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  • Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:57:40 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has dropped further appeals aimed at reviving a law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

  • Fellow inmates: Facebook killing suspect told us he did it

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:44:05 GMT

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fellow inmates of a man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook testified Wednesday that he told them he killed her.

  • House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:43:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the terror attacks on a U.S. mission in Libya was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Glen Campbell children fighting wife's control of affairs

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:33:57 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Glen Campbell's two oldest children are attempting to wrest control of his medical and financial decisions from his wife, Kim Campbell.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Who Has the 'Burden of Proof'? 3 Things You Should Know

    2015-03-03T22:18:01Z

    It's a legal phrase we hear all the time, but we many not know exactly what it means. So what is the burden of proof in a criminal case? And who carries this burden? As a general principle, the burden of proof is the obligation to present enough evidence......

  • Using Personal Email for Work? 4 Concerns for Business Owners

    2015-03-03T21:31:01Z

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in hot water for using a personal email account for work purposes. What can business owners learn from this news? During her time at the State Department, Hillary Clinton broke protocol and used a personal email account rather than a government email account......

  • Received a Class Action Lawsuit Notice? What Do You Do Next?

    2015-03-03T19:37:01Z

    It's possible that you could be a party in a class action lawsuit and you might not even know it. And if you've gotten a notice of a pending or completed class action lawsuit, you may be wondering what to do next. While many class action notices don't require......

  • Neb.'s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down: 5 Things You Should Know

    2015-03-03T16:18:01Z

    Another blow has been struck against gay marriage bans. A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional on Monday. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued an injunction allowing same-sex couples to marry in Nebraska, once again overturning the state's ban. (Bataillon had struck down the ban once......

  • 'The Good Wife': Good Law? - Season 6, Episode 13

    2015-03-02T23:15:01Z

    Did Colin Sweeney kill his wife? "The Good Wife" does a twist on "ripped-from-the-headlines" TV shows with extensive courtroom scenes from Sweeney's defamation lawsuit which morphs into yet another attempt at determining his guilt. Here's what you need to know from last night's episode, entitled "Dark Money":......

Supreme Court News

  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:33:37 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either — and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.

  • France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:46:41 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Criminal Law News

  • Man accused of faking Facebook account for teen sex photos

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:48:38 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York man used a fake Facebook account to coerce a teenage girl into sending him nude photos and videos of herself and traveled to New Jersey to have sex in a park with another teen girl he met online, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • UK fraud office probes central bank auctions

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:46:06 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Serious Fraud Office says it is investigating Bank of England auctions in 2007 and 2008 that were designed to inject cash into the banking system during the financial crisis.

  • Fellow inmates: Facebook killing suspect told us he did it

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:44:05 GMT

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fellow inmates of a man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook testified Wednesday that he told them he killed her.

  • Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:36:08 GMT

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.

  • California mom charged with manslaughter in infant's death

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:32:31 GMT

    WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an infant found dead near the Sacramento River in Northern California has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child.

Political News

  • Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:57:40 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has dropped further appeals aimed at reviving a law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

  • House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:43:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the terror attacks on a U.S. mission in Libya was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

  • Rep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's Senate seat

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:41 GMT

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Barbara Mikulski retires.

  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk across Pa.

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey.

Trending Legal News

  • Amended South Carolina domestic violence bill proceeds to House

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:25:50 GMT

    Last December, we discussed a bill introduced by South Carolina State Sen. Larry Martin. The original bill stipulated that anyone convicted of a domestic violence charge could not possess a gun for a decade after his or her release...

  • Community property and divorce in Texas

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:53 GMT

    When two people choose to get a divorce in Texas, they must figure out how they will divide their assets. This can be particularly difficult, especially if both parties brought property into a marriage or obtained a large amount of...

  • Protecting intellectual property

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:10:23 GMT

    Investors and entrepreneurs living in California may be interested in learning more about how to avoid trademark infringement and protect their own ideas. Trademark and patent exposure may present substantial problems as the business matures and becomes more successful. Many...

  • Business audits follow downward trend

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:12:30 GMT

    Last week we wrote about how some returns are still more likely than others to be audited, even as the overall number of audits goes down. In today’s post, we will follow up on that story by taking note of...

  • Colorado head-on collision kills 1

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:10:21 GMT

    One person was killed and two more injured in a head-on collision near Penrose in Southern Colorado on Feb. 24. One of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up in flames after the collision. The Colorado State Patrol reports...