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  • Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:49:33 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.

  • Smoking portable meth lab forces evacuation of Delaware home

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:40:17 GMT

    FELTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a portable meth lab found giving off smoke in a trash can has forced a home evacuation.

  • Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:21 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.

  • Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:15 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public Friday.

  • Dallas protest leader sentenced to 2 years in prison

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:15:35 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A leader of the group that organized the protest where a sniper killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas was sentenced Friday to prison for unrelated probation violations.

FindLaw.com Legal Blogs

  • CA Supreme Court Upholds Teacher Tenure Protections

    2016-08-25T21:09:00Z

    Good news for teachers in the Golden State: the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal challenging teacher tenure and other job protections for educators. This means seniority rules and due process protections for teachers will remain in place, after a trial court judge threw them out in 2014.......

  • Is It Divorce Season Yet?

    2016-08-25T20:12:00Z

    Love comes and goes, and it’s easy to think that relationships end when the people in them decide to go their separate ways. But researchers seem to have stumbled upon a seasonal schedule to breakups. A new report based on 15 years of divorce data noted two seasonal spikes in......

  • Who's Liable for Gunshot Injuries? When Can You Sue?

    2016-08-25T20:02:43Z

    Guns can do a lot of damage. Whether unintentional or intentional, gunshot wounds can be catastrophic. And while the criminal justice system can punish some people for purposefully or recklessly shooting another person, that may not cover accidental shootings and may not cover the true cost of gunshot injuries. In......

  • DOJ: Pre-Trial Bail System Is Unconstitutional

    2016-08-25T18:57:32Z

    If you charge someone with a crime, you want to guarantee that they'll show up for trial and possible punishment. And the idea behind bail is that if a criminal defendant has a large amount of money on the line, he or she is more likely to appear. The accused......

  • Bad Vibrations: Marky Mark's Wahlburgers Sued for Wage Theft

    2016-08-24T21:34:00Z

    If it can happen to Mickey D's, it can happen to Marky Mark. The former rapper's family burger joint, Wahlburgers, has been sued for unpaid wages, claiming "rampant ... wage theft and violations of federal and state labor law" at the Coney Island franchise since opening in 2015. And if......

Supreme Court News

  • Garland tells law students that careers can be unpredictable

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:59:48 GMT

    Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told entering Harvard Law School students on Friday that they shouldn't expect a predictable career path because life can take surprising turns.

  • Burr sticks to low-key style in N. Carolina re-election bid

    Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:45:54 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Sen. Richard Burr drives alone, steering his white 2013 Hyundai sedan to dozens of factory tours and other North Carolina stops. If there's a TV camera or a reporter, he'll talk. If not, he'll move on.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:19:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:47:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.

  • Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:36 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Differences aside, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are strongly united on one issue — ideological balance on the Supreme Court.

Criminal Law News

  • Border Patrol seizes $3M in cash destined for Mexico

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:42 GMT

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The Border Patrol says it's arrested two men they believe tried to smuggle $3 million in cash into Mexico from California.

  • Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:21 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.

  • Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:15 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public Friday.

  • Dallas protest leader sentenced to 2 years in prison

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:15:35 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A leader of the group that organized the protest where a sniper killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas was sentenced Friday to prison for unrelated probation violations.

  • Feds charge dozens of Southern California postal workers

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:13:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Southern California have charged dozens of postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes — including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail.

Political News

  • Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:49:33 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.

  • Border Patrol seizes $3M in cash destined for Mexico

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:42 GMT

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The Border Patrol says it's arrested two men they believe tried to smuggle $3 million in cash into Mexico from California.

  • Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:21 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.

  • Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:27:15 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public Friday.

  • Dallas protest leader sentenced to 2 years in prison

    Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:15:35 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — A leader of the group that organized the protest where a sniper killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas was sentenced Friday to prison for unrelated probation violations.