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22, Dec 2014 - Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
BOSTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
22, Dec 2014 - Court upholds Alabama ballot access requirements
MONTGOMERY | A federal appeals court has upheld Alabama's ballot access law that was challenged by third-party presidential candidates trying to get their names before voters in 2012. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the decision of a trial court dismissing the lawsuit. Alabama requires third-party candidates to collect signatures equal to 3 percent of the ...
22, Dec 2014 - AP sources: Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross
WASHINGTON — American Alan Gross was released from a Cuban prison after five years Wednesday, a surprise move that could pave the way for a major shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island nation, senior Obama administration officials said. Gross, 65, was on an American government plane bound for the U.S. Wednesday morning after being released on humanitarian grounds by the Cuban ...
22, Dec 2014 - Judge denies W.Va. ex-coal baron travel home for holidays
A judge won't let a West Virginia ex-coal baron facing criminal charges head home for the holidays.
22, Dec 2014 - $1 million bond lifted from Erie witness
At the request of the Erie County District Attorney's Office, a judge has lifted the $1 million material witness bond that was used to secure testimony from a key witness in the August fatal shooting of Hercules B. Rieger.
22, Dec 2014 - Ulysses, The OmniCarb Trial: Reductionism, Revelations and Resolutions
The recently published OmniCarb trial seems, superficially, like another great opportunity to propagate the kind of confusion about dietary details that has precluded us, for decades, from using what we do reliably know about nutrition to get to better health. But look just a bit deeper and it becomes something far more propitious: an invitation to resolve beyond reductionism, just in time for ...
22, Dec 2014 - UPDATE: Dean Hart Jr. Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
Dean Hart Jr. was sentenced to 10 years in prison after a judge denied his new attorney's desire to withdraw his guilty plea.
22, Dec 2014 - Shane Hadnot pleads guilty to providing drugs prosecutors say led to Alfred Wright's death
BEAUMONT - A man charged in connection with Alfred Wright's death has pled guilty to one of four drug charges against him. KBTV's Haley Bull was at the federal courthouse when Shane Hadnot pled guilty Wednesday afternoon in Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin's court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. ...
22, Dec 2014 - Panel Rejects Appeals by Disgraced Ex-Supervisor and Aide
The reversal of some convictions in a San Joaquin County corruption scandal does not constitute new facts or new law that would allow another defendant to collaterally attack his conviction of violating a different statute, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday.
22, Dec 2014 - Nats' Jayson Werth Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail For Speeding In Virginia
In some places, getting caught speeding simply means an expensive traffic ticket. Virginia is not one of those places. Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is about to get acquainted with how seriously the state deals with speed. Read more...
22, Dec 2014 - Adrian Peterson's appeal denied, suspension upheld
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves court accompanied by his wife, Ashley Brown Peterson, in Conroe, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. A judge tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for Peterson on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year.
22, Dec 2014 - 4th Circuit employment law case illustrates high cost of litigation
(12/22) A case before the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia—illustrates the significant amount of time and money an employer had to invest in defending a number of posttrial issues driven by the former employee's request for attorneys' fees. Read on, focusing in particular on the case's procedural history as it ...
22, Dec 2014 - Arpaio's racial profiling case enters new phase - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
PHOENIX (AP) - A 7-year-old racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff known for immigration enforcement is about to enter a new phase as a judge considers whether to seek punishment against the lawman for disregarding the court's orders.
22, Dec 2014 - Jeh Johnson Tours New Immigration Detention Facility in Texas
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson made a visit to the South Texas Family Residential Center, the newest federal prison, which is about an hour south of San Antonio and aimed at curbing the latest illegal immigration wave. Our John Salazar spoke to Johnson, who says Congress must fund the fight if it's serious about dealing with illegal immigration.
22, Dec 2014 - Bill would clear way for recordings in sexual abuse cases
TALLAHASSEE —Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.
22, Dec 2014 - Ohio spends $202,502 to jail each juvenile offender
The annual cost to house juvenile offenders in Ohio is $202,502 per youth, the 10th highest out of 46 states surveyed.
22, Dec 2014 - Bristol teenager given suspended sentence for sexual activity with underage girls when he was 16
A TEENAGER who admitted sexual activity with two underage girls when he was aged between 16 and 17 has been given a suspended jail term. Barclay Burston, of Elizabeth Way, Mangotsfield, pleaded guilty to four charges of sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl.
22, Dec 2014 - Couple get 35 years in prison in girl's soda death - Hair loss treatment may be dangerous to ki
An eastern Tennessee father and stepmother of a 5-year-old girl who died after being forced to drink large amounts of grape soda and water as a form of punishment have been sentenced to 35 years in prison, authorities said.
22, Dec 2014 - Attorney General Harris’ Office Announces 4 Arrested In Emeryville Sex-Trafficking Ring
Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly operating a sex trafficking ring out of a massage parlor in Emeryville, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday.
22, Dec 2014 - State high court rules for mom whose baby was born with methadone withdrawal symptoms
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's Supreme Court says a woman can't be considered to have abused and neglected her child because the infant was born with symptoms of methadone withdrawal.
