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30, Aug 2014 - Panel OKs state librarian despite initial concerns
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The son of a former California Supreme Court justice won approval Wednesday from a state Senate panel as the new state librarian after initial concerns that he had never worked in the field and had no formal training as a librarian when he was nominated.
30, Aug 2014 - Judge: Disbarred attorney Stanley Chesley owes $42 million to former clients in diet drug case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky judge has ordered a once-prominent and now disbarred class-action attorney to pay $42 million to settle allegations he improperly took too much money in a diet drug lawsuit....
30, Aug 2014 - Like a fish out of water
Media reports this weekend, including from the New York Times and The Associated Press, shine new light on Arizona's execution of killer Joseph R. Wood III on July 23. It took Wood nearly two hours to die, long enough that attorneys for the condemned man almost convinced a federal judge to halt the execution and order Arizona to revive Wood, who was convicted of killing his ex girlfriend and her ...
30, Aug 2014 - Fast facts
Here is some background information about Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence for nine murders committed in July and August of 1969 near Hollywood, California. Manson did not actually commit any of the murders, but orchestrated the killings. He was initially sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted when California's death penalty was overturned in 1972.
30, Aug 2014 - Convicted killer Derrick Todd Lee loses appeal
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Condemned serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has failed to convince a state judge that he deserves a new trial in the 2002 slaying of former LSU graduate student Charlotte Murray Pace. The Advocate reports Lee's case now goes to the Louisiana Supreme Court. If justices also reject Lee's arguments, the case would move to the federal post-conviction relief stage. District Judge ...
30, Aug 2014 - Dems, GOP target 2015 session for shared agenda
The executive directors of both parties say there are at least three issues they already agree on.
30, Aug 2014 - Burglar who stole Hank Aaron's baseball rings sentenced to prison
A man who burglarized the Atlanta home of baseball legend Hank Aaron and stole "priceless" rings destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame has been sentenced to eight years in prison and 42 years on probation.
30, Aug 2014 - Law Enforcement: 90 Percent Of Tulsa's Cocaine Trade Taken Out
In their investigation, the U.S. Attorney and law enforcement officers said they've taken out 90 percent of the crack cocaine trade in Tulsa.
30, Aug 2014 - LaPorte County judge denies prisoner's request for lethal injection
LAPORTE | An Indiana State Prison inmate serving 95 years for murder wants to be put to death, but a judge Monday denied his request.
30, Aug 2014 - Federal appeals court taking up six gay marriage cases Wednesday
In an unusual convergence of high-stakes litigation, a federal appeals court on Wednesday is taking up six different cases challenging aspects of same-sex marriage restrictions in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The cases, being heard by a three-judge panel in Cincinnati, are among the front edge of nearly 80 pending lawsuits seeking to overturn barriers to gay marriage nationwide. On ...
30, Aug 2014 - Fla.'s growing ranks of lawyers leads to surplus
"Maybe 10 or 20 when it was someplace I wanted to work. Maybe 50 when I started getting desperate." Does Florida have too many lawyers?
30, Aug 2014 - Kentucky court: Board minutes established employment contract
(7/31) The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court's decision that a Western Kentucky University (WKU) employee who resigned had an employment contract with the school and was constructively discharged after WKU's president told her to retire or face termination.
30, Aug 2014 - Ex-Coast Guard officer allegedly posed as former military lawyer
This guy deserves a medal — for chutzpah. An ex-petty officer in the Coast Guard pawned himself off as a former military lawyer and nearly fooled a Long Island judge...
30, Aug 2014 - Kentucky Supreme Court Orders Production Of Medical Malpractice Incident Report
In today's daily blog posting, discusses the recent decision of the Kentucky Supreme Court allowing the discovery of hospital incident reports by medical malpractice victims (PRWeb August 25, 2014) Read the full story at
30, Aug 2014 - Regional News
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in a wrong-way freeway crash that killed a New York woman last October.
30, Aug 2014 - SEIU stops collecting fees from non-member home health workers
Various chapters of the Service Employees International Union have stopped collecting fees from home care workers who are not union members, a move that exemplifies the broader implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling.
30, Aug 2014 - Court: Silence can be used against suspects - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has ruled that the silence of suspects can be used against them.
30, Aug 2014 - California Senate Passes New Gun Violence Bill
California's state today passed the "Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)," legislation that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court
30, Aug 2014 - California mentally ill inmates to get special housing
SACRAMENTO >>State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
30, Aug 2014 - News media sue over Oklahoma execution procedures
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
30, Aug 2014 - Kansas lawyer is 'go to guy' in battle against Obama on immigration
By Mica Rosenberg and Jeff Mason NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in federal court he says has the potential to “torpedo” the president’s plans. Kobach, the Republican secretary of state of Kansas, is an architect of laws in several states to combat illegal ...
