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30, Jul 2014 - US sues Pennsylvania over state police fitness tests, says they discriminate against women
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.
30, Jul 2014 - Utah man admits stealing rare dinosaur footprint fossil
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah man has admitted stealing, and then throwing away, a very rare fossilized dinosaur footprint, but will not spend any time in prison, according to court documents. Jared Ehlers, a 35-year-old construction worker, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City to one federal charge of removing a paleontological resource ...
30, Jul 2014 - Judge rejects Sinclair's argument on gun charge
A Champaign County judge has rejected a former University of Illinois football staffer's constitutional challenge to the unlawful use of weapons statute. URBANA — A Champaign County judge has rejected a former University of Illinois football staffer's constitutional challenge to the unlawful use of weapons statute. A ruling issued by Judge Heidi Ladd Tuesday means aggravated unlawful use of ...
30, Jul 2014 - U.S. sues ex-Alaska man over liens against federal workers
After a former Alaska man filed $950 million in bogus liens against federal employees of the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Attorney’s Office there has filed suit to stop him.
30, Jul 2014 - U.S. lawmaker takes soda tax battle to Capitol Hill
A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks. While former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial effort to limit cola size was struck down by a court earlier this year, other cities such as San ...
30, Jul 2014 - Court Records Show Oklahoma Man Married To Two Women
A Norman woman turns to News 9 because she says she just found out her husband is a Bigamist.Vera Hines says she married David Hines 12 years ago.
30, Jul 2014 - Ala. man sentenced in shooting of 2 bystanders
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general says a man accused in a shooting that left two bystanders injured has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement Tuesday that Jonathan Darrell Moten, also known as "Peaches," pleaded guilty in Talladega County Circuit Court to charges of discharging a weapon into an occupied building, discharging a ...
30, Jul 2014 - East Texas man sentenced to 17 years in prison
Evidence was presented by 1st Assistant Mark Hall and Assistant District Attorney Nancy Rumar that on October 21, 2013, Quinn was driving a Ford Ranger pickup north on Highway 274 just south of Seven Points at about 5:00 p.m. He was wanted on a parole violation at the time and was accompanied by another wanted felon, Kristy Kidan.
30, Jul 2014 - U.S. court revives Abu Ghraib detainees' torture case
A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc in which the defense contractor's employees were accused of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said a lower court judge erred in concluding he lacked jurisdiction to hear claims brought by four Iraqi plaintiffs ...
30, Jul 2014 - Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Obamacare Tax Credits: Which One Got It Right?
In this corner, established in 1891, weighing in with 14 active judges and calling Richmond, VA, home is the Fourth District Court of Appeals. And in this corner, established in 1893, weighing in with 11 active judges and calling our nation's capital home is the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Let's. Get. Ready. To. Rumble! Okay, maybe I got a little carried away ...
30, Jul 2014 - Retrial of federal agent begins in Hawaii killing
The attorney for a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii told jurors Thursday that the defendant acted in line with his law-enforcement training when he shot and killed a man inside a fast-food restaurant ...
30, Jul 2014 - Another execution gone awry. Now what?
Yet another execution provokes concern and sparks outrage. Will anything change?
30, Jul 2014 - Law firm pays county $10,000 in settlement of jail case
The Washington County commissioners often present or receive giant facsimile checks, but this week, a lawyer delivered the real thing to the tune of five figures.
30, Jul 2014 - State Bar Moves Ahead on Grievance Against Anthony Graves' Prosecutor
The State Bar of Texas has found enough evidence of alleged prosecutorial misconduct that it will launch a hearing in front of an administrative judge to determine whether former Burleson County District Attorney Charles Sebesta should be sanctioned for his role in securing a wrongful death sentence for Anthony Graves in 1994 .
30, Jul 2014 - Arizona prison chief says execution wasn't botched
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's prisons chief says Wednesday's nearly two-hour execution of a murderer was not botched and the inmate was never in pain. Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan read a statement outside his office Thursday amid outcry over the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood. He dismissed what he called a "premature and erroneous conclusion" that it was a botched execution. He ...
30, Jul 2014 - Man paroled after serving 24 years for crime not committed
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.
30, Jul 2014 - Judge denies continuance; murder trial to begin Aug. 5
The trial of a 24-year-old man accused of the first-degree murder of his stepfather will go on as scheduled, after a judge denied a defense motion Monday for a continuance.
30, Jul 2014 - Prosecutor who sent innocent man to death row to face ethics hearing before state bar
The former district attorney who successfully prosecuted Anthony Graves for capital murder, sending Graves to prison for 18 years for a crime he did not commit, will face accusations of prosecutorial misconduct stemming from the case in an administrative hearing before the State Bar of Texas. Claire Mock, spokeswoman for the bar association's chief disciplinary counsel, said the proceeding is ...
30, Jul 2014 - Charges filed against Westchester pot clinic operators
Medical marijuana dispensaries on Manchester Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard are operating illegally, city alleges By Gary Walker The owners of two medical marijuana clinics in Westchester will be in court this month facing criminal misdemeanor charges that those dispensaries are…
30, Jul 2014 - Ex-Plymouth cop gets a year in prison for beating a prisoner
BOSTON – A federal judge has sentenced former Plymouth Police Sgt. Shawn Coughlin to a year and a day in federal prison for attacking a defenseless prisoner and then lying to cover it up.U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton also sentenced Coughlin to a year of supervised probation after his release.A 20-year police veteran, Coughlin, 47, will be allowed to surrender himself at a federal ...
