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01, Sep 2014 - Man Accused Of Maiming Mountain Lions For Easier Hunts Pleads Guilty
They were once a group that guides clients on mountain lion hunts, but now two men have pleaded guilty to federal wildlife crimes.
01, Sep 2014 - Utah gay couples ask Supreme Court to hear appeal
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though they scored a key victory in federal appellate court, attorneys for three Utah gay and lesbian couples said Thursday they plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take Utah's appeal of a favorable gay marriage ruling.
01, Sep 2014 - McNeil Family Celebrates Small Victory With DNA Approval
BLOOMINGTON - A team, working to free a Bloomington man serving a long prison sentence for the alleged murder of his daughter is celebrating a small victory.
01, Sep 2014 - Q&A with Lucy Ostrander: Sidney Rittenberg, ‘The Revolutionary’
Sidney Rittenberg, known in China as Li Dunbai, is a man with a unique history: he is the only American to become a member of the Chinese Communist Party. Rittenberg was a prominent member of China’s inner circle during the country’s revolution and was a close friend of Chairman Mao Zedong. Rittenberg spent 35 years in China. In 1949, he was sentenced to six years of solitary confinement in ...
01, Sep 2014 - Arkansas judge who disclosed details about adoption involving Charlize Theron to be removed
An Arkansas judge who disclosed confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron has agreed to a lifetime ban from the state bench. If the state Supreme Court approves the settlement, Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio will be suspended with pay for the remainder of 2014 and then leave office. The move stems from a series of actions by Maggio, who also was accused ...
01, Sep 2014 - 12 OYS: System lets victims know about inmate's status
A woman is still in the hospital after deputies said her husband poured gasoline on her, and set her on fire. Her husband Ronnie Lee Jones is back in jail on that aggravated assault charge. He had been released just hours before the incident happened early Friday morning. But there is technology that can alert victims when suspects are released from jail.
01, Sep 2014 - Federal appeals court says groups can sue over Blair Mountain
By Paul J. Nyden A coalition of labor, environmental and historic preservation organizations can sue the federal government to preserve the historic site of Blair Mountain in Logan County from mountaintop removal mining, a panel of three federal judges ruled Tuesday. On Tuesday, the three judges from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia voted 2-1 to overturn a previous ...
01, Sep 2014 - Old US arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — A South Korean-born man whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.
01, Sep 2014 - Judge Peter Corrigan reprimanded by Ohio Supreme Court for drunken driving conviction
Corrigan was convicted of driving under the influence in January 2013, one month after a Cleveland Metroparks ranger found him slumped over the steering wheel of his car at 4:30 a.m. while it was parked in the Rocky River Reservation.
01, Sep 2014 - Missouri gay marriage case moved to federal court
The lawsuit was originally filed in Jackson County by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses. Read more
01, Sep 2014 - Lawsuit challenges "euphemistically labeled 'assessments'" — taxes!
That ruling was handed down on August 2. Judges on the appellate court cited state and local laws prohibiting local governments from levying any special tax without a public vote.
01, Sep 2014 - Scott+Scott Announces Proposed Settlement of Class Action on Behalf of Purchasers of LHC Group, Inc
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP regarding the Omaha Police and Fire Retirement System v. LHC Group, Inc. CITY OF OMAHA POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, v. LHC GROUP, INC. AND KEITH G. MYERS, Defendants.
01, Sep 2014 - Ismael Ozanne: My record, experience make me best pick for AG
No other AG candidate can match my experience — as Dane County district attorney, as a prosecutor, as chief of operations for the Department of Corrections.
01, Sep 2014 - Alan Mendelsohn will return to Broward County ophthalmology practice
Convicted Broward fraudster Alan Mendelsohn is out of prison — and able to practice medicine again after the state returned his license last week.
01, Sep 2014 - Chief suspect pleads guilty in Cuban human trafficking group that included Rangers OF Martin
MIAMI – A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin. Eliezer Lazo, 41, entered the plea Friday in Miami federal court. Lazo is already serving a five-year prison sentence Read the Rest of the Entry
01, Sep 2014 - UPDATE: Same-sex marriage arguments flooding federal courts
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear arguments from attorneys in six cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, all Wednesday, the most of any federal appeals court so far. Read more
01, Sep 2014 - Bushnell woman gets 130 months in federal prison for connection to meth ring
BUSHNELL — A 51-year-old Bushnell woman was sentenced to more than 10 years, or 130 months, in federal prison on Tuesday for reported involvement in a methamphetamine criminal organization.Brenda J. Raines was convicted of manufacturing and distributing more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, according to a news release from the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office. She was one of many originally ...
01, Sep 2014 - Okla. court stays execution of man in wife's death
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of a 26-year-old man convicted of hiring another person to kill his estranged, pregnant wife.
01, Sep 2014 - Community Digest: Lake County judge appointed to state child support committee
Associate Judge Donna-Jo Vorderstrasse was appointed to the 2015 Child Support Advisory Committee for the State of Illinois. Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services, appoints the members to the committee. The committee was created to review child support policies and operational topics related to the statewide child support program.
01, Sep 2014 - Judge tosses tea party candidate's Senate challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran
A Mississippi judge has delivered a blow to a tea party-backed candidate, dismissing an election challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran on grounds that he encouraged voter fraud. U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel argued that Democrats who voted in their June 3 primary may have gone back to the polls June ...
