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  • Family of unarmed man shot by police in Washington sues

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:48:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The wife and children of a Mexican man shot to death by police in Pasco, Washington, after he threw rocks have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the three officers involved.

  • 1st of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:46:40 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kabula Nkarango Masanja returned home to Tanzania with a new American prosthetic arm replacing the limb that was chopped off with a machete by followers of African witchcraft.

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:46:11 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.

  • New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:45:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

  • Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:45:43 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress on Thursday unanimously accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina amid a fraud probe that has shaken the country's political establishment just days ahead of national elections. Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, who only recently took office after his predecessor resigned in the same kickback scandal, was sworn in the country's new leader.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Do You Need a Lawyer to Plead Guilty?

    2015-09-03T19:27:52Z

    Let's say, hypothetically of course, that you did it. Or, at least, that you're willing to say you did it in order to lessen your possible punishment. Do you still need a lawyer if you're not going to fight a criminal charge? As it turns out, there are quite a......

  • Tom Brady, NFLPA Win 'Deflategate' Appeal

    2015-09-03T18:10:20Z

    In what seems to be a regular occurrence for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, a federal district court has overturned league discipline, vacating Tom Brady's four-game suspension for allegedly tampering with the air pressure in a few footballs. By our count, Goodell is now 0-4 on major punishment......

  • Reasons to Fire Your Lawyer (and Get a New One)

    2015-09-03T16:55:43Z

    Like any other relationship, not every attorney-client pairing is perfect. Even if you were as careful as possible trying to choose the right lawyer, mistakes can be made and things can change. From personality clashes to professional malpractice, here are a few reasons to ditch your attorney and find......

  • Hunting Accidents -- When to Sue for Injuries

    2015-09-02T19:58:53Z

    Enjoying the great outdoors, while also possibly bagging dinner, is a great American pastime in many parts of the country. But every now and then, a hunting expedition goes awry and someone ends up injured. From falling on someone else’s property to having a rifle misfire, hunting can be dangerous......

  • Rentboy Raid: What Does This Mean for Future Sex Workers?

    2015-09-02T17:48:09Z

    Last week, federal agents raided the offices of Rentboy.com and arrested its CEO along with six other employees. The Justice Department alleged "Rentboy.com attempted to present a veneer of legality, when in fact this Internet brothel made millions of dollars from the promotion of illegal prostitution." The authorities seem to......

Supreme Court News

  • Texas clinics file Supreme Court appeal of abortion law

    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:01:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas abortion clinics are asking the Supreme Court to take up a major case about abortion rights in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:30 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed for contempt.

  • Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:01:09 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:31 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time.

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:34 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Criminal Law News

  • Family of unarmed man shot by police in Washington sues

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:48:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The wife and children of a Mexican man shot to death by police in Pasco, Washington, after he threw rocks have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the three officers involved.

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:46:11 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.

  • Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:45:43 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress on Thursday unanimously accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina amid a fraud probe that has shaken the country's political establishment just days ahead of national elections. Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, who only recently took office after his predecessor resigned in the same kickback scandal, was sworn in the country's new leader.

  • Testimony: Man accused of killing officer had made threats

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:38:44 GMT

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Relatives of a man accused of killing a police officer on Aug. 5 had warned law enforcement that he was armed and had threatened to kill, a Shreveport police sergeant testified Thursday.

  • 3 California correctional deputies arrested in inmate death

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:37:10 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Three California correctional deputies were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Political News

  • Family of unarmed man shot by police in Washington sues

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:48:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The wife and children of a Mexican man shot to death by police in Pasco, Washington, after he threw rocks have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the three officers involved.

  • New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:45:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

  • Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:45:43 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress on Thursday unanimously accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina amid a fraud probe that has shaken the country's political establishment just days ahead of national elections. Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, who only recently took office after his predecessor resigned in the same kickback scandal, was sworn in the country's new leader.

  • Pondering 2016 campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:43:09 GMT

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House, the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama.

  • Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate

    Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:39:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president wouldn't have to veto it.