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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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23, Nov 2014 - Md. to high court: State has a right to tax all out-of-state income to support local services
Md. case debates whether residents were entitled to a tax credit for some income earned outside the state.
23, Nov 2014 - Heartland man sentenced for killing bald eagle
Jason John Thomas of What Cheer will spend 60 days in prison.
23, Nov 2014 - California law to provide condoms to inmates in state prisons passes
JC Sevcik SACRAMENTO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A recently passed law in California will make condoms available in the state's prison system in an effort to reduce the spread of STDs among inmates.
23, Nov 2014 - Iowa Court rejects bank robber William Clayton's appeal
A court is upholding a minimum 35-year prison sentence for one of two Iowa men convicted of robbing a bank and shooting two officers during an attempted getaway.
23, Nov 2014 - Lawrence Sentenced to Ten Year for Casman School Break-In
An update on the man who admitted to breaking into a Manistee County school. He's headed to prison. Andrew Lawrence pleaded guilty to a number of charges in connection to the Casman School break-in, that happened back in May. 
23, Nov 2014 - Supreme Court hears arguments in Md. tax case
An attorney for a Howard County couple told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that Maryland law led to their out-of-state income being taxed twice, and argued that the unusual circumstance violates constitutional protections of interstate trade.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.
23, Nov 2014 - Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia water suit
By: Newsroom Staff GAINESVILLE — Water “wars” between Georgia and Florida are sure to continue now that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit filed by Florida over Georgia’s water consumption in the shared river basin that includes Lake Lanier. The high court on Monday agreed to hear the states’ long-standing battle over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which also ...
23, Nov 2014 - Ciavarella moved again in federal prison system
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was relocated to the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. His stay likely is temporary, said Chris Burke, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons.
23, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania court weighs keyl church-abuse case
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) " Pennsylvania's highest court will review the prosecution of a church official imprisoned over his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints.Monsignor William Lynn has been on house arrest in a Philadelphia...
23, Nov 2014 - Federal judge strikes down Arizona immigration law
A federal judge has struck down a 2005 Arizona law that made smuggling immigrants a state crime, saying it conflicted with federal laws governing immigration.
23, Nov 2014 - Incumbent Southgate judge faces councilman for 28th District Court seat
Judge James Kandrevas will face a challenge from Councilman John Graziani in the Nov. 4 general election.
23, Nov 2014 - Tuskegee leader used inner strength to advance
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Brian Johnson grew up in a Durham, North Carolina, housing project where friends were killed or served long stretches in prison.
23, Nov 2014 - Man charged in 2 separate murders scheduled in court
A man charged with two counts of murder will be in court Monday in Madison County.
23, Nov 2014 - New Hampshire Supreme Court Nullifies Jury Nullification Statute
The Fully Informed Jury Association reports that the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that New Hampshire's RSA 519:23-a, created by the passage of HB 146 in 2012, is not a jury nullification statute. (PRWeb October 24, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Nov 2014 - 2 Jacksonville lawyers among those disciplined
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined 32 attorneys; disbarring eight, revoking the license of one, suspending 14 and publicly reprimanding nine. • Anthony Wayne Blackburn was suspended for 30 days.
23, Nov 2014 - Monitoring Truancy
Last spring at a truancy court appearance in front of Johnson County Justice of the Peace Pat Jacobs, a 17-year-old high school student who routinely skipped her last class of the day was ordered to wear an ankle monitor to convince her to take the issue seriously. When the young woman’s mother objected, she was [...]
23, Nov 2014 - Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records
An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from Ars Technica: A judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, has unsealed a set of 529 court documents in hundreds of criminal cases detailing the use of a stingray, or cell-site simulator, by local police. This move, which took place earlier this week, marks a rare example of a court opening up a vast trove of applications made by police to a judge, who ...
23, Nov 2014 - State says no to EPA proposal
State officials say they don't want the EPA taking control over North Dakota water and they're willing to go to court to stop the federal agency.The Environmental Protection Agency wants to clarify the Clean Water Act.The proposal would give EPA the authority over all U.S. surface and sub-surface ground water.Governor Jack Dalrymple says we already have the laws in place to manage and protect ...
23, Nov 2014 - John Balyo Sentenced to Prison for Sex Crimes
An update on a Grand Rapids-area DJ arrested, in Northern Michigan, for having child pornography. Former christian radio host, John Balyo, was arrested at the Big Ticket Festival, in Gaylord, back in June. 
23, Nov 2014 - AP PHOTOS: Americans cast ballots on Election Day
By The Associated Press From a one room courthouse in rural Georgia to the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Los Angeles, public campaigning gives way to the privacy of the voting booth. Control of...
