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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Man Charged With Murder In Filer Pleads Not Guilty
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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20, Sep 2014 - Defense: Ban TV camera from theater shooting trial
Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes asked the judge to bar television coverage inside the courtroom, saying it would violate Holmes' right to a fair trial.
20, Sep 2014 - No Jail Time For Woman Who Bit Newborn Baby On Face
No Jail Time For Woman Who Bit Newborn Baby On Face Woman Bites Newborn Baby's Face Woman Pleads Guilty To Biting Newborn Baby's Face, Gets No Jail Time No Jail Time For Woman Who Bit Newborn Baby On Face Legal Not Optimized A New Hampshire woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree assault on a 12-day-old baby will not serve any jail time. Sarah Haines, 25, received a suspended sentence of 18 ...
20, Sep 2014 - Perry’s lawyers ask judge for dismissal
AUSTIN — Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a
20, Sep 2014 - Medical marijuana in Oregon: Benton Mackenzie, dying Iowa man convicted of marijuana crimes, gets p
The judge suspended a 15-year prison sentence -- including a mandatory minimum of three years behind bars -- and issued a three-year term of probation.
20, Sep 2014 - Monday, September 15, 2014 1:00 am
Omar Best was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2013 rape and assault of a female employee. Rockview inmate Omar Best sentenced to life in prison for raping prison employee in 2013.
20, Sep 2014 - Teenage killer who escaped Ohio prison captured yards away
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A teenager serving a life sentence in the shooting deaths of three Cleveland-area high school students in 2012 was caught about 100 yards from the Ohio prison fence he had scaled to escape just hours earlier, officials said on Friday. T.J. Lane, 19, who was sentenced to life without parole last year in the attack at Chardon High School, escaped on Thursday ...
20, Sep 2014 - Judge Rules Parts of Texas’ Abortion Bill Unconstitutional
Update September 1, 2014, 5:25 p.m. Late Sunday, Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to overturn District Judge Lee Yeakel’s ruling that provisions of House Bill 2 are unconstitutional. Yeakel’s ruling halted the final piece of the law from taking effect today, which would’ve required all abortion facilities in Texas to meet ...
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 - Rape suspect goes before judge
WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – Larry Debee, who is accused of raping a young child, entered a not-guilty plea in a Jefferson County court on Wednesday. He's facing felony charges of rape and sexual battery. His bond is set at $100,000. And if that's posted, he is to have no contact with the alleged victim. ...
20, Sep 2014 - $82,000 settlement in wrongful imprisonment case
A West Alexandria man who wrongfully spent more than a year behind bars settled with the state of Ohio for $82,000. The Court of Claims of Ohio approved the settlement on Sept. 12, which determined that Scott Chessman was wrongfully imprisoned from May 4, 2009, through July 16, 2010. Chessman was convicted of rape in 2003 and sentenced to three years in prison. He was also required to register ...
20, Sep 2014 - Man sentenced to 30 years for trying to purchase 10-year-old girl
A Cuyahoga Falls man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempting to purchase a 10-year-old girl.
20, Sep 2014 - Inmate gets 40 years for prison murder
A 40-year-old inmate incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder for the Dec. 2, 2013, strangulation of a fellow inmate. Benjamin H. Beck was sentenced to the statutory maximum sentence of 40 years in prison for the murder of Shane Copper. The sentence is to be [...]
20, Sep 2014 - Suspects in New York violinist's death held
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone.
20, Sep 2014 - Former UW football recruit sentenced to year in jail for sex assault
A former University of Wisconsin football recruit will spend the next 12 months in county jail. Dominic Cizauskas was sentenced in Dane County Circuit Court on Monday for sexually assaulting a UW student during his official recruiting weekend on campus in December. "You trampled on (the victim's) rights and the sentence needs to reflect that," Dane County Circuit Court Reserve Judge Daniel ...
20, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett denies knowing of ‘racy’ emails
Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday denied any knowledge of whether members of his staff at the Attorney General’s Office circulated pornographic emails in the workplace. ...
20, Sep 2014 - Coloradan faces trial in Montana in 1999 death of his wife
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Colorado man charged with killing his wife 15 years ago has agreed to return to Montana to face trial amid indications that authorities had long harbored questions
20, Sep 2014 - Constitution Check: Is shaming a legal form of punishment for crime?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the revival of public shaming as a punishment, and why a Pennsylvania court nullified such a sentence for a former justice.
20, Sep 2014 - Oregon teenager pleads guilty, sentenced in swastika attack
By Teresa Carson PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon teenager pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday for taking part in an attack on a friend who was beaten, forced to eat cat feces and had a swastika carved into his forehead, prosecutors said. Blue Kalmbach, 16, the last of four teenage defendants to plead guilty in the case, entered guilty pleas to first-degree ...
20, Sep 2014 - Check out this weekend's Big Deal events
Terror Behind the Walls: Fright-night season at Eastern State Pen opened Friday. New for 2014: a machine shop with "gruesome industrial scenes." Yipes.
