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24, Nov 2014 - California Takes on Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students
By Susan Ferriss Center for Public Integrity As the national debate over childhood inequities sharpens, recent developments in California highlight struggles over practices critics say deprive some kids of quality class time and fuel a “school-to-prison pipeline.” New state legislation on discipline and truancy—along with lawsuits—are at the heart of these controversies in the Golden […]
24, Nov 2014 - People upset former Rust College professor gets no jail time
The details listed in court documents were too graphic to report on television.
24, Nov 2014 - Maine father who shook baby gets 7 years in prison
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man insisted he is not a violent person, as he was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for shaking his 6-month-old daughter so forcefully it left her brain damaged, a quadriplegic and unable to see or hear.
24, Nov 2014 - Kidnapper: 'I was helping my sister'
A Colorado woman accused of faking a pregnancy and kidnapping her nephew from a town of Beloit home was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Kristen Smith was found guilty of kidnapping her 5-day-old nephew, Kayden Powell, and driving him across state lines in early February. Kayden was found about 30 hours after he went missing inside a frost-covered plastic bin behind a gas station in Iowa. During ...
24, Nov 2014 - Calpers to Go Unchallenged in San Bernardino Bankruptcy
A lawyer for the town revealed its decision yesterday, less than seven weeks after the judge in Stockton, California’s municipal bankruptcy made it easier to impose cuts on Calpers, the biggest public worker pension in the U.S.
24, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania cities fire back over law on firearm rules
Pennsylvania's 2 largest cities suing over new law designed to let the NRA challenge local firearms ordinances in court
24, Nov 2014 - 4 years for ex-Halawa guard for meth smuggling
A former guard at the Halawa Correctional Facility is sentenced to more than four years for smuggling methamphetamine into the prison.
24, Nov 2014 - Supreme Court orders redistricting records released
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a political consulting firm must turn over 538 pages of records relating to consultant Pat Bainter's and his firm, Data Targeting's influence when the Florida Legislature drew Congressional district maps in 2012.
24, Nov 2014 - Mom of 5 Waits Behind Bars After Conviction Is Overturned
After six years in prison, Hannah Overton and her family rejoiced at the prospect of finally being reunited. Now, eight weeks since the higher court ruling and no reunion, family and friends of 37-year-old mother are left wondering why she is still behind bars?
24, Nov 2014 - Washington high court to hear charter schools case
The Washington Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on Tuesday about whether the voter-approved charter school law violates the state constitution.
24, Nov 2014 - Prison dogs graduate from training program
Inmate dog handler Elizabeth Johnson has an emotional moment with her dog, Hercules, as she gets closer to saying good-bye. Both dogs in the training program at the Nebraska Center for Women have been adopted and will be going to their forever-homes on Friday.
24, Nov 2014 - Ex-Mizrahi Octogenarian Banker Acquitted at Tax Trial
Jurors deliberated four hours yesterday before clearing Shokrollah Baravarian, 82, of conspiring to defraud the U.S. and helping Mizrahi clients prepare false tax returns.
24, Nov 2014 - Man who blew up own home is sentenced to prison
A Pennsylvania man who blew up his own house was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to arson and dozens of other charges, authorities said.
24, Nov 2014 - Arkansas Felon Convicted in Cellmate Beating
Javaugntaiye Willis, 22, sentenced in 2011 jail attack.
24, Nov 2014 - Arizona judge orders delay in sentencing retrial of murderer Arias
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Tuesday delayed witness testimony in the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after an appeals court ordered the proceedings be opened to the public, court officials said. Judge Sherry Stephens ordered that no new witnesses be called to the stand until Wednesday in the retrial to determine whether Arias will be executed ...
24, Nov 2014 - Hays State Prison settles first wrongful death lawsuit
The first of two lawsuits that blame Georgia prison officials for the escalated violence at Hays State Prison that led to four prisoners death has been settled.
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24, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects ex-justice's apology letters
A western Pennsylvania judge has rejected apology letters written by former state Supreme Court justice Joan Orie Melvin and ordered her back on house arrest.
24, Nov 2014 - Bataan Death March survivor looks back ... and ahead
As a young Army tank commander in World War II, Herbert “Bud” Kirchhoff survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines and spent the rest of the war — a grueling 3½½ years — as a prisoner of the Japanese.
24, Nov 2014 - Platsis imprisoned for meth; two enrolled in drug court
KEARNEY — A Kearney man is in prison and two women are enrolled in the Central Nebraska Drug Court after methamphetamine was found in a home they shared in March.
24, Nov 2014 - Federal judge sends three to prison for more than 30 years in ‘Operation El Patron’
Three drug and money laundering co-conspirators have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions resulting from a long-term Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
24, Nov 2014 - Ricke’s conviction upheld on appeal
MASON CITY — The Iowa Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld an Algona woman’s Cerro Gordo County convictions for prohibited acts and possession of hydrocodone without a valid prescription.
