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21, Dec 2014 - Trial Set for Former Teacher of the Year
A former North Dakota teacher of the year who is accused of a child sex crime is scheduled for trial early next spring.
21, Dec 2014 - Fake Dallas nurse guilty of fraud in ID theft case
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas woman who stole personal documents from a registered nurse and faked being a health care worker faces up to 15 years in prison.
21, Dec 2014 - CPUC commissioner tied to e-mail saying he’d help PG&E
A California Public Utilities Commission official offered to write a favorable opinion on a $1.3 billion gas rate case if Pacific Gas and Electric Co. “did not like” one from another commissioner, according to an e-mail the company was forced to disclose by a judge’s order. The e-mail — from ousted PG&E Vice President Brian Cherry to two colleagues who were also fired — is just the latest in a ...
21, Dec 2014 - Delusional man saved from execution
WASHINGTON -- A US federal appeals court Wednesday stayed the execution of a schizophrenic man just hours before he was scheduled to die in Texas by lethal injection.   Scott Panetti, who has suffered from the mental illness for three decades, was set to die for the 1992 shooting of his estranged wife's parents at point blank range.   The Fifth Circuit Court issued the decision, which cannot be ...
21, Dec 2014 - Texas mortician whose murder case inspired dark comedy 'Bernie' to get new sentencing heari
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh.
21, Dec 2014 - Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
21, Dec 2014 - Two bikers killed execution style, and Kingsmen won’t help police
Daniel “DJ” Szymanski, left, and Paul Maue were slain outside the Kingsmen clubhouse.
21, Dec 2014 - Former oil executive in custody after escape from U.S. prison
Jimmy Morrisett surrendered to police after escaping a prison where he was serving time for scamming over 200 people in a Ponzi scheme
21, Dec 2014 - More crime lows in NYC despite rising complaints on 'broken windows' style of policing
NEW YORK — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.
21, Dec 2014 - Trooper accused of misleading grand jury in sexual abuse case
By Erin Beck Charges against a suspended Ritchie County High School teacher who was accused of sexually abusing two students were dropped after the defense said a West Virginia State Police trooper made misleading statements to a grand jury, court documents show. Two male students had accused David Peter Weekley, 43, of Pennsboro, of sexually abusing them on school grounds. One student said he ...
21, Dec 2014 - Habitual Offender Sentenced To Life Without Parole In Family Dollar Double-Murder
A 35-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for killing two 20-year-old employees at a Family Dollar store.
21, Dec 2014 - Court to rule on license plate messages, two other cases
The Supreme Court agreed this afternoon to rule on a state government’s power to set up a specialty license plate program that controls the messages that may be displayed. It accepted for review an appeal by the state of Texas, seeking to defend a state agency’s refusal to allow an organization to use a Confederate […]
21, Dec 2014 - SXSW: Tyler the Creator's Attorney Says Rapper Didn't 'Seek to Incite' Riot
Police had arrested the rapper on a warrant Saturday at the airport as he left Austin for a show he still kept later that night in Dallas. read more        
21, Dec 2014 - Court rules for energy firm in class-action suit - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't make it tougher for defendants in class-action lawsuits to transfer cases from state courts to more business-friendly federal court.
21, Dec 2014 - Barbara's Fire
Attorney, teacher, and veteran fighter for freedom, Barbara Hines retires from a career mentoring students
21, Dec 2014 - Kentucky beats UCLA 83-44
No. 1 Kentucky made it look so easy that coach John Calipari felt the need to point out he had actual human beings on the court.
21, Dec 2014 - 2 prison escapees captured in McDowell Co.
Two young men who escaped from a North Carolina prison are back in custody after nearly a week on the loose.
21, Dec 2014 - Judge to decide on HS football game after blown call - Finalists for Heisman Trophy announced - Chi
An Oklahoma high school football team has thrown a legal Hail Mary in its bid to get a loss in the state playoffs overturned.
21, Dec 2014 - Skipper faces prison after fatal boat crash
A 32-year-old Michigan man pleaded guilty Monday in a boat crash that killed two people to two counts of operating a vessel while intoxicated and causing death and to one count of operating a vessel while intoxicated, causing serious injury, The Times Herald of Port Huron reported.
21, Dec 2014 - Virginia's judicial evaluations questioned
Legislators tasked with vetting Virginia judges criticized a pair of Peninsula judges during a six-hour hearing Friday that also brought forth bias concerns about the state's judicial evaluation tool.