22, Dec 2014 - East Texas man pleads guilty in 2013 drug death
Twenty-eight-year-old Shane Hadnot of Jasper pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to possessing with intent to distribute cocaine. Wright's family says he was murdered and law enforcement officers bungled their search.
22, Dec 2014 - Lawsuit says Hawaii failed to protect Pohakuloa
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Two Native Hawaiians have sued the state of Hawaii, saying it's failed to protect former Hawaiian monarchy lands on the Big Island now used for military training. Clarence Ching and Mary Maxine Kahaulelio have asked a state judge to declare the state has violated ...
22, Dec 2014 - Idaho deputy prisons director named to top post, with a raise
Kevin Kempf has served in a variety of roles during a 19-year career with the Idaho Department of Correction. Click to Continue »
22, Dec 2014 - GovBeat: Utah must pay attorney’s fees in same-sex marriage case, judge says
The state must pay $95,000 to plaintiffs who sued Utah for attempting to retroactively enforce its marriage ban on same-sex couples.
22, Dec 2014 - Indiana man receives 50-year prison sentence for child molesation
Earl Hawkins is also required to register as a lifetime offender on Indiana's Sex Offender Registry.
22, Dec 2014 - Boston suspect to make first appearance in 17 months
NEW YORK, United States - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to make his first public appearance in 17 months when he steps into court Thursday for final preparations for his January trial.
22, Dec 2014 - Teen sentenced to 52 years in prison in slayings
A 17-year-old Northern California boy has been sentenced to 52 years in prison for stabbing to death an elderly couple in their Davis home.
22, Dec 2014 - Feds ask for delay in Uzbek man's terrorism trial
Prosecutors are asking a federal judge in Idaho to delay the trial of an Uzbek man charged with helping a terrorist organization.
22, Dec 2014 - Judge preserves media's lawsuit seeking discipline records tied to UNC scandal
A Wake County judge on Friday denied a request by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to dismiss a lawsuit filed by media groups seeking disciplinary action records… Click to Continue »
22, Dec 2014 - Death Row inmate gets upset, curses judge in Fresno courtroom
More than three decades after receiving the death penalty, Douglas Ray Stankewitz of Fresno is no closer to his execution. That’s because the California Supreme Court threw out his death… Click to Continue »
22, Dec 2014 - Tooele Valley residents protest prison relocation site
They claim proposed location between Tooele and Grantsville is not suitable and prison won't benefit communities
22, Dec 2014 - Attorney General: Stay safe, shop smart this holiday season
Louisiana businesses and consumers are gearing up for the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whether hitting the mall or surfing the web, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges caution when knocking out holiday shopping lists. The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section expects an increase in reports of scams during the flurry of the holiday season, and offers the ...
22, Dec 2014 - Doctor in capital murder mistrial seeks lower bond
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — An attorney for an Amarillo plastic surgeon whose capital murder prosecution ended in a mistrial wants his client's bond reduced. The 50-year-old Dixon was accused of hiring business partner David Neal Shepard to kill Dr. Joseph Sonnier III in July 2012 for three bars of silver valued at $9,000.
22, Dec 2014 - Vinson & Elkins Promotes Eight to Partnership
The new partners will enhance seven of the firm's practice areas, including appellate, complex commercial litigation, finance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and tax. Jeremy Marwell is an appellate litigator with experience handling a broad range of civil and criminal matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal and state courts. Marwell was recently a ...
22, Dec 2014 - Colorado man gets prison in online ad, prostitution case linked to Texas, Wyoming
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison in a prostitution and online case linked to Texas and Wyoming.
22, Dec 2014 - GOP Bexar County Clerk will keep office open 24/7 if stay on Texas gay marriage ban lifted
Bexar County Clerk Gerard "Gerry" Rickhoff, a Republican, will keep his office open 24 hours a day if a federal judge lifts his stay on allowing same-sex couples in Texas to marry.
22, Dec 2014 - Reaction to the decision not to charge Christopher Manney in Dontre Hamilton shooting death
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Reaction to the decision not to charge Christopher Manney in connection with the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton is beginning to pour in. Jonathan Safran, attorney for the Hamilton said in a news release the following: “The Dontre Hamilton shooting death case has now resulted in the Milwaukee County District Attorney adding yet […]
22, Dec 2014 - UPDATE: Judge to Rule by End of Week in Siegelman Hearing
A judge says he will decide by the end of the week if former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman should be released from prison while appealing his 2006 bribery conviction.
22, Dec 2014 - Jurors to recommend sentence in Dejuan Hammond case
Hammond attorney Annie O'Connell told jurors she is placing Hammond's "humanity" in their hands. Prosecutors asked for a life sentence. 
22, Dec 2014 - Indiana won’t appeal Overstreet execution ruling
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Tuesday he will not appeal a trial court’s ruling that a man sentenced to death for killing a Franklin College student in 1997 is incompetent to be executed because such an appeal likely would fail.
22, Dec 2014 - Holiday Season Brings Major Increase in DUI Arrests, Say Arizona DUI Lawyers Corso & Rhude
With nearly 4,000 arrests made during the holiday season in 2013, according to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Arizona DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Corso & Rhude are preparing for a holiday season they predict will be just a busy as previous years. From December 2011 to early January 2014, nearly 24,000 arrests were made for driving under the influence during the time ...
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