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15, Apr 2015 - Youngstown rape victim finally has her day in court
A verdict has been reached in a Youngstown rape trial that attracted a lot of media attention.
13, Apr 2015 - Former state judge Angus McGinty pleaded guilty to theft of honest services
Former state judge Angus McGinty pleaded guilty on charges accusing him of accepting items of value in exchange for favoragle rulings. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, but he will be sentenced to two years.
12, Apr 2015 - Cardinal O'Malley opposes death penalty for Boston bomber
While the opposition of the Catholic Church to the death penalty is well-established, Cardinal Sean O'Malley has joined others in voicing their specific opposition to death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
12, Apr 2015 - Vancouver massage therapist fails to show up for court appearance
A Vancouver massage therapist is facing criminal charges after police received three separate complaints from clients involving inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact. 
08, Apr 2015 - McDonnell appeal gains high-profile supporters
Group of former state attorneys general say ?No lunch with a lobbyist if safe? if his conviction is allowed to stand.
08, Apr 2015 - New York Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Adnan Munawar Issues a Statement after Announcement of Lawsu
NEW YORK, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Daily News is reporting that the mother of a college student who drowned in a tragic car wreck in Queens is ready to file a lawsuit over her son's death. (EXCLUSIVE: Mother of College Student Drowned in Car Set to Sue...
08, Apr 2015 - Death Row Inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner's Execution Delayed For Second Time In A Week
The only woman on death row in Georgia has been spared from execution for the second time in a week over concerns about the drug used in the procedure. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was due to be executed for plotting the stabbing death of her husband by her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, who will be up for parole in eight years after accepting a life sentence and testifying against her. Gissendaner was ...
05, Apr 2015 - Randolph legislators have no love for idea to tax, regulate Internet sweepstakes cafes
Editor’s Note: State legislators banned Internet sweepstakes cafes in 2010, but they have mostly been operating at full throttle ever since as cases wound through state courts. Some argue that the businesses should be taxed to generate revenue for state and local coffers. A Rowan County legislator plans to introduce a bill to do that. What do Randolph legislators think of the idea?
04, Apr 2015 - US court says school yoga does not violate religious freedom
A California court said Friday that yoga classes taught at an elementary school do not violate students' right to religious freedom, after parents complained Hindu and Buddhist doctrines were being promoted. The parents of two students at an Encinitas district school near San Diego said the yoga classes, which were taught as part of the school's physical education curriculum, infringed on their ...
03, Apr 2015 - Pomona Shooting: Arrest Warrant Issued For LAPD Officer Henry Solis In Nightclub Homicide Investiga
An ongoing homicide investigation led California authorities to issue an arrest warrant Monday for Henry Solis, a rookie Los Angeles Police Department officer who allegedly shot and killed a 23-year-old man outside a nightclub in Pomona, California, early Friday and has since gone missing. Solis was off-duty when the fatal shooting occurred and failed to show up for work Saturday, the Los ...
03, Apr 2015 - Federal judge cites redistricting failure; legal fees could top $1M
Albany County diluted minority voting power in its 2011 redistricting plan, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a decision that temporarily freezes this year's legislative elections until a new plan is drafted. Senior U.S. Judge Lawrence Kahn's 81-page decision orders the county to submit an amended map of its 39 legislative districts within three weeks -— a timetable aimed at minimizing disruption ...
01, Apr 2015 - Cops' racist messages could imperil criminal cases, attorneys say
In a deepening scandal over racist texts and a video shared by former Fort Lauderdale police officers, the Broward Public Defender said he would seek the dismissal of at least 56 pending criminal cases in which four officers were involved.
31, Mar 2015 - Purvi Patel sentenced to 20 years over fetus in dumpster death
Andrew V. Pestano SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 31 (UPI) -- Purvi Patel has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide, making her the first U.S. woman to be sentenced for the crime.
31, Mar 2015 - The Mesothelioma Compensation Center Urges Diagnosed Oil Refinery Victims to Call: The Best Mesothe
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, who were exposed to asbestos at an oil refinery, to visit them at http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com or call them at 866-714-6466 for an extremely honest conversation as to why it is so vital to get one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma lawyers to advance ...
30, Mar 2015 - Mother wants answers after picture of beat son in jail surfaces social media
A mother wants answers after a picture shows her son beaten at a Georgia correctional facility. Augusta native Cortez Berry is pictured in a photo with his eye swollen shut, something around his neck resembling a noose or a leash, and two men standing over him.
29, Mar 2015 - Former journalist Hepler thinks he's best suited for judge
Todd Hepler is running for Columbia County Circuit Court judge, in part, on a “native son” platform. He and his opponent are both born and raised in Pardeeville. Hepler is especially proud to be running from his hometown, even if…
29, Mar 2015 - Multistate sex trafficking ring suspects posted ads in Wis.
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged five St. Paul residents in what authorities allege was a multistate sex-trafficking ring whose victims included minors. The two men and three women each face seven counts for allegedly trafficking multiple victims, including a 16- and a 17-year-old, in 2013 and 2014, the Star Tribune reported. According to the criminal complaints filed in Ramsey County court, the ...
27, Mar 2015 - Prison Authorities Make Facebook Suspend Inmates’ Accounts – For A Very Different Reason, The C
Being incarcerated means your ability to access social media accounts is also revoked. While prison authorities are slowly clamping down on Facebook accounts belonging to inmates, the social media giant is helping the authorities to suspend such profiles. Imprisonment means you are cut off from the world and are to spend your days in a Prison Authorities Make Facebook Suspend Inmates’ Accounts ...
