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  • Student activists in Thailand go before military court

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:41:50 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand freed 14 student activists from detention Tuesday ahead of their trial but said they still face sedition charges — and up to seven years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

  • Peterson returns to court in murder-for-hire trial

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:22:48 GMT

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Former suburban Chicago police sergeant Drew Peterson is due back in court as his trial on charges of plotting to kill a prosecutor approaches.

  • Oregon lawmakers vote to help gay veterans, strippers

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:59:34 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on track to be the first state to hire a coordinator to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation.

  • Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:57:29 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into the problem at the facility.

  • Excerpts of Bill Cosby's statements in a 2005 deposition

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:10:28 GMT

    Excerpts of statements made by entertainer Bill Cosby under questioning in 2005 from a lawyer for former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accused him, in a case that was settled before trial, of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion:

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Can I Have a 401(k) If I'm Self-Employed?

    2015-07-06T21:59:58Z

    We have all been told the importance of contributing to a 401(k) as a retirement plan. 401(k)s are great because your employer sends your contribution straight to the company managing the investment plan, tax-free. Some employers will even make matching deductions to your retirement plan. But what happens when you......

  • Oklahoma Women Arrested for Leaving Dog in Hot Car

    2015-07-06T21:59:55Z

    Finally, bad dog owners are getting what they deserve for abandoning their dogs in hot cars. Oklahoma police arrested two women after their dog was rescued from a hot car for more than two hours!......

  • Josh Duggar May Be Sued by Sexual Assault Victim

    2015-07-06T21:58:45Z

    Josh Duggar and the Duggar clan may have thought they were in the clear when the statute of limitations for criminal sexual molestation passed. However, the Duggars may soon find themselves defending their actions in civil court. One of Josh's victims is reportedly preparing to file a civil suit......

  • Why Don't the Women's World Cup Winners Get Equal Pay?

    2015-07-06T19:58:52Z

    The euphoria of the USA winning the Women's World Cup was still burning bright this morning, but the afterglow of the historic victory has been tarnished by multiple reports that FIFA is paying the female winners a tiny fraction of what it paid the male winners from last year's tournament.......

  • FindLaw's Patrick Kennedy: Local Roots and Global Travels

    2015-07-06T19:57:03Z

    The Bay Area attracts the best and the brightest from all over the world, which makes for a most fascinating and dynamic region. But if you look around, you'll also find plenty of locals who have hitched their wagons to the ever-changing technology behemoth we call Silicon Valley. One of......

Supreme Court News

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:47:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock.

  • Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:20:42 GMT

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400 years after the first permanent English settlers encountered those Indians.

  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:35:01 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.

  • Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:14:40 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:45:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

Criminal Law News

  • Student activists in Thailand go before military court

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:41:50 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand freed 14 student activists from detention Tuesday ahead of their trial but said they still face sedition charges — and up to seven years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

  • Police ID gunman, victim he shot in Austin hotel lobby

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:46:15 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police have released the identity of a gunman killed by an officer in a posh downtown hotel after the man fatally shot another person in the lobby.

  • New Orleans: Officer arrested for obstruction of justice

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:39:35 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans police Monday arrested one of their own officers for obstruction of justice as they investigate last month's shooting death of another police officer.

  • New Orleans officer arrested for obstruction of justice

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:55:23 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say they have arrested one of their own officers for obstruction of justice as they investigate last month's shooting death of another police officer.

  • Poached alligator identified as Southeast Texas man's killer

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:47:10 GMT

    ORANGE, Texas (AP) — An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina.

Political News

  • Student activists in Thailand go before military court

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:41:50 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in Thailand freed 14 student activists from detention Tuesday ahead of their trial but said they still face sedition charges — and up to seven years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

  • Illinois voters head to polls in primary for Schock's seat

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:33:05 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters were set to nominate potential successors Tuesday for ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds for worldwide travels and the "Downton Abbey"-styled redecoration of his congressional office.

  • The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:31:40 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than t7/8he price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.

  • China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:12:44 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China opened an exhibition Tuesday commemorating the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare.

  • Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win

    Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:54:55 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads Tuesday to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum victory to obtain a rescue deal with European leaders. Tsipras faces intense pressure from creditors abroad and banks at home who all demand what Greece lacks: money.