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30, Jul 2014 - Judge hears testimony for second day of pre-trial hearing of man accused of killing son
The father who allegedly beat his 8-year-old son to death will spend Wednesday in a judge’s courtroom for the second day of testimony in a pre-trial hearing.
30, Jul 2014 - US judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania said Friday she will not halt the criminal case against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, who is accused of a criminal cover-up of child sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
30, Jul 2014 - Triple murder suspect goes from guilty to innocent and back to guilty
Courtroom experts call it a one-of-kind murder mystery that some people believe has yet to be completely solved. Promote to Mobile 0 read more
30, Jul 2014 - Man convicted in fatal shooting at Boynton Beach Mall to get new trial
A South Florida man who was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a fatal Christmas Eve shooting inside the Boynton Beach mall has won his appeal for a new trial. The appellate court reversed an earlier ruling this week and granted Wilson Pierre Jr. a new trial in the 2006 killing of Berno Charlemond, 24, while the mall was crowded with thousands of holiday shoppers. Prosecutors said the mall ...
30, Jul 2014 - Martin looks to bring experience to bear as chief justice
Mark Martin, senior associate justice for the state Supreme Court, talks about his plans Thursday should he be elected chief justice in November.
30, Jul 2014 - Telling the police to f*** off: risky First Amendment business
Although some courts have protected some obscene rants directed at cops, you still might want to be careful if you get pulled over.
30, Jul 2014 - Illinois businessman found guilty of murder seeks new trial
A Cook County judge is expected to schedule a hearing on whether a suburban Chicago businessman convicted of killing his wife should get a new trial.The Southtown Star reports Allan Kustok is set to appear in court Friday. In March, a jury found the 63-year-old guilty of first-degree murder for the 2010 death of his wife, Anita "Jeanie" Kustok.
30, Jul 2014 - Arizona trial begins in suit over Border Patrol shooting
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A federal judge in Tucson has started a trial to decide whether the federal government must pay damages to a Mexican citizen who was shot and wounded by a Border Patrol agent near Nogales in 2010.
30, Jul 2014 - Motorist charged in death of Pa. company executive
READING, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have filed charges against a motorist accused of killing a local business executive as she jogged.
30, Jul 2014 - 40 Under 40: Prison Turned CeCe McDonald Into an Activist
The Fighters: With a conviction that changed her life, CeCe McDonald found herself fighting against the struggles transgender women face in America's already unbalanced judicial system. read more
30, Jul 2014 - A Conservative Professor's Long Quest for Justice Ends in Victory
In March I reported on Professor Mike Adams's victory for academic freedom in his jury trial against the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. UNCW officials had rejected Dr. Adams's promotion application in a process rife with irregularity and laced with open hostility to his conservative and Christian speech.
30, Jul 2014 - Feds, widows agree to settle mine fire lawsuit
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths of two miners in a 2006 fire at an underground coal mine in West Virginia, according to court documents.
30, Jul 2014 - Judge reduces bail for teacher accused of murdering her boyfriend
As about 15 family members sat in court Friday wearing green shirts with Patrick Gilhuley’s name printed on the back, a judge lowered bail for the woman accused of shooting him to death during a violent breakup.
30, Jul 2014 - For Prison Reform Critics, Jail Cells Spell Hope To Kick Addiction
Prison populations are falling in most of the U.S., as politicians in both parties agree too many people are being locked up. But there are pockets of resistance to reform, including one in Louisiana.
30, Jul 2014 - F&G suspends wolf-killing program in wilderness
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has told a court that it will not resume a program to kill gray wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness until at least November 2015.
30, Jul 2014 - Missouri Executes Convicted Murderer John Middleton After Delays
BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- Missouri inmate John Middleton has been executed after a series of final hour requests for stays and a delay were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Missourinet News Director Bob Priddy witnessed Middleton’s execution and reports the time of death was 7:06 p.m.  (Read his account below) His execution for the murder of Alfred Pinegar in Northwest Missouri in 1995 was ...
30, Jul 2014 - Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.
30, Jul 2014 - Convicted priest dies in hospital
Father Gerald Robinson, the former Toledo priest convicted of brutally killing a nun, died early today in a prison hospital, his attorney said.
30, Jul 2014 - Amber Alert Issued For Torrington Infant
Connecticut State Police issued an Amber Alert for a one month old baby believed to be in the company of her mother.
30, Jul 2014 - Thief Facing Prison Time
One of the two men arrested in Council Bluffs earlier this year accused in a string of car thefts and burglaries across four counties is facing prison.
30, Jul 2014 - During 2 hour execution, lawyers debated whether inmate was in pain
A condemned U.S. inmate gasped and snorted during his almost two-hour execution in an episode sure to heighten the debate surrounding the death penalty.
