We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s new:
FindLaw Consumer Blogs:
- Key Part of Voting Rights Act Struck Down: The Supreme Court made history this week when it ruled that part of a landmark civil rights law was unconstitutional. What did the majority of justices find wrong with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and what does this mean for efforts to change voting requirements in particular jurisdictions? FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life explains.
- Zimmerman Trial: Why No 911 Expert Testimony?: The murder trial of George Zimmerman is now underway. But jurors won’t be hearing from voice-analysis experts who claimed they could identify voices heard in a 911 call. Why did the judge bar the experts’ testimony, and how do courts decide what scientific evidence is reliable? FindLaw’s Blotter breaks it down.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- SCOTUS Marriage Rulings: DOMA Is Dead, Prop. 8 Down on Standing: In a pair of historic rulings, the Supreme Court dealt major blows to opponents of same-sex marriage. While one ruling affects only one state, the other clears the way for married gay couples nationwide to receive a wide range of federal benefits. FindLaw’s U.S. Supreme Court blog summarizes the Court’s analysis in both of the closely watched cases.
Law Firm Management:
- The FindLaw Guide to Malpractice Insurance: The law may be your passion, but don’t forget that it’s also a business. To that end, many solos and small firms are often perplexed about malpractice insurace. Should you get coverage, how much does it cost, and what kind of deals are available? Get the answers in FindLaw’s Guide to Malpractice Insurance — the latest in our series of PDF guides for Legal Professionals that you can read online, download to your digital devices, and print out to share with your colleagues.
— Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team