Are You a Legal Professional?

FindLaw Legal News PulseLegal News Pulse

Top Legal Headlines

  • Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:58:25 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors.

  • Hawaii bill would bar licenses for some foreign fishermen

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:01 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions.

  • Man who shot up Maryland hotel room gets 15 years in prison

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:28 GMT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A man who shot up his hotel room in a hallucinatory, drug-induced panic, sending bullets through occupied rooms nearby, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who told him, "You are a dangerous person."

  • Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:36:40 GMT

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.

  • Alabama prosecutors oppose relocating officer's murder trial

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:34:04 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The murder trial of an Alabama police officer should be held in the city where the shooting occurred, prosecutors argued in a Tuesday court filing opposing defense efforts to move the high-profile trial elsewhere.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 5 Common Types of Social Media Crime

    2017-02-22T19:06:39Z

    While sitting behind a computer screen is widely regarded as much safer than wandering the streets at night asking people for their opinions in 140 characters or less, computer crimes are becoming increasingly common. Additionally, in recent years, social media sites have even become hotbeds for crime, and police......

  • Will Trump's Immigration Orders Affect H-1B Visas?

    2017-02-22T18:15:52Z

    President Trump has been bullish on immigration reform, even if his efforts thus far have been more reminiscent of a bull in a china shop. After an initial executive order banning refugees and even visa holders from seven majority Muslim countries was blocked by federal courts, Trump is looking to......

  • How to Find Out If Someone You Know Has Been Arrested or Incarcerated

    2017-02-21T23:00:19Z

    It happens everyday. People get arrested and put in jail. Sometimes it’s for something serious and a person will be locked up for months or years. Sometimes it’s only an overnight stay or a few days. But for friends and family of someone who seems to just disappear, if after......

  • Will the Juice Be Let Loose? Nevada Parole Board to Decide

    2017-02-21T22:59:21Z

    O.J. Simpson, once affectionately known as 'Juice' by friends and former-fans worldwide, could soon be a free man. O.J. was convicted nearly a decade ago in a sports memorabilia heist in Las Vegas, where he, along with others, were arrested for the armed robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer.......

  • Rape Victim Defamation Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby Dismissed by Federal Court Judge

    2017-02-21T20:59:35Z

    America's former favorite TV dad's fall from grace has been a harrowing and conflicting experience for longtime fans. In the wake of rape allegations, Cosby's attorney issued numerous statements denying the allegations. One statement, issued in letter form to a news organization, became the basis of a defamation lawsuit......

Supreme Court News

  • Justices side with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:20:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class.

  • High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:49:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.

  • Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:35:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate whose death sentence may have been tainted by disturbing references to race.

  • Justices send dispute over service dog back to lower court

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:31:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a lower court should take another look at whether a girl with cerebral palsy can sue Michigan school officials over their refusal to let her to bring a service dog to class.

  • Supreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appeal

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:57:11 GMT

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

Criminal Law News

  • Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:58:25 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors.

  • Man who shot up Maryland hotel room gets 15 years in prison

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:28 GMT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A man who shot up his hotel room in a hallucinatory, drug-induced panic, sending bullets through occupied rooms nearby, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who told him, "You are a dangerous person."

  • Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:49:16 GMT

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

  • Mexican woman tied to Kansas gun killing deported

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:44:39 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported.

  • Man held after gun shot in Vegas fight between rapper, group

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:43:05 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Florida man has been jailed on felony and misdemeanor charges after he fired a shot during a fight between the hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip convention center, police said Wednesday.

Political News

  • DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:31 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

  • Hawaii bill would bar licenses for some foreign fishermen

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:55:01 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions.

  • Guatemala leader says DHS chief says no mass deportations

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:00 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has visited Guatemala, where he reportedly assured officials there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States.

  • Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:42:33 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators.

  • Alabama prosecutors oppose relocating officer's murder trial

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:34:04 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The murder trial of an Alabama police officer should be held in the city where the shooting occurred, prosecutors argued in a Tuesday court filing opposing defense efforts to move the high-profile trial elsewhere.