24, Nov 2014 - Wisconsin appeals court upholds former Walker aide's conviction for campaigning on county time
MADISON, Wis. — One of Gov. Scott Walker's former key Milwaukee aides was properly convicted of campaigning on taxpayers' time, a divided state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
24, Nov 2014 - Why don't judges act when evidence is withheld?
Researchers in a study produced by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Santa Clara University Law School examined cases of criminal prosecutors withholding information helpful to the defense. Despite clear precedent that the information must be shared, judges reviewing the cases usually didn’t require corrective action.
24, Nov 2014 - New NYC marijuana policy in effect
People carrying small amounts of marijuana will no longer be arrested or face criminal charges under a policy that took effect on Wednesday.  The new marijuana law marks a significant shift in how the nation's biggest city approaches policing pot. Instead of being arrested on misdemeanor charges that carry potential punishments of up to three months in jail, many people will get court summonses ...
24, Nov 2014 - Jury selection for AL. State Rep. Moore in second day
An Alabama lawmaker faces up to forty years in prison if convicted of perjury and making false statements to a special grand jury.
24, Nov 2014 - June 22 trial set for Nevada man who pleads not guilty to torturing and beheading dogs
A 24-year-old Reno man charged with beheading and dismembering several dogs has pleaded not guilty to seven felony counts of willfully torturing and killing the animals.
24, Nov 2014 - Man who talked of remote-control bombs sentenced
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) A Moroccan man who told people he wanted to fly bombs on remote-control planes into a federal building and into Harvard University was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison.U.S. District Judge...
24, Nov 2014 - Rollins Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
BENTON -- A West Frankfort man, accused of throwing meth-making chemicals on his then-girlfriend, will spend 30 years behind bars.
24, Nov 2014 - UPDATE: Ex-Choctaw Nation Exec Trial Wraps Up With Explosive Allegations And Guilty Verdict
MUSKOGEE, OK -- A former Choctaw Nation executive is found guilty on 6 of 7 counts, and not guilty on a money laundering count.
24, Nov 2014 - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister pleads guilty
BOSTON (AP) — A sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Tuesday to misleading a police detective during a counterfeiting investigation, avoiding jail time in an agreement with prosecutors. Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, entered the plea in South Boston Municipal Court. If she avoids further legal trouble for ...
24, Nov 2014 - Man faces life term after plea in mother's murder
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man faces life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother last year.
24, Nov 2014 - Sex offender gave false address, jail records say
A convicted sex offender jailed on charges accusing him of attacking a woman is charged additionally with giving authorities a false address.
24, Nov 2014 - David Camm files false imprisonment suit
A former Indiana State Police trooper acquitted in the slayings of his wife and two children has sued prosecutors, investigators and others for false imprisonment and other counts.
24, Nov 2014 - Kentucky judge orders state to approve sale of alcohol distributor to Anheuser-Busch
A Kentucky judge has ordered the state to approve the sale of a small distributor to Anheuser-Busch in a decision that could lead to legislative fight when the General Assembly returns in January.
24, Nov 2014 - Woman sentenced to 25 years in kidnapping of Wisconsin baby
(Reuters) - A woman who faked a pregnancy, kidnapped her infant nephew from his Wisconsin home, and left him alone in frigid temperatures last winter was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in federal prison, according to court records. Kristen Smith, 31, of Aurora, Colorado, had been found guilty last July of kidnapping by a federal jury in Wisconsin. She left the infant, Kayden Powell, who was ...
24, Nov 2014 - Berkshire County drug dealer sentenced
PITTSFIELD — A Williamstown man described by a judge as a "professional" drug dealer has been sentenced to up to 17 years in prison on drug and gun charges. Ernest Harvin was sentenced Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court. The Berkshire Eagle reports he was arrested last year after crashing his vehicle and fleeing police on foot. Police found heroin near the vehicle and a loaded gun inside. A ...
24, Nov 2014 - Fitness hearing for murder suspect postponed
CHARLESTON -- A court hearing to determine if murder suspect Larry A. Steeples is mentally competent for trial was postponed Monday because the judge in his case wanted more evidence to consider.
24, Nov 2014 - Oklahoma Supreme Court puts abortion restriction on hold
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold a state law restricting abortions while the issue is argued in a lower court.
24, Nov 2014 - Ban overturned on same-sex partner benefits
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a Michigan law that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners, calling it unconstitutional and based on "irrational prejudice."
24, Nov 2014 - Orange County Attorneys Fenja Klaus & Daniel Tatick Return $500,000 Verdict against Powerhouse Farm
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange County personal injury lawyers, Fenja Klaus and Daniel Tatick, at Russell & Lazarus APC, celebrated a big win for the firm late last month. The ...
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