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21, Aug 2014 - An Unusual Gangster: Doug J. Swanson Talks About Benny Binion
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21, Aug 2014 - Federal appeals court sets arguments in Wisconsin voter ID case
MADISON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin’s voter identification law for next month. Republicans passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to show photo identification. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman blocked the law earlier this year after the American Civil Liberties Union challenged it, […]
21, Aug 2014 - Biz Break: Judge rejects settlement in Silicon Valley no-poaching case
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.
21, Aug 2014 - Attorney-General to bring 'calming influence' to Ferguson
The US' top law enforcement official has met the parents of Michael Brown, whose killing by a police officer triggered riots.
21, Aug 2014 - Texas Man Could Face Prison for Super Bowl Hoax
Several of the letters sent law enforcement officials scrambling after they were delivered to New York-area businesses before the Super Bowl.
21, Aug 2014 - York homicide suspect extradited back to Pennsylvania
A York man accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Dashaun David on July 19 has been extradited back to Pennsylvania, prosecutors confirmed Wednesday. Jeffrey A. Reid, 27, was brought to the commonwealth from Virginia and taken to York County Prison without …
21, Aug 2014 - Manmohan Singh immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: U.S. judge
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia said on Tuesday, Singh, who resigned in May, did not have "head-of-state immunity" from claims arising from his time as India's finance minister. Inderjit Singh, an Indian Sikh, claimed in the ...
21, Aug 2014 - Prosecutor in S. Texas scandal loses law license
A former top prosecutor in South Texas has lost his law license after his sentencing to 13 years in federal prison for taking bribes. The Brownsville Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1pKxf77 ) that former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos has been ordered to surrender his license pending his appeal of his corruption conviction from last year. The State Bar of Texas says ...
21, Aug 2014 - Ex-Aeropostale exec jailed eight years over US$25mil kickbacks
NEW YORK: A former merchandising executive at teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of defrauding the company and taking more than US$25 million in kickbacks from a key vendor.
21, Aug 2014 - NY judge: Shakira hit a ripoff
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has found that a hit 2010 song by Colombian pop star Shakira copied a Dominican songwriter’s work.
21, Aug 2014 - Plea agreement in trunk body slaying
A man accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in cars found at Twin Cities area impound lots has pleaded guilty to one of the crimes.
21, Aug 2014 - Unions Win Furlough Fight
CARBONDALE, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An administrative law judge for the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) has found that the administration for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU) acted illegally during a 2011 contract dispute and is directing the university to return lost salary to more than 1,500 current and former employees whose pay was ...
21, Aug 2014 - Man, in US illegally, gets 7 years in prison for fatal I-77 crash
A 20-year-old man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to charges related to a two-vehicle crash that took the life of Leone Turpin, of Canton.
21, Aug 2014 - Father-son teams enter pleas for cockfighting ring
Three people accused of cockfighting and gambling entered guilty pleas in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia.
21, Aug 2014 - Lake Charles Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer
Lake Charles- A Lake Charles man was booked into the parish jail on multiple charges after pretending to be a police officer when stopped by a Louisiana State Trooper this evening. On the August 3, 2014, at 06:30 p.m., a state trooper observed a vehicle speeding on U.S. Highway 171 north of Lake Charles. After he was stopped the driver, 22-year-old Derek Felice of Lake Charles, claimed to be a ...
21, Aug 2014 - Judge Upholds Blind Trust Law
A state law allowing elected officials to set up blind trusts does not violate the Florida Constitution's open-government requirements, a Leon County judge ruled Monday, clearing the way for Gov. Rick Scott to continue to shield his assets from the public and himself.
21, Aug 2014 - Wicomico County State's Attorney: Heroin Dealer Gets 20 Year Sentence
The Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office said a heroin dealer has been sentenced to twenty years in prison.
21, Aug 2014 - Former probate office employee pleads guilty to theft
A former Coffee County Probate Office employee appeared in front of Circuit Judge Jeff Kelley today where she plead guilty to theft.
21, Aug 2014 - W. Pa. immigration court clogged by case backlog
Judge Charles M. Honeyman enters a courtroom, and a half-dozen illegal immigrants more than 300 miles away stand up. That’s how it works in the ...
21, Aug 2014 - Media coalition presses federal appeals court to release John Doe documents.
MADISON, Wis. — A coalition of media and open government groups pressed a federal appeals court Wednesday to unseal nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.
