workers' compensation law, the answer to that question depends on a number of factors. With workers' compensation claims involving subcontractors and contractors, the first question to ask is whether the injured worker had a legally...

  • What happens when doctors make medical errors?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:40:24 GMT

    Although several New York hospitals and medical facilities take pains to maintain safe environments and procedures for their patients, errors can be made. Mistakes such as wrong-site surgeries are commonly referred to as "never events," or incidents that should not...

  • How are initial SSDI applications processed?

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:08:20 GMT

    The majority of initial applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied, but why? To answer this question, it's necessary to understand the laws and how the application process works. Once you've applied for SSDI benefits in West Virginia, your...

  • Dangerous dietary supplements can stay on shelves despite recalls

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:52 GMT

    Thanks to the efforts and authority of the Food and Drug Administration, prescription drugs sold in the United States tend to be relatively safe. Any side effects or risks that the drugs do have must be disclosed. That being said,...

  • Offer in compromise an option for those struggling with tax debt

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:57:03 GMT

    Every person’s reason for not paying federal income taxes is different. In some cases it is because the filer does not have the money to cover the total amount owed. Being in this financial state can be stressful for the...