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28, Jul 2014 - Iowa Supreme Court overturns 17-year-old’s robbery sentencing in 2010
A man convicted at age 17 for his part in a 2010 robbery that ended in homicide will be resentenced, according to an Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday. The justices overturned a appeals court decision that stated Gabriel Taylor’s 25-year sentence with a mandatory 17-year prison term before being eligible for parole wasn’t cruel and unusual punishment and isn’t “grossly disproportionate to his ...
28, Jul 2014 - Erie County Common Pleas judge faces ethics charges
An Erie County Common Pleas Court judge is facing ethics charges after the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint against her Monday with the state Court of Judicial Discipline.
28, Jul 2014 - REACTION: Carr brothers' death sentences overturned
The following statements are in reaction to the Kansas Supreme Court's decision to reverse the death penalty sentences of the Carr brothers.
28, Jul 2014 - US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums
CHICAGO (AP) - The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent.
28, Jul 2014 - Court endorses Illinois electricity surcharge
Illinois regulators can force electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6 billion FutureGen clean-coal project, a state appeals court said in a ruling Tuesday. The 2-1 decision handed down by the Illinois ...
28, Jul 2014 - Wal-Mart Bribery Case Creeps Along in Court
A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled last month that a lawsuit filed in 2012 against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico can move forward.
28, Jul 2014 - Drug charges filed against Cedar Rapids bank robbery suspect
One of the Cedar Rapids brothers accused of committing a series of bank robberies now faces several drug charges. According to a Linn County Attorney’s Office complaint, 22-year-old Timothy L. Broderick has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, an Iowa drug tax stamp violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. The court documents state that when law enforcement ...
28, Jul 2014 - Maine cliff push trial drawing to a close
ROCKLAND, Maine — The trial of a former Maine man charged with bashing his wife with a rock and pushing her off a cliff in Camden Hills State Park is winding down in a courtroom in Rockland. Closing arguments were planned Monday in the trial of 71-year-old Charles Black, who's charged with attempted murder, two counts of elevated aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated assault.
28, Jul 2014 - Ten states join Indiana appeal of rulings allowing same-sex marriage
Ten states have filed an amicus brief in support of Indiana's challenge of a lower court ruling claiming bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, arguing that states, not federal courts, have legal authority to define marriage, according to court filings.
28, Jul 2014 - FRIDAY UPDATE: Appeals court dismisses Steward election appeal
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has dismissed Chris Steward's appeal regarding the results of the Democratic primary election for Barren County judge-executive.
28, Jul 2014 - Florida Court Overturns State's Same-Sex-Marriage Ban
The case applies only in Monroe County, which includes Key West, and will almost certainly be appealed. But a similar case is pending in Miami.
28, Jul 2014 - Elite Panel of Judges to Pick Tech Winners in 15th Annual ITA CityLIGHTS Awards
The Illinois Technology Association has lined up 57 local luminaries to judge the 2014 ITA CityLIGHTS awards program, celebrating the best and the brightest in the Illinois technology community. The ITA ...
28, Jul 2014 - Fla. Keys judge allows same-sex marriages
A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling was issued Thursday by Monroe County Judge Luis M. Garcia. It applies only to Monroe County, which includes the Keys. READ: Judge's Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Earlier this month attorneys for Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones argued in court that the state's same-sex ...
28, Jul 2014 - Utah man accused of shooting wife charged with attempted murder
A Huntington man was charged Monday with attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly shot and wounded his wife last month. Chad Robert Snyder, 36, was charged in Emery County's 7th District Court with first-degree felony attempted murder, a...
28, Jul 2014 - Valley Corner robber sentenced to 20 years
SPEARFISH — Tyler Weiers, 26, of Spearfish was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 25 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for robbing the Fresh Start Valley Corner convenience store at knifepoint o
28, Jul 2014 - Gay couples want 3-judge review
Attorneys on either side of a lawsuit over Wisconsin and Indiana's overthrown gay marriage bans are wrangling over how many federal judges should hear the states' appeal, a technical issue that could make a big difference.
28, Jul 2014 - State supreme court throws out all mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences, making it the first state to interpret federal court directives that broadly.
28, Jul 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction
The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision today in a long running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights. Download Audio
28, Jul 2014 - Gavel hammers at health law
DAVENPORT, Iowa — More than 24,000 Iowans and 168,000 people from Illinois selected insurance plans with the aid of taxpayer subsidies, which now are in doubt because of a federal appellate court ruling.
28, Jul 2014 - Third Circuit stays lower-court decision on ACA contraception rule
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily stayed a lower court order that could have left the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several associated nonprofits on the hook for up to $160,000 in fines for each day they refused to cover contraception costs for their more than 4,000 employees.
28, Jul 2014 - Judge in Virginia prison sex materials case dies - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
RADFORD, Va. (AP) - U.S. District Judge James Turk, who struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with explicit sexual passages, died Sunday. He was 91.
