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23, Nov 2014 - Florida court orders release of secret evidence
The Florida Supreme Court, in a blunt and highly critical ruling, on Thursday ordered the release of hundreds of pages of emails and documents that could expose the role that Republican consultants played in drawing new congressional districts.
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 - Manslaughter trial erased from docket
The trial of a Bowling Green man, charged in connection with a deadly crash, was removed from the circuit court docket because of schedule conflicts.
23, Nov 2014 - British banker appears in court over double sex murder in Hong Kong and asks to be held in jail
Rurik Jutting, 29, spoke only to confirm he understood the charges against him during a short hearing this morning. Dressed in a black New York T-shirt and black trousers, he stood flanked by three dock officers, looking stoically as the accusations were read out.
23, Nov 2014 - Beating victim's girlfriend: "...then they all stomped him out."
The six California University of Pennsylvania football players accused of severely beating a man in the borough last month will stand trial following a two-hour preliminary hearing that included grainy surveillance video of the fight and contradictory testimony about what happened.
23, Nov 2014 - Michigan man sentenced for throwing, stomping cat
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan man who fatally threw and stomped on a cat in front of a crowd that included children has been sentenced to prison.    A Kent County judge sentenced Michael Stackhouse of Cedar Rapids to 16 mont
23, Nov 2014 - Fresno Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Lawyers at The Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman Announc
People in Fresno who have been accused or charged with sexual assault or sexual misconduct or any other crime can now get a no cost consultation from the criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman. (PRWeb October 30, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Nov 2014 - Woman Who Met Mother on Facebook, Murdered Her, and Stole Her Baby Gets Life
A 31-year-old Texas woman will spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty to a crime involving Facebook, kidnapping, and murder. Adriana Lisa Castillo Perez has been given life without the possibility of parole for the murder …
23, Nov 2014 - Tennessee lawyers petition for Supreme Court hearing in same-sex marriage battle | News
Following a circuit court decision upholding the same-sex marriage bans in four states, including Tennessee, a team of lawyers from across the state filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States last Friday in order to appeal the ruling. The majority opinion, written ...
23, Nov 2014 - Another Arizona immigration law struck down
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state's experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts.
23, Nov 2014 - Man sentenced to life in prison in son's death
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of his 2-month-old son.    41-year-old Anthony Casanova was given the mandatory punishment for first-degree murder on Monday in M
23, Nov 2014 - Ill. man receives 20 years on underage-sex charge
A 47-year-old man formerly from the Chicago suburb of Lansing has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for attempting to arrange sex with an underage girl.
23, Nov 2014 - Washington Looting Conviction
Nearly one year after the tornadoes tore through the town of Washington, a central Illinois woman is convicted of felony looting. Ayron Casey of eureka now faces up to 3 years in prison After she collected items from the yard of a retired couple whose Washington home was destroyed by a tornado. ...
23, Nov 2014 - Woman's child abandonment conviction overturned
An appellate court ruling says it's not a crime under New Mexico's child abandonment law to put a 2-year-old child to bed in a locked bedroom and ignore the child's cries during the night.
23, Nov 2014 - Americans freed by North Korea arrive in US
The last two Americans serving lengthy prison sentences in North Korea arrived home Saturday.
23, Nov 2014 - Congress is voting on Keystone pipeline, but obscure Nebraska panel could still hold sway
LINCOLN, Neb. - Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could still wind up in the hands of an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins. The Nebraska Supreme Court is
23, Nov 2014 - Journal election endorsements
Below are the Journal's endorsements for judges in the 13th Judicial District, which includes Sandoval, Valencia and Cibola counties.
23, Nov 2014 - Senatobia man sentenced for sexual battery of vulnerable person
70-year-old Roy Wallace Thomas of Senatobia appeared before the Tate County Circuit Court to be sentenced after entering an open plea of guilty to three counts of sexual battery of a vulnerable person. 
23, Nov 2014 - 2-year-old killed by foster mother was taken away from parents because they used marijuana
CAMERON, Tx. (WPMT) – A 2-year-old was killed while in foster care, and her foster mother will now serve a life sentence for the crime. Alex Hill was placed in foster care after her father admitted to using marijuana according to the Houston Press. Joshua Hill told Texas child welfare investigators that he smoked after the […]
23, Nov 2014 - Court: Prolonged traffic stop negates drug evidence
Justices rule in Portland case, abandon 1967 ruling in favor of U.S. Supreme Court tests. The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that police cannot stretch out a traffic stop illegally if they had no reasonable suspicion to detain the driver or passengers — even if police turn up incriminating evidence ...