20, Sep 2014 - Blotter
Editor's Note: The Fort Morgan Times relies on reports from law enforcement to create the blotter. All charges are alleged by law enforcement and may not reflect the charges filed by the court.
20, Sep 2014 - Judge refuses to postpone trial of Detroit officer who killed 7-year-old girl in 2010 raid
DETROIT — A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury.
20, Sep 2014 - Cocaine ringleader pleads guilty, faces up to 20 years
MARTINSBURG – The leader of a large drug trafficking organization responsible for bringing large amounts of cocaine into the Keyser area was convicted in federal court and now faces a lengthy prison sentence.
20, Sep 2014 - Pennsylvania judge rules on pornographic emails
Messages allegedly were sent by ex-top prosecutors in state attorney general's office. Messages allegedly were sent by ex-top prosecutors in state attorney general's office.
20, Sep 2014 - Experts: Salaita may have a case
Professor likely would have to sue individuals, not school, for damages   CHAMPAIGN — A retired Champaign County judge and a veteran attorney believe Steven Salaita may have a colorable claim when it comes to damages for not being hired by the University of Illinois. read more
20, Sep 2014 - Jury selected in federal robbery, carjacking trial of Dean brothers
A jury has been selected in the federal trial of two brothers. 
20, Sep 2014 - Harvey Martel, father of convicted murderer Molly Martel, is sentenced to 5-10 years in prison
NASHUA – Molly Martel finally got her say. Speaking to her father, Harvey Martel, the convicted murderer and former high school sports star tried to explain how the sexual abuse she suffered at his hands affected her life. “You will never know or understand the impact you had and still have on me,” Martel said. “You should have been warning me about sexual offenders like yourself. That was the ...
20, Sep 2014 - How a 1989 Supreme Court case will shape Ferguson investigation
The national legal standards that govern when police officers are justified using force against people trace their lineage to a 30-year-old case from Charlotte, N.C.
20, Sep 2014 - Suspect indicted in credit card scheme
By: Newsroom Staff DAWSONVILLE — A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer. According to court records, Mamadou Diallo, 29, faces three counts of identity fraud and nine counts of forgeries of a financial transaction card, as well as traffic citations in Dawson County. He also faces numerous traffic ...
20, Sep 2014 - At trial, female officer will argue graphic sexual movies enticed Iowa inmates to harass her
IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa prison's practice of showing male inmates sexually graphic movies is the focus of a trial beginning next week in which a female officer will argue the images encouraged them to harass and threaten her.
20, Sep 2014 - NM Supreme Court: Pot advisory questions allowed on Santa Fe, Bernalillo Co. ballots
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Friday that ballot advisory questions relating to the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties will be allowed on November's ballot.
20, Sep 2014 - Jim Dey: Lawsuit may be next Salaita step
Lawyers for Steven Salaita can be expected to raise constitutional and contractual claims that Salaita was improperly denied employment by the University of Illinois. C-U in court — either state or federal. That's the next logical step after University of Illinois trustees Thursday rejected a teaching contract for would-be professor Steven Salaita. read more
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 - Commissioner, Deputy DA face off in judge race
Today’s edition launches Enterprise coverage of local races on the Nov. 4 ballot. Coverage of least one race, and sometimes more, will be featured in each issue between now and the end of October.
20, Sep 2014 - Gering Man Sentenced for Child Porn Conviction
A western Nebraska man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.
20, Sep 2014 - Judge accepts former firefighters guilty pleas in Station 8 case
Two former Shreveport firefighters have pleaded guilty to hiring a prostitute for a mentally disabled man at Fire Station 8 last June.
20, Sep 2014 - Man accused of killing Newton teacher could face death penalty
The mother of a murdered high school counselor traveled nearly 500 miles on Monday to face her daughter's accused killer for the first time. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Sharman Odom for Maggie Daniels' killing. SPECIAL SECTION: Maggie Daniels' Homicide Investigation The hearing lasted only a few minutes and Odom didn't say a word during it.   Sitting right in the front row of ...
20, Sep 2014 - Jackson County covets prison
Jackson County is joining at least four other Arkansas counties that have expressed interest in seeking the construction of a state prison in their respective areas.
20, Sep 2014 - Nebraska to hear Keystone XL argument
Daniel J. Graeber BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday over whether the state's governor had authority to approve the route for Keystone XL.
20, Sep 2014 - Arkansas Court Won’t Review Former Candidate’s DWI Conviction
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday denied a petition by former 2nd District congressional candidate Herb Rule for a review of his conviction of driving while intoxicated.
20, Sep 2014 - This Morning from CBS News: Sept. 11, 2014
Judge rules on Oscar Pistorius murder charges; Obama lays out U.S. strategy against ISIS; and 13 years later, the 9/11 attacks are remembered
20, Sep 2014 - Murder suspect Michael Blagg remains in jail, for now
Michael Blagg no longer is a convicted murderer, but he remains behind bars in Mesa County for the time being as attorneys, a district judge and the Colorado Supreme Court weigh in on this unusual case.
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