28, Jul 2014 - Barren County Election Appeal Dismissed
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal of election results in Barren County.
28, Jul 2014 - Retired teacher goes on trial in wife's cliff push
A retired Kansas schoolteacher accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Maine is going on trial on attempted murder charges.
28, Jul 2014 - Quinn aide: Court rulings don’t jeopardize federal health-care subsidies
Conflicting federal court rulings Tuesday pose no immediate financial threat for the 168,000 Illinoisans receiving reduced-price health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, an aide to Gov. Pat Quinn says.The legality of the subsidies in states such as Illinois, which doesn't operate its own health insurance "exchange," was called into question by one of the rulings."The bottom line ...
28, Jul 2014 - Magistrate keeps seat
A three-judge panel appointed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has denied a petition for the removal of McDowell County Magistrate Steve Cox.
28, Jul 2014 - UPDATE: Beckley man arraigned on federal charges of dealing prescription pills
A man accused of dealing prescription drugs, who was indicted on federal charges on Tuesday, July ,1 had his first appearance in court. Raymond Edmonds, 43, of Beckley, WV was indicted on two counts of distributing Oxycodone.
28, Jul 2014 - Attorneys for Key West couple to appeal stay in same-sex marriage ruling
Attorneys for a Key West couple fighting Florida's ban on same-sex marriage will ask an appellate court to do what a Monroe County judge did not: lift the stay on same-sex marriage while Florida's attorney general appeals the ruling that overturned it. Bernadette Restivo and Elena Vigil-Farinas said Tuesday they are preparing a motion to appeal the legal stay issued Monday afternoon to the Third ...
28, Jul 2014 - The Skanner Newspaper - Iowa Supreme Court Rules Juvenile Mandatory Minimums are Unconstitutional
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences, making it the first state to interpret federal court directives that broadly.
28, Jul 2014 - Iowa rejects juvenile mandatory minimum sentences
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that juveniles cannot be given mandatory minimum sentences, making it the first state to interpret federal court directives that broadly.
28, Jul 2014 - Lake County judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work law
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he will ask for a stay to prevent the decision from taking effect immediately. A similar case is already pending before the Indiana Supreme Court.
28, Jul 2014 - Hearing for joint trial in Navajo Nation discretionary fund cases is Friday
Farmington — Oral arguments will be heard today for the Navajo Nation special prosecutor's request to hold group trials for the tribe's discretionary fund cases.
28, Jul 2014 - Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing legal battle continues over Presid…
28, Jul 2014 - More tension in Arkansas Supreme Court chambers: Desire reported for lie detector tests to find lea
The legal community continues to buzz with rumors of tension at the Arkansas Supreme Court. I've written here about numerous reports from well-placed sources on a split on the court regarding the selection of the new Supreme Court clerk and also of the emergence of a robust bloc of decision-makers in the persons of the female justices — Courtney Goodson, who plans a run for chief justice in 2016 ...
28, Jul 2014 - Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional was asked Monday to permit gay couples to marry in Monroe County despite a pending state appeal.
28, Jul 2014 - Kansas Supreme Court Drops Death Penalty Sentence Against Brothers Who Went On Massacre
Wichita Murderers Jonathan and Reginald Carr Will No Longer Face Death Penalty For Massacre Kansas Supreme Court Drops Death Penalty Sentence Against Brothers Who Went On Massacre Wichita Murderers Jonathan and Reginald Carr Will No Longer Face Death Penalty For Massacre Headlines Legal Lifestyle Nation Has Been Optimized The Kansas Supreme Court overturned death sentences for two brothers who ...
28, Jul 2014 - Illinois prison overtime costs continue to fall
A new report shows that overtime costs for Illinois prisons have topped $60 million for a second straight year.
28, Jul 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court sides with Interior tribe in child custody, sovereignty case
FAIRBANKS—The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday in support of an Interior tribal court in a child custody and tribal sovereignty case that was contested by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration.
28, Jul 2014 - Obama administration says health subsidies will continue despite federal appeals court ruling
The majority opinion concluded that the law, as written, "unambiguously" restricts subsides to consumers in exchanges established by a state. That would invalidate an Internal Revenue Service regulation that tried to sort out confusing wording in the law by concluding that Congress intended for consumers in all 50 states to have subsidized coverage.
28, Jul 2014 - Augusta couple indicted on charges of stealing $1.5 million from Presbyterian Manors
A Butler county couple was indicted today on federal charges of stealing more than $1.5 million from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, a Wichita-based company that owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
28, Jul 2014 - Task force to review state’s juvenile justice system
A Mercer County circuit court judge is among the officials across West Virginia who will participate in a review of the state’s juvenile justice system and see how it can be improved.
27, Jul 2014 - Florida judge overturns state's ban on gay marriage
Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban on Thursday, and ordered that two Key West bartenders be allowed to wed but not before Tuesday. Click to Continue »
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