24, Mar 2015 - Prominent Labor & Employment Attorney Teresa R. Tracy Joins Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP
The law firm Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP announced today that Teresa “Terri” R. Tracy, a recognized labor and employment attorney, has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment
24, Mar 2015 - NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is expanding its efforts to make sure inmates who receive mental health treatment in prison aren't cut off from such care when they are released. Discharge planning that included medication, enrollment in Medicaid and initial clinic appointments had only extended to the 3,500 to ...
24, Mar 2015 - Charles Manson follower could get parole
California officials are expected to consider parole Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson who has spent 45 years in prison and been denied supervised release 17 times.
23, Mar 2015 - Dubai court drops assault case against women
A court has dropped an assault case against a woman and her former mother-in-law, who exchanged blows and pulled each other’s hair during a children’s custody hearing, after they reconciled. The Arab wife and her countrywoman mother-in-law beat each other and pulled each other’s hair in a massive fight during the children’s custody hearing before a Sharia judge at Dubai Courts. Each of the two ...
15, Mar 2015 - Man said driving 75 mph in fatality
FAYETTEVILLE -- The black box in a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe recorded the vehicle going about 75 mph when it rolled, ejecting and killing a passenger, an Arkansas State Police trooper testified Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of a Springdale man.
13, Mar 2015 - Manson 'family' cult member to receive parole hearing in California
Robert Beausoleil has been in Oregon prison for last 20 years after marrying woman from state – officials will conduct hearing by telephone California officials are expected to consider parole Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson who has spent 45 years in prison and been denied supervised release 17 times. Robert Beausoleil, 67, originally was sentenced to death for the 1969 ...
13, Mar 2015 - Firm Told Poor Pay Up or Go to Jail, Suit Claims
A suit says the largest private probation firm in Alabama threatened poor residents with jail unless they paid court fines.
05, Mar 2015 - State agency notes two inmate deaths
An Arkansas Department of Correction inmate died Monday at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.
05, Mar 2015 - Ferguson, Missouri and second town accused of exploiting poor for profit
(Reuters) - Ferguson, Missouri and a second St. Louis suburb are being accused in separate lawsuits of operating a "debtors' prison scheme," illegally jailing poor people who are unable to pay traffic tickets or fines tied to other minor offenses.
04, Mar 2015 - Court: Sex offender housing restrictions unconstitutional
By Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a state law barring sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park is unconstitutional. The ruling immediately affects only San Diego County, where the case originated, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, but will “almost certainly apply to other densely […]
01, Mar 2015 - Sleepy's defamation case against Select Comfort is revived
(Reuters) — A federal appeals court in New York has revived a lawsuit accusing bedding retailer Select Comfort Corp. of defamation for employing sales staff who discouraged undercover shoppers from buying beds at rival Sleepy's L.L.C.
01, Mar 2015 - Judge denies Bobby G's motion to toss lawsuit
A federal judge in South Florida has denied a motion by Bobby Genovese to dismiss a class-action suit alleging Genovese and others bilked investors through a "pump-and-dump" scheme.
01, Mar 2015 - Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors
If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s two-year nightmare began on Aug. 20, 2012, when he was paid $50 to serve a court summons on behalf of ...
26, Feb 2015 - Kenneth Ireland awarded $6 million after 21 years in prison for wrongful conviction
HARTFORD–A man has been awarded $6 million after serving more than 20 years for a wrongful conviction. Kenneth Ireland was convicted of rape and murder in 1989, and subsequently was in jail for 21 years–from ages 18 to 39. He initially spent five years at the maximum security Somers Prison, but was then transferred by Gov. […]
24, Feb 2015 - Muslim man sues gym he said barred him from praying
A Muslim man has sued an Ohio gym in federal court, alleging its employees violated his civil rights by telling him to stop praying in the locker room and threatening to kick him out if he did it again.
23, Feb 2015 - U.S. Asks Texas Judge to Put Immigration Ruling on Hold
(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration asked a Texas judge to suspend an order that blocked a plan to let as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the country, warning it’ll go over his head ...
23, Feb 2015 - Feds not expecting more pot possession cases
ANCHORAGE — With marijuana set to be legal in Alaska but still a controlled substance under federal law, the U.S. Attorney in the state and the head ranger for Denali National Park and Preserve both s
22, Feb 2015 - New York State Exposed: Tax dollars spent on legal fees
Your tax dollars being spent by lawmakers to hide information about their outside income. Tonight in our New York State Exposed report, we're looking into just how much of your money they've spent on attorneys...
21, Feb 2015 - Kurt Busch to appeal court's protection order for ex-girlfriend
Kurt Busch will appeal a Delaware court's decision to grant a protective order to his ex-girlfriend, attorney Rusty Hardin said Monday.
20, Feb 2015 - Matthew T. Mangino: Crime, intrigue and politics in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Kathleen Kane, the state’s attorney general, is currently embroiled in an ever-widening scandal.
20, Feb 2015 - Utah woman sues herself
By: CBS News UTAH-- An unusual lawsuit in Utah is raising eyebrows among some legal and financial experts: A woman is suing herself in a wrongful death case. Earlier this week, the Utah Court of Appeals ruled that Barbara Bagley could indeed begin legal proceedings against herself. ...
20, Feb 2015 - News guide: Gay couple marries in Texas in defiance of ban
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lesbian couple received a marriage license in Texas despite a statewide ban on gay marriage, setting off swift appeals from the state's Republican attorney general and fast action by the Texas Supreme Court.
19, Feb 2015 - Colorado residents are 1st to file lawsuit asking federal government to block legal marijuana
DENVER - Colorado is facing first-of-its kind lawsuits from marijuana opponents who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.
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