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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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24, Oct 2014 - Man facing life sentence in loud music killing
A sentencing hearing has begun for a Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a Marietta teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.
24, Oct 2014 - Stanford apologizes for Supreme Court mailer
HELENA - Stanford University is apologizing to Montana voters and the Secretary of State for a political mailer -- part of a research project by political scientists -- that improperly uses the seal of the state of Montana.
24, Oct 2014 - Best Lawyers in America Names Three Wick Phillips Attorneys to 2015 List
Peer-Reviewed Survey Recognizes Bright, Martin and Wick (PRWeb October 19, 2014) Read the full story at
24, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Teeth Whitening Case
The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case about regulating teeth whitening services.
24, Oct 2014 - Tracie Nininger retains attorney, due back in court October 29
Tracie Nininger did not appear in court for an attorney advisement hearing Tuesday morning in Roanoke.
24, Oct 2014 - Tips for early voting in this year’s elections
Early voting in Texas begins Monday and runs through Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 4. Statewide offices: Voters will choose a new governor and lieutenant governor, and fill several other statewide executive and judicial offices. Also up: several seats on the State Board of Education.
24, Oct 2014 - Utah Supreme Court lifts ban on adoptions by same-sex couples
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has lifted a stay on adoptions involving same-sex couples. In an order issued Thursday afternoon, the state’s top court ordered the Utah Department of Health to begin issuing amended birth certificates with the names of same-sex couples as parents. Read the order by the Utah Supreme Court […]
24, Oct 2014 - Eleven Louisiana Residents Sentenced to Public Assistance Benefits Fraud
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announces the convictions of 11 Louisiana residents who fraudulently received more than $81,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) benefits. "DCFS has a zero tolerance for fraud," said DCFS Secretary Suzy Sonnier. "I am very glad to see that these men and women who concealed ...
24, Oct 2014 - Meet the Top Picks to Replace Eric Holder as Attorney General
Whenever President Barack Obama names a replacement for departing Attorney General Eric Holder, he’s likely to choose from among his top loyalists.
24, Oct 2014 - Illinois man gets 11 years for burning 1-year-old
A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for spraying oven cleaner on a 1-year-old boy and severely burning him.
24, Oct 2014 - Joseph Welch of Plymouth, 79, veteran, retired judge
The Honorable Joseph R. Welch of Plymouth, a veteran and former Massachusetts trial court judge, died Saturday. He was 79. Born in Randolph, he was a graduate of Thayer Academy and Bates College in 1957. He earned his law degree at Boston College Law School in 1963. Mr. Welch served as a gunnery officer on the USS Hawkins DDR-873 of the 6th Fleet of the Navy for three years.
24, Oct 2014 - Louisville Metro Police charge suspect with attempted murder in Plymouth Court shooting
Police say the suspect shot the victim on August 28.
24, Oct 2014 - Alaska asks judge to stay gay marriage decision
Chris Laborde, left, and Matt Hamby celebrate Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a judge struck down Alaska's ban on gay marriage. Hamby, his husband and Laborde with her wife, along with two of the five couples who sued to overturn the ban .
24, Oct 2014 - Woodstock Judge Tapped for High Court
Judge Harold Eaton and Superior Court Clerk Teri Scott look over paperwork at the Orange County Court House in Chelsea. The historic courthouse retains an old-fashioned feel, and those who work there like it that way.
24, Oct 2014 - Kentucky judge blocks law banning campaigning near polls
A federal judge has struck down a Kentucky law that prohibits campaign activities within 300 feet of polling places.
24, Oct 2014 - Pascagoula's Robert Hinger sentenced for producing, possessing child pornography
Robert Hinger (JCSO photo)  PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- A Jackson County man is going to prison after admitting to possessing and producing child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today. Robert Hinger Jr., 48, of Pascagoula, appeared before Judge Kathy Jackson...
24, Oct 2014 - Confrontation to conciliation: Deal shifts clergy abuse legal tactics
Attorneys and religious leaders hailed the settlement as a landmark agreement, though much of it describes policies already in place.
24, Oct 2014 - RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina man faces up to 15 years in federal prison over plans to travel
After a long controversy that culminated in a legal battle, the former Delmore “Buddy” Daye Africentric Learning Institute has changed its name to the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute. The change comes after a Nova...
24, Oct 2014 - NYPD 'verbal judo' training
Police reform was the focus of activists and council members protesting NYPD's stop-and-frisk program on the steps of federal court. The program was declared unconstitutional last year, but activists say it has been held up in court because of the police union, which keeps appealing. Tension between NYPD and the public has been an ongoing issue.
24, Oct 2014 - Hackers threaten judge in Silk Road founder case
A Manhattan federal judge has received chilling online death threats from supporters of the mastermind behind the notorious illegal-drug-peddling Web site Silk Road. Manhattan federal Judge Katherine Forrest — who...
