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  • La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:42:50 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Just after two men in New Orleans celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in the state, clerks of court across Louisiana got the go-ahead Monday to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Jury deliberating fate of 'Big Tony' in businessman's death

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:39:33 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury began deliberations Monday afternoon in the trial of reputed mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, accused of ordering the killing of a South Florida businessman in 2001.

  • Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:38:10 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday.

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:36:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.

  • Judge tosses feds' terrorism allegation against Florida imam

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:30:04 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says prosecutors took snippets of information out of context to create a nonexistent terrorism plot by an Islamic scholar in Florida.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Is Betting on E-Sports Legal?

    2015-06-29T15:58:25Z

    The rise of e-sports, televised video game competitions, has been meteoric. Matches are pulling in 5-figure crowds and players are pulling in six-figure winnings. And when sports start making big money on the field, gamblers will want to make big money off it. An ex-HP and Microsoft executive is betting......

  • What Are Good Time Credits?

    2015-06-26T17:58:18Z

    For all but the worst offenders, most convicted prisoners don't spend their whole sentence in prison. Many are released early because of good time credits for good behavior or for working. What are good time credits?......

  • SCOTUS: Same-Sex Couples Have Fundamental Right to Marry

    2015-06-26T16:26:05Z

    Yesterday, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Today, that definition is an unconstitutional violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to......

  • Taylor Swift v. Apple in Court of Public Opinion

    2015-06-25T21:58:57Z

    The Internet exploded last weekend when it seemed that two of its darlings, Taylor Swift and Apple, were locked in a titanic battle over artists' rights and fair compensation for music online. Apple was rolling out its latest music innovation, only without the best-selling album of 2014. Who would......

  • 3 Legal Questions Every Small Business Owner Should Ask

    2015-06-25T21:58:27Z

    Do you have a small business lawyer? If no, why not? When there are countless rules, regulations, and laws governing the operations of a business, small business owners can't afford to ignore the legal aspects of running a business. Go find a small business attorney and ask him or......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:53:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:49:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

  • Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

  • Supreme Court blocks restrictive Texas abortion-clinic rules

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:39:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court refused on Monday to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.

  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:12:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

Criminal Law News

  • Jury deliberating fate of 'Big Tony' in businessman's death

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:39:33 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury began deliberations Monday afternoon in the trial of reputed mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, accused of ordering the killing of a South Florida businessman in 2001.

  • Obama, Rousseff try to put spy scandal behind them

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:35:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday.

  • Judge tosses feds' terrorism allegation against Florida imam

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:30:04 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says prosecutors took snippets of information out of context to create a nonexistent terrorism plot by an Islamic scholar in Florida.

  • Airline ops manager working on 9/11 is charged in sex sting

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:24:49 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting.

  • Hearse and body stolen in Atlanta; police arrest suspect

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:19:17 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of snatching a funeral home employee's car keys, stealing a hearse with a body inside and later carjacking an SUV, has been arrested, Atlanta police said Monday.

Political News

  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:47:00 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

  • Obama speaks to Cameron, Tunisian leader in attack aftermath

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:44:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering U.S. assistance to the investigation into the attack in Tunisia that killed 38 people at a beach resort.

  • La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:42:50 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Just after two men in New Orleans celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in the state, clerks of court across Louisiana got the go-ahead Monday to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:38:10 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday.

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:36:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.