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22, Jul 2014 - Perry sending National Guard to combat crime along border
Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley to bolster Texas Department of Public Safety troopers sent to the region in the wake of an ongoing surge in unaccompanied minors that has overwhelmed federal immigration authorities.
22, Jul 2014 - Texas DWI Attorney Joseph Labella Comments on New Rapid DWI Testing Program in Texas
Texas DWI Defense Lawyer Joseph LaBella warns drivers about the unreliability of tests administered to determine if a driver is drunk in Texas in response to a new testing program. (PRWeb June 25, 2014) Read the full story at
22, Jul 2014 - Court backs police pension in Chicago torture case
An imprisoned former Chicago police commander accused of overseeing the torture of suspects will keep his $3,000-a-month pension following a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court.
22, Jul 2014 - New Jersey issues citations to dozens of contractors
State consumer affairs officials have issued violation notices to dozens of home improvement contractors.
22, Jul 2014 - Top News
Truck drivers in California are entitled to paid rest breaks and meal breaks, according to a Wednesday ruling from a federal court in San Francisco.
22, Jul 2014 - Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HONOLULU (AP) - Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.
22, Jul 2014 - East Texas Jail Moves Dozens Of Inmates
There were no escapes from the main jail in Canton, but more than 120 inmates have been moved from the East Texas prison because the locks are not working properly.
22, Jul 2014 - Judge will consider EPA letter saying MCHM not 'hazardous waste'
By Ryan Quinn A federal judge Monday granted a request by the operator of a Hurricane landfill, facing a lawsuit for accepting 228 tons of MCHM-contaminated wastewater mixed with sawdust, to consider a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official's letter saying the chemical isn't a "hazardous waste." In the June 20 letter to Scott Mandirola, director of the Division of Water and Waste ...
22, Jul 2014 - Ex-Passamaquoddy finance director pleads guilty to stealing $20,000 from tribe
Posted June 26, 2014, at 5:36 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — The man charged with stealing $20,000 from the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to federal charges of theft and embezzlement.
22, Jul 2014 - Chesapeake faces trial on bid-rigging in Michigan lease sale
(Reuters) - A judge in Michigan has ruled that Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp 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. The ruling, issued on Wednesday by Judge Maria Barton of Michigan’s Cheboygan County District ...
22, Jul 2014 - Fairview Park Man and Cleveland company charged with illegally dumping
An indictment was filed in federal court charging Thomas E. White, 49, of Fairview Park, and Kelly Plating Company with making illegal discharges with high concentrations of metals such as chrome and zinc into the sewer system, which in turn, after treatment, discharges to Lake Erie, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
22, Jul 2014 - Blow to ObamaCare: Court tosses federal subsidies for
IN A MAJOR BLOW to ObamaCare, a federal appeals court rules against the legality of some subsidies issued to people through the Affordable Care Act exchanges. READ: Federal appeals court decision on ObamaCare subsidies VIDEO: Dr. Ben Carson breaks down blow to ObamaCare Judge tosses senator's ObamaCare lawsuit
22, Jul 2014 - International officers learn about American justice system
Two prosecutors whooped and clapped Thursday when court of appeals justices upheld the conviction of a burglar appealing his earlier conviction in district court.
22, Jul 2014 - Homicide trial set for August
Lawyers in the homicide case of a Johnstown area man charged in the August stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend said Wednesday the case is on track for a late-summer trial.
22, Jul 2014 - John Oliver and the Muppets explain the broken prison system
Aileen Graef NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- John Oliver slammed the "broken" prison system in the U.S., pointing out that imprisonment is so prevalent that the Muppets have to teach children about it.
22, Jul 2014 - Maryland gun law debated in federal court
Lawyers for the state of Maryland have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against a gun-control law, but attorneys who filed it say parts of the law should be overturned.
22, Jul 2014 - Mom pushes for change in prison system after daughter’s killer moved
An Oklahoma mom is fighting to get her daughter's killer back in a maximum security prison and change the way the Department of Corrections handles the most violent offenders.
22, Jul 2014 - Missouri executes man accused of killing 3 people
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) _ A former methamphetamine dealer has been executed for killing three people in rural northern Missouri. Fifty-four-year-old John Middleton was put to death Wednesday in the sixth execution in Missouri this year. Only Florida and Texas, with seven each, have performed more. Middleton was convicted of killing Randy “Happy” Hamilton, Stacey […]
22, Jul 2014 - Man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in fatal crash
TUSCOLA — A Decatur man who admitted he was drunk when he hit and killed an Atwood man in a traffic crash last fall faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced next month. Edgar M. Maza, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in Douglas County Circuit Court to aggravated driving under the influence in connection with the Oct. 10 death of Harold "Tony" Adamson, 47, of Atwood. read more
22, Jul 2014 - Gov. Nikki Haley reacts to 'Obamacare' decision
Experts believe two conflicting court decisions issued Tuesday mean the Affordable Care Act may be headed back to the Supreme Court.
