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30, Jul 2014 - Robinson dies while incarcerated
A Toledo priest convicted of murder in 2006 for the 1980 slaying of a nun died early Friday in a prison hospital.
30, Jul 2014 - Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Decision on Whooping Cranes
NEW ORLEANS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday, June 30, reversed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in The Aransas Project v. Shaw.  The Fifth Circuit agreed with the defendants that the plaintiff failed to prove its case that diversions of water for use by Texans had led to multiple deaths of ...
30, Jul 2014 - Fuel spills after big-rig overturn closes Drake near San Quentin
A traffic headache gripped commuters Monday as cleanup of 1,700 gallons of gasoline continued after a double tanker big rig flipped over on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near San Quentin State Prison, closing the thoroughfare in both directions.
30, Jul 2014 - Courts hear parents battle over circumcision
Mom opposes procedure for 3-year-old son; dad wants it The boy's fourth birthday is coming up and his mother and father are fighting over a tiny piece of him — his foreskin.
30, Jul 2014 - Prison Time For Dead Beat Springfield Dad Who Moved To Thailand
A man from Springfield has been ordered to pay $170,000 in back child support payments after leaving the country to avoid sending money to his son's mother in Utah.The U.S. Attorney says Randy Essary had been living in Thailand until his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport in 2012.Essary pleaded guilty earlier this year.His sentence includes a 21 month stay in federal prison.Here is the ...
30, Jul 2014 - EBA Authority, China Lending, Hacker Targets: Compliance
The European Banking Authority “lacks the authority to make or enforce decisions on supervisory convergence and to resolve disputes” among national financial regulators, the European Union Court of Auditors said in a report released yesterday.
30, Jul 2014 - Wisconsin court: Prison for repeat drunken drivers
The Wisconsin Supreme Court says state law requires repeat drunken drivers to spend at least three years behind bars.
30, Jul 2014 - Clerk's rebellion for same-sex marriage suits this liberal county
As the same-sex marriage showdown that has pitted a lone Boulder County clerk against the state's attorney general continues, the locals here just shake their heads at the fuss. And smile.
30, Jul 2014 - Ex-Coast Guard employee gets life for killing two others on Alaska base
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A former U.S. Coast Guard employee convicted of shooting two co-workers to death at a remote Kodiak Island communications station two years ago was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said. A federal court jury in Anchorage found James Michael Wells, 63, guilty in late April of two counts of first-degree ...
30, Jul 2014 - Ex-Gov. George Ryan returns, talks death penalty
KANKAKEE — George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, says he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to prison in 2007 — campaigning for the end of the death penalty in the U.S."Americans should come to their senses," Ryan said this week, in an hourlong interview with The Associated Press at his kitchen table.Newly free to speak after a year of federal ...
30, Jul 2014 - Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge.
30, Jul 2014 - Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases
The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals.
30, Jul 2014 - More mentally ill behind bars
CHICAGO – Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a ...
30, Jul 2014 - Federal agent's Hawaii murder retrial underway
A prosecutor's opening statement echoes the one she delivered the first time a federal agent stood trial for murder in a shooting at a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.
30, Jul 2014 - Man Who Taped Himself Raping Numerous Little Girls Hanged Himself In Jail, Leaving Lots Of Unanswer
Serial Child Rapist Leaves Unanswered Questions After Jailhouse Suicide Man Who Taped Himself Raping Numerous Little Girls Hanged Himself In Jail, Leaving Lots Of Unanswered Questions Serial Child Rapist Leaves Unanswered Questions After Jailhouse Suicide Headlines Legal Lifestyle Nation Has Been Optimized A serial child rapist hanged himself in his jail cell just 10 days after being arrested ...
30, Jul 2014 - DA files suit against club
The Alapaha district attorney has filed a public nuisance suit against the owners and operators of a Homerville nightclub that was the site of the deadly shooting of a Morehouse College student in May.
30, Jul 2014 - IV Lines Placed Properly in Two Hour Arizona Execution: Doctor
The doctor who performed the autopsy on Joseph Wood says the IV lines that delivered the fatal drugs in the prolonged lethal injection were not the problem
30, Jul 2014 - Mistaken identity? Woman says she was wrongly accused, arrested
RITTMAN, Ohio — Ashley Brown was eight months pregnant when she was arrested on drug charges last November for a case in which her only real crime may have been having a very common name. Brown said she pulled into the driveway of her mother’s Rittman home and was closely followed by two cars from […]
30, Jul 2014 - Salem Township man guilty of counterfeiting
A Salem Township man will be sentenced in Federal Court for manufacturing fake $100 dollar bills.
