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  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:49:00 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:46:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys.

  • Woman in San Diego revenge scheme pleads guilty

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:31:16 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego woman pleaded guilty to a felony charge of stalking in connection with a bizarre rape-solicitation scheme carried out against a couple who outbid her for her dream house.

  • Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:31:00 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:24:29 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.

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

  • Suspect in deadly assault charged with murder

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:53:47 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire has been charged in her death.

  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:49:00 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

  • Police ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:48:21 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the confrontation and identified the officers involved.

  • Pregnant woman shot, killed in NYC; baby survives

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:43:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old pregnant woman has been shot and killed in New York City but doctors were able to save her baby.

  • Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:35:44 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade.

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

  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:46:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys.

  • Sierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:40:19 GMT

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday.

  • Panama diplomat killed in Belize; suspect detained

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:36:39 GMT

    BELIZE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize say they have detained a man suspected of killing a Panamanian diplomat.

  • Lawmaker: Fight with militants needs 'Arab face'

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:36:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says the battle against the Islamic State group needs to have "an Arab face," even as the U.S. continues to lead air strikes to help defeat those militants in the Middle East.

  • 600 Ebola cases in hard-hit countries in past week

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:23:45 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 600 new cases of Ebola were reported in the most-affected countries in the past week, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.

Trending Legal News

  • Class actions have a regulatory role

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:56:21 GMT

    A man received a $21 check as part of the $1.1 billion Toyota settlement that was the result of the unintended acceleration, which some Toyota vehicles demonstrate. The man wondered if this was fair, and complained that it seemed disproportionate...

  • Crowd control precautions for Allegheny County retailers

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:50:02 GMT

    Pennsylvania retailers do whatever they can to attract customers year-round, but certain dates on the calendar can provoke shopping frenzies. Customers rush to stock up on food in advance of traditional Easter dinners, Fourth of July barbeques and winter...

  • Tempted to simply 'disappear' with your child? Think again.

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:39:45 GMT

    Every year in America, approximately 250,000 children are the victims of parental abduction. While "abduction" sounds frighteningly close to "kidnapping" and makes most of us recoil in horror, many of the parents involved are sincerely trying to do what they...

  • Many expatriates share London mayor's outrage on global taxation

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:28:31 GMT

    It’s been awhile since we wrote about the IRS’s ongoing efforts to collect taxes from U.S. taxpayers on income from outside the United States. Implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has raised the ante on those efforts...

  • Accident involving sheriff's car injures three

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:08:18 GMT

    Like other states, Maryland has its share of car accidents, injured motorists and pedestrians and people killed. Many factors contribute to motor vehicle accidents, and one of the most prominent is driver negligence. Car accidents caused by driver negligence...