22, Jul 2014 - Other morning headlines: Large crowd attends vigil for murdered Cleveland Heights bar owner; Foundi
Supreme Court orders review of Ohio employer's birth-control case The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered further review in a case involving Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law.
22, Jul 2014 - US varsity can use race as factor in admissions: Court
A federal appeals court in the US has ruled that the University of Texas (UT Austin) may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body.
22, Jul 2014 - County kicks off women’s therapeutic court
For most of her life, Barbara Freeman was hooked on crack cocaine, prostituted in a man’s basement and often lived on the streets. Along the way, a Columbus court program — much like the one being started in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court — helped her turn her life around. “I was homeless living at an animalistic level,” Freeman said Tuesday during the inaugural women’s therapeutic docket ...
22, Jul 2014 - Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting
An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
22, Jul 2014 - Tom Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson Named 2014 Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Noted Dallas attorney Thomas M. Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson has been named the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Bar Association (DBA) based on his work in civil trials throughout Texas and across the United States. He is the youngest attorney to win the award since the DBA was founded in 1873. Mr. Melsheimer will be recognized at the DBA Trial Lawyer of ...
22, Jul 2014 - Abortion clinic buffer zones: Does court ruling put many in peril? (+video)
Two states have buffer zone laws besides Massachusetts, whose statute the US Supreme Court rejected – and those two look safe. But cities and towns also keep protesters at bay from abortion clinics, and some of those laws may not survive.
22, Jul 2014 - Law professor nominated to California high court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court. Brown on Tuesday nominated 41-year-old Mariano-Florentino Cuellar (KWAY'-ahr) to be an associate justice of the state's highest court.
22, Jul 2014 - Jury selected in trial of first suspect in 2012 Ensley quintuple homicide
The first defendant in a 2012 quintuple homicide in Ensley will stand trial starting on Monday.
22, Jul 2014 - Massachusetts abortion clinics boost security, lawmakers seek fix
By Richard Valdmanis and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts is beefing up security around abortion clinics and scrambling for a legal fix after the U.S. Supreme Court voided the state's buffer zone law that kept protesters 35 feet away, saying it violated freedom of speech. Boston, Worcester and Springfield, the state's largest cities, have deployed extra police to clinics, and ...
22, Jul 2014 - Man gets 100 years for fatal attempted robbery
A South Florida man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for killing a man and wounding a woman during an attempted home invasion robbery.
22, Jul 2014 - Houston man gets 30 years for robbery
A 20-year-old Houston man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for his role in an aggravated robbery in The Woodlands last year.
22, Jul 2014 - 9 inmates hurt in fight at prison in Mississippi - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
WALNUT GROVE, Miss. (AP) - Nine inmates have suffered cuts and stab wounds during a fight at a privately run prison in central Mississippi.
22, Jul 2014 - Cannibalism fetish man 'bought axe'
A nurse with a cannibalism fetish bought an axe he planned to use on a girl he believed to be just 14 years old before eating her, a court has heard.
22, Jul 2014 - New York's highest court says towns can use zoning to ban fracking
Frances Burns ALBANY, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- New York state's laws regulating fracking do not bar towns from using zoning to ban the controversial process, the state's highest court said Monday.
22, Jul 2014 - Jurors to get case in Jonathan Pinson's trial
Jurors are expected to begin deliberating the fate of a former South Carolina State University trustee charged with corruption.
22, Jul 2014 - Ruling sparks debate on retroactive gay rights - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A new Connecticut Supreme Court ruling is adding to the debate on whether gay marriage rights should be applied retroactively and qualify same-sex couples for rights and benefits for which they weren't entitled before state laws allowed them to marry.
22, Jul 2014 - Vanek connected to federal gambling investigation
Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek has been connected to an ongoing federal gambling investigation, reports WHEC Rochester . The 30-year-old star appeared in a federal court building in downtown Rochester, New York Monday. It was confirmed throu...
22, Jul 2014 - Court orders return of confiscated Christian CDs
The Kuala Lumpur High Court has ordered the Home Ministry and government to return the eight Christian religious CDs with the word "Allah" that it seized from Sarawakian Christian Jill Ireland in May 2008. Justice Zaleha ruled that the senior authorised officer from the Customs Department, Suzana Muin, who issued the seizure order, had acted illegally in withholding the CDs as such powers lie ...
22, Jul 2014 - Prison term imposed in Pa. mobile home robbery
A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 3½½ to seven years in prison in what authorities called an attempted robbery that led to a shooting death.
22, Jul 2014 - Judge approves $4.4M settlement with law firm in 38 Studios case; 1st such deal struck
A judge on Tuesday approved the first settlement in the lawsuit brought by the state's economic development agency over the collapsed video game company founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
22, Jul 2014 - Hettel faces judicial review for DUI conviction
La Salle County Judge Joseph P. Hettel, who pleaded guilty to drunken driving last month, now must face the Illinois Courts Commission's Judicial Inquiry Board for possible sanctions, according to a r
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