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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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20, Sep 2014 - Trial set for activists who blocked coal with lobster boat
Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England's largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat posed by climate change.
20, Sep 2014 - US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
20, Sep 2014 - Beckley area man enters plea on drug charges
BECKLEY, WV– United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Steven D. Benko, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Beckley to distribution of oxycodone...
20, Sep 2014 - Judge won't dismiss Minn. clergy sex abuse suit
A jury should decide whether the archdiocese created a public nuisance by keeping information on abusive priests secret and was negligent in its handling of a former priest who has admitted to sexual contact with minors, Judge John Van de North ruled.
20, Sep 2014 - Serial Murder Suspect Has Long Criminal Record
The new suspect in the murders of Reno coed Michelle Mitchell and five other young women in the Bay Area in 1976 is a 66-year-old prison inmate with a long criminal history.
20, Sep 2014 - Jury hits Ethicon with $3.25 million verdict in mesh case
A federal jury in West Virginia on Friday awarded a woman $3.27 million in one of 33,000 lawsuits that accuse Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc unit of selling defective transvaginal mesh devices. Following a nearly two-week trial, jurors found Ethicon liable for selling faulty devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that users were at risk from side effects that include pain ...
20, Sep 2014 - Tucson drug startups in key clinical trials
Three UA-tied firms are in advanced trials of cancer, valley fever drugs.
20, Sep 2014 - Exterminator sentenced in pesticide fraud case
An Alabama exterminator has been sentenced after pleading guilty to unlawfully applying pesticides at more than a dozen nursing homes across South Georgia.
20, Sep 2014 - Judge Won't Release Any Brown Juvenile Records
Missouri judge denies request for any juvenile records of 18-year-old fatally shot by police
20, Sep 2014 - Man Gets Jail Time For Leading Police On South LA Pursuit, Striking Gordo
Authorities say a man has pleaded guilty Friday to leading police on a wild chase through South Los Angeles this week, and striking a dog named Gordo in the process.
20, Sep 2014 - Arizona judge denies cameras in accused killer's court date; man pleads not guilty
An Arizona man charged in the disappearance and death of a preteen girl pleaded not guilty in court Friday.
20, Sep 2014 - Man gets 4 years for selling rental tools at flea market
A former Fisher man who admitted he rented tools from area businesses and then sold them at a flea market in northern Illinois has been sentenced to four years in prison. URBANA — A former Fisher man who admitted he rented tools from area businesses and then sold them at a flea market in northern Illinois has been sentenced to four years in prison. read more
20, Sep 2014 - Ex-commissioner Elaine Boyer pleads guilty to wire, mail fraud
Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and mail fraud.   Boyer faced federal charges of misusing taxpayer money. After the plea, Boyer was seen crying and hugging people. In the courtroom, the judge made Boyer admit what she did out loud. The judge said, “Did you knowingly defraud the people of DeKalb County?” Boyer responded with a “yes.” Boyer ...
20, Sep 2014 - Volokh Conspiracy: Best interests of the dog
A divorce dispute about who gets the dog, from the Vermont Supreme Court.
20, Sep 2014 - Court fast tracks liquor issue
The Arkansas Supreme Court gave a hint Thursday of its intention to deal with two constitutional issues quickly as it fast tracked the briefing and oral arguments schedule for a lawsuit challenging the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment.
20, Sep 2014 - Milton man sentenced for violent sexual assault
Eric Simmons was sentenced to 12 years in prison – less than the 25-year maximum.
20, Sep 2014 - Fitch Rates Sales Tax Asset Receivable Corp. $2B Revenue Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following bonds of the Sales Tax Asset Receivable Corporation (STAR Corporation): --$2 billion sales tax asset revenue bonds, fiscal 2015 series A. The bonds, which are being issued to redeem all outstanding sales tax asset revenue (STAR) bonds and to defease certain maturities of New York City Transitional Finance Authority ...
20, Sep 2014 - Man Accused of 'Terrorist Threats' for Posting Heavy Metal Lyrics on Facebook
Posting the lyrics of a song on Facebook could send you behind bars. That's what happened to a Kentucky man who has been jailed and accused of terrorists threats for posting the lyrics of a metal song to Facebook . James Evans, a 31-year-old from Central City, Kentucky, posted the verses of the Exodus song " Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer) " on Aug. 24 on his wall, including a verse that read ...
20, Sep 2014 - Holder honors slain trooper, Cox prosecutors
FAIRBANKS — Slain Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Scott Johnson and the team that put Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox in jail were among police and prosecutors honored Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Gene
20, Sep 2014 - California charter cities to pay prevailing wages on public works
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling today upholding a bipartisan law designed to encourage more of California's charter cities to pay prevailing wages on locally funded construction projects.
20, Sep 2014 - Shot Valdosta man still in hospital
Amos Haynes appeared in magistrate court Thursday morning and was formally charged with Xavier Jones. 
