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28, Jul 2014 - US Army: Bergdahl shopping, going to restaurants in San Antonio
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been allowed to venture off the Texas military base where he is receiving care as part of his "reintegration process" into society, a U.S. Army spokeswoman said Wednesday. Bergdahl has been allowed to go, with supervision, to a grocery store, restaurants, shopping centers and a library as part of the process of ...
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 - Man who led police on chase in Clark County was on parole for killing girlfriend in Utah
JEFFERSONVILLE — A man who led Jeffersonville police on a nearly 40-minute, slow-speed vehicle pursuit Tuesday has been identified as a convicted killer who spent more than 12 years in a Utah prison, and he’s now wanted in Indiana.
28, Jul 2014 - Ex-Minnesota governor alleges 'American Sniper' defamed him
By Todd Melby ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Jurors in a federal trial that began on Tuesday will hear videotaped testimony from a late Navy SEAL accused of defamation by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. Ten jurors were selected to hear the case against former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was killed in 2013 at a Texas shooting range by a troubled Iraq war veteran he was trying to mentor ...
28, Jul 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court overturns state law on DNA collection
The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday overturned a state law allowing DNA samples to be taken from suspects accused of a felony.
28, Jul 2014 - California Court Says Groundwater Extraction Harming Rivers Must Be Regulated
Bloomberg BNA — A California court has issued a ruling requiring the regulation of groundwater withdrawals that harm the Scott River in Siskiyou County.
28, Jul 2014 - Former Iowa inmate convicted in killing dies
A former Iowa inmate who was sentenced to life in prison has died less than a year being granted compassionate release because she was dying.
28, Jul 2014 - Pacheco Pass rail line is approved
Author(s):  Mark Smith A state appeals court on Thursday upheld approval of an environmental report for California’s high-speed rail project that chose Pacheco Pass as the preferred line between the Central Valley and Bay Area. Atherton, a Bay Area city, had challenged a ruling two years ago by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny that approved the environmental impact report for the ...
28, Jul 2014 - Supreme Court delays benefits for Utah gay couples
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah will have to wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that state officials don't have to recognize the marriages until their appeal is heard.
28, Jul 2014 - Joy Biggs watched her sister die in a jail cell over an ounce of pot
by Karen Dillon For Joy Biggs, the memories of January 22 in the Sherman County jail ("the Bastille," locals call it) are still as vivid as the day they happened. "I can't stop thinking about my sister dying there," Biggs tells The Pitch.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
28, Jul 2014 - Florida marriage equality activists cheer court ruling
A pride rainbow is shown on the back of Heather Lunsford at the 2nd annual 2014 Pride SWFL Summer Picnic event at Lakes Park Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers.
28, Jul 2014 - Appeals court upholds life sentence in N.D. drug case
A federal appeals court has upheld the life sentence of a man convicted in a North Dakota drug ca se.
28, Jul 2014 - Metro nursing home files for bankruptcy after losing $15 million negligence lawsuit
OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. – A well-known metro nursing home is in a financial hole. Epworth Villa recently lost a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Now they say they can’t afford to pay what the judge has ordered and stay afloat. The nursing home is undergoing $65 million worth of construction. Even though they now owe a resident […]
28, Jul 2014 - US judge strikes down Kentucky’s ban on gay marriage; ruling temporarily put on hold
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down the state’s ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state. However, Tuesday’s ruling was temporarily put on hold because it will be appealed, meaning it is not yet clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge John Read the Rest of the Entry
28, Jul 2014 - Independence Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearms or ammunition.
28, Jul 2014 - Conor Oberst Drops Libel Suit Over Rape Accusation
Update:  Conor Oberst's publicist has issued a statement to Buzzfeed , noting,"Conor had his lawyer ask the Judge to dismiss the complaint against Joanie Faircloth. Conor’s only goal throughout these court proceedings has been to expose the truth. As per his statement of last week: he looks forward to moving on to happier times." Conor Oberst has dropped his libel lawsuit against the woman who ...
28, Jul 2014 - Mt. Soledad cross stays — for a while, at least
The Supreme Court refused on Monday to step in to save the Mt. Soledad Christian cross that stands on a hilltop north of San Diego, choosing to let the long-challenged monument’s future be examined first by a federal appeals court. For now, the cross will remain, because a federal judge has put on hold an order […]
28, Jul 2014 - Missoula man gets eight years for Bakken construction fraud
MISSOULA - Jonathan Lee Oliver, a 41-year-old Missoula resident, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for diverting money he received from customers in eastern Montana, North Dakota, and other places, and using the money to buy himself a house, several vehicles, two jet skis, a luxury motor home, a diamond engagement ring, and various other items.