24, Oct 2014 - Contractor Sentenced For Scamming Hurricane Sandy Victims
A contractor who took deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to five years in state prison.
24, Oct 2014 - State & National
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.
24, Oct 2014 - North Carolina prison industry makes donation to Food Bank
The prison industry and inmate job training section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has made a donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
24, Oct 2014 - Las Cruces gay couple responds to Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision
A recent Supreme Court decision to not take cases from five states regarding gay marriage has paved the way for 30 states to legalize same-sex marriages.
24, Oct 2014 - Miller sentenced to 18 months
The woman who sat in the custody of the Allen County Sheriff for weeks, refusing to give her real name was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
24, Oct 2014 - Man convicted in Pittsburg cop killing gets life without parole for third time
Resentencing ordered by California Supreme Court; defendant testifies, tells prosecutor he "deserves" forgiveness from slain police officer's family
24, Oct 2014 - Romanian organized crime ring busted in Acadiana
Seven people were arrested in Lafayette on Tuesday, and two suspects are still wanted in connection with an online sales scam by a Romanian organized crime ring, authorities said.
24, Oct 2014 - Man sentenced to 15 years in Casper meth case
A 43-year-old Green River man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for possessing and intending to sell meth in Casper.
24, Oct 2014 - The Buzz: Bondi wants Florida Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage
Attorney General Pam Bondi said Monday night that she wants the state Supreme Court to decide once and for all whether same-sex couples can marry in the Sunshine State.
24, Oct 2014 - Continued debate over ejaculating in prison
Shemtov Michtavi is no stranger to the law. After being sentenced to federal prison in Pennsylvania in 2004 for his involvement in a worldwide Ecstasy ring, the so-called “lieutenant” of Israeli drug kingpin Ze’ev Rosenstein has sued the United States at least twice for better... [This is a summary. To read the full article on, click the headline above.]
24, Oct 2014 - Former Otter lawyer charges bias at 9th Circuit - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 PST
Monte Neil Stewart, the attorney who represented both Idaho and Nevada in oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in same-sex marriage cases, has leveled a highly unusual charge at the 9th Circuit: That the three-judge panel selected to hear Idaho’s and Nevada’s cases wasn’t selected through a “neutral” process, and instead was purposely stacked with judges favorable to same-sex ...
24, Oct 2014 - Iowa development lawsuit headed to trial
DES MOINES — An advocacy group’s request for records detailing communication between the state and a developer who is being sued by investors is headed to trial. A Polk County District Court judge on Tuesday set a Dec. 18 trial date for the case, in which Progress Iowa seeks records of any communication between Burlington developer Randy Danniel and the state regarding his company, Iowa ...
24, Oct 2014 - Alaska will issue marriage licenses to gay couples
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage — one of the first two…
24, Oct 2014 - Ex-A.G.s Swallow, Shurtleff due in court Monday; both want separate trials
Former Utah AG John Swallow wants his criminal case separated from the case against Mark Shurtleff
24, Oct 2014 - Attorney files suit against son of Iberia Parish President 'Romo' Romero
A Lafayette attorney has filed a federal lawsuit against the son of Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero, claiming the younger Romero exercises an amount of influence over parish operations that only the president should have. It's unclear at this point exactly who the attorney is representing. The lawsuit claims Shane Romero, an attorney, is the man behind some documents written in the ...
24, Oct 2014 - Eight are sentenced in Boyd County
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- Eight people were sentenced to prison Friday in Boyd County Circuit Court, according to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice.
24, Oct 2014 - To stop the next US beheading
The signs were all there, glaring, waiting to be seen. The predisposition to violence, time spent in prison, emotionally unstable Web postings. Alton Nolen, the alleged perp in last week’s...
24, Oct 2014 - James Traficant of Ohio, former congressman and felon, dies at 73
Former U.S. Representative James Traficant of Ohio, a brash, eccentric figure known for his bombastic speeches who went to prison for corruption, died on Saturday at age 73, his family attorney said.
24, Oct 2014 - Ex-head of school founded by novelist Sparks sues
The former headmaster of a private school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks says the author and other school leaders forced him out when he tried to recruit black students and faculty and supported a bullied group of gay students, and on Thursday he sued for damages.
24, Oct 2014 - Man convicted of Aurora sex assault wants new trial
Jose Mendoza-Sosa of Aurora claims the judge overseeing his sex assault trial made several errors during the case and that prosecutors failed to prove him...
24, Oct 2014 - Conviction reinstated in warrantless search case -
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A divided Connecticut Supreme Court has reinstated a gun conviction against a man who awaits sentencing in a New Jersey murder case, ruling that a 2008 warrantless search by Stamford police that found the weapon used in the homicide was proper.
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