21, Aug 2014 - Arizona high court to allow search of peripheral belongings
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court is adopting a legal guideline that says police with a warrant to search a place may inspect personal items of a person not named in the warrant if the items aren't in that person's possession.
21, Aug 2014 - Jim Carrigan, 84, former U.S. district judge and CU regent, dies
In the 1980s, a drug-addicted bank robber who violated his probation because he couldn't pay court fees stood before Judge Jim Carrigan in Colorado's federal court. Instead of a sentence, Carrigan offered the unemployed man a second chance.
21, Aug 2014 - El Paso County Commissioners oppose decision to send troops to border
The El Paso County Commissioners Court took a stance on Monday against Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send troops and state police to the U.S.-Mexico border.
21, Aug 2014 - Judge weighing contribution limits for Maine independent candidates
The Associated Press PORTLAND A Maine judge is expected to issue a written decision by next week regarding a federal lawsuit that challenges a law limiting campaign contributions to independent candidates. The Portland Press Herald reports that U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby heard arguments in the case on Tuesday. read more
21, Aug 2014 - Cop-shooter gets 45 years in prison
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21, Aug 2014 - Resident of prison-like home in Baraboo to move to another small town
A man who is being housed in a fortified facility in Baraboo will be moved 30 minutes northwest to another small town, officials said. Jeremy Felix has pleaded guilty to attempted strangulation, and Baraboo police have reported he has sent at least 10 people to the hospital. Last year he started living in that fortified Baraboo home with four workers guarding him around the clock, but officials ...
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21, Aug 2014 - Alabama woman appeals murder conviction
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments Monday in Rebecca Lynn Jones' appeal of her murder conviction in the shooting death of her mother. Rebecca Jones, of Lexington, Alabama, was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 after a trial in Prentiss County. Prosecutors say 66-year-old Jane Jones died at a Tupelo hospital after being found May 11, 2010, at her home ...
21, Aug 2014 - Keep Fido and…
A Florida man convicted of killing a 3-month-old boy by tossing the infant out of a moving vehicle has been sentenced to life in prison.
21, Aug 2014 - Parents sue 2 districts over teacher's sex assault
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a girl who was 15 when she was sexually assaulted by a visiting teacher who headed a southwestern Pennsylvania high school musical have sued both districts and two school officials in one district who they claim failed to help the girl.
21, Aug 2014 - House Republicans Vote To Sue President Obama
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers. The 225-201 vote along party lines means House lawyers will now draft legal documents to launch a lawsuit.
21, Aug 2014 - Factors to consider when voting for judges
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21, Aug 2014 - Third Street shooting suspect awaits arraignment
Criminal homicide, robbery, conspiracy and weapons charges were held for court July 11 for the third suspect arrested in a June 18 shooting that left ...
21, Aug 2014 - Andrea Zampatti reaches plea deal, will be released
It turns out that Andrea Zampatti earned a lot more than a chance at a new trial in a May 23 ruling from the 5th District Court of Appeal. The decision allowed Zampatti to get her life back.
21, Aug 2014 - Judge issues 'gag order' in Holder trial
In continuing coverage the third day of trial has wrapped up for Christopher Holder.
21, Aug 2014 - 2 Illinois gang members plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs
PEORIA - Two Illinois gang members pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiring to distribute drugs.
21, Aug 2014 - Q&A with Lucy Ostrander: Sidney Rittenberg, ‘The Revolutionary’
Sidney Rittenberg, known in China as Li Dunbai, is a man with a unique history: he is the only American to become a member of the Chinese Communist Party. Rittenberg was a prominent member of China’s inner circle during the country’s revolution and was a close friend of Chairman Mao Zedong. Rittenberg spent 35 years in China. In 1949, he was sentenced to six years of solitary confinement in ...
21, Aug 2014 - Heroin trafficker sentenced to jail
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21, Aug 2014 - Arizona Inmate Died as Judge Debated Aborting Execution
A transcript shows the judge was concerned about whether Joseph Wood was suffering during protracted lethal injection.
21, Aug 2014 - Former New Orleans mayor to serve sentence in Texarkana
NEW ORLEANS— Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was ordered to report to a federal prison camp next to Federal Correctional Institute in Texarkana, Texas, by noon Sept. 8, WDSU News in New Orleans reported.
21, Aug 2014 - US Man Gets $10 Million for Wrongful Conviction in Rabbi Killing
A New York man was awarded $10 million after spending 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer said Wednesday.
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