28, Jul 2014 - Day care couple gets 2 years after toddler death
After an emotional afternoon in court, the owners of a Hamilton County day care were sentenced to two years in prison and one year probation after a toddler died in their care, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reported.
28, Jul 2014 - Supreme Court denies Arizona inmate's final appeal (+video)
The Supreme Court cleared the way to carry out the execution of Arizona murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was scheduled to be put to death at the state prison amid new scrutiny nationwide over lethal injections after several controversial executions.
28, Jul 2014 - Nebraska Sex Offender Sent Back to Prison
A 32-year-old convicted sex offender has been sent back to a Nebraska prison for 25 more years.
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 - 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 - Former special education teacher from Norridgewock admits to sexually abusing boys
Posted July 08, 2014, at 4:18 p.m. Last modified July 08, 2014, at 7:33 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A former special education teacher admitted in federal court on Tuesday that he photographed himself sexually abusing three young boys in 2013 and then emailed the child pornography to other pedophiles.
28, Jul 2014 - Three vie for King County District Court judgeship
A trio of part-time judges is competing to fill a King County District Court open seat. Judge Linda Jacke has announced her retirement in the Northeast Division, which serves a large swath of the Eastside from Lake Washington in the west to the county line in the east, and from Newcastle and areas south of North [...]
28, Jul 2014 - Court limits reach of Pennsylvania gas drilling law, siding with local zoning rules
A Pennsylvania court has further limited the reach of a major 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations, ruling Thursday that state public utility regulators cannot review how local zoning restrictions affect the natural gas industry.
28, Jul 2014 - Climate of complicity alleged in Sheriff Bullock child abuse case
Former Warren County, New Jersey, Sheriff Edward Bullock is due back in court later this month in the criminal case accusing him of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in the 1980s. Bullock has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which stem from a grand jury indictment handed down in February, alleging he assaulted the boy in January 1988 But county employees knew about Bullock’s alleged ...
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 - SCT introduces new route for local employees of Pinckneyville prison
Centralia-based South Central Transit will celebrate its silver anniversary of service by creating a new shuttle route for Williamson, Franklin and Perry counties, designed for employees of the Pinckneyville Correctional Center.
28, Jul 2014 - Weirich: Brown ‘Out of Touch With Reality’
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says a video posted Tuesday on the campaign website of Democratic challenger Joe Brown questioning...
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 - Arizona will execute killer after court rejects last-minute appeal
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona's Supreme Court cleared the way on Wednesday for a convicted double-murderer to be put to death, lifting a hold after reviewing a last-minute appeal that involved questions about the lethal drug cocktail to be used in the execution. Joseph Wood, 55, was one of six death row inmates who sued Arizona last month arguing that secrecy surrounding the ...
28, Jul 2014 - Federal courts disagree over Obamacare, creating uncertainty about Mainers’ health insurance subs
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
28, Jul 2014 - Supreme Court denies inmate's last-ditch appeal
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
28, Jul 2014 - US dad charged with murder after son bakes to death in car
MIAMI - A US man has been charged with murdering his nearly two-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted. Justin Ross Harris, 33, was denied bond on Thursday and faces child cruelty and felony murder charges after leaving his son Cooper, 22 months, strapped to a car seat in his sports utility vehicle while he was at work in the ...
28, Jul 2014 - Death penalty: Ruling in California finds long delays 'cruel and unusual'
A federal judge struck down California's death penalty on Wednesday, ruling that death-row wait times are too long and the application of the sentence is too arbitrary, in violation of a constitutional ban on 'cruel and unusual punishment.' 
28, Jul 2014 - Texas hospital reaches $1.1 million settlement with New Mexico woman over body cavity search
EL PASO, Texas — A Texas hospital and its emergency room physicians have reached a $1.1 million settlement with a New Mexico woman who sued them and U.S. customs officials after she was subjected to a body cavity search, her attorneys said Monday.
28, Jul 2014 - Judge halts company's claims about spray product
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has barred a Las Vegas company from calling Iowa residents and claiming to sell a human growth hormone product that kills cancer cells. Polk County District Court Judge Michael D. Huppert issued an injunction Thursday against Americare Inc., its owner and ...
28, Jul 2014 - Feds reject Kansas tribal casino land application
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The federal government has refused to accept a tract of suburban Wichita land into trust so an Indian tribe can build a casino there, the Kansas Attorney General's Office said Monday.
28, Jul 2014 - Ex-Attorney Sentenced In 'Ambulance Chasing' Case
It began six years ago with a staged automobile accident. It ended Thursday with a 51-month prison sentence. Along the way, the FBI gave the world a peek at the seamy side of personal injury law in Connecticut.
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