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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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01, Sep 2014 - N.J. court: Violent rap lyrics unfairly used to convict their author
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday upheld an appeals court ruling ordering a new trial on attempted-murder charges for a Burlington County man, saying prosecutors unfairly used violent rap lyrics he wrote as evidence against him.
01, Sep 2014 - In deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.
01, Sep 2014 - Tougher rules ahead on domestic abuse
People accused of violent domestic abuse crimes may soon be forced to pay for their own electronic monitoring as a condition of bail, regardless of whether an order of protection is already in place, under a newly amended state law. People accused of violent domestic abuse crimes may soon be forced to pay for their own electronic monitoring as a condition of bail, regardless of whether an order ...
01, Sep 2014 - Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crash
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Judge allows accuser of 'X-Men' director to drop sex abuse lawsuit in Hawaii
HONOLULU — A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
01, Sep 2014 - 'Bizarre' Case Of Woman With No Fingerprints
An investigation spanning five states suggests the woman is a disbarred lawyer wanted in two other states on criminal charges.
01, Sep 2014 - GM must face suit claiming it covered up ignition-switch defect
By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of concealing critical evidence about a faulty ignition switch linked to the death of a Georgia woman in 2010. During a hearing on Saturday, Cobb County State Court Judge Kathryn Tanksley denied GM's motion to dismiss the new lawsuit filed in May by the family of Brooke Melton ...
01, Sep 2014 - In jailhouse interview, California terrorism suspect denies planning US-based attacks
A terrorism suspect from California who was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists said in jailhouse interviews that he never intended to carry out attacks in the United States.
01, Sep 2014 - New Justice Of The Peace Appointed
GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A new justice of the peace was appointed for Grayson County after an early retirement from judge Larry Ashley. Rita Noel was approved Tuesday night at commissioners 
01, Sep 2014 - Man accused of trafficking girl from Boston to RI for sex - News, Weather and Classifieds for South
A man faces charges after authorities said he was trafficking a 17-year-old girl from the Boston area to Rhode Island for sex, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday.
01, Sep 2014 - Russian Brooklyn Bridge Climber Could Get Sponge, Not Bars, as Punishment
A Russian tourist who was arrested after climbing New York's Brooklyn Bridge to take a selfie should be made to clean the iconic structure as part of his punishment, a U.S. judge has said.
01, Sep 2014 - Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot
A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.
01, Sep 2014 - NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years.
01, Sep 2014 - Otisville, British activist braces for Thai libel trial
A British activist will go on trial in Thailand Tuesday for defamation, facing a possible jail term after his investigation into alleged labour abuses in the kingdom's food industry. Andy Hall faces civil and criminal lawsuits submitted by Thai fruit processor Natural Fruit, a major supplier to the European drink market, in response to accusations of forced and child labour, unlawfully low wages ...
01, Sep 2014 - Valeant, Ackman get October 6 trial over Allergan special meeting
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $50 billion hostile takeover fight. Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre Bouchard ordered a three-day trial to begin on Oct. 6. Allergan ...
01, Sep 2014 - Life with parole no longer means life term
It used to be that a 15-years-to life sentence meant life in prison. Not anymore.
01, Sep 2014 - New Jersey woman, 98, asks court to vacate conspiracy conviction in Cold War spy case
A 98-year-old New Jersey woman convicted of conspiracy in the run-up to the atomic spy trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg wants a court to clear her name.
01, Sep 2014 - Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.
01, Sep 2014 - American writer…
State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths.
01, Sep 2014 - Bravo found guilty in killing of UF student | Video
Pedro Bravo was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole in the killing of University of Florida freshman Christian Aguilar at the close of a two-week trial that centered on jealousy, rage, unrequited love, suicide and, ultimately, murder, the Miami Herald reported. Bravo stared straight ahead after a court clerk read the verdict aloud in Alachua ...
01, Sep 2014 - Same-Sex Marriage; Corporate Inversions: Experts Available to Speak on Pressing Legal Issues and Co
Georgia State University experts are available to speak about two of the greatest legal issues and controversies in the United States: Corporate inversion (or relocating corporate headquarters abroad to avoid U.S. taxes) and same-sex marriage, as Virginia appeals a recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to the Supreme Court of the United States, and how the debate affects same-sex couples ...