23, Nov 2014 - TX executes ex-gang member for deaths of 3
A former gang member was put to death Tuesday evening for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio.
23, Nov 2014 - West Virginia updates tax forms for gay couples
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is updating its tax forms to reflect court rulings overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge Dale to be honored
BOISE — The Idaho State Bar Diversity Section has chosen Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho for its 2014 “Justice for All” Award.
23, Nov 2014 - Court allows Oklahoma to delay executions due to lack of drugs
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma court accepted a motion from the state on Friday to delay three planned executions so prison authorities can obtain a fresh batch of lethal injection drugs and implement new protocols drawn up after a troubled execution this year. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals rescheduled the executions of death row inmates Charles Warner, Richard Glossip and John ...
23, Nov 2014 - Court papers: Teen waited to reveal captor's name
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teen who was kidnapped in October 2013 waited until a week after she was home to reveal her alleged captor's identity, according to court papers released Wednesday.
23, Nov 2014 - Murder charged dismissed due to missed deadline
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A murder charge against a man in prison in Texas has been dropped because New Mexico authorities failed to extradite him in a timely manner. The defense motion said New Mexico officials failed in 2013 to act to put Figueroa on trial under a 180-day deadline set by a federal law on transfers of prisoners between states.
23, Nov 2014 - Okla. high court finds for American Airlines
The Oklahoma Supreme Court says American Airlines is entitled to sales tax refunds that could total more than $1 million. A 42-page ruling handed down Tuesday by the court overturns the Oklahoma Tax Commission's ...
23, Nov 2014 - Judge decides Oklahoma City police officer accused of sex crimes will go to trial
OKLAHOMA CITY – A judge ruled Tuesday that an Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping women while on duty will stand trial. Prosecutors added more charges, bringing the total to 36 counts of rape, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and other crimes. Supporters and protestors gathered at the courthouse Tuesday as the judge bound […]
23, Nov 2014 - Montana suspect in German exchange student's death had criminal past
MISSOULA, Mont. — A man charged with shooting and killing a German exchange student in his garage has a criminal record in Seattle and Missoula. Court records show Markus Kaarma pleaded guilty in 2003 to an assault charge in Seattle Municipal Court and received a deferred sentence.
23, Nov 2014 - Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck charged with rape of 15-year-old boy
A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has been arrested and charged
23, Nov 2014 - Texas executes ex-gang member for deaths of 3
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former gang member was put to death Tuesday evening for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio.
23, Nov 2014 - District Judge Hugh McGough set to announce candidacy for Common Pleas Court
District Judge Hugh McGough, who performed the first same-sex marriage in Allegheny County earlier this year, will announce his canididacy for Common Pleas Court Judge next week. On the six-month anniversary of same-sex marriage legalization in Pennsylvania, District Judge Hugh McGough will announce his candidacy for Common Pleas Court Judge. On May 21, McGough performed the first same-sex ...
23, Nov 2014 - Judge orders NCAA to release Penn State sanction emails
A Pennsylvania judge has ordered the NCAA to release some 500 emails written internally about the Penn State sanctions.
23, Nov 2014 - Ohioan gets 5 years for child rape suspect's death
A judge on Wednesday handed down a five-year prison term to an Ohio man for the jailhouse beating of a child-rape suspect who later died, rejecting the suspect's allegations that other inmates also attacked the victim.
23, Nov 2014 - Muncie woman gets 100 years in molesting
MUNCIE – A Muncie woman has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for molesting a six-month-old girl while staying at the apartment of the baby’s mother.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge rejects changes to detainee's force-feeding
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has turned down a request from a Guantanamo Bay hunger striker to alter the way he is force-fed, including the daily practice of inserting and removing his feeding tube.
23, Nov 2014 - Pennsylvania Society Citation Will Be Awarded to PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille
ERDENHEIM, Pa., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Society announced today that it will award a special citation to outgoing Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille at its ...
23, Nov 2014 - Tsarnaev attorneys seek evidence on 2011 triple killing
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to order federal prosecutors to turn over any information they have about his brother's participation in a 2011 triple killing or to consider postponing Tsarnaev's trial.
23, Nov 2014 - Patricia LaFrance For Hillsborough County Attorney
Hillsborough County Attorney Patricia LaFrance has earned a second term as the top prosecutor for the state's most populous county.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge: UMass rape defendants can be tried together
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room two years ago can be tried together, a judge has ruled. But the decision made Thursday in Hampshire Superior Court by Judge Bertha Josephson comes with a condition.
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