30, Aug 2014 - A look at legal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage across the country
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago will hear arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. — ARKANSAS: A state judge in May struck down the state's ban. The state Supreme Court brought marriages to a ...
30, Aug 2014 - California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's schools chief said Friday that he will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.
30, Aug 2014 - Latino lawyer confirmed for Calif. Supreme Court
SACRAMENTO – Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown for a seat on the California Supreme Court, sailed through his confirmation hearing Thursday after a state bar evaluating panel gave him its highest rating. Cuellar, 41, a Mexican immigrant with degrees from some of the most illustrious U.S. colleges, will be the […]
30, Aug 2014 - Bill to reform California's near-solitary prison units dies
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A bill aimed at easing some conditions for inmates in near-solitary confinement in California prisons has died in the state legislature amid concerns that Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who has held a tough line on prison issues, would veto it. The measure to allow inmates in the state's Security Housing Units to keep photographs and make a ...
30, Aug 2014 - Fed judge blasts Chicopee jail guards for videotaping nude women
Jail guards videotaping naked female prisoners during strip searches is “clearly antithetical to human dignity,” “deeply humiliating” and unconstitutional according to a federal court judge, and nearly 200 women may be due a payday for the privacy invasion.
30, Aug 2014 - Libertarians facing fights to stay on some NKY ballots
A judge has thrown the Libertarian candidate for county attorney of Boone County off the ballot because he isn't licensed to practice law in Kentucky.
30, Aug 2014 - Fil-Am lawmaker’s bill would give California prisoners access to condoms
* Bonta's AB 966 aims to prevent sexually transmitted diseases in prison * Endorsed by many health organizations; awaits signing by governor   SACRAMENTO, California -- California's first Filipino American state assemblyman wants to give prisoners access to condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta's Prisoner Protections for Family and ...
30, Aug 2014 - Liverpool man who left the scene of a fatal accident pleads guilty
A Liverpool man who left the scene after a fatal crash that took the life of a pedestrian on Oswego Road will serve no prison time after pleading guilty on Thursday.
30, Aug 2014 - CiCi Bellis, 15, youngest US Open winner since '96
While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.
30, Aug 2014 - Judge: Chesley owes $42 million in diet drug case
A Kentucky judge has ordered a once-prominent and now disbarred class-action attorney to pay $42 million to settle allegations he improperly took too much money in a diet drug lawsuit. The ruling from ...
30, Aug 2014 - Stromberg announces candidacy for 23rd Judicial District Judge, Division C
Tess Percy Stromberg announced her candidacy for 23rd Judicial District Judge, Division C, for the Parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James.
30, Aug 2014 - District Attorney Ricky Babin elected to LDAA Board of Directors
The Louisiana District Attorneys Association has announced that District Attorney Ricky Babin as elected as a member of the LDAA Board of Directors.
30, Aug 2014 - Neal Simon: Like a fish out of water
Media reports this weekend, including from the New York Times and The Associated Press, shine new light on Arizona’s execution of killer Joseph R. Wood III on July 23. It took Wood nearly two hours to die, long enough that attorneys for the condemned man almost convinced a federal judge to halt the execution and order Arizona to revive Wood, who was convicted of killing his former girlfriend and ...
30, Aug 2014 - Activists, newspapers sue over blocked access to Oklahoma executions
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Activists groups and two newspapers sued on Monday to try and prevent Oklahoma prison officials from blocking what can be seen by witnesses to executions, in a lawsuit prompted by the state screening off its death chamber in a botched execution in April. Before that, convicted murderer and rapist Lockett, 38, was seen by witnesses lifting his head ...
30, Aug 2014 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Botched Oklahoma Execution
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit along with The Guardian and The Oklahoma Observer against Oklahoma prison officials. The lawsuit seeks to take the literal curtain down between execution witnesses and prison administrators.  In the execution of Clayton Lockett this past spring, the process went awry, and officials closed the blinds on witnesses, including ...
30, Aug 2014 - News organizations sue Oklahoma prisons director over blocked view of botched execution
FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett.
30, Aug 2014 - Man gets prison for nude pic extortion
BLOOMINGTON— A 22-year-old Princeton man was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for threatening to post nude photos of a woman in an Illinois State University dorm if she refused to have sex with him.
30, Aug 2014 - Media and ACLU sue Oklahoma over right to watch executions
Oklahoma prison officials violated the 1st Amendment when they closed the blinds to witnesses during a botched execution in April, media and civil liberties advocates allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
30, Aug 2014 - Man Crashes $1M Car on Cam, Accused of Insurance Fraud
The U.S. attorney in Lufkin, Texas, said Tuesday that Andy House, 39, had pled guilty to one count of wire mail fraud in a federal criminal case filed two weeks ago. House's sentencing has not been set, but the maximum penalty under law is 20 years in prison. ...
30, Aug 2014 - Alabama high court upholds generic drug decision
Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business ...
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