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when they go to the dictionary there was one copy only for the pronouncer who already mentioned that the words are small and she can't see very well. I wan(...)
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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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When we seperated, I was making $10,000 per month. The court granted $2750 monthly spousal support. I am now making less than $6000 per month with expens(...)
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01, Sep 2014 - Cops and Courts: Aug. 12, 2014: Trial inches closer for man accused of killing Santa Cruz woman
Charles Anthony Edwards, who is accused of killing a downtown Santa Cruz business owner in 2012, appeared in court Monday, ahead of his Oct.
01, Sep 2014 - Fight continues over the SS United States
Developer Joe Henwood has an idea for the ailing SS United States: Free it from its dockside prison, tow it down the Delaware River, and transform it into a grand, floating hotel beside Harrah's casino in Chester.
01, Sep 2014 - Ohio man describes possible punishment for trying to buy a child "cruel and unusual"
A Cuyahoga Falls man is arguing that he shouldn't receive the maximum prison sentence for offering to buy a ten year old girl because he had not been involved in a serious loving relationship with a female for more than thirteen years.
01, Sep 2014 - Ohio Supreme Court rules threats on governor can be kept from public
The state argued that Ohio public-records law clearly allows threats to be shielded from public view for the governor's protection.
01, Sep 2014 - Mumford Teacher Cheating Scandal Takes High Toll
Federal prosecutors tallied the toll this week in the largest teacher exam cheating scandal ever pursued by authorities in the Western District of Ten...
01, Sep 2014 - Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace candidate – Gene Wilson
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace candidate – Gene Wilson. Gene Wilson is already a judge. He has been the municipal court judge for the city of Eloy for 13 years. He feels his experience and knowledge from one courtroom will help him transition to another.
01, Sep 2014 - Ex-mine manager pleads guilty in kickback scheme
By Jonathan Mattise The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Delbarton man pleaded guilty Thursday to spearheading a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine in southern West Virginia. David E. Runyon's guilty plea came in U.S. District Court in Charleston. He faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines for extortion and tax evasion. Judge Thomas Johnston said ...
01, Sep 2014 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power
Danielle Haynes AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two counts of abuse of power after allegedly vetoing funding in order to force resignation of a district attorney.
01, Sep 2014 - Man Wrongly Convicted of New York City Rabbi's Murder Gets $10M Settlement
A man who was wrongly convicted of the 1994 murder of a New York City rabbi and spent 16 years in prison received a $10 million settlement from the city. Click here for the rest of the article...
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 - Insurance policy in dispute as Kingston beneficiary faces homicide charge
KINGSTON — An insurance company is asking an Ulster County court to decide who will receive the $25,000 life insurance policy of an elderly woman police say was bludgeoned to death by her son.
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 - The much-discussed Ryan v. Hurles returns, expanded
The Supreme Court labored over some major rulings at its last Term, but perhaps no harder on any one of them than on a case it did not actually decide. For twenty-three straight private sessions, from before the Term opened to shortly before it ended, the Court had before it the Arizona murder case of […]
01, Sep 2014 - Medical examiner finds that man who died in jail committed suicide; family pursues lawsuit
LAKEPORT, Calif. – Authorities said that a man who died in jail in May committed suicide, while at the same time the man's family is preparing to file suit, alleging that he was not properly cared for while in custody. Lt. Steve Brooks of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said a forensic pathologist concluded that 37-year-old James Ellis Smith of Santa Rosa died from asphyxia due to hanging ...
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 - 90-Year-Old Man Suffocates His Wife To 'Put Her Out Of Her Misery,' Sentenced To 4 Years In
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01, Sep 2014 - Armed robbery trial ends with hung jury
Judge declares a mistrial and sets the case for retrial on Sept. 8. URBANA — A Champaign County jury Wednesday got hung up, so to speak, on a Melrose Park teen's contention that his friend coerced him into committing an armed robbery in Champaign this past winter. read more
01, Sep 2014 - Canfield firefighter convicted of child endangering
A Canfield firefighter has been convicted of child endangering. Thirty-six-year-old Neil Cornelius pleaded guilty to the charge in Mahoning County Court on Tuesday.