30, Jul 2014 - State & National
WASHINGTON – One year after the United States Supreme Court gutted a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, “the right to vote for all is under grave threat,” says Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of nearly 200 civil and human rights organizations.
30, Jul 2014 - Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DIBOLL, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.
30, Jul 2014 - Justice Department sues Pennsylvania State Police, claiming fitness tests discriminate against wome
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.
30, Jul 2014 - States' use of execution drugs varies widely
Oklahoma has authorized five different lethal injection protocols: a three-drug method beginning with sodium thiopental, pentobarbital, or midazolam, a two-drug procedure using midazolam and hydromorphone, or a single, lethal dose of pentobarbital.
30, Jul 2014 - Empire Editorial: Hollow victory
Last week, state and federal officials marked the handover of thousands of territorial court and Alaska Railroad documents from the National Archives and Records Administration to the Alaska State Archives with a ceremony at the Alaska State Library.
30, Jul 2014 - Woman gets life for Northwest crime rampage - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A woman who took part in a Pacific Northwest killing rampage fueled by white supremacist beliefs apologized for her actions, but not her views.
30, Jul 2014 - Ex-NC teacher sentenced to life in molestation case
A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s.
30, Jul 2014 - Ex-Illinois governor returns, talks death penalty
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — 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.
30, Jul 2014 - Conservative professor wins promotion, back pay in academic-freedom settlement
It took seven years of court battles, but conservative academic Mike Adams is now a full professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Under a settlement reached Tuesday, the university agreed to promote Mr. Adams from associate professor to full professor of criminology at a salary of $75,000 per year, ...
30, Jul 2014 - Salt Lake man stands trial in wife's cliff push in Maine
A retired Kansas schoolteacher accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Maine is going on trial on attempted murder charges.
30, Jul 2014 - STATE: Gov. Brown appoints two justices to the First District Court of Appeal
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Saturday announced the appointment of Associate Justice James M. Humes as presiding justice, Division One and Therese M. Stewart to Division Two of the First District Court of Appeal. The First District Court of Appeal reported that it serves the residents of 12 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin ...
30, Jul 2014 - Murder victim's mother petitions against Okla. Dept. of Corrections
MARSHALL COUNTY, OK -- In December of last year, Joshua Scott was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of first degree murder. He was sent to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, then moved to a medium security facility -- Mack Alford Correctional Center. Wednesday, Scott was transferred to another medium security facility in Hominy.
30, Jul 2014 - Police: Missing Gastonia woman faked drowning to avoid court appearance
Police in North Myrtle Beach say a Gastonia woman and her husband lied about her drowning and filed a false police report so she wouldn't have to appear in a NC court.
30, Jul 2014 - Four South Georgia Law Enforcement Officers Indicted by Grand Jury
The Department of Justice announced yesterday that a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia returned indictments charging four law enforcement officers with civil rights violations and obstruction of justice.
30, Jul 2014 - Was there witness tampering in records case?
A Utah lawyer suing the FBI over its alleged inadequate search under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for videotapes related to the Oklahoma City bombing said Tuesday one of his witnesses has backed out of testifying after being visited ...
30, Jul 2014 - The prison that dared to pray: Angola used faith, family to stem violence
ANGOLA, La.—  In the sweltering heat of the 18,000-acre prison here, a joyful declaration over a loudspeaker pierced the suffocating air. "Shawn Martin," the name of an inmate's child, reverberated among a crowd of hundreds of prisoners and their families. Arms outstretched, young Shawn dashed across the brown dirt of an ...
30, Jul 2014 - Woman who shot man over bad sex headed to prison
Sadie Bell, 58, of Southfield, Mich., was convicted of assault with intent to do great bodily harm in April. / Oakland County Sheriff's Department DETROIT - A woman convicted of shooting her lover in the stomach because she was unhappy with his sexual performance is headed to prison after an appellate court overturned her bond Thursday.
30, Jul 2014 - A California judge rules in Shelly Sterling's favor, clearing the way for the sale of the Los A
Donald Sterling's attempt to sue himself, shockingly, did not go well.
30, Jul 2014 - Wachovia Bank shooter competency hearing focuses on newfound nurses' notes
The fourth day of the William Merriweather's competency hearing focused on newfound nurse notes from a federal medical prison.
30, Jul 2014 - Richard Bernstein to run for Michigan Supreme Court
Associated Press - Suburban Detroit attorney Richard Bernstein on Wednesday will announce plans to seek a nomination for the Michigan Supreme Court from the state Democratic Party at its convention in late August. There will be three court seats on the fall ballot. Two are occupied by justices appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and who are hoping to keep their seats. A third is opening up ...
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