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26, Jul 2014 - N.J. man guilty of murdering 'messy' ex-wife found wearing pig mask
By Bruce Konviser MORRISTOWN N.J. (Reuters) - A jury convicted a New Jersey man on Wednesday of murdering his ex-wife, who he called a messy housekeeper and whose body was found stabbed 84 times and wearing a pig mask. Jurors deliberated less than five hours before reaching their verdict in the trial of Anthony Novellino, 67, who prosecutors said used an 8-inch kitchen knife to slay Judith ...
26, Jul 2014 - Qualls sentencing in bar shooting death postponed after defense attorney withdraws
When James Arthur Qualls III was to be resentenced Wednesday in the 2008 slaying of Joseph "Joe Bob" Beier during a bar fight, Qualls' attorney was allowed to withdraw from the case.
26, Jul 2014 - Candidates for 4th Circuit judge a study in financial contrasts
Michael Sharrit and Anthony Penoso will have their names equal in size on the ballot when voters decide which one to elect as a 4th Circuit Court judge next month. But little else has been equal between the two candidates thus far.
26, Jul 2014 - Top court tosses 9 of 10 citations against attorney
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected all but one of the 10 contempt citations charged against defense attorney Bill James during the first manslaughter trial of a fired Little Rock police officer.
26, Jul 2014 - Former GOP candidate gets 194 years for child molestation
A serial child molester was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday to 194 years to life in prison for sexually abusing four boys in Brentwood in the 1990s. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John Kennedy sentenced 53-year-old Gordon Blake of Brentwood, who was convicted on 32 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with children in connection with the molestation, according to Deputy ...
26, Jul 2014 - Awaiting Key ObamaCare Court Decision
A decision against the government could strike a blow to the heart of the law, sending a strong message that the administration has gone far beyond its legal authority in interpreting and changing the law. That would make it even more difficult for the administration to continue to make extra-legal changes in the future to this dysfunctional law.
26, Jul 2014 - Rutgers officials: Search for affordable housing documents uncovered nothing
University officials were ordered by a judge on Thursday to resume a search of emails sent between 2003 and 2005 for data requested by the Fair Share Housing Center through the Open Public Records Act. Rutgers had until 4 p.m. Friday to find the spreadsheet, but notified the center and state Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson in Mercer County that it could not be found.
26, Jul 2014 - Pinellas sheriff no longer keeping immigrants jailed for feds
The Pinellas jail will no longer hold for federal officials inmates who can post bail.
26, Jul 2014 - New York Court Upholds Communities’ Right to Protect Residents from Fracking
ALBANY (June 30, 2014) — The New York Court of Appeals today upheld communities’ right to use traditional local zoning laws to keep fracking out of their borders if they so choose. The ruling came in two cases decided jointly—one brought by an oil company and the other a dairy farm that wanted to lease its land—challenging the towns of Dryden and Middlefield’s decisions to ban the industrial ...
26, Jul 2014 - Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta fails to void conviction
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta, serving a two-year prison term, has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his insider trading conviction. In a brief order, the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York refused on Monday to disturb a March 25 decision by a three-judge panel of that court to let the June 2012 ...
26, Jul 2014 - NH's abortion clinic buffer zone law in legal limbo
A federal judge did not rule New Hampshire's law creating up to a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics is unconstitutional, but he put all legal action concerning it on hold.
26, Jul 2014 - Lafferty, Chris Hicks bound over for trial
BLOOMFIELD -- Following three hours of testimony in a Stoddard County courtroom Thursday afternoon, Judge Joe Z. Satterfield ordered Donald Lafferty, 69, and Christopher Hicks, 34, to be bound over to Division I Circuit Court, where they are now scheduled to appear on Aug. 6, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
26, Jul 2014 - McCrory judicial choice once reprimanded by N.C. Bar
RALEIGH — A new District Court judge appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday was reprimanded for professional misconduct more than a decade ago by the North Carolina State Bar.
26, Jul 2014 - Florida mom denied 'stand your ground' defense
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied a Florida woman's request to use the so-called "stand your ground" law as a defense for attempted murder charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband.
26, Jul 2014 - Benghazi: 2 days, 2 distinct attacks on Americans - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
WASHINGTON (AP) - Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.
26, Jul 2014 - VICTORY: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights, 9-0, Requires that Officers Obtain a Warrant in
WASHINGTON, D.C. —In a surprise decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds privacy rights, 9-0, requiring officers to obtain a warrant in order to search cell phones confiscated during arrest.
26, Jul 2014 - Execution offers evidence against injection
The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.
26, Jul 2014 - Benton County Letters, July 9, 2014
Activist SCOTUS Latest ruling by the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in McCutcheon vs. FEC, is just another in the long string of decisions by conservative, activist justices on the Supreme Court. This ruling allows unlimited political donations, giving the rich and powerful more say in government than the average person. This is a long-term project by […]
26, Jul 2014 - Former teacher sentenced to 20 years for sodomy
A former Madison County private school teacher will spend the next 20 years in prison.
