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  • Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:38:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential election just got real.

  • Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:04:45 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.

  • Scalia's death means loss of key vote in divided cases

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:03:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Iraq war

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:25:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take the country to war. But were his key facts right?

  • 'National Bird' gives new perspective on America's drone war

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:21:02 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Among the eeriest scenes in "National Bird," a documentary which tracks the fallout of drone warfare from the point of view of American whistleblowers and Afghan victims, is the languid aerial footage of U.S. suburbs, sports fields and skyscrapers.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • 3 Tips for Delegating Work Effectively

    2016-02-12T22:59:18Z

    We're entrepreneurs and small business owners for a reason -- we think we can do it better than anyone else. But that doesn't mean we can do it all, and there are some cases where it's necessary to delegate planning, authority, and action to your employees. It may not......

  • Preparing for Jail Visits and Helping Incarcerated Relatives

    2016-02-12T22:59:04Z

    This is not exactly the kind of family gathering you ever hoped to attend, but it is happening. You have to go to the county jail to visit a family member and you are wondering what will happen and how to handle it. Jail regulations will vary from state......

  • Disruption, Interrupted: CA Regulators Catch Up With Zenefits

    2016-02-12T21:19:58Z

    Zenefits, a Silicon Valley startup that was valued at $4.5 billion late last year, has been violating California regulations by using insurance agents who were not properly certified. This week, the state's Department of Insurance announced that it is investigating Zenefits, according to the Wall Street Journal. This prompted......

  • Contract Basics: Kanye Ignores Shkreli Offer on New Album

    2016-02-12T20:05:08Z

    Martin Shkreli loves making a stink, and he will do it at almost any cost. The US's most reviled pharmaceutical company executive yesterday offered $10 million to exclusively buy Kanye West's new album, The Life of Pablo. He tweeted a copy of his offer letter to the pop star,......

  • Drone Accidents: 5 Worst Case Scenarios

    2016-02-12T19:06:50Z

    Drones are all the rage these days, and they can make for a dangerous rage. When they’re not crashing into crowds at tennis tournaments, they’re being shot at by your neighbor. And in more severe cases, they can cause serious injury when not operated with care. Here are five of......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:38:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential election just got real.

  • Scalia's body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:20:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags flew at half-staff at the White House and Supreme Court, the political sniping soared, raising the prospect of a court short-handed for some time.

  • The Latest: Bush: Senate court vote 'not important' to him

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:13:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):

  • Scalia's death means loss of key vote in divided cases

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:03:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Iraq war

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:25:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take the country to war. But were his key facts right?

Criminal Law News

  • Driver in crash that killed 5 had DUI incident hours earlier

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:34:09 GMT

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a wrong-way car that killed five, including himself, in an Ohio interstate crash was jailed just over a day earlier on suspicion of drunken driving, records show.

  • Suspect in Baton Rouge shootout dies

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:40:17 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a man suspected of shooting two police officers in Baton Rouge has died.

  • Mississippi officer shot in head investigating robbery

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:59:16 GMT

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head while investigating a robbery across the street from a police station.

  • Trial under way in $100 million lawsuit against Venezuela

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:54:49 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal trial over a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela includes allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy, and references to diamonds, German junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland.

  • Former priest arrested in cold case known for compassion

    Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:47:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — For nearly 20 years, John Feit was known around the St. Vincent de Paul nonprofit agency as one its most compassionate employees.

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