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  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:50:53 GMT

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  • Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:28:26 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.

  • Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:18:04 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a Taco Bell when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the opening day of a civil trial.

  • Federal government failing to protect children, report says

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:52:48 GMT

    The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

  • Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:13:50 GMT

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Can a Winter Storm Travel Ban Get You Arrested?

    2015-01-26T23:58:01Z

    The Northeast is preparing for a snowstorm that could bring what The New York Times calls "near hurricane-force winds." the governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey have declared states of emergency, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordering a shutdown of the New York City subway and bus......

  • Should You Change Your Registered Agent?

    2015-01-26T23:25:34Z

    As a business owner, should you change your registered agent? As you probably know, every corporation is required to have a registered agent. This person (or entity, in some cases) is the one who accepts important legal documents (such as lawsuits) on the business' behalf. But after designating a particular......

  • Can the Seahawks Really Trademark the Number 12?

    2015-01-26T20:26:01Z

    The Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks are reportedly trying to use their infamous "12th Man" home-crowd advantage to lead the team to victory at the cash register as well on the field by trademarking several uses of the number "12." The number "12" -- in reference to the Seattle fans' role......

  • Injury Lawsuits: When Can You Sue for Lost Wages, Future Earnings?

    2015-01-26T19:59:01Z

    When calculating damages for an injury lawsuit, lost wages are often included in the total amount. Lost wages typically include money that a plaintiff would have earned from the time the injury occurred until the settlement is reached or a trial is complete. However, an injury lawsuit may also......

  • Top 3 Everyday Legal Questions From FindLaw Answers: January 2015

    2015-01-26T19:08:01Z

    You've got questions... we've got answers. If you have not yet asked or answered a question in FindLaw's Answers community, what are you waiting for? This amazing free resource supports a dynamic community of legal consumers and attorneys helping each other out. Simple as that. We see a lot of......

Supreme Court News

  • Oklahoma could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:44:47 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state's attorney general said in a Monday filing with the court.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:44:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.

  • Supreme Court sharply divided over housing bias cases

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:06:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday in a debate over a decades-old strategy for fighting discrimination in housing.

Criminal Law News

  • Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:18:04 GMT

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a Taco Bell when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the opening day of a civil trial.

  • Federal government failing to protect children, report says

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:52:48 GMT

    The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

  • Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:13:50 GMT

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

  • Record number of exonerations driven by Texas drug cases

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:58:28 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2014, and it was due in part to 33 cases in Texas in which individuals had their drug convictions dismissed after lab tests determined they never had illegal substances, a report released Tuesday shows.

  • Gunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:27:56 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.

Political News

  • Aer Lingus backs takeover, needs Irish government support

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:57:19 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Aer Lingus announced Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after the national flag carrier's privatization.

  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:55:47 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as questions rose Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.

  • Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:51:02 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.

  • Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:37:11 GMT

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors and world leaders are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be among those present.

  • Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:31:38 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

Trending Legal News

  • Why you don't want to pass away without a will in Texas

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:52:58 GMT

    If you pass away in Texas and you do not have a will, it is known as "dying intestate". While this sometimes happens, especially when a death is unexpected, it is something you absolutely want to avoid if you...

  • What are the federal drug classifications?

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:27:13 GMT

    Federal drug classifications often differ from state drug laws; therefore, it is important for New Hampshire residents to be aware of how drugs are classified under the federal system. Indeed, if an individual is arrested for a drug crime...

  • Car accidents are more likely with fast music playing

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:24:23 GMT

    Do you like to listen to heavy metal or punk rock while you drive, rather than jazz or classical music? If so, some researchers believe that you could be more likely to get into a car accident in California....

  • Arizona man encourages officer to arrest him

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:02:55 GMT

    Being investigated for drunk driving is never a pleasant experience, regardless of whether you are guilty of the alleged offense or not. You may need to undergo several tests to determine your sobriety and blood alcohol concentration. However, even if...

  • Overexertion common cause of workplace accident

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:34:21 GMT

    While a serious or severe injury at work can occur from a virtually endless myriad of situations, there are several that stand out as some of the most common. A recent study examined workers' compensation claims from all across the...