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  • AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:41:06 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.

  • AP Exclusive: China activist more determined after lockup

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:24:17 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.

  • Q&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:07:32 GMT

    When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.

  • Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:06:16 GMT

    The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

  • The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:14:38 GMT

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FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • Can I Get Workers' Comp For a Heart Attack?

    2015-04-17T12:58:01Z

    Americans work too hard. Because of long hours and work stress, many of us are working ourselves towards a heart attack. If you get a heart attack, either at work or at home, can you get workers' compensation?......

  • Georgia Legalizes Medical Marijuana: A Roundup

    2015-04-17T12:58:00Z

    Just in time for 4/20, Georgia became the 24th state to legalize cannabis for medicinal use. But don't go investing in Funyuns stock just yet -- Georgia's law is fairly restrictive when it comes to what a medical marijuana patient can possess, and it doesn't address how they're supposed......

  • 200 Royal Caribbean And Celebrity Cruise Passenger Sick With Norovirus

    2015-04-16T21:57:51Z

    Nothing says sunshine and relaxation like a bout of vomiting and diarrhea. Yuck! More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships, Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas and Celebrity's Infinity, have been struck low with norovirus. The CDC is currently investigating the norovirus outbreak and monitoring clean up procedures on......

  • Sophia Vergara Sued Over Frozen Embryos

    2015-04-16T19:58:59Z

    In a divorce, if you have kids, the court will usually grant one side primary custody and the other side visitation. In case of abortion, a woman's choice to abort or not usually trumps the man's choice. But, what happens to frozen embryos when neither side can agree? Sophia......

  • Do You Need to Incorporate Your Etsy Store?

    2015-04-16T19:04:51Z

    Congratulations! It looks like your Etsy business is booming. Sales are so high you're considering getting a partner or even hiring employees. However, before you do any of that, have you incorporated your business? Do you need to? For business owners, incorporating a business can have tax benefits and ensure......

Supreme Court News

  • A long road from high school crush to fight for gay marriage

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:10:06 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Every time Kim Franklin saw Tammy Boyd in their small town of Simpsonville, Kentucky, a Rod Stewart ballad streamed through her head: "Some guys have all the luck."

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Female justices honor O'Connor

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:29:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:19:45 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings.

  • Lawyers: Death row inmate's release shows need for review

    Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:30:18 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Defense attorneys said the release of a man after nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row is an argument for the establishment of a conviction integrity unit to investigate claims of innocence.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:59 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year.

Criminal Law News

  • 2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:58:19 GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said.

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:41:06 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.

  • AP Exclusive: China activist more determined after lockup

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:24:17 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.

  • Q&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:07:32 GMT

    When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.

  • Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:59:26 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.

Political News

  • UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:45:27 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations says Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with by mediation rather than prosecution.

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:41:06 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.

  • Indian farmers protest gov't plans to ease land acquisition

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:35:13 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India's capital on Sunday to protest the government's plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects.

  • World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:01:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.

  • Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:43:11 GMT

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession.