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Spelling bee kids battle into the night
when they go to the dictionary there was one copy only for the pronouncer who already mentioned that the words are small and she can't see very well. I wan(...)
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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Man Charged With Murder In Filer Pleads Not Guilty
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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20, Dec 2014 - Courthouse bans NFL gear during Hernandez trial
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts judge overseeing former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial has banned all NFL gear from the courthouse once the trial starts.
20, Dec 2014 - Westchester Elder Law Attorney Anthony J. Enea Addresses Importance of Long-Term Planning for Senio
Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., recently addressed the critical importance of long-term planning for seniors at an evening program for the Estate Planning Council of New York City. Enea, past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, advises seniors to take a proactive role in planning ...
20, Dec 2014 - Parents Of James Holmes Plead For Him To Be Spared Death Penalty
The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after opening fire in an Aurora movie theater.
20, Dec 2014 - Apple goes on offensive in antitrust trial
Apple went on the offensive with its own witnesses in the ongoing antitrust trial over the iPod.
20, Dec 2014 - Top US court green-lights South Carolina gay marriage
The US Supreme Court flashed a green light for same-sex marriages in South Carolina on Thursday when it rejected an appeal filed by the southern state's Republican governor. Its decision brought to 34 the number of American states where gay and lesbian marriages are legal. In a brief decree, seven of the nine Supreme Court justices rejected Governor Nikki Haley's request to suspend a federal ...
20, Dec 2014 - Judge: Prosecutors must refile criminal charges against former Utah AG Mark Shurtleff
A state judge has said prosecutors must file an amended criminal complaint against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff if his case is to be separated from that of his handpicked successor, John Swallow, a new court filing shows. An entry in a...
20, Dec 2014 - Calif. appeals court: No warrant, no evidence on cell phone search
A California court on Thursday issued an order that may solidify rules for warrantless searches of cellphones by law enforcement personnel.
20, Dec 2014 - Fraudster gets prison for targeting Yakima victims
A California man who told Yakima residents that God taught him how to construct a laser that cured cancer will spend two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to medical fraud.
20, Dec 2014 - California nixes DNA database for suspects
Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A California state appellate court has defied the U.S. Supreme Court with a ruling tossing out a law requiring DNA collection from everyone arrested.
20, Dec 2014 - Court rules for energy firm in class-action suit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't make it tougher for defendants in class-action lawsuits to transfer cases from state courts to more business-friendly federal court.
20, Dec 2014 - Officials say special education unitary in Arkansas district
Attorneys in a longstanding Arkansas school desegregation case have filed a motion agreeing that special education in the Pulaski County Special School District is "unitary," or substantially desegregated.
20, Dec 2014 - Homicide victim's family wants Kentucky's early prison release laws changed
Lawmakers sold House Bill 463 as sweeping prison reform in 2011 as a way to cut the taxpayers' cost on incarceration, but WDRB found it's letting dangerous criminals back onto the streets.
20, Dec 2014 - Appeals court again rejects Alaska on same-sex marriage ban; governor-elect considering defense
ANCHORAGE — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Alaska's request that an 11-judge panel review a decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
20, Dec 2014 - 3 Jeff Davis County men sentenced to life in prison
Three Jefferson Davis County found guilty on a multi-count indictment on federal drug charges were sentenced to life in prison today in Hattiesburg.
20, Dec 2014 - Top New Jersey Attorney Wins in New Jersey Supreme Court
Donald Vanarelli, Esq. is proud to announce victory in the New Jersey Supreme Court. The high court ruled to allow survivor benefits to be designated to a special needs trust for children with disabilities ...
20, Dec 2014 - Veterans Treatment Court is ‘a blessing in disguise’ on graduation day
RACINE – It’s not every day that a man receives a hug from a judge in the middle of his criminal courtroom.
20, Dec 2014 - Judge to rule this week on possible release for Siegelman
A federal judge could rule as soon as the end of the week if Don Siegelman can leave a federal prison in Louisiana.
20, Dec 2014 - Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petition Signatures to AG's Office
More than 1,000 signatures on a petition will be delivered to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel urging him to decline an appeal, a Nov. 25 federal court ruling in Jernigan v. Crane, which declared the state's laws denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry unconstitutional.
20, Dec 2014 - Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA
On Friday, Google filed a lawsuit in federal court against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. The post Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA appeared first on WIRED .
20, Dec 2014 - Regulators, groups eye EPA rule on coal ash
The nation's first regulation to deal with the country's second-largest industrial waste stream, coal ash, means operators...
20, Dec 2014 - Appeals court order keeps Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open
By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it. The law, passed in 2012, required doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, a standard they could not meet. A three-member panel of the 5th U.S ...