26, Jul 2014 - Mistakenly Released Inmate Loses Court Bid, Now in Custody
One of dozens of Nebraska inmates who were mistakenly released early after the state miscalculated their sentences has lost his court bid to remain free.
26, Jul 2014 - Judge declines money judgement against convicted ex-El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos
A federal judge on Tuesday decided a former county judge convicted of public corruption doesn't have to pay the $50,000 bond he posted in 2011.
26, Jul 2014 - Unlikely Duo Join Forces On Sentencing Overhaul Bill
An unlikely pair of senators — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul — are teaming up on a bill that aims to fix America's criminal justice system.
26, Jul 2014 - Oklahoma food pantries scrambling to meet demand
While Loaves & Fishes helps an average of 700 families each month, last July and August the bank averaged 880, said Carrie Sanders, executive director of Loaves & Fishes in Enid.
26, Jul 2014 - Homeless man sentenced in check cashing scheme
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A homeless man was sentenced in Rhode Island to 30 months in federal prison for his role in a fraudulent check cashing scheme that cost banks in at least four states more than $800,000 combined.
26, Jul 2014 - Amy Arrington turns self in to Meck Co. Jail, investigators say she faked drowning
Her husband, Paul David Arrington, turned himself in for filing a false police report after he reported her missing at the beach on July 5.
26, Jul 2014 - State highlights: Concerns continue about Coakley-partners antitrust settlement; Maine's Lepage
Criticism of Attorney General Martha Coakley's antitrust pact with the state's largest health care system mounted Thursday as a watchdog panel warned a judge the proposed deal might not meet its goal of holding down medical expenses.
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26, Jul 2014 - Woman in ricin case sentenced to 18 years in prison
A Texas woman who has admitted to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Washington, D.C.-based, gun-control advocate was sentenced Wednesday.
26, Jul 2014 - Why Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Stock Is Lower This Afternoon
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. are down -0.89% to $25.09 n"after a judge in Michigan ruled that the company must face a criminal trial on a charge of bid-rigging with competitor Encana Corp. at a 2010 state land lease auction, citing evidence of a conspiracy between the companies that drove state lease prices down sharply, Reuters reports. Must Read: Warren Buffett's ...
26, Jul 2014 - Government role in development draws rebuke
A Tennessee judge has rebuked Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials for the government's role in the $500 million Black Creek Mountain development near Marion County.
26, Jul 2014 - New Albany teen pleads guilty to 3 murder counts
In this undated photo, provided by the Floyd County Jail, New Albany Police said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, that Cody Cashion, 18, faces three counts of murder and one count of arson resulting in injury, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson announced at a news conference in New Albany, Ind. The charges are in connection to the fire that occurred Jan. 4 in New Albany, Ind., where three young ...
26, Jul 2014 - Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court - NBC40.net
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.
26, Jul 2014 - Moody's says court ruling is negative for Illinois pension reform
The Illinois Supreme Court's ruling extending constitutional protection to public sector retiree health care is a negative credit factor for Illinois, Chicago and local governments seeking to alter pension benefits, Moody's Investors Service said on Friday. The 6-to-1 decision on July 3 allowed the continuation of class-action challenges to a 2012 Illinois law that gave the state the right to ...
26, Jul 2014 - US court rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case
DENVER (AP) An appeals court on Friday ruled the state of Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage.The decision from a three-judge panel in Denver...
26, Jul 2014 - NE Kansas teen sentenced for sex offenses
ATCHISON - A northeast Kansas teenager will spend more than five years in an adult prison for a pair of sex offenses.
26, Jul 2014 - REGIONAL MANAGEMENT 96 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 96 Hours Remain; Former Louisiana Attorne
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with large financial interests that they have only until July 29, 2014 to file lead ...
26, Jul 2014 - Jefferson County man not guilty of sexual battery
WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio â Robert Hess, a Jefferson County man on trial accused of sexual battery, was found not guilty by a jury Thursday. The issue the trial hinged upon was not that Hess had sex with his victim, but rather if he coerced her into unwillingly engaging in sexual intercourse, or was it a business negotiation gone bad? It was September 2012 when Hess was accused of sexual ...
26, Jul 2014 - Female sex offender's status in judge's hands
U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank and federal Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Keyes said they will have evidentiary hearings in about three weeks on the woman's treatment as well as the possible release of a male offender in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
26, Jul 2014 - Arizona challenge to execution delay denied
A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
26, Jul 2014 - U.S. 'concerned' about lack of access to GSK-linked trial in China
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about being barred from attending the trial in China of British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife Yu Yingzeng, set for Aug. 7 after the couple were arrested last year following work they did for British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC .
26, Jul 2014 - TBI: 24-year-old inmate from Knoxville killed at prison
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into what led up to an inmate being killed at Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City.
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