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  • Today in History

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:00:31 GMT

    Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year.

  • 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:33:57 GMT

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.

  • Authorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:54:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.

  • DeLay: Rick Perry's White House hopes likely hurt by charges

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:37:51 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, noting his own nearly decade-long legal fight that cost him his powerful congressional post and public career.

  • Ex-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrenders

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:10:25 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • What Do Federal Child Abuse Laws Say? 3 Things You Should Know

    2015-01-30T18:19:01Z

    In addition to state laws prohibiting child abuse, the federal government has its own laws meant to protect children from neglect and other forms of abuse. These laws include minimum child welfare standards to which the states are required to conform. However, a recent three-year study by the Children's......

  • What Is Resisting Arrest? Are There Any Defenses?

    2015-01-29T22:35:01Z

    What is resisting arrest, and what defenses can potentially be used to defeat the charge? A San Francisco public defender was arrested Wednesday after she refused to let police photograph her client in a court hallway. Notably, a police officer told her before she was placed in handcuffs that she......

  • FindLaw.com Opens New Doors With Legal Forms in Spanish

    2015-01-29T19:46:01Z

    FindLaw.com is expanding its already robust selection of easy-to-use legal forms by offering over a dozen of our most popular forms in Spanish. We recognize that the Spanish-speaking population is continuing to grow in America, and those families and individuals more comfortable with Spanish need better access to the U.S.......

  • What Is Rent Control?

    2015-01-29T19:12:01Z

    In order to prevent the cost of rental housing from skyrocketing, local governments may institute rent control regulations. Without rent control, rental prices in some cities can be, as former New York City mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan eloquently put it, "too damn high." Though as it turns out, McMillan's......

  • James Brown Will Dispute: Was He Legally Married When He Died?

    2015-01-29T18:52:01Z

    James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, died in 2006, but a legal battle over his estate has been going on ever since. Brown's will left his entire estate to a charitable trust, leaving nothing to the woman he married in 2001, Tommie Rae Hynie.But legally speaking, was Hynie even Brown's......

Supreme Court News

  • Supreme Court refuses to halt execution of Ga. man

    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:03:27 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • High court won't halt Georgia execution

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:48:33 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to halt the execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say he is ineligible to be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Oklahoma could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:44:47 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state's attorney general said in a Monday filing with the court.

  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

  • Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the courtroom and embarrassed the court by managing to get a camera past court security.

Criminal Law News

  • Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:31:33 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.

  • Authorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:54:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.

  • Police probing alleged corruption in Nevada Legislature

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:11:43 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of corruption in the Nevada Legislature involving an extortion attempt aimed at a Republican assemblyman who has drawn criticism from more conservative lawmakers.

  • DeLay: Rick Perry's White House hopes likely hurt by charges

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:37:51 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, noting his own nearly decade-long legal fight that cost him his powerful congressional post and public career.

  • Ex-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrenders

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:10:25 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.

Political News

  • Today in History

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:00:31 GMT

    Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2015. There are 333 days left in the year.

  • Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:52:38 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.

  • Obama's choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:59:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.

  • Police probing alleged corruption in Nevada Legislature

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:11:43 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of corruption in the Nevada Legislature involving an extortion attempt aimed at a Republican assemblyman who has drawn criticism from more conservative lawmakers.

  • Kerry: 'Enormous interest' in new relationship with Cuba

    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:10:07 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — North America has an "enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico.

Trending Legal News

  • Construction Trivia - Super Bowl Style

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:49:09 GMT

    Posted by:  Josh Quinter  (jquinter@kaplaw.com) This weekend's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks is being played in Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Home to the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, University of...

  • When negligence is a factor in a loved one's death, legal action may follow

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:45:26 GMT

    The death of a loved one can be devastating on many levels. In cases where family members believe a loved one’s death was the result of another person’s negligent act, they may choose to take legal action. Family members who...

  • Are field sobriety tests always accurate?

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:55:00 GMT

    In most cases, police officers aren't allowed to randomly or arbitrarily pull drivers over, but instead must justify traffic stops. In cases where a traffic stop results in a suspected drunk driving arrest, proper procedures must be followed. Field sobriety...

  • Subaru Announces Recall over Brake Issue

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:04:57 GMT

    The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Subaru of America announced a recall earlier this month for brake line issues with many of its automobiles. "Depending on driving conditions, salt water could splash on...

  • Texas Man Killed by Takata Airbag

    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:52:02 GMT

    From the New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin: The family of a Texas man who died in a minor traffic accident is alleging in a lawsuit that their loved one is the latest person to be killed...