01, Sep 2014 - Federal judge says Alabama abortion law is unconstitutional
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01, Sep 2014 - Ohio felon gets prison for having illegal weapons - Lima, OH News Weathe
CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man accused of illegally having seven firearms, more than 200 rounds of ammunition and individual body armor has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Documents: Man sentenced for sexually abusing 12-year-old blamed PTSD meds
A Sumter man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and sexual abuse of a minor.
01, Sep 2014 - Same-sex marriage arguments flooding federal courts
Appeals courts to hear arguments from nine states, among slew of cases pressuring the Supreme Court to issue a final verdict
01, Sep 2014 - Fryar faces deadline in mortgage fraud case
In the town where he first showed glimpses of the talent that eventually carried him to the NFL, Irving Fryar is scheduled to appear in court this month and say whether he will plead guilty to taking part in a mortgage fraud scheme with his mother
01, Sep 2014 - Mexican men sentenced for re-entering US
A 29-year-old Mexican man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for illegally re-entering the country following a conviction for an aggravated felony.
01, Sep 2014 - Rodella warrants unsealed, FBI searched for badges and revolver
A New Mexico District Court judge unsealed search warrants and affidavits related to the federal indictment and subsequent federal search warrant that was served at Rio Arriba Co. Sheriff Tommy Rodella's house.
01, Sep 2014 - Term limits on Illinois ballot? Appeals court says forget it
The 1st District Appellate Court's ruling deals a potential setback to Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor.
01, Sep 2014 - The Daily Reflector
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Before learning his friend was really Ronald Carnes, an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973, Seattle businessman Carl Bryant knew him as Louie Vance, a trusted worker and confidant whom he had over for holidays and birthdays.
01, Sep 2014 - Wisconsin man admits threatening New Jersey judge
A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has admitted threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Rinderele of Waukesha, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to making threats and engaging in retaliation. Under terms of a plea agreement, Rinderele will face up to 5 years in prison and more ...
01, Sep 2014 - Idaho court: No constitutional right to share your city water with non-paying neighbor - Tue, 12 Au
A Spirit Lake man has lost a court appeal challenging a city fine he received for connecting his neighbor to his city water service via a hose, after the neighbor had been cut off for non-payment.
01, Sep 2014 - Pa. appellate court frowns on sentencing laws
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania appellate court judges have added their voice to lower court decisions saying that certain state mandatory minimum sentencing laws are unconstitutional under a U.S. Supreme Court case decided last year.
01, Sep 2014 - Appeals court rejects Bondi's request to hold off on deciding gay marriage cases
A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to hold off on deciding the constitutionality of Florida's gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court someday rules on the issue, the Miami Herald reported.
01, Sep 2014 - State closing NW Indiana paramilitary boot camp
The Indiana Department of Correction says it plans to close a paramilitary style boot camp in northwestern Indiana by Oct. 1 to save money and because juvenile offenders are spending less time in the prison system.
01, Sep 2014 - Murder trial to begin for father accused in fatal shooting of driver in deadly drunken wreck
A father faces trial on charges that he fatally shot a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a wreck in rural Southeast Texas.
01, Sep 2014 - Summary of gay marriage cases before appeals court
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday on six gay marriage fights from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans violate the Constitution. A look at them:
01, Sep 2014 - Ohio teenager found guilty of two 'knockout game' robberies of $10
An Ohio teenager was found guilty after he pleaded no contest on Tuesday to two "knockout game" robberies in which he and two teenage accomplices stole a total of $10, prosecutors said. Deontae Howard, 17, faces up to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced on two felony robbery convictions for attacks in Dayton, Ohio, court documents showed. Prosecutors said Howard and two accomplices ...
01, Sep 2014 - Cops and Courts: Aug. 12, 2014: Trial inches closer for man accused of killing Santa Cruz woman
Charles Anthony Edwards, who is accused of killing a downtown Santa Cruz business owner in 2012, appeared in court Monday, ahead of his Oct.
01, Sep 2014 - Taylor County Woman Appears in Court for Animal Abuse, Gives Horses Up
She said the horses "could have had better care."
01, Sep 2014 - Court refuses to delay US state's gay marriage ruling; couples could marry by next week
A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's gay marriage ban, which means that same-sex couples could begin marrying in the state as early as next week. The state would also need to start recognizing marriages from out of state by next Wednesday, assuming the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene on the high-profile issue. Momentum has been turning ...
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