21, Dec 2014 - Mexican official accused of laundering money in Texas to give up $2M more
Villarreal was quietly released from the Guadalupe County Jail in October, about a month after he pleaded guilty in a San Antonio federal court to one count each of money laundering conspiracy and conspiring to transport stolen money in foreign commerce. [...] the criminal case against Villarreal has proceeded in secret, without any of the court filings made public.
21, Dec 2014 - Bill registers displeasure with state high court
SEATTLE (AP) - A group of lawmakers peeved at the Washington Supreme Court has filed a bill that would turn races for the state's high court into partisan contests. The measure is meant as a rebuke over what the 19 representatives see as the court's overreach in ordering ...
21, Dec 2014 - O’Malley reaches out to families of victims of Md. death-row inmates
The move by the Maryland governor prompts speculation that he might commute four sentences.
21, Dec 2014 - Attorneys Say DA Weirich Hid Evidence in Murder Trial
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich flagrantly hid evidence in a 2005 murder trial, according to attorneys for the man convicted during the trial, and they are using that assertion (and others) to push for a new trial. Hearings on the matter began Friday in the Shelby County Criminal Court room of Judge Paula Skahan.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
21, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court: Traffic stop, search OK despite misunderstanding of law
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that police officers may use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if the reason the officers pulled the car over was based on a misunderstanding of the state's law.
21, Dec 2014 - Vet gets 10 years for interstate sex with teen
PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Iraq war Army veteran will spend 10 years in federal prison for taking a 13-year-old family friend across state lines for sex.
21, Dec 2014 - Former Greenville man, convicted of child rape in 2010, to ask for a new trial
NASHUA – The former Greenville farmer serving 20-40 years in prison for repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl in 2001 will have to wait until January to find out whether he will get the OK for a new trial. The motion by Zebadiah Kellogg-Roe, formerly of 621 Darling Hill Road in Greenville, comes more than four years after a jury convicted him of four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault ...
21, Dec 2014 - Mock trial gives students real life experience
STERLING — The courtroom at the Logan County Justice Center was packed Thursday evening, as a murder trial took place.
21, Dec 2014 - CMPD’s cellphone tracking cracked high-profile cases
But such tracking is under intense scrutiny after the newly released records raised questions about whether police and prosecutors properly disclosed how they pursued suspects. Experts also question whether documents police use to seek permission from the court are too vague.
21, Dec 2014 - Appeals court: Gun control must meet toughest test
Breaking ranks with other federal appeals courts, and probably setting up a major test case for the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that laws imposing controls on the personal right to have a gun must satisfy the most rigorous constitutional test. And, in another split with other […]
21, Dec 2014 - Federal ruling a win for California's bullet train
A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train has ruled that it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous groups fighting the project in court.
21, Dec 2014 - Man gets prison for kidnapping car service driver
A man who pleaded guilty in 2014 to kidnapping and robbing a New York car service driver has been sentenced to prison.
21, Dec 2014 - Freed Texas day care owners still want exoneration
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former day care owners who spent 21 years in prison before being freed amid questions over their convictions for child abuse involving satanic rituals are struggling to convince prosecutors that they should be fully exonerated.
21, Dec 2014 - Oklahoma court upholds woman's conviction in husband's death
An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of her husband.
21, Dec 2014 - Attorneys for judiciary say judge’s emails confidential
A group of American Indians filed a federal court petition in California in July to preserve the emails as evidence.
21, Dec 2014 - Judge to rule on Siegelman's release from federal prison
Former Governor Don Siegelman could be one step closer to getting out of federal prison. 
21, Dec 2014 - Judge orders 3 to face charges in district court in Cheyenne homicide
CHEYENNE — A judge has ruled two men will face first-degree murder charges in Laramie County District Court in connection with the death of a man earlier this month at a Cheyenne motel.
21, Dec 2014 - Retirement Weekly: Retirement news: The week in review
An Illinois judge has ruled that pension reforms signed into law in December 2013 violate a clause of the Illinois state constitution.
21, Dec 2014 - Paxton abduction nets 2 prison time
PAXTON — Two men who kidnapped, beat and robbed a Paxton businessman last December, then tried to extort $50,000 from him, will spend more than a decade in prison for their roles in what Ford County's prosecutor described as a "made-for-a-movie" crime. read more
21, Dec 2014 - 2 Kansas men plead guilty in synthetic drug scheme
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas men have pleaded guilty in federal court to operating a synthetic drug business that generated at least $16 million in sales in less than two years.
21, Dec 2014 - US couple cleared in daughter's death leave Qatar
An American couple cleared of charges in their adopted daughter's death left the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar on Wednesday, leaving behind them a nearly two-year saga that ended with a court ruling absolving them of any...
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