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01, Oct 2014 - Appeals court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the issue of the constitutionality of gay marriage.
01, Oct 2014 - Ex-W.Va. judge's public pension questioned
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A former West Virginia judge's public pension is being called into question following his corruption conviction. The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board Thursday asked a circuit judge to determine that ex-Mingo Judge Michael Thornsbury is ineligible to receive his pension due to his felony conviction. The Charleston Daily Mail reported the petition seeks to end ...
01, Oct 2014 - Queens Bankruptcy Attorney Bruce Feinstein, Esq. Warns About the Dangers of Payday Loans
Mr. Feinstein, a bankruptcy attorney in Queens, New York, warns that payday loans can be detrimental to consumers and explains how payday loans can be discharged in bankruptcy. (PRWeb September 01, 2014) Read the full story at
01, Oct 2014 - Grand jury charges drug addict in 2011 Easton homicide
Beth Marsteller told her cellmate in Northampton County Prison she was worried that a bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal would connect her to the 2011 killing of an Easton man, authorities said Tuesday.
01, Oct 2014 - Man acquitted in triple-slaying seeks new judgment
A former Indiana State trooper acquitted last year in the fatal shootings of his wife and two children is asking a judge to hold another man convicted in the case accountable for the slayings. David
01, Oct 2014 - 2 plead guilty after baseballs tossed into prison
BRUNSWICK, Ga. A Georgia woman and a Hampton, Va., man have pleaded guilty of placing marijuana and other contraband into baseballs tossed over the fence of a south Georgia prison. The Florida Times-Union reports that 33-year-old Antonio Marcellus Jones of Hampton on Tuesday pleaded guilty to providing marijuana to an inmate.
01, Oct 2014 - California Does Away With Wack Crack Laws
Whatever you think the real reason behind the sudden appearance of crack cocaine in inner-city America in the 1980s may be, the effect has been indisputable: African-Americans are more frequently hauled off to jail for nonviolent felonies and their neighborhoods turned into economically moribund war zones. Crack and cocaine are nearly identical chemically, but California and federal law ...
01, Oct 2014 - Career criminal gets life for 3 1980s L.A. killings
Samuel Little has a rap sheet across half the continental U.S. but has little time in prison to show for it. That changed Thursday. Little, 74, was sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for ...
01, Oct 2014 - DNA evidence could set woman jailed for 30 years free
A woman who has been in prison for more than 30 years for a Nevada killing has been granted a new trial thanks to recently discovered DNA evidence.
01, Oct 2014 - Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother
(AP Photo/Mike Graczyk). In a July 30, 2014 photo, condemned inmate Willie Trottie is interviewed in a cell in the prison's visitation room outside death row at the Polunsky Unit, in Livingston, Texas.
01, Oct 2014 - Utah prison inmate charged in kidnapping-for-hire plot
A Utah prison inmate serving her sentence in the Wasatch County Jail made repeated attempts to hire someone to assault her...
01, Oct 2014 - State prosecutors vow new trial in St. Petersburg killing after hung jury
CLEARWATER — State prosecutors aren't ready to throw in the towel in a first-degree murder case that ended in a mistrial.
01, Oct 2014 - Nebraska Supreme Court rules in favor of Walmart in worker's death
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Walmart will not be held liable for a construction worker’s death in Omaha, but a jury should decide if the general contractor could.
01, Oct 2014 - Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Rikers Violence Stats
A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.
01, Oct 2014 - Police: Man recorded women in cafe bathroom
ARLINGTON, Mass. — A New Hampshire man charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts restaurant is scheduled to face a judge. Joseph Hennessey of Salem, New Hampshire, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including violating the state's recent upskirting law. Police arrested the 53-year-old Hennessey at the Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, after workers called ...
01, Oct 2014 - Galveston man gets 2 years in stolen benefits case
A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing benefits meant for a woman who's been dead since 2003.
01, Oct 2014 - Another court case involving Oakley moves forward
Monday, a Saginaw County Circuit Court judge agreed to schedule another hearing soon to talk about this latest issue.
01, Oct 2014 - Mount Vernon serial stabber to be sentenced for girlfriend's murder
A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades and spent half his life in prison as a result may never get out again.
01, Oct 2014 - Indiana agrees to recognize 2nd same-sex marriage
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - Indiana has agreed to recognize a second same-sex marriage because one of the women is battling cancer. A federal judge on Thursday approved Veronica Romero and Mayra Yvette Rivera's agreement with the state and the Lake County clerk. The Whiting couple married last ...
01, Oct 2014 - Ousted commander leaves trail of costly lawsuits
Police brutality lawsuits against a Chicago district commander who allegedly put his pistol into a suspect’s mouth have cost taxpayers more than a quarter million dollars, a WBEZ review of court records and city settlements has found. That amount appears certain to increase as the city faces three more lawsuits, including one filed this week, that allege excessive force by the commander, Glenn ...
