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  • Tena Stivicic's '3 Winters' wins Blackburn Prize

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:58:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tena Stivicic was still buzzing a day after winning the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women with her sweeping play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War II.

  • Man who killed ex-girlfriend's dad, sister gets death

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:45:37 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted of killing the father and sister of his former girlfriend in a fiery attack on the family's Southern California home was sentenced to death Tuesday.

  • Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:43:00 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.

  • Facing scrutiny on sex assault, college asks feds for review

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:41:13 GMT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Facing scrutiny over its practices for responding to sexual assault, a liberal arts college in Iowa has taken the unusual step of asking federal investigators to review whether three cases were handled appropriately.

  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:36:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.

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  • Hillary Clinton Didn't Have a Work Email Account, but Lawyers Should

    2015-03-03T19:45:01Z

    As if Hillary Clinton needed more trouble stemming from her time as secretary of state, The New York Times reports that she used a personal email account "exclusively" to conduct official State Department business. That's potentially problematic, thanks to federal laws requiring retention of agency emails as official records. This......

  • 8 Pros and Cons of Working as a Contract Attorney

    2015-03-03T17:58:01Z

    Many people dreamed of the big firm job when they entered law school. But how many considered being a contract attorney? With hiring for full-time attorney positions down since the recession, many new graduates are turning to contract work as an alternative career path. Should you consider a career......

  • Calif's Sex Offender Residency Law Is Unconstitutional: Supreme Ct.

    2015-03-03T16:01:01Z

    Blanket prohibitions on where registered sex offenders can live are unconstitutional, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday. The case was brought by registered sex offenders in San Diego who objected to mandatory residency restrictions in the penal code. Sex offenders can't, for example, live within 2,000 feet of a......

  • Justice Dept. Seeks Clarification on Insider Trading

    2015-03-03T15:55:01Z

    Last week, the United States went back to the Second Circuit to ask for a rehearing in United States v. Newman, where that court overturned the convictions of two hedge fund managers for trading on inside information. The Second Circuit rejected Newman and Chiasson's convictions on a "tipper/tippee" theory of......

  • 9th Cir. Resisting Efforts to Dilute CDA Section 230 ISP Immunity?

    2015-03-03T15:48:01Z

    FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) generally affords immunity for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with respect to content posted by users on their websites. There have been various efforts by plaintiffs......

  • 1st Cir. Denies 2nd Tsarnaev Request for Change of Venue

    2015-03-02T20:29:01Z

    Three times, attorneys for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal district court in Boston to change the venue for the trial, arguing that he couldn't get a fair shake in the city where the bombing took place in 2013. The district court denied his request, which meant......

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  • Man who killed ex-girlfriend's dad, sister gets death

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:45:37 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted of killing the father and sister of his former girlfriend in a fiery attack on the family's Southern California home was sentenced to death Tuesday.

  • Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:43:00 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.

  • Facing scrutiny on sex assault, college asks feds for review

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:41:13 GMT

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Facing scrutiny over its practices for responding to sexual assault, a liberal arts college in Iowa has taken the unusual step of asking federal investigators to review whether three cases were handled appropriately.

  • 4 hurt, 10 briefly escaped in riot at Nevada juvenile camp

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:38:38 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation camp in rural western Nevada where two buildings were set on fire, four staff members hurt and 10 youths briefly escaped before they were recaptured over the weekend.

  • Lawyer: Dash cam video will help federal wrongful death case

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:35:20 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newly released Nevada state trooper dash cam and motorist videos of the moments before the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by U.S. Bureau of Land Management officers will be helpful in a federal wrongful death lawsuit related to the slaying, an attorney representing the dead man's family said Tuesday.

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:32:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law, a decision that could lay the groundwork for future changes in how states can tax retail sales to companies outside their borders.

  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:04:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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  • Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:43:00 GMT

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.

  • Questions raised by presidential appointments for key posts

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:40:54 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena faced new pressure Tuesday, this time on his choices for attorney general and Mexico's highest court.

  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:36:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.

  • New Greek government to spend $234M on poverty relief

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:26:44 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new left-wing government is promising to spend 200 million euros ($234 million) this year on assistance programs for people pushed into "extreme poverty" by the financial crisis.

  • US responds to Venezuela's order to slash its embassy staff

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:21:06 GMT

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States is pushing back after Venezuelan officials demanded a dramatic cut to the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.

Trending Legal News

  • Head trauma in young children

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:12 GMT

    As many California parents may know, head injury in the pediatric population may be associated with car crashes, falls and other accidents. The type of head injury relates to the intensity of trauma. When a child with a head injury...

  • Obama looking to change work visa rules for spouses

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:50:20 GMT

    Orange residents who are interested in employment immigration issues may want more information about an important change that may be coming to U.S. immigration rules. This change, currently on appeal, may help spouses of immigrants find employment in the U.S....

  • Understanding the tax impacts of child support and alimony

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:46:50 GMT

    For North Dakota and Minnesota residents facing their first tax season after a divorce, it's essential to know how alimony and child support may impact your income taxes. This is true for both those paying and receiving the money....

  • Pharmaceutical company recalls potential personal injury threat

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:36:15 GMT

    It is not uncommon for manufacturing companies in Florida and elsewhere to outsource some of their processes to increase production or for many other reasons. It remains the responsibility of the company owner to ensure that procedures at the third-party's manufacturing...

  • Kentucky woman killed in car crash

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:21:27 GMT

    A 51-year-old Danville woman died after being involved in a vehicle collision near Springfield on Feb. 18. The collision took place just after 5 p.m. on the U.S. 150 highway bypass. After the crash, the woman was taken to Springfield...