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“Everything is political,” as the saying goes, and it’s especially true for the law. Politics plays a huge role in the crafting, execution and (even though no one likes to admit it) interpretation of the law, so anyone interested in any aspect of the law should follow the politics that affect it. FindLaw’s Political News section is the leading source of political and legal news, offering timely legal reports, analysis from leading attorneys and a selection of the best stories from across the Web.

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  • In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:47 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms.

  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:24:23 GMT

    DENVER (AP) — Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

  • Rally slated over Indiana law some say allows discrimination

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:12:45 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Organizers expect a large turnout Saturday at a rally against Indiana's newest law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

  • Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:59:45 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's police commissioner says a decorated officer remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face Friday night when gang unit officers stopped a car.

  • Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:42:57 GMT

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.

  • Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:26:30 GMT

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.

  • UK prime minister rallies party before 'knife edge' election

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:57:21 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival.

  • Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 21 dead

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:50:36 GMT

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 21, including six attackers.

  • Al-Qaida in Syria seizes large parts of northern city

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:35:31 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweeping into neighborhoods in the center of the city in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad's government, opposition activists and the group said.

  • Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran'

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:25:23 GMT

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "stooges of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.

  • A look at what's been lost to history

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:01:27 GMT

    A look at what's gone but not forgotten:

  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:59:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.

  • UK's Cameron rallies party ahead of 'knife edge' election

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:58:17 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge as he rallies his Conservative party ahead of the close-fought race.

  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record keepers

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:44:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus on Hillary Rodham Clinton's email practices as secretary of state is causing historians and government record-keepers to take stock of an imperfect system for preserving the government's history.

  • Iran nuke talks expand as deadline for deal looms

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:20:30 GMT

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.

  • Uzbekistan to vote to extend veteran leader's rule

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:47:44 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan is going through the motions of a presidential election this weekend, with a crushing win for its longtime leader a foregone conclusion, but the long-term future of the Central Asian nation is still far from certain.

  • UN chief: Negotiations way to prevent long Yemen conflict

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:13:14 GMT

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said negotiations are the only way to prevent a long-term conflict in Yemen.

  • UN chief says he's angry, shamed by failure to end Syria's war; vows to step up diplomacy

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:07:43 GMT

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — UN chief says he's angry, shamed by failure to end Syria's war; vows to step up diplomacy.

  • Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:44:29 GMT

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.

  • In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:33:48 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched — or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler.

  • Saudi king: Yemen intervention won't stop until country safe

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:28:14 GMT

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi King Salman has vowed that the military intervention in Yemen will not stop until the country is stable and safe.