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  • Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Sat, 30 May 2015 07:07:50 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

  • Man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:54 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who was accused of murder after confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of all charges in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:16:46 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.

  • Wisconsin jury convicts 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing

    Sat, 30 May 2015 03:37:27 GMT

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin jury convicts 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing.

  • Correction: 10 Things to Know-Friday story

    Sat, 30 May 2015 03:25:58 GMT

    In a story May 28 about former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert being indicted, The Associated Press misidentified his party affiliation. He is a Republican, not a Democrat.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • What Is Community Policing?

    2015-05-29T17:14:27Z

    Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. That's according to the Department of Justice's Office......

  • Lane Splitting in California May Soon be Legal

    2015-05-29T17:05:03Z

    Cruising down the freeway, a motorcyclist zooms by between you and the car next to you. This is called lane-splitting. California may soon be the first state to explicitly make motorcycle lane-splitting legal.......

  • Do's and Don'ts of Having Difficult Conversations With Employees

    2015-05-29T15:59:30Z

    As a small business owner, you have to focus on the health and success of your business. When an employee's behavior or conduct threatens the business' success or reputation, you have to lay down the law. While you can't always be your employees' best friend, you don't necessarily want......

  • Can I Get Into College With a Conviction on My Record?

    2015-05-29T15:55:15Z

    It might be the scariest part about getting in trouble in high school: it could end up on your permanent record, and keep you from going to college. No one wants to jeopardize their future with some juvenile shenanigans. But with employers relaxing their standards when it comes to......

  • Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, Over Gov. Veto

    2015-05-28T22:20:20Z

    Nebraska became the 18th state to ban capital punishment, overcoming a veto by Governor Pete Ricketts. Known as a conservative state with a Republican governor who lobbied against the ban, the legislature voted 30-to-19 to repeal the state's death penalty law. Nebraska hadn't executed a prisoner since 1997, and......

Supreme Court News

  • Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights

    Fri, 29 May 2015 23:54:17 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.

  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

    Tue, 26 May 2015 18:29:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.

  • Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law

    Mon, 18 May 2015 18:17:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earn in other states.

Criminal Law News

  • Egypt frees US-Egyptian national sentenced to life in prison

    Sat, 30 May 2015 09:42:43 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities freed a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on Saturday who had been on hunger strike for over a year and was sentenced to life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading "false news."

  • UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses

    Sat, 30 May 2015 09:41:00 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure over child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers.

  • Pashtuns refuse to bury dead from Pakistan bus hijackings

    Sat, 30 May 2015 07:42:07 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani Pashtuns protested Saturday after deadly bus hijackings that killed 19 people, saying they refused to bury their dead until the government guaranteed their protection.

  • Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Sat, 30 May 2015 07:07:50 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

  • Man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:30:54 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who was accused of murder after confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of all charges in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

Political News

  • Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 45 people in Aleppo

    Sat, 30 May 2015 09:56:08 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say at least 45 people have been killed, most of them civilians, and scores of others wounded in Syrian army airstrikes that struck civilian areas in the northern province of Aleppo.

  • US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline

    Sat, 30 May 2015 09:56:00 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.

  • UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses

    Sat, 30 May 2015 09:41:00 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure over child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers.

  • McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam

    Sat, 30 May 2015 09:13:30 GMT

    SINGAPORE (AP) — America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Martin O'Malley

    Sat, 30 May 2015 07:29:05 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Here's a snapshot of things to know about former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who's expected to open a 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday in Baltimore: