#Legal

News | The News

9 Serious Problems With All The Accusations Made Against Kavanaugh

There are multiple red flags with the newest allegations of sexual misconduct that were made on Wednesday against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Politics | POLITICS

Here Are Trump's Two Best Defenses To The Cohen Campaign Finance Allegations

President Trump is the world’s worst client. He speaks when he should shut up; he doesn’t listen to his lawyers; he takes action that exacerbates legal difficulties.

Science & Technology | TECH

How doorbell cameras are creating dilemmas for police, neighborhoods

Police departments want to know about crimes, suspicious activities caught on home security cameras before homeowners post videos on social media.

News | Abortion

Trump Blows Away a Penumbra

Liberals are hysterical because a long era of judge-made law may be about to end.

Politics | Politics

In Denmark, Harsh New Laws for Immigrant ‘Ghettos’

The Danes, who have struggled to integrate non-Western families, are getting tough: From age 1, immigrant children will receive mandatory instruction in “Danish culture.”

Politics | Politics

Q&A: Do migrants who enter illegally get 'due process'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claims this week on Twitter that America's immigration problems could be solved by "simply" stopping migrants at the border and denying their access to a judge after entering the country illegally.

Politics | Politics

Supreme Court rules in favor of Ohio 'voter purge'

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Ohio’s "use it or lose it" practice of cleaning up its voter rolls. 

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Should You Form An LLC Or An S-Corp, And What's The Difference?

Deciding how your business gets taxed is an important but sometimes complicated question for new business owners.

Politics | Politics

Five takeaways from Trump adding Giuliani | TheHill

The president has turned to the former New York City mayor for help with the Russia investigation.

News | Interesting Stories

State launches Aetna probe after stunning admission - CNN

California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

Politics | From CNN

Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing

An Ohio driver accused of plowing into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one woman, is facing an upgraded murder charge.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

How to break a lease: Pros and cons of breaking your rental contract — and tenants’ legal rights

Want to break an apartment lease agreement? Here's what to know about leaving your apartment — without hurting your credit score or having your landlord take you to small claims court.

Politics | Politics

Mystery Solved: Now We Know Why Comey Did Nothing About Hillary

It's no wonder James Comey refused to press charges against Hillary Clinton for her egregious security breaches: He may have been guilty of the same thing.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

Bill Cosby Mistrial: Legal Experts Debate How It Happened and What's Next | Hollywood Reporter

"Are either of you surprised? Can’t say I am," says THR senior editor Eriq Gardner as a trio of trial watchers discuss the reasons for the hung jury, the celebrity factor and whether a retrial makes sense: "It’s always nearly impossible

Politics | Politics

If the president says it, is it no longer classified? - CNNPolitics.com

Was it legal for President Donald Trump to disclose classifed information to Russian officials?

News | Interesting Stories

Exclusive - Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.

Sports | Cycling

This Has Got To Stop!

Two cyclists are killed every day in the U.S. at the hands of drivers. We looked at data from riders like you, the media, and law enforcement to find out what we can do about it.

Politics | Politics

Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says

The White House seized on the comments as evidence of wiretapping, but the remarks indicated that the intelligence targets were foreign officials, not President Trump.

Politics | Politics

Here’s what Trump was thinking when he made those bombshell wiretapping allegations

President Trump made headlines on Saturday after he sent a series of explosive tweets claiming that the phones in his Manhattan skyscraper were tapped by former President Barack Obama during last year’s campaign. On Sunday, the White House released a st

Politics | Politics

Donald Trump’s inauguration cake is a lesson in intellectual property law — Quartz

Cake hasn't been controversial since the 1800s when French queen consort Marie Antoinette allegedly declared France's poor, who had no bread, should eat brioche instead (in English: "let them eat cake"). But at US president Donald Trump's ina

Politics | Politics

Rep. Gowdy Demands Comey Explain Why Clinton’s False Statements Aren’t Evidence of Guilt

Rep. Gowdy Demands Comey Explain Why Clinton’s False Statements Aren’t Evidence of Guilt At a congressional hearing Thursday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) grilled ...

