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  • Review: 'The Inkblots' documents history of Rorschach test

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:34:27 GMT

    "The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing" (Crown), by Damion Searls

  • Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:32:53 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her lawyer said Tuesday.

  • CIA on deadline to argue for interrogation documents secrecy

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:32:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has given the CIA until March 8 to determine whether it wants to try to keep some records secret about the relationship between the agency and two psychologists hired to develop harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror.

  • Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:19:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.

  • Man faces life in prison for using bank hostage as shield

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:02:33 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who used a woman he took hostage to shield himself from a spray of bullets fired by officers following a deadly bank robbery and car chase was expected to receive a life sentence Tuesday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • What Medical Evidence Is Used in Car Accident Lawsuits?

    2017-02-17T22:58:45Z

    If you've been injured in a car accident, you'll generally need to prove two main elements to win a lawsuit for damages: that the accident was someone else's fault, and that you were injured. Evidence of your physical injuries, as well as the financial costs of medical care and lost......

  • Surgeon's Hands Are 'Deadly Weapon' in Felony Conviction

    2017-02-17T22:57:29Z

    Under normal circumstances, referring to a doctor's hands and surgical instruments as "deadly weapons" would sound like over-the-top hyperbole. But Christopher Duntsch is no normal surgeon. Nicknamed "Dr. Death," and referred to by colleagues as a "sociopath," the "worst surgeon I've ever seen," and "a clear and present danger to......

  • Got a Gun? Florida Physicians Allowed to Ask About Firearms, Again.

    2017-02-17T18:57:51Z

    Your doctor will want to ask a lot of questions in order to get a complete picture of your medical history and potential health risks. Any family history of heart disease? Do you smoke or drink? Any allergies to medication? Do you have any guns in the house? That last......

  • Police Sued for Taking DNA Swabs From Minors

    2017-02-17T18:57:11Z

    Taking a DNA sample from a criminal suspect, after arrest or as part of an investigation, is pretty standard (and legal) stuff by now. But what about forcing someone who isn't a suspect to submit to a DNA swab in order to be released from police custody? And forcing minors......

  • Can Your Business Monitor Employees' Movements in the Office?

    2017-02-16T22:57:09Z

    Email. Social media. Even personal cell phones. There is a lot of employee activity that employers my legally monitor. But what about their actual movements throughout the office? Most employers can install and run video surveillance in the office, but that's yesterday's technology. Nowadays, bosses have employee badges fitted with......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:19:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.

  • Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday freed Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed.

  • Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:25:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:01:14 GMT

    Today in History

  • Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:54 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

Criminal Law News

  • Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:32:53 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Follow that horse: German police track manure to culprit

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:14:32 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in Bavaria say they were able to track down a man responsible for a hit-and-run by following the hoof prints and manure left behind by the horse pulling his carriage.

  • Deputy: 3 women, 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:07:26 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators say a 5-year-old boy and three of his family members were shot to death at a home in eastern Mississippi.

  • Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:03:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible ... painful" and said more must be done "to root out hate and prejudice and evil."

  • Man faces life in prison for using bank hostage as shield

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:02:33 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who used a woman he took hostage to shield himself from a spray of bullets fired by officers following a deadly bank robbery and car chase was expected to receive a life sentence Tuesday.

Political News

  • Montenegro's ex-PM accuses Russia of "destructive" politics

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:38:00 GMT

    PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's former prime minister has accused Russia of "destructive" politics in the Balkans following what the country says was a thwarted attempt to overthrow its pro-Western government.

  • Death of Russian ambassador to UN needs to be studied more

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:34:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.

  • Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:32:53 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her lawyer said Tuesday.

  • CIA on deadline to argue for interrogation documents secrecy

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:32:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has given the CIA until March 8 to determine whether it wants to try to keep some records secret about the relationship between the agency and two psychologists hired to develop harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror.

  • UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:24:07 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — A top adviser to the U.N. envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for a political transition.