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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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22, Aug 2014 - Law broken in Bergdahl hostage deal, GAO finds
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an Afghanistan war prisoner for five years, for five Taliban leaders, ...
22, Aug 2014 - Amber alert canceled for abducted Patrick County child
The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an amber alert for a child abduction.
22, Aug 2014 - Hernandez cousin asks for leniency, cites cancer
A cousin of ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants a Massachusetts judge to spare her from additional incarceration, saying she's dying from breast cancer that had been in remission but has returned and spread. Tanya Singleton, of Bristol, Connecticut, initially pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the ...
22, Aug 2014 - Can Congress Rein In the Spies?
David Cole On Tuesday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced the revised USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill to rein in the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone and Internet records. Leahy’s bill comes not a moment too soon. Two reports issued on Monday bring into full view the dramatic costs to journalists, lawyers, and US businesses of dragnet surveillance without specific suspicions ...
22, Aug 2014 - DOJ seeks to commit 'sexually violent' man from Eau Claire County
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition under the state’s sexual predator law against an Eau Claire County man.
22, Aug 2014 - Federal judge to expedite constitutional challenge to Minnesota Sex Offender Program
MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge on Monday denied motions for the immediate release of a man from the state's sex offender program and the transfer of the only woman in it to a less restrictive facility, but said he will expedite a class-action challenge to the program's constitutionality and set it for trial later this year.
22, Aug 2014 - Nevadan seeks to overturn 1976 murder conviction - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
RENO, Nev. (AP) - DNA technology that wasn't available four decades ago will be front and center in a Reno courtroom where a 64-year-old woman is trying to overturn her murder conviction after spending more than 30 years in prison.
22, Aug 2014 - No new name for stepmother of boy missing 4 years
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of an Oregon boy whose disappearance in 2010 touched off an intense search has failed to persuade a judge to let her change her name.
22, Aug 2014 - DA won't file charges against MMA fighter alleged to have killed home invader
The Third Judicial District Attorney's Office has decided not to file charges against Joseph Torrez, a mixed martial artist who deputies say killed a man suspected of breaking into his home.
22, Aug 2014 - Hernandez cousin cites cancer in bid to avoid jail
A cousin of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is asking a Massachusetts judge to spare her from more jail time, citing her cancer.
22, Aug 2014 - Court: Freed felons still face gun restrictions
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Freed Montana felons can't possess any firearms if they don't qualify for a concealed-weapons permit, even though the state's Constitution restores the civil rights of offenders who have served their time, a federal appellate court panel ruled. The July 16 ruling by a three-judge ...
22, Aug 2014 - County spends thousands on ‘immigration holds’ for feds
Holding undocumented inmates for immigration officials costs Bell County hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, with $191,000 spent so far in 2014, according to the Texas Commission on Jail Standard
22, Aug 2014 - Attorney in road rage case claims prosecutorial indiscretion [Commentary]
An Anne Arundel County assistant state's attorney misled a grand jury An Anne Arundel County assistant state's attorney misled a grand jury.
22, Aug 2014 - North Dakota fed court clerk warns of email jury duty scam
Federal court officials in North Dakota are warning of an email scam inviting people to fill out online forms for jury duty.
22, Aug 2014 - Convict behind bars after mistakenly being released early
A Colorado convict was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early.
22, Aug 2014 - In Which I Hold My Nose and Defend Judge Simmons
Tennessee Circuit Court Judge Russell Simmons (no, not that Russell Simmons, though let's for a second imagine how weird that would be...) is taking some… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
22, Aug 2014 - Closing arguments expected Thursday in Brusly High football player murder trial
The state and defense rested its case in the trial of a man accused of killing a Brusly high school football player Wednesday. Closing arguments will take place Thursday morning. Marcus Richardson is facing a charge of second-degree murder for the May 2012 shooting death of Justin Warner, 18.
22, Aug 2014 - Judge Hears Arguments in 'True the Vote' Election Lawsuit
JACKSON, Miss. - A hearing is going on to address the ongoing challenge between State Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Senator Thad Cochran. The hearing over voter records is in Federal Court in downtown Jackson.
22, Aug 2014 - Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 years
A 63-year-old Maryville woman has been sentenced to serve more than 39 years in prison for drug and money laundering offenses connected with the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center, which she co-owned with her husband.
22, Aug 2014 - Court ends part of desegregation lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957 but a lawyer for black schoolchildren s...
22, Aug 2014 - Simmons found guilty of the Park Avenue burglary
Though staunch in his defense of Akeem Simmons, Defense Attorney Thomas Burns failed to create reasonable doubt in the minds of the 12 jurors tasked with hearing the case. Simmons was found guilty today on all three counts for which he was being tried. The 23-year-old Batavia resident was found guilty of burglary in the first degree, a class B violent felony; criminal use of a firearm in the ...