Politics | Politics

What to Know About the New Clinton-Related Emails

The revelation that the FBI is working to review a cache of newly discovered emails potentially tied to the agency’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server has jolted her campaign and put FBI Director James Comey in the crosshairs

Politics | Politics

Clinton emails: 'Quid pro quo' bid to bury Benghazi message - BBC News

The State Department denies one of its officials pressured the FBI to change the classification of a Hillary Clinton email in a "quid pro quo".

Politics | Politics

Yes, Hillary Wants to Get Rid of the Second Amendment

A “gun violence prevention proposal” such as Hillary’s is simply a smokescreen over the ultimate aim of gun confiscation.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Startups are Personal, Part VIII: Protect Your Intellectual Property From the Start - Forbes

We end our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Mike Willee) with our favorite topic, intellectual property (IP). Many entrepreneurs fail to recognize the importance of IP—let alone the value of an IP protection plan in the earliest stages of t

Sports | Cycling

The Free Rider Myth - Who Really Pays for the Roads?

The idea that people riding bikes don't pay for the roads is pervasive, and completely untrue.

News | Interesting Stories

LA Parking Restrictions Also Confusing To City Parking Engineers

A parking management engineer says they do not have a "comprehensive database" of which parking restrictions correspond with which streets.

Family & Parenting | Kids

California Student Data Release: Court Changes Course | Patch

Pleasanton, CA - Parents worried about the release of sensitive records sent an avalanche of objection letters to the court.

News | Interesting Stories

Knife Found Buried on OJ Simpson's Estate Years Ago Finally Turned Over to LAPD

The bloody knife reportedly found on O.J. Simpson's estate was stored in a police officer's house for years.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Justice Clarence Thomas breaks 10-year streak, asks question in court - CNNPolitics.com

For the first time in a decade, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral arguments.

News | Interesting Stories

Apple says investigators ruined best way to access terrorist data - CNET

A backup feature might have provided the FBI with a way to access data from the iPhone of a San Bernardino terrorist. But a change to the Apple iCloud password foiled that idea.

News | News

Heavily armed Louisiana police captain taunts local gangsters in video

A Louisiana police captain sent out a blunt message Wednesday for members of a local street gang. 'You will be hunted. You will be tracked,' Captain Clay Higgins (pictured) said.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Unlocked iPhones for the Feds 70 Times Before - The Daily Beast

A 2015 court case shows the tech giant was willing to play ball with the government before—and is only stopping now because it might ‘tarnish the Apple brand.’

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

It's a simple bot that helps with court appeals — but could it replace the need for human lawyers?

Science & Technology | Technology

NSA chief: ‘Paris would not have happened’ without encrypted apps

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers warns that encryption is making it “much more difficult” for the agency to intercept the communications of terrorist groups like the Islamic State, citing November’s Paris attacks as a case where

Family & Parenting | Kids

10 million California student records about to be released to attorneys - San Jose Mercury News

In a massive data release, California public-school records on about 10 million students -- including their Social Security numbers -- are about to be handed over to attorneys for a group suing the state, with both parties blaming the other for the impend

Politics | Politics

What Justice Scalia’s death means for pending Supreme Court decisions

Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s conservative firebrand, died Saturday, leaving the fate of a controversial and high-stakes term very much up in the air.

Politics | Politics

APNewsBreak: US declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails with material requiring one of ...

News | News

Radical romance: SoCal jihadists committed to terror 2 years ago, says FBI boss Comey | Fox News

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that husband-wife team that carried out the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack appeared to have been “radicalized” at least two years earlier, before they even started dating online.

Politics | Politics

House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees - CNNPolitics.com

The House easily passed a bill Thursday that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until key national security agencies certify they don't pose a security risk.

News | News

Supreme Court gives broader immunity to police using deadly force in chases

The Supreme Court made it harder Monday to sue police for using deadly force against fleeing suspects, ruling that officers are immune from lawsuits unless it is “beyond debate” that a shooting was unjustified and clearly unreasonable.