20, Sep 2014 - Tazewell County couple sues W.Va. lawyer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A southwest Virginia couple is suing a Charleston attorney and former state senator, contending he failed to file a lawsuit on their behalf despite assurances he had. Ira Calvary and Mavis Horne of Tazewell County now say they can't recover damages to their home caused by Hurricane Michelle in 2011. The couple's attorney says Jim Humphreys and others with his law firm ...
20, Sep 2014 - Cindy Stearns sentenced to 75 years in prison for role in father's death
MARION -- Although Cindy Stearns didn’t pull the trigger, her father is dead because of her, Williamson County Judge John Speroni told her Tuesday before sentencing her to 75 years in prison.
20, Sep 2014 - Mental state central in case of baby left in trash
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawyers for a Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in a trash can say her mental state will be a central issue in the case.
20, Sep 2014 - Dallas man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling 15-year-old girl into prostitution
Dereck Johnson kidnapped and forced a 15-year-old Dallas girl to perform sex acts in June 2012, according to court documents.
20, Sep 2014 - Rural Montello man gets 25 years prison for sexually assaulting pre-teen girl
Kevin D. Ebert was charged in February 2013 with multiple incidents of intercourse and oral sex with a girl while she was ages 7 to 12.
20, Sep 2014 - Missouri executes man for killing 2 in robbery
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death Wednesday for killing two people during a restaurant robbery in 1998, the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.
20, Sep 2014 - Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.
20, Sep 2014 - Uphoff sentenced to federal prison time
James K. Uphoff, who for more than four decades was known as a leading expert on early childhood education and later a volunteer courtroom advocate for abused and neglected children, will spend 15 months in a federal prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice on Wednesday sentenced Uphoff, 77, who spent 40 years as a Wright State University education ...
20, Sep 2014 - Texas Supreme Court Weighs Oilfield Fraud Case
Texas’ drilling bonanza can mean long-lasting windfalls for mineral owners in the state’s hottest shale plays – if those lessors make sure oil and gas operators pay what they promise. But doing so can prove incredibly difficult, as shown in a case the Texas Supreme Court will soon decide.
20, Sep 2014 - 72-year-old state prison inmate dies
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A 72-year-old inmate serving a 17-year sentence at the South Dakota State Prison has died following an extended illness.
20, Sep 2014 - Court upholds unions’ prevailing-wage power play
Charter cities fight micromanagement by the Legislature.
20, Sep 2014 - Freed pair will seek pardons
RALEIGH — Henry McCollum and Leon Brown are planning to ask for pardons after they were freed this week from North Carolina prisons following the discovery of evidence that they didn’t kill a young girl 30 years ago.
20, Sep 2014 - Concerns voiced over increased caseload of MT public defenders
HELENA - Montana's appellate public defenders have had a massive increase in their duties over the last few years - and that has "serious consequences" for the rest of Montana's court system, according to Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath.
20, Sep 2014 - New London-Groton water taxi to run on trial basis next month
The city's Port Authority on Thursday conditionally approved use of City Pier as a stop for a water taxi expected to run during two weekends in September as part of a pilot program funded by the state.
20, Sep 2014 - Michigan couple plead guilty in pill pipeline case that led to Kentucky
Clarence D. Bentley and Kelly Bentley of Michigan were charged in federal court with their doctor, Anthony Jungho Choe, with conspiring to provide pills to drug dealers in the Pike and Floyd County areas. The Bentleys both pleaded guilty in recent weeks. Such plea agreements typically would require them to testify against Choe.
20, Sep 2014 - Hinshaw merger sets up law firm for more growth
A deal with Barger & Wolen will double Hinshaw & Culbertson's California presence to 90 attorneys and raise its overall lawyer headcount to 500 in 11 states and London.
20, Sep 2014 - Fuller won't say if he'll resign over assault case
BIRMINGHAM — A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge isn't saying whether the judge will step down over his arrest in a domestic violence case.
20, Sep 2014 - Texas teen sentenced to life in prison for killing 6-yr-old girl
A male Texas teenager was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for killing a six-year-old girl, wrapping her body in a tarp and leaving it on the side of a road, prosecutors said. Tyler Lane Holder, now 18 but 17 at the time of the crime in the Fort Worth area a year ago, reached a deal with prosecutors for the sentence, the Tarrant County District Attorney's office said. Holder pleaded ...
20, Sep 2014 - New Study: Prop. 47 Would Help California Address Overcrowded Prisons
By Ngoc Nguyen and Nicole Hudley New America Media A measure on the November ballot would reclassify six non-violent felonies to misdemeanors, a move that observers say could help California finally comply with a federal mandate to reduce its overcrowded prison system. Under Proposition 47, those who commit certain low-level offenses – check fraud, drug […]
20, Sep 2014 - Lowe sticks to self-defense story
Terry Cannon got his wish Friday morning as a Clayton County Superior Court judge sentenced his mother’s killer to life plus 40 years in prison.
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