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26, Jan 2015 - NM lawmaker seeks tougher child sex-crime penalties
SANTA FE (AP) – A New Mexico lawmaker is pushing legislation that would toughen penalties for people convicted of child sex crimes and make …
26, Jan 2015 - Oklahoma, Florida execute inmates with same drug cocktail used in botched lethal injection
Oklahoma and Florida executed death row inmates twelve minutes apart Thursday, with both states employing the same three-drug cocktail that was used in a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last April.
26, Jan 2015 - Transient arrested in connection to crime spree
Police have arrested one man and are still on the lookout for a second suspect concerning a rash of vehicle burglaries that police believe took place during the late-night hours of January 12.
26, Jan 2015 - Waterloo man faces 2 years in prison for beating a puppy
A Waterloo man has been sentenced to two years in prison for beating an acquaintance’s puppy in November.
26, Jan 2015 - Justice Elusive For Aurora Family, Texas Prosecutors After Jury’s Error
As adults fight in court over a seemingly simple procedural mistake, it's a 12-year-old boy who continues to pay the price.
26, Jan 2015 - California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal
A new state law requires that condoms be made available to all prison inmates — even though state law also forbids sex between prisoners.
26, Jan 2015 - Fort Smith Chamber Holds 2015’s First Legislative Forum
Prescription drug regulation, prisons, the state budget and faster Internet in public schools are among the hot button issues Arkansas lawmakers are dealing with in the 90th General Assembly.
26, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court: Death row inmate Christeson deserves hearing
The justices said inmate Mark Christeson should get a chance to argue that his court-appointed attorneys were ineffective. It is uncommon for someone to be executed without a federal appeals court hearing.   Read more
26, Jan 2015 - Marijuana oil trials about to start at GRU
  Children with uncontrollable seizures could begin receiving a marijuana oil-derived drug as early as today at Georgia Regents University, and others could start enrolling in a 50-patient trial, a senior GRU official said Monday. But the state will still need to have a way of growing, processing and producing the oil on its own to meet the needs of all of the children and other patients, said a ...
26, Jan 2015 - WV supreme court rejects man's claim he didn't intend to plead guilty to third offense drun
The state supreme court says Glen Tucker knew what he was doing when he accepted a plea deal for a drunk driving offense in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
26, Jan 2015 - KKK in Arkansas headlines; including new Harrison billboard
Here's a pair of Ku Klux Klan headlines from Boone County for your information: * One of the founders of a KKK organization in Arkansas , Floyd Lewis of Zinc , has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of marijuana, being a felon in possession of a firearm and second-degree sexual assault of a 13-year-old. He was an incorporator of a KKK and a Christian Identity group in 2003. * In ...
26, Jan 2015 - Ga. Supreme Court affirms conviction in Effingham toddler's death
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Guyton man in the death of a 2-year-old in 2009. Lester Casey Griffin was found guilty in 2010 by a jury and sentenced to life without parole plus 20 years in the beating death of Dylan Helmey, the son of his live-in girlfriend. At trial Dr. James Downs, the coastal regional medical examiner for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in ...
26, Jan 2015 - U.S. judge gives London cleric life in prison for plots to kidnap tourists
An Egyptian-born cleric who turned a London mosque into a training ground for extremist Islamists was sent to prison for life on Friday by a judge who cited his lack of remorse for "barbaric" acts that included aiding kidnappers who killed four tourists in Yemen in 1998 and sending two men to the United States to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
26, Jan 2015 - Police testimony, psychological report basis of Grant Hayes' bid for new trial
Grant Hayes, serving life in prison for the grisly death of his ex-girlfriend nearly four years ago, had his bid for a new trial heard Wednesday before a three-member panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
26, Jan 2015 - Autocam not required to offer birth control despite law
Associated Press - KENTWOOD, Mich. — A company in the Grand Rapids area is not required to provide employee health insurance for birth control as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. A federal judge says Kentwood-based Autocam is covered by the court's decision last year in the Hobby Lobby case. Some private employers can avoid the contraceptive requirement in the Affordable Care Act ...
26, Jan 2015 - Trial postponed for murder suspect in botched robbery attempt
She'aun Prince, 23, of Columbia, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree burglary stemming from an April incident that left one of his accomplices dead, according to court records. Read more
26, Jan 2015 - Denver County judges accused of mishandling bond in misdemeanor cases
Denver County judges are knowingly violating state laws in setting bond in misdemeanor cases and wrongfully denying defendants' requests to argue for lower bail, according to claims against the county.
26, Jan 2015 - Virginia lawmaker who won election from jail faces new charges
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state lawmaker who was re-elected last week while serving a jail sentence for a sex scandal was indicted on Wednesday on felony charges stemming from the case. In a fresh political embarrassment for Virginia, the legislator, Joseph Morrissey, was charged by a Henrico County grand jury with four counts of allegedly lying under oath and ...
26, Jan 2015 - Mariam Makhniashvili’s father seeks to be deported
The father of Mariam Makhniashvili, a Toronto teen who mysteriously vanished four years ago, says he wants to be deported once he is freed from prison. Vakhtang Makhniashvili, 54, says he’d like to be returned to his homeland, the Republic of Georgia, once he finishes serving his prison sentence of four years and 11 months for three non-fatal stabbing attacks. “It is worth mentioning … that I ...
26, Jan 2015 - Meetings with indicted former official violated judicial code of conduct, N.J. Supreme Court says
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that two judges violated the judicial code of conduct by routinely meeting for dinner at a Passaic County restaurant with a former sewerage commission official under indictment on official misconduct charges.