22, Aug 2014 - Complex bribery case kicks off vs. ex-Utah attorneys general accused of accepting lavish gifts
SALT LAKE CITY - Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.
22, Aug 2014 - Former top pick Oden released after battery arrest
Former NBA No.1 draft pick Greg Oden is out of jail following his arrest on battery charges for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face.
22, Aug 2014 - GAO: Pentagon Violated Law With Bergdahl Swap GAO: Pentagon Violated Law With Bergdahl Swap GAO: Pe
The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.
22, Aug 2014 - Jail porn and questionable hire focus of trial
Jail cell porn business and questionable Wayne Co. jail hire to be the focus of an upcoming whistleblower trial.
22, Aug 2014 - Michigan congressional candidate Dave Trott selling stake in family law firm
— Dave Trott is attempting to shed the 'foreclosure attorney' label slapped on him by opponents one week after winning a Republican congressional primary and smooth the way for potential victory in a GOP-leaning district.
22, Aug 2014 - Appeals Court delays Wis. voter ID decision
A federal appeals court put off a decision until next month on whether to put Wisconsin's voter ID law back in place. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen had asked the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the voter ID law while it considers a lower court ruling that found the requirement to present a photo ID at the polls violated the U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act. The ...
22, Aug 2014 - Two of four teens accused of torturing 16-year-old sentenced to prison
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.
22, Aug 2014 - Delong sentenced to 20 years in prison for DUI crash that killed five
MCLEANSBORO — The driver in a Hamilton County crash that killed five of his family members and forever changed the lives of dozens more was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday.
22, Aug 2014 - Influx of Inmates Suffering from Mental Health Issues; Costly to Taxpayers
WTVO/WQRF - According to recent data, one in four of all Illinois inmates are receiving mental health care.  Illinois taxpayers will be paying for changes to the state's prison system to accommodate the rising need for treatment, to the tune of 18 million dollars. The rising tide in prisoners diagnosed with disorders is linked to the closure of state mental health facilities. Officials say jails ...
22, Aug 2014 - Fresno attorney says client may be an idiot, but he's no murderer
The defense attorney for the young man accused of murdering a California high school football player says his client may be an idiot, but he's not a murderer.
22, Aug 2014 - Four men indicted in connection with Burkeville bank robbery where bank employee stabbed
BURKEVILLE - Four men are facing the possibility of years in federal prison following their indictments in connection with a violent bank robbery in Newton County. A federal grand jury indicted the following men: 24-year-old Keith Collins, Jr., of Jasper;  20-year-old Michael Byerly of Newton; 21-year-old Xavier Clark of Jasper and 20-year-old Khadijah Joy De'Inn Adams of Bon Wier. ...
22, Aug 2014 - Dea Millerburg sentenced to prison
Dea Millerberg was sentenced to 3 terms of 0-5 years in prison, served concurrently. The sentencing took place on Thursday morning in Ogden.
22, Aug 2014 - Cochran files motion to dismiss McDaniel election challenge
Judge Hollis McGehee has set a trial date for September 15 in Chris McDaniel's election, but if Senator Cochran's attorneys get their way, it won't get that far.
22, Aug 2014 - Federal appels court defers decision until next month on restoring Wisconsin voter ID law
MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court put off a decision until next month on whether to put Wisconsin's voter ID law back in place.
22, Aug 2014 - New judge named in Acuna-Sanchez case
A new judge, Jay Finch, has been assigned to the case of Victor Acuna-Sanchez, who is accused in the death of his former girlfriend, Laura Acevez. Judge David Clinger recused himself on June 20, and...
22, Aug 2014 - Canadian drug kingpin sentenced to 27 years in U.S.
A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
22, Aug 2014 - Missouri killer executed, scrutiny high after Arizona
Missouri officials executed convicted killer Michael Worthington on Wednesday despite calls for caution after a problematic execution in Arizona last month, when a condemned prisoner took more than an hour to die. The Missouri execution was the first since the July 23 execution in Arizona of Joseph Wood, who some witnesses said gasped and struggled for breath for more than 90 minutes as he was ...
22, Aug 2014 - Area Opinions: Alabama judge has new angle on abortion
Anyone depressed over the unlikely prospect of ever seeing a fresh perspective on the set-in-stone abortion debate should take a look at an opinion rendered earlier this month by a federal district judge in Alabama in a case involving Planned Parenthood.
22, Aug 2014 - Idaho court: No constitutional right to share your city water with non-paying neighbor - Tue, 12 Au
A Spirit Lake man has lost a court appeal challenging a city fine he received for connecting his neighbor to his city water service via a hose, after the neighbor had been cut off for non-payment.
22, Aug 2014 - Wisconsin man admits threatening and filing false charges against New Jersey judge, 27 others
CAMDEN, N.J. — A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has admitted threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey.
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