01, Sep 2014 - The Utah Lawyers Who Are Making Legal Services Affordable
In late 2013, Vicky, a single mother of two, was driving her then-boyfriend to an acquaintance's house in a small town north of Salt Lake City. “Two minutes later,” as her attorney, Shantelle Argyle tells it, “the police pulled up behind her, ordered her out of the car—guns drawn—and took her to jail, where they interrogated her for about six hours about what they thought was this master drug ...
01, Sep 2014 - Illinois Supreme Court reopens after 13-month renovation
After 13 months, the big makeover of the Illinois Supreme Court building is finally done.
01, Sep 2014 - Louisiana district judge hears motions on lawsuit over Common Core
The politically-heated dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards made its way to a state district courtroom Tuesday for its first hearing before a judge.
01, Sep 2014 - Mt. Pleasant man sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual assaults
A Mt. Pleasant man is headed to prison for at least 12 years for sexually abusing a teenager.
01, Sep 2014 - Penn St. ex-officials’ case moves along under seal
HARRISBURG – The criminal case against three former Penn State administrators has been conducted under strict court secrecy for the past six months, with the judge sealing all filings – including a news organization’s effort to force them into the open.
01, Sep 2014 - Minnesota mom who gave medical marijuana to son fighting charges
Minnesota's debate over medical cannabis is headed to a courtroom in Lac qui Parle County, where Angela Brown wants a jury of her peers to hear her case.
01, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Stays Execution
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of a 26-year-old man convicted of hiring another person to kill his estranged, pregnant wife.
01, Sep 2014 - Microsoft defies court order and refuses to hand over emails to US government
Back in July, a New York court ruled that Microsoft should provide access to emails stored at a datacenter in Ireland. The company has been quite vocal in opposing requests to hand over this information, and continues to stand its ground. Although a court order requires the emails to be handed over, Microsoft remains defiant. In a blog post entitled "Your email belongs to you, not us" (forget ...
01, Sep 2014 - Witnesses Take The Stand In Case Of Murdered UF Student
Witnesses took the stand Tuesday in the trial of a South Florida man accused of killing a former high school pal in Gainesville.
01, Sep 2014 - ETX man pleads guilty to wire mail fraud in famous 'drowned Bugatti' case
A 39-year-old Lufkin man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Tuesday. Promote to Mobile Breaking News read more
01, Sep 2014 - Utah reinforces call for more time in same-sex marriage recognition appeal
Utah reinforced its argument to a federal appeals court Wednesday in asking for 30 extra days to appeal a judge’s order that the state extend spousal benefits to same-sex couples who married in Utah during a brief window when such unions were legal. Its most recent brief, which more thoroughly fleshes out the state’s argument for why its filing deadline should be moved from Sept. 22 to Oct. 22 ...
01, Sep 2014 - Defence asks judge in NYC to toss out bulk of evidence in Silk Road case as illegally obtained
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lawyers for a San Francisco man charged with operating an online marketplace for illegal drugs are asking a judge to toss out most of the evidence against him, saying the Fourth Amendment ...
01, Sep 2014 - Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC Successfully Defends Compass Bank in Fraudulent Transfer Suit
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, PC (KRCL) successfully defended Compass Bank in a fraudulent transfer suit in federal court in Houston, Texas. (PRWeb August 14, 2014) Read the full story at
01, Sep 2014 - Albany man pleads guilty to gun and drug charges
Kevin Coulon plead guilty to 15 charges Monday, and was given a 25 year total sentence, the first 11 in prison. 
01, Sep 2014 - Racial disparities persist in Wisconsin drug courts
Even before Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O'Brien crunched the numbers, she knew something was amiss. Her strongest evidence: "The courtroom didn't look right when I walked in." O'Brien, who retired in 2012, was referring to the stark racial disparities in Dane County's drug court.
01, Sep 2014 - Former LR cop in court
A trial date has been set for a former Little Rock police officer facing a theft of property charge. The Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board has been dealing with Gary Shelton since 2006. But complaints about him go further back than that.
01, Sep 2014 - Nurse accused of burying body due in court
A Coffee County nurse will appear before a judge accused of burying a body behind a Nicholls assisted living facility.
01, Sep 2014 - Shelbyville, Indiana Jury Finds 2013 Ford Explorer to Be Unmerchantable
On Thursday July 31, 2014 and after a 3 day jury trial, a verdict was delivered in favor of Fountaintown, Indiana couple, Mary and Lowell Bell, and against Ford Motor Company in a federal and state "lemon ...
01, Sep 2014 - Kendall man found guilty in fatal robbery
A South Florida man faces a possible life sentence for fatally stabbing a Mexican migrant worker during a robbery. A Miami-Dade County jury found Tyler Darnell, 29, of Kendall, guilty Monday of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, armed robbery and attempted murder. Authorities say Adan Castillo and a friend went out for a drink after their shifts at a south Miami-Dade County nursery in ...
01, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma teen accused of sex abuse in Kenya blames a demon -prosecutors
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teen charged with raping and sexually assaulting numerous children while volunteering at a missionary children's home in Kenya says a demon made him do it, prosecutors said on Friday. Matthew Durham, 19, of Edmond faced a judge on Friday regarding accusations he raped up to 10 boys and girls aged 6 to 9 at the Upendo Children's Home in the ...
01, Sep 2014 - Foodland robbery suspect did time for 2011 robbery
By Erin Beck Staff writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Telisa McCauley, who police say was a getaway driver in last week's armed robbery at Foodland, had her 2011 assault charges dismissed as part of a plea deal with the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, according to court filings. McCauley pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in February 2011. Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Paul Zakaib ...
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