Politics | Politics

California's Prop. 47 revolution: Voters were sold a bill of goods

As crime rates rise, Californians are realizing that they were sold a bill of goods on Proposition 47, the 2014 ballot measure that converted some felonies to misdemeanors. The campaign spin was all about reducing the punishment for drug possession. But p

Business & Finance | Business

LinkedIn pays big after class action lawsuit over user emails

The company known for using reminder emails to get you to use its professional networking service will now have to pay a hefty sum for taking the tactic a bit too far.

News | News

Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry Weighs if Aides Erred at ‘Send’

An investigation raises complex questions about whether State Department officials broke laws or rules by sending information to Mrs. Clinton’s personal email account.

News | News

Second Review Says Classified Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign disagreed with the conclusion of the inquiry looking into messages received by the former secretary of state.

News | News

‘It’s Not Classified Because It’s Marked; It’s Marked Because It’s Classified’

It appears now that Hillary Clinton’s main rhetorical defense against the increasing evidence that her private server contained classified information is that it wasn’t “marked classified.” A fair number of people have been repeating this as if it

News | In The News

StarKist Settles Tuna Suit, Consumers Can Get $25 or $50 in Tuna - NBC News

If you've bought StarKist tuna in the past six years, you can get $25, or $50 in tuna, in a new class action settlement.

Politics | Politics

Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server turned over to FBI

A New Jersey-based private data firm says the transfer occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Politics | Politics

Judge explodes over Hillary email delays

An irritated federal judge Thursday put the Hillary Clinton email scandal into stark terms, grilling the State Department on a pattern of delayed document releases that has turned a possible bureaucratic logjam into a major problem for the leading Democra

Politics | Politics

Obama’s ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty Is Passed - Breitbart

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) repeatedly pressed Saldaña on why the Administration was taking no action against sanctuary jurisdictions.

News | Interesting Stories

People can fight traffic tickets without paying fine first, Judicial Council says - LA Times

California court leaders voted unanimously Monday to bar courts from charging drivers bail before they can challenge traffic tickets.

News | Interesting Stories

How a gang member’s ‘butt dial’ helped solve a Valley murder case

RESEDA >> In the anatomy of solving a Los Angeles homicide, nothing helped break the case for West Valley Division police detectives better than the “butt call” from a fleeing gang member. It was a cool, cloudy afternoon loo

Science & Technology | Tech

NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records was illegal, court says

A federal appeals court in New York ruled that the bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA) is illegal.

Music | Music News

How Marvin Gaye's Family Reacted to 'Blurred Lines' Verdict

The family of late musician Marvin Gaye is hopeful for harmony.

Politics | From the HuffPost

A Former Senator Just Dealt A Serious Blow To The Legal Case Against Obamacare

The former senator who nearly blocked Obamacare in Congress may have just helped save it from the Supreme Court. By now, you may have heard about King v. Burwell, the lawsuit brought by some of the Affordable Care Act’s conservative and libe...

Advice & Self-Help | Collaborative Divorce Resources

About Collaborative Law

Collaborative practice is a powerful and effective way for people to reach fair solutions and resolve differences.

Business & Finance | Business

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents | TechCrunch

Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups need to execute basic..

Politics | Obamacare

Supremes to White House: What about ‘death panel?’

The Supreme Court is telling the Obama administration to present its case for Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board – the provision that critics have described as a “death panel” – even if it doesn’t want to

Politics | Politics

The Second Amendment's Defining Moment

In March 2008 I chatted with a silver-haired law school professor under the marble pillars of the U.S. Supreme Court building. He was very excited. The court was to about hear Heller v. D.C. The case would decide whether the Second Amendment to the U.S. C

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

What should a parking ticket in L.A. cost?

How much should a parking ticket at an expired meter cost? In the city of Los Angeles, that ticket will set you back $63 — and if the ticket is sitting on your windshield, you probably think that's too much to pay. The pricing of fines is just one i