01, Oct 2014 - Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against MP3Tunes Founder Michael Robertson
U.S. District Judge William Pauley, who since 2007 has presided over what might be the most complex copyright lawsuit of all time, took the...
01, Oct 2014 - 3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial -
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.
01, Oct 2014 - Hearing set on request to change Wisconsin ballot
A court hearing has been set for next week in the lawsuit filed by Republican legislative leaders seeking to force a change in the model ballot for the November election.
01, Oct 2014 - End of an era: Longest serving state judge Sutherland’s term nearing end
The longest-serving judge in Michigan is in the home stretch of a storied career spanning six decades.
01, Oct 2014 - Texas judge orders retrial in girl's death
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has ordered a new trial for a Southeast Texas trucker convicted of fatally running over an 11-year-old girl who was waiting at a school bus stop. Pena's attorney argued the jury that sentenced his client to four years in prison wasn't given clear instructions on the definition of negligence.
01, Oct 2014 - New York Man Gets Life In Prison For 2012 Murder Of Suburban Cab Driver
A New Yorker who was convicted in the love-triangle killing of a suburban cab driver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
01, Oct 2014 - Witnesses Sought In Sexual Misconduct Complaint Against Local Judge
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has requested more information about potential witnesses in response to a sexual misconduct complaint against a Waco federal judge.
01, Oct 2014 - Kauai man nets $450K from ponzi scheme
A Kauai man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday morning to netting more than $450,000 in a ponzi scheme.
01, Oct 2014 - Judge dismissed for disclosing details about Charlize Theron adoption
An Arkansas state judge who acknowledged posting on the Internet confidential information regarding an adoption by actress Charlize Theron was removed from office on Thursday by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
01, Oct 2014 - Bravo prosecutor investigated for video voyeurism
A north Florida prosecutor who worked on the Pedro Bravo murder trial has resigned due to an investigation into allegations...
01, Oct 2014 - Ala woman gets 2 years in husband's death
ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama woman will serve two years in prison for the shotgun slaying of her ex-husband. A judge handed down the sentence Thursday for Elsie Wells Thomas of Corner. She'll also spend five years on probation and must pay a $10,000 fine. Jurors convicted the woman of manslaughter in June in the shooting death of ex-husband Matt Allen in 2011. She had been charged with ...
01, Oct 2014 - MAPCS: Massachusetts Attorney General Coakley’s Controversial New Regulations Spark Lawsuit
The Massachusetts Association of Private Career Schools has sued Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in federal court to challenge as unconstitutional and in conf
01, Oct 2014 - Florida loud music killing trial coming to close
Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing...
01, Oct 2014 - Challenges facing prosecution of domestic violence crimes
Recent headlines have drawn attention to the challenges in prosecuting domestic violence crimes. Many cases have been thrown out of court ...
01, Oct 2014 - Serial stabber who cut women in North Charleston gets life in prison after New York killing
A serial stabber is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars for murder after starting out cutting women in North Charleston in the 1970s.
01, Oct 2014 - Prosecutors want death penalty for man accused of killing cellmate
Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against Steven Crutcher, 33, who is accused of killing his cellmate in prison.
01, Oct 2014 - Teacher Who Slept With Teen Student Learns Her Fate
Bismarck Teacher Who Had Sex With Teenage Student Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail Teacher Who Slept With Teen Student Learns Her Fate Bismarck Teacher Who Had Sex With Teenage Student Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail Legal duurmas, sex offender, sexual abuse, child abuse, gym teacher, rape Has Been Optimized A former North Dakota gym teacher was sentenced to 60 days in jail Wednesday for having sex ...
01, Oct 2014 - 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 27
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. A widening scandal focusing on the treatment of Florida prison inmates includes new allegations that Gov.
01, Oct 2014 - Environmental groups drop Chessman Reservoir lawsuit
The two environmental groups that challenged the 300 acre Red Mountain Flume Chessman Reservoir timber project in federal court have agreed to dismiss their case.
01, Oct 2014 - Court Finds Sacramento Bee Misclassified Employees as Independent Contractors
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Superior Court for the County of Sacramento held that the Sacramento Bee owned by the McClatchy Company misclassified its newspaper carriers as independent contractors when in fact they were employees.  This decision arose in a class action entitled Sawin v. The McClatchy Company, Case Number 34-2009-00033950.  This decision issued on ...
01, Oct 2014 - State of Alaska defends gay-marriage ban
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Citizens, not the courts, should decide whether the definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, the state of Alaska said in court papers filed Friday.
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