01, Sep 2014 - King of Prussia man gets jail time for DUI crash
COURTHOUSE — A King of Prussia man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a DUI crash in Perkiomen Township in September 2013 that sent another driver to the hospital with multiple broken bones.
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 - Judges appointed by WV Supreme Court to hear petition to remove Mark Plants
A panel of three judges has been appointed to hear a petition filed by commissioners in Kanawha County, West Virginia requesting a removal of the county's prosecutor, Mark Plants.
01, Sep 2014 - Arizona Supreme Court to hear appeal on Medicaid
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether conservative Republican legislators may challenge Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of Medicaid health care coverage for low-income people. The state high court on Wednesday announced without comment that the justices will consider Brewer's appeal of a Court of Appeals decision that revived the lawsuit filed last year by Republican ...
01, Sep 2014 - Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot
A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.
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 - Appeal vowed after Wilkes-Barre murder conviction
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man facing a mandatory term of life in prison without parole is maintaining his innocence in the shooting death of a woman in a car at a northeastern Pennsylvania apartment complex.
01, Sep 2014 - Same-Sex Marriage; Corporate Inversions: Experts Available to Speak on Pressing Legal Issues and Co
Georgia State University experts are available to speak about two of the greatest legal issues and controversies in the United States: Corporate inversion (or relocating corporate headquarters abroad to avoid U.S. taxes) and same-sex marriage, as Virginia appeals a recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to the Supreme Court of the United States, and how the debate affects same-sex couples ...
01, Sep 2014 - Suit: 'Kids for cash' figure could get windfall
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Court documents say one of the central figures in a Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal could share up to $200 million his law firm is owed in an unrelated environmental contamination lawsuit.
01, Sep 2014 - Bowe Bergdahl Questioned By Army Investigator Today
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be questioned by U.S. Army investigator Major General Kenneth Dahl today in San Antonio, Texas, according to the BBC.  During the interview, Bergdahl and his lawyer, Yale Law Professor Eugene Fidell, will meet with Dahl to answer questions about the circumstances of his capture. Fidell and his client spent Tuesday preparing for potential lines of questioning. "And ...
01, Sep 2014 - Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.
01, Sep 2014 - California man pleads not guilty to 2013 wildfire
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man accused of starting one of the state's largest wildfires when he lost control of his campfire last year can leave jail while the criminal case plays out in court, a federal judge said Tuesday.
01, Sep 2014 - Court: Threat records on Ohio governor not public
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday.
01, Sep 2014 - Indiana's first female chief justice taking office
Loretta Rush is scheduled to be sworn in as Indiana Supreme Court chief justice on Monday afternoon by Gov. Mike Pence. She replaces current Chief Justice Brent Dickson.
01, Sep 2014 - Huths sue New Philadelphia court over menacing case
Father, daughter claim prosecutor can't try menacing case brought by Bolivar mayor
01, Sep 2014 - Attorney plans insanity defense for suspected murderer
CADILLAC — The attorney for a man suspected of murdering his former girlfriend near Buckley has filed a notice of an insanity defense on his client's behalf.
01, Sep 2014 - Report: Male guards can sue over jobs at women's prison in Pittsfield Township
The Detroit Free Press is reporting the Michigan appeals court has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit by dozens of male guards who say they’ve been denied overtime and job assignments at the Huron Valley prison for women in Pittsfield Township.
01, Sep 2014 - Factors to consider when voting for judges
By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette Sitting judges and judicial candidates running for office can tell voters a lot about themselves – career highlights, trial experience, alma mater, personal history and charitable organizations they work with.
01, Sep 2014 - Indiana told to honor other states’ gay marriages
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn’t take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.
01, Sep 2014 - Minnesota man who murdered father, son doesn't deserve new trial, Wisconsin DA says
Prosecutors argue a Minnesota man who murdered a father and son at their downtown La Crosse camera store isn't entitled to a new trial.
01, Sep 2014 - Attorneys say convicted killer of Hamilton County deputy was set up
The attorneys for convicted cop killer Marlon Duane Kiser are pointing fingers at the other guy.
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 - Woman convicted in murder-for-hire plot to be sentenced
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 32-year-old mother walking with two children in a stroller was pushed to the ground by a man who had a knife and demanded money, Wausau police said Monday.
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