23, Nov 2014 - Experts issue dozens of recommendations for Minn. sex offender program
A federal court appointed the experts to review Minnesota's commitment program for sex offenders as part of litigation alleging it's unconstitutional.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge again orders Didier deposition
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:49:45 GMT By Mike Faulk Yakima Herald-Republic SPOKANE, Wash. — Congressional candidate Clint Didier has been ordered to give a deposition for the second time in as many weeks in a federal lawsuit he filed against the Washington State Potato Commission. The order comes after the commission’s attorney...
23, Nov 2014 - Star attorney will defend Adrian Peterson in child-abuse case
Rusty Hardin, right, is defending Adrian Peterson (shown behind Hardin). Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson ’s Texas attorney is as much an MVP in the courtroom as the running back is on a football field.
23, Nov 2014 - Mexican man sentenced in Va. sex trafficking case
A federal judge in Virginia has sentenced a Mexican man to 17½½ years in prison for bringing a teenager to the United States for prostitution.
23, Nov 2014 - McSally's request to ignore provisional ballots struck down
Judge James Marner of Arizona Superior Court in Pima County denied an attempt by Republican Martha McSally’s campaign to prevent a number of provisional ballots in Pima County from being counted in the tight race for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
23, Nov 2014 - Orie Melvin Drops Appeal, Hopes To Serve Sentence Soon
Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has dropped her appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and has submitted drafts of apology letters she is ordered to send to other state judges and former staffers while serving her house arrest sentence.
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 - Judge to decide if Pennsylvania can close more of its community health centers
HARRISBURG — When the state’s Department of Health announced last year that it planned to close dozens of community health centers, its own attorney warned that the department could run afoul of state law, and cautioned that a large-scale dismantling of the state’s health center system could make it “terribly difficult to respond to a public health emergency,” according to documents obtained by ...
23, Nov 2014 - Receiver is named for Saddle Brook hotel
A federal court in Chicago has named a receiver to take over control, and to liquidate, the assets of Florida businessman Nikesh Patel, including the yet-unopened Crowne Plaza hotel in Saddle Brook.
23, Nov 2014 - Appeals court denies stay against same-sex marriage in SC
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and denied his request for an emergency stay on a court ruling last week that ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
23, Nov 2014 - Sister of slain actress crusades against Manson
Debra Tate, whose pregnant sister Sharon was slain in 1969 by the murderous followers of Charles Manson, has spent much of her life trying to divert attention from the cult leader and keep him in prison.
23, Nov 2014 - Detroit Bankruptcy Taught Muni Investors Painful Lessons
No matter what a federal judge decides today about approving Detroit's $18 billion bankruptcy plan, the record-setting case has already taught municipal bond investors some painful lessons. Above all, ...
23, Nov 2014 - Rhode Island men plead guilty in Attleboro slaying
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Two cousins from Rhode Island have pleaded guilty for their roles in the drug-related slaying four years ago of an Attleboro man. Jose Polanco was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to charges including second-degree murder and home invasion in the June 2010 death of Dylan Adams. The Sun Chronicle ( ...
23, Nov 2014 - U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, a Donora native, to speak at Pitt
Reggie Walton never forgets his roots, growing up in Donora. This week, he will come back to southwestern Pennsylvania to share some of his experiences ...
23, Nov 2014 - Body Found at Imprisoned Terlingua Woman's Home
49-year-old Judith Broughton was sentenced in October to 10 years in prison after she plead guilty to hiding her father's body and cashing in his Social Security benefits for over 20 years. 
23, Nov 2014 - Judge allows Null to hire expert witness for resentencing
A judge will allow a 20-year-old Cedar Rapids man convicted as a juvenile in a fatal shooting and robbery to hire an expert witness to testify at his re-sentencing. Sixth Judicial District Judge Ian Thornhill approved $10,000 — which will be paid by the state — for the expert who will testify at Denem Null's resentencing Feb. 27 in Linn County District Court. Mark Myers, attorney for Null, told ...
23, Nov 2014 - Dispositions in Pike County Court
October 17: Halsey Miller, 65, of Dingmans Ferry was sentenced to 30 days to 6 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $1,025 and had his driver’s license suspended for 12 months for the crimes of driving under the influence of alcohol and the traffic offense of careless driving.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge orders release of Portland immigrant activist
by Nina Mehlhaf, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore. by Nina Mehlhaf, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal judge has ordered the temporary release of an immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation and was arrested this week on a federal charge of illegal re-entry.
23, Nov 2014 - Ga. inmates offered diploma completion program
A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.
23, Nov 2014 - NC man guilty of conspiring to support terrorists
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man faces up to 15 years in federal prison over plans to travel to either Syria or Yemen to join a jihadist group.
23, Nov 2014 - Former fire dept. treasurer setenced for stealing more than $82K from department
The former treasurer of the Crystal Beach Fire Department is sentenced to one to three years in prison for stealing from $82,000 from the department from 2009 to 2013.
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