26, Jan 2015 - Blind judge making history on Michigan's top court
DETROIT (AP) — Richard Bernstein officially joins the Michigan Supreme Court in a few days. But he's been working off the clock since November, preparing for 10 cases in an extraordinary way — memorizing the key points of every brief read to him by an aide.
26, Jan 2015 - Brian Fitch trial: Judge allows evidence accused plotted to kill witnesses
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Prosecutors will be allowed to present evidence that Brian Fitch Sr. plotted from prison to have two key witnesses killed before his trial in the slaying of a police officer.
26, Jan 2015 - Convicted Murderer Appeals Case to the South Dakota Supreme Court
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man convicted of manslaughter in a fatal shooting in a Rapid City motel parking lot two years ago is appealing his conviction.
26, Jan 2015 - Arkansas Supreme Court silent again this week on same-sex marriage case
For those who know that Thursday is the day that the Arkansas Supreme Court issues opinion weekly: Again no word on the appeal of Judge Chris Piazza's ruling invalidating the state ban on same-sex marriage. No word, period. The Court took up the case on an expedited basis and heard arguments Nov. 19. UPDATE: A federal judge in Michigan today ruled that the state must recognize the marriages of ...
26, Jan 2015 - Judge to allow evidence of alleged plot to kill witnesses
A judge will allow evidence of an alleged plot to kill witnesses at the trial of a man accused of killing a Minnesota police office.
26, Jan 2015 - Mexico among 3 'friends of court' in Border Patrol shooting
NEW ORLEANS — The Mexican government is asking a U.S. appeals court to let a Mexican teenager's parents sue the U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed their 15-year-old son from across the borde
26, Jan 2015 - Kane investigation keeps mystifying Pennsylvania's legal community
HARRISBURG - The unusual, court-ordered probe into whether the state attorney general's office illegally shared secret investigative material with a newspaper keeps mystifying Pennsylvania's legal community.
26, Jan 2015 - When "Friends" can prove unfriendly: NSU Shepard Broad Law Center helps lawyers and busin
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Developed by attorney and author Ethan Wall, J.D., Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center, has begun offering a course which meets the challenges posed by the proliferation of social media in law and workplace environments. "Social Media and the Law," examines the impacts of websites such as Twitter and Facebook on ...
26, Jan 2015 - Arizona court releases transcripts of closed-door testimony by convicted murderer Jodi Arias
Officials have released transcripts of closed-door testimony given two months ago by convicted murderer Jodi Arias during her sentencing retrial.
26, Jan 2015 - Emotional Sentencing For Teen Driver In Fatal 2013 Crash
ROCKVILLE — Paige Houston's mother, Michele, sat silently in the courtroom, clutching a small photograph of her 17-year-old daughter as the teenage driver of the truck that crashed in Hebron in August 2013, killing Paige, was sentenced to five years in prison.
26, Jan 2015 - State lawmaker seeks tougher penalties for sex crimes against children
SANTA FE, N.M. >> A New Mexico lawmaker is pushing legislation that would toughen penalties for people convicted of child sex crimes and make them easier to prosecute.
26, Jan 2015 - 1st racial-impact law seen as having modest effect in Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After a 2007 report showed that Iowa had the nation's highest disparity for sending blacks to prison, state lawmakers took a novel step: They passed a law requiring analysts to draft "racial-impact statements" on any proposals to create new crimes or tougher penalties.
26, Jan 2015 - Washington prison administrator to lead Nebraska corrections
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Washington state prisons administrator with 32 years of experience has been chosen to lead Nebraska's Department of Corrections.
26, Jan 2015 - Officials investigating inmate death at Idaho prison
Idaho Department of Correction officials say they are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution in Boise.
26, Jan 2015 - Two Anti-Torture Demonstrators Arrested At Dick Cheney’s House
(Reuters) -- Two demonstrators were arrested at the McLean, Virginia, home of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday after 20 protesters, some in orange prison jumpsuits, walked onto his property to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison. The demonstrators with the anti-war group Code Pink walked up to the house before police arrived and asked them to leave ...
26, Jan 2015 - 1991 Murder Conviction Tossed For Derrick Hamilton In Case Tied To Infamous NYPD Detective Scarcell
A New York City judge has tossed out a 1991 murder conviction against a man who says he was framed by a now-retired detective.
26, Jan 2015 - Holland, Brownlee Receive Maximum Prison Sentences for Child Sex Ring
The two people convicted of being part of an incestuous sex ring that abused children for years on Alabama's coast have received maximum jail sentences.
26, Jan 2015 - Former McNeese Cowboy Jarrett LeBlanc qualifies for US Olympics Trials
Former McNeese Cowboy Jarrett Leblanc competed for Team Green this weekend at the Houston half marathon national championship. Leblanc finished 35th overall with a time of 1:04:19. This mark is under the Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 1:05. Which means Leblanc will be eligible to compete for next years US Olympic Marathon Trials. For more results visit: ...
26, Jan 2015 - Huckabee, Jindal, Santorum speak out on issue
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage won't be enough to make it the law of the land overnight.
26, Jan 2015 - Judge orders $2 million restitution for dogfighting
MONTGOMERY | A federal judge in Alabama ordered participants in a high-stakes dogfighting operation to pay a record $2 million in restitution for their animals' care. U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins imposed the payments Thursday and Friday on people who pleaded guilty in the multi-state case. Officials with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of ...
26, Jan 2015 - Life sentence for killer of Valdosta man in Alabama
The man who killed Valdosta native Ed Christian in Auburn, Alabama in 2012, was sentenced to life in prison-- without the possibility of parole-- Tuesday in Alabama. Ed Christian, a former Lowndes High football player, was killed in a mass shooting in Auburn by Desmonte Leonard, who was convicted of three counts of capital murder. 
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