30, Jul 2014 - Kansas Supreme Court voids death sentences for Carr brothers in 4 Wichita shootings in 2000
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.
30, Jul 2014 - Appeals court panel deals blow to Obamacare in 34 states, including Michigan
A federal appeals court dealt a potentially major blow to President Obama's health care law Tuesday, ruling that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states including Michigan -- are not eligible for tax subsidies.
30, Jul 2014 - 3 charged with trying to extort Saudi sheik through trumped-up rape case against son
California prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a woman and two of her attorneys for allegedly falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted by a Saudi sheik's son to extort at least $15 million.
30, Jul 2014 - 9th District Court of Appeals affirms conviction of Akron woman
DOWNTOWN AKRON — On June 30, the 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Jessica Thomas, of South Akron, for aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Thomas’ trial took place before Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty.
30, Jul 2014 - The Controversial Felony Murder Case of The Elkhart 4: Should Teens Be Sentenced to 50 Years in Pri
Four Indiana Teenagers Are in Prison for Murder After a Home Invasion Gone Wrong
30, Jul 2014 - Sentencing due for man who tried to aid al-Qaida
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who used Facebook to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court.
30, Jul 2014 - Bizarre crime lands convicted killer back in jail
A bizarre crime has landed a convicted killer, who was living in secret in a Mid-South community, back behind bars.
30, Jul 2014 - South Peoria man receives 10-year sentence for heroin trafficking
PEORIA — A South Peoria man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison as part of an ongoing effort to crack down on heroin trafficking.
30, Jul 2014 - Shawnee, Kansas Court Goes Paperless with Benchmark Case Management System from Pioneer Technology
Court increases services to the public and gains efficiency with new paperless system. (PRWeb June 30, 2014) Read the full story at
30, Jul 2014 - Lawyers: Obamacare may go Supreme
Obamacare survived another legal attack yesterday, but with more lawsuits in the pipeline, President Obama’s signature health care law will likely face constitutional and statutory challenges, which may end up in front of the Supreme Court, according to two attorneys attempting to erase it from the books.
30, Jul 2014 - Montana judge censured over lenient rape sentence, rape comments
District Judge G. Todd Baugh, of Billings, appeared before the court in Helena, where Chief Justice Mike McGrath read the prepared censure statement. A censure is a rarely used public declaration by the high court that a judge is guilty of misconduct.
30, Jul 2014 - How prison inmates learn about money
Financial-literacy programs in prison may help inmates to function in society after they’re released. Too bad they’re fairly rare.
30, Jul 2014 - Abu Ghraib torture case revived
NEW YORK: A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc, in which the defense contractor’s employees were accused of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
30, Jul 2014 - Cruel and unusual? Waupun inmates allege abuse by guards in prison’s segregation unit
Volume, severity of complaints prompt calls for investigation.
30, Jul 2014 - Dane County judge clarifies Wisconsin medical abortion law
The ruling, which will allow Planned Parenthood to continue to administer the non-surgical procedure, was called a "victory" by pro-choice activists.
30, Jul 2014 - Maryland Road Rage Murder Trial Underway
Detective on trial for murder in Maryland road rage case; says he thought family was in danger
30, Jul 2014 - Bryan Storms sentenced to 37 years for vehicular homicide
SPOKANE, Wash. - Bryan Storms, the man who ran through a stop sign and t-boned a pickup truck last February, killing one person, was sentenced for Vehicular Homicide on Thursday. Storms was found guilty back in February and after hearing from the family of the victim on Thursday, Judge Plese sentenced Storms to 448 months in prison, which is just over 37 years.
30, Jul 2014 - Charges filed against Westchester pot clinic operators
Medical marijuana dispensaries on Manchester Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard are operating illegally, city alleges By Gary Walker The owners of two medical marijuana clinics in Westchester will be in court this month facing criminal misdemeanor charges that those dispensaries are…
30, Jul 2014 - Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.
30, Jul 2014 - Court: Towns can ban fracking
ALBANY — Towns in New York State can ban hydraulic fracturing through the use of zoning, according to a ruling Monday by the NYS Court of Appeals.
30, Jul 2014 - Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography
BEAUMONT, Texas – A 33-year-old Port Neches, Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
30, Jul 2014 - U.S. court revives Abu Ghraib detainees' torture case
A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc in which the defense contractor's employees were accused of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said a lower court judge erred in concluding he lacked jurisdiction to hear claims brought by four Iraqi plaintiffs ...
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