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  • Today in History

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:01:17 GMT

    Today in History

  • Federal agencies won't block removal of New Orleans monument

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:12:16 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two federal agencies say they won't try to block the city of New Orleans' attempt to remove a monument to an 1874 white supremacist revolt against Louisiana's federally-backed post-Civil War government.

  • Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:25:28 GMT

    NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream.

  • Texas hit man gets second stay of execution

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:02:29 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A convicted hit man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for a murder-for-hire plot that left a woman dead more than 23 years ago has received a reprieve from a state appeals court — the second he has received within a week of an execution date.

  • 3rd suspect in New Mexico girl's horrific death held on bail

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:59:11 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • CA Supreme Court Upholds Teacher Tenure Protections

    2016-08-25T21:09:00Z

    Good news for teachers in the Golden State: the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal challenging teacher tenure and other job protections for educators. This means seniority rules and due process protections for teachers will remain in place, after a trial court judge threw them out in 2014.......

  • Is It Divorce Season Yet?

    2016-08-25T20:12:00Z

    Love comes and goes, and it’s easy to think that relationships end when the people in them decide to go their separate ways. But researchers seem to have stumbled upon a seasonal schedule to breakups. A new report based on 15 years of divorce data noted two seasonal spikes in......

  • Who's Liable for Gunshot Injuries? When Can You Sue?

    2016-08-25T20:02:43Z

    Guns can do a lot of damage. Whether unintentional or intentional, gunshot wounds can be catastrophic. And while the criminal justice system can punish some people for purposefully or recklessly shooting another person, that may not cover accidental shootings and may not cover the true cost of gunshot injuries. In......

  • DOJ: Pre-Trial Bail System Is Unconstitutional

    2016-08-25T18:57:32Z

    If you charge someone with a crime, you want to guarantee that they'll show up for trial and possible punishment. And the idea behind bail is that if a criminal defendant has a large amount of money on the line, he or she is more likely to appear. The accused......

  • Bad Vibrations: Marky Mark's Wahlburgers Sued for Wage Theft

    2016-08-24T21:34:00Z

    If it can happen to Mickey D's, it can happen to Marky Mark. The former rapper's family burger joint, Wahlburgers, has been sued for unpaid wages, claiming "rampant ... wage theft and violations of federal and state labor law" at the Coney Island franchise since opening in 2015. And if......

Supreme Court News

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:54:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

  • Garland tells law students that careers can be unpredictable

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:59:48 GMT

    Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told entering Harvard Law School students on Friday that they shouldn't expect a predictable career path because life can take surprising turns.

  • Burr sticks to low-key style in N. Carolina re-election bid

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:45:54 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Sen. Richard Burr drives alone, steering his white 2013 Hyundai sedan to dozens of factory tours and other North Carolina stops. If there's a TV camera or a reporter, he'll talk. If not, he'll move on.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:19:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:47:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

Criminal Law News

  • Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:28:27 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police in western Indonesia say a would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate explosives in a packed church during Sunday Mass.

  • Filipino militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:22:56 GMT

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (AP) — Muslim extremists supporting the Islamic State group freed eight fellow militants in a daring attack that also allowed 15 other inmates to escape from a provincial jail in the southern Philippines, police said Sunday.

  • In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:53:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:01:17 GMT

    Today in History

  • Ohio prisoner jumps to his death after sentencing at court

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 03:32:57 GMT

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Political News

  • Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:41:30 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers.

  • Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:07:39 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa, an agricultural state that remains a presidential election battleground.

  • In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:53:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes.

  • 8 troops killed in suspected rebel attack in north Paraguay

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:02:17 GMT

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in an attack in northern Paraguay on Saturday, just days after guerrillas and officials in Colombia reached a peace deal to end the longest-running insurgency in Latin America.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:01:17 GMT

    Today in History