20, Dec 2014 - U.S. judge restores protections to Great Lakes wolves
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S. wildlife managers in 2012 lifted federal protections for wolves in the western Great Lakes, including Michigan ...
20, Dec 2014 - Gay marriage supporters ask AG not to appeal judge’s ruling
LITTLE ROCK — Supporters of gay marriage delivered to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday more than 1,000 signatures from Arkansas residents who want McDaniel to forgo appealing a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
20, Dec 2014 - In western Wisconsin murder-for-hire, woman pleads guilty
A Rice Lake woman once accused of trying to hire more than one man to kill her ex-husband faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to a homicide charge Monday in Barron County Court.
20, Dec 2014 - Obituary: Donald “Don” Laurence Scanlon (Feb. 5, 1944 – Nov. 30, 2014)
Donald L. “Don” Scanlon, 70, of Brookings, passed away from natural causes at his home on Nov. 3, 2014. Don was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Sacramento, one of two children to John and Jean Scanlon. Don grew up in several California locations, as his father worked for the California Department of Corrections, often living on the grounds of prison facilities.
20, Dec 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Stop Same-Sex Marriages In Florida, Licenses Could Be Issued January 5th
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.
20, Dec 2014 - Wisconsin prison system revamps disciplinary rules
Changes come as concerns grow over use of solitary confinement.
20, Dec 2014 - Prison relocation sites down to four as West Jordan property is pulled
One of the five remaining sites proposed for relocating the Utah State Prison dropped off the list.
20, Dec 2014 - Genene Jones: ‘Angel Of Death’ Who Killed Up To 40 Infants Set To Go Free In 2017, New Effort U
Genene Jones killed as many as 40 infants in the 1980s and was sentenced to serve 99 years for her crime, but the serial killer known as the “Angel of Death” is set to walk free in less than four years due to overcrowding in Texas prisons. Jones, who has been denied parole several times, Genene Jones: ‘Angel Of Death’ Who Killed Up To 40 Infants Set To Go Free In 2017, New Effort Underway To ...
20, Dec 2014 - Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others across the country.
20, Dec 2014 - Judge overrules plea deal, gives Sumas ‘zoophile’ more jail time
A man convicted of letting an English tourist have sex with his mastiff can no longer own dogs and must serve three months in jail, a Whatcom County judge ruled… Click to Continue »
20, Dec 2014 - Bryan Singer, Other Sex Abuse Defendants Could Face Long Court Battle (Analysis)
The defendants say they were never on Hawaii with plaintiff Michael Egan, but that may not stop the local federal court from exercising jurisdiction. read more
20, Dec 2014 - Judge seals all court, police records in Aspen homicide
Nancy Styler's charges for her alleged involvement in the murder of Nancy Pfister were dropped in June.
20, Dec 2014 - Feds take over ex-church volunteer's porn case in Monroeville
The indictment says an undercover detective traced porn to a Monroeville man's computer. He's charged with possessing hundreds of images and videos, some depicting children under 12, including an image of an adult male and an infant, court papers show.
20, Dec 2014 - Oklahoma judge grills district over bringing football dispute to court
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma district judge quizzed school district lawyers on Wednesday over why they asked the court to decide the outcome of a disputed high school football playoff game, saying he will soon decide if a judicial remedy is in order. Oklahoma District Judge Bernard Jones said he would postpone making any decision until Thursday, after he questioned the ...
20, Dec 2014 - Ex-Madoff manager, computer programmer get prison terms
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former manager and a former computer programmer at Bernard Madoff's firm were sentenced to prison on Tuesday for helping the convicted fraudster run a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Annette Bongiorno, who began working as Madoff's secretary in the 1960s and had become a manager when the firm collapsed in 2008, was sentenced to six years in prison ...
20, Dec 2014 - NC laws on Venus flytraps, BB guns take effect
North Carolina laws taking effect Monday will add protections for Venus flytraps, let children in eight counties shoot BB guns unsupervised and allow criminal defendants statewide to have their case decided by a judge instead of a jury,
20, Dec 2014 - Death row inmate with child's mental abilities scheduled for death
The sister of a death row inmate is asking Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to commute the sentence to life in prison, calling execution an unjust penalty for a man with the mental capabilities of a child.Paul Goodwin, 48, is scheduled...
20, Dec 2014 - Man accused of punching 7-month-old gets prison
CHEYENNE - A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and their 7-month-old son was sentenced Thursday to two to three years in prison. Laramie County District Court Judge Catherine Rogers declined to adopt a plea agreement reached in the case.
20, Dec 2014 - Man pleads guilty to threatening officers
A man from Crooksville, Ohio will spend over two years in prison after he admitted to threatening Lee county sheriff's deputies.
20, Dec 2014 - Lawsuit Against Fluvanna Women's Prison Settled
Suit brought by 5 women alleging poor health care settled.
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