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  • Life Before FindLaw


    FindLaw's Silicon Valley office pulls in a unique mix of writers, lawyers, engineers, advertisers, business strategists, and other talented professionals. We come from all over the world, representing numerous perspectives, but always strive toward the good of the whole. It's no secret that Silicon Valley's success is largely derived from the......

  • If My Arrest Is Illegal, Can I Run?


    [DISCLAIMER: This article is not legal advice. For your safety, if you are being detained by police, you should follow all officer instructions.] An interesting legal quirk came to our attention the other day from this legal summary: "It's not a criminal attempt to escape where the arrest was......

  • Pros and Cons of Using Facebook as Your Business Website


    With the ubiquity of small businesses on social media, many entrepreneurs are wondering if their business even needs its own dedicated website. Especially when (good) web design is expensive and Facebook is still free. While there may be benefits to replacing your business website with Facebook, there are also drawbacks.......

  • Can You Put Up Your Own Traffic Signs?


    We've all seen them attached to stop signs or lamp posts in residential neighborhoods: yellow "SLOW Children at Play" signs or the newer, red "Drive Like Your Kids Live Here" signs. Do these signs make a difference? And is it legal to put up your own traffic-related signs?......

  • Can I Get Disability for ADD or ADHD?


    Many children who have a limited attention span have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), and if their disorder includes impulsiveness or hyperactivity, they may be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both ADD and ADHD can have severe impacts on a child’s ability to learn, as well......

Supreme Court News

  • Today in History

    Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:05:09 GMT

    Today is Monday, July 20, the 201st day of 2015. There are 164 days left in the year.

  • Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:54:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.

  • Decision delayed in Kentucky clerk's same-sex marriage case

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:32:27 GMT

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official in Kentucky can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Obama says US must step up care for aging Americans

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:18:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Monday of an increasing urgency for the U.S. to care for older Americans as millions of baby boomers head into their golden years.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:03:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

Criminal Law News

  • Report: Boy accused of strangling child had past troubles

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:58:24 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy accused of strangling a 4-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behavior, including choking another child until the child turned blue in the face and carrying around dead farm animals, according to sheriff's deputies.

  • Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:56:28 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

  • Authorities: Off-duty trooper fired at car with 3 inside

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:54:53 GMT

    SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty New Jersey state trooper fired three shots at a car with three young men inside who had knocked on his door by mistake early Sunday.

  • The Latest: Small protest at office of man who killed lion

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:47:53 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The latest information on the Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation (all times are Central):

  • The Latest: Mayor asks Cincinnati residents to be peaceful

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:43:14 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

Political News

  • GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:58:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are pressing their fight to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP senator illustrates how tough it will be for them to prevail.

  • House GOP pushes bill to make it easier to fire VA workers

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:57:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House is moving forward with a bill making it easier to fire or demote hundreds of thousands of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Supporters say the bill is needed to speed up the pace of change at the beleaguered agency.

  • Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:56:28 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

  • Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:52:23 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.

  • House leadership outline ticket plans for Pope's speech

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:49:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress will get one guest ticket for Pope Francis' speech in September and additional tickets to see the Pontiff on the West Front of the Capitol.