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  • Best Defenses to a Stolen Property Charge

    2016-08-23T16:57:36Z

    You don't have to have burglarized a home to be charged with a crime relating to the burglary. Even if you were never there and don't know the thief, you can get arrested for buying or receiving stolen goods. And of course if you are charged with the actual......

  • Parents Sue Crocs Over Child's Escalator Injury

    2016-08-22T21:44:00Z

    Flora Kim and David Kang, of Dallas, Texas were enjoying the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki September 2014 with their son. That was until the boy’s foot got caught in an escalator at the resort, tearing skin from......

  • Why Doesn't Ivanka Trump Pay Her Interns? Is That Legal?

    2016-08-22T20:10:01Z

    Someday in the future, perhaps in a more enlightened age, we won't have unpaid internships and young people who can afford to work for free aren't gaining a(nother) leg up on their less well-heeled competition. Where employers aren't skirting wage and hour laws to gain access to unpaid labor. And......

  • #USImmigrationLaw: 7 Things to Know About Crossing the Canadian Border

    2016-08-22T18:57:21Z

    Canadians are friendly, and that's not just a stereotype. But that also doesn't mean that their borders are any less secure than our own. There are strict requirements for identification to cross the Canadian border as well as stringent controls on what you can bring into and out of the......

  • What Happens at a DUI Checkpoint?

    2016-08-22T12:59:41Z

    Welcome to FindLaw’s DUI Law series. If you have been charged with a DUI, know someone who has, or just want to know about the law and how to protect your rights during a DUI stop, please come back each week for more information. If you haven’t seen them in......

Supreme Court News

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:47:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Differences aside, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are strongly united on one issue — ideological balance on the Supreme Court.

  • Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff's online posts

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:29:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings.

  • Justice Ginsburg laments deadlocks on short-handed court

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:28:33 GMT

    POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said split 4-4 decisions by the short-handed high court have left important public policy issues up in the air, including the president's immigration plan, that are likely to be revisited by the court in the future.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:01:12 GMT

    Today in History

Criminal Law News

  • Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:59:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has reignited debate about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.

  • Man, woman sought in woman's killing, kidnaping of 3 kids

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:45:06 GMT

    GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a man and woman suspected of killing a woman, kidnapping her three small children and leaving the state, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

  • Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:30:35 GMT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people to not jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.

  • Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:20:14 GMT

    VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent.

  • Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:50:33 GMT

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him.

Political News

  • Japan, China, S. Korea unite in condemning N. Korea missile

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:12:30 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea put aside frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday in a rare display of unity.

  • APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:10:52 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

  • State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite score

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:07:23 GMT

    UNDATED (AP) — A state-by-state look at the percent of high school graduates taking the ACT exam and the average composite score, according to the testing company's annual report released Wednesday.

  • Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:03:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected.

  • Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:59:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has reignited debate about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.