30, Jul 2014 - Woman gets life sentence for NW killing spree
A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, has sentenced a woman to life in prison for her role in a Pacific Northwest killing spree that authorities say was part of a white supremacist scheme.
30, Jul 2014 - DA files suit against club
The Alapaha district attorney has filed a public nuisance suit against the owners and operators of a Homerville nightclub that was the site of the deadly shooting of a Morehouse College student in May.
30, Jul 2014 - Embezzlement case sent back to Crawford County for resentencing
A Grayling woman, who plead guilty to embezzlement and forgery charges last year, will have another day in court after Michigan Court of Appeals justices remanded her case back to Crawford County for resentencing.
30, Jul 2014 - Bloomfield police make nine arrests
BLOOMFIELD — Nine men, including two Ottumwans, are in jail after authorities charged them with sex crimes against children. About one month ago, allegations of sexual exploitation caused the Bloomfield Police Department to initiate an investigation.
30, Jul 2014 - Convicted killer of Highlands County lawyer dies in prison
SEBRING — Convicted murderer Michael Branham died July 10 at Dade Correctional Institution, a Florida Department of Corrections official has confirmed.
30, Jul 2014 - Dallas man exonerated for rape after being cleared by DNA tests
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A 57-year-old Texas man who spent 12 years in prison for rape was exonerated on Friday, with legal experts saying his case marked the first time someone has been cleared of a crime by DNA testing that was not requested by the convicted person. Michael Phillips was released from prison in 2002 and prosecutors said his innocence was proven through a new ...
30, Jul 2014 - Williams: Shorting Tesla's Batteries
Editor's Note: This article was originally published at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Real Money on June 21. Sign up for a free trial of Real Money. Corporate managers have an obligation to deploy appropriate technologies. They should avoid falling in love with a particular technology simply because it is interesting, convenient or serves a public interest. While mature companies such as General Electric (GE ...
30, Jul 2014 - Lawyers seek man's release from sex offender program
Attorneys for a man who was committed to Minnesota's sex offender program for crimes he committed as a child say his confinement violates his rights. The man's attorneys want a federal judge to declare that he is being held unconstitutionally.
30, Jul 2014 - 4,000 Gallons Of Gasoline Spilled From Overturned Tanker On Sir Francis Drake Blvd. In Marin County
California Highway Patrol officials said 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled when a big-rig with two tank trailers overturned on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near San Quentin State Prison in Marin County on Monday.
30, Jul 2014 - N.C. man gets life sentence in shooting death of ex-girlfriend in Columbia
A North Carolina man convicted on murder charges for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend outside her Columbia apartment complex last year was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years in Howard County court Friday.
30, Jul 2014 - Curtis Reeves will testify in movie theater shooting trial, attorney says
His lawyer also may call the sheriff as a witness in a link to a recent case.
30, Jul 2014 - ReWalk Exoskeleton Lets Paraplegics Walk Again: New York Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm
The ReWalk Exoskeleton, which has helped a number of paraplegics walk again, will now go on the market after receiving an approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to a June 26 report on, these devices can help individuals with spinal cord injuries regain some lost mobility. (PRWeb July 18, 2014) Read the full story at ...
30, Jul 2014 - New Mexico judge elected by coin toss after tie
A New Mexico county magistrate race that ended in a tie has finally come to a head, or rather, heads.
30, Jul 2014 - Benghazi: 2 days, 2 distinct attacks on Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.
30, Jul 2014 - Daily Digest: Boulder judge to hear arguments in same-sex marriage licenses lawsuit, plus 8 more st
Here's a rundown of the biggest stories of the day for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
30, Jul 2014 - Murderer Pleaded Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty
A man accused of killing a mother and her two young children pleaded guilty in court Monday morning.
30, Jul 2014 - Parents sue over death of son at SCI Cresson
The parents of Brandon Palakovic, who committed suicide in July 2012 while serving a prison sentence in State Correctional Institute Cresson, sued state officials Tuesday alleging that they violated Palakovic’s constitutional rights, leading to his death.
30, Jul 2014 - Ashland woman gets 32 years in forced labor case
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio woman has been sentenced to 32 years in federal prison for enslaving a mentally disabled woman through threats and intimidation. A judge in Youngstown sentenced 33-year-old Jessica Hunt on Thursday. Messages were left for her attorneys. A jury convicted Hunt and her boyfriend of forced labor, conspiracy […]
30, Jul 2014 - STATE: Gov. Brown appoints two justices to the First District Court of Appeal
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Saturday announced the appointment of Associate Justice James M. Humes as presiding justice, Division One and Therese M. Stewart to Division Two of the First District Court of Appeal. The First District Court of Appeal reported that it serves the residents of 12 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin ...
30, Jul 2014 - VIDEO: McVay makes first court appearance after being charged for Carrie Olson murder
The man charged in connection with the death of Carrie Olson, of Davenport, made his first appearance in Rock Island County Court.
30, Jul 2014 - Hearing for notorious killer Michael Ballard set for next month
A hearing will be held next month in Northampton County for convicted mass murderer Michael Ballard. Ballard is scheduled to appear in front of Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano on Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m. for his post-conviction relief act hearing. The hearing will determine who Ballard's lawyers will be throughout the automatic appeal process. During the hearing, the judge will interview ...
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