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23, Sep 2014 - Alabama Judge May Resign Amidst Abuse Charges
Alabama senators are calling for the resignation of a judge who is charged with beating his wife.
23, Sep 2014 - Sentences issued in South Dakota federal cases
A federal judge in South Dakota recently issued sentences in cases involving sexual abuse of a minor, distribution of drugs near a school and burglarizing a post office.
23, Sep 2014 - Cowboys' Josh Brent reinstated, suspended for 10 games
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being allowed to return to the NFL, though he won't play right away. The NFL on Tuesday outlined a series of conditions Brent must meet to be eligible to play when the Cowboys return from their bye week in November. Brent retired last year and was sentenced to 180 days in jail after a trial in January in the intoxication manslaughter death of ...
23, Sep 2014 - Steven P. Schreiner
Three candidates are competing for Los Angeles Superior Court Office No. 87. None of them, in our view, is suited to the office he seeks. Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney Tom Griego is least qualified, as we see it. Four years have elapsed since he last ran for a seat on the Superior Court.
23, Sep 2014 - Alaska Supreme Court agrees with dismissal of lawsuit by 6 minors
ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by six minors against the state over what the child plaintiffs said was the state’s duty to regulate gr
23, Sep 2014 - Youth Climate Lawsuit Dismissed
The Alaska Supreme Court last week dismissed a case brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. The suit was one of several filed nationwide, and the first to take its argument to a state supreme court. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue the judiciary can decide – it must go through the political process. But, for the ...
23, Sep 2014 - Judge won't say if he'll resign over assault case
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge isn't saying whether the judge will step down over his arrest in a domestic violence case.
23, Sep 2014 - Alaska task force to examine elderly abuse, neglect
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska State Supreme Court has established a new task force meant to examine the state’s handling of abuse and neglect of elderly Alaskans.
23, Sep 2014 - UPDATE: Cayuga Nation leadership standoff continues as Unity Council group splits off
As police presence was required for a second straight day at Cayuga Indian Nation of New York property in Union Springs, representatives of two factions within the tribe have issued calls for a resolution to the leadership dispute.
23, Sep 2014 - Nevada, Idaho Marriage Cases May Be Appeals Court Deja Vu
Thirty-nine rulings in 30 federal and state courts have upheld the right of gays to marry or have their marriages recognized in lawsuits triggered by last year’s 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating a law limiting federal recognition to marriages of one man and one woman, according to the gay rights group Lambda Legal.
23, Sep 2014 - Judge in Colorado theater massacre case allows ballistics evidence
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A judge overseeing murder proceedings against accused Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes ruled on Wednesday that evidence linking bullet fragments and shell casings to weapons belonging to Holmes will be allowed at trial. Samour heard testimony last week on a similar defense challenge to fingerprint analysis testimony.
23, Sep 2014 - Colorado's new human trafficking laws aimed to boost convictions
In March, the Colorado Court of Appeals acquitted Dallas Cardenas of a trafficking-in-children conviction related to his role in facilitating the sale of a 17-year-old girl for sex in 2010.
23, Sep 2014 - Swat the swatters
Our Views Swat the swatters The recent case of a fake call to 911 to report a shooting in Northwest Ottawa County brings to light the problem of perhaps too soft of a penalty for the crime. Aug 27, 2014 Emergency personnel rushed to a home in Robinson Township on the evening of Aug. 13, only to find there was no incident. It was all a hoax perpetrated by someone from out of the area apparently ...
23, Sep 2014 - From Behind Bars, Author Jamila T. Davis, Former Multimillionaire, Celebrity Adviser Debuts Her New
"Movies and books often glorify the lifestyle of crime, but few talk about the psyche of those of us who live life on the edge and dare to take such risks. I created my book to share the truth of the inner void I was searching so passionately to fill." (PRWeb August 28, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Sep 2014 - Council of State Court Judges violated code of conduct, commission says
The Council of State Court Judges of Georgia crossed ethical boundaries when it filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the pending appeals of the civil lawsuits against Sentinel Offender Services.
23, Sep 2014 - Judge posting online about Theron adoption ousted
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court ordered the immediate removal of a judge on Thursday for disclosing confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron's child and making off-color remarks in an online forum.
23, Sep 2014 - Alabama woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial
An Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for eating forbidden chocolates and lying about it was set to go on trial on Monday.
23, Sep 2014 - Dallas Attorneys Charla Aldous, Brent Walker Named to 2014 Texas Super Lawyers List
DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas trial lawyers Charla Aldous and Brent Walker of the Aldous Law Firm again have earned recognition on the annual list of Texas Super Lawyers, which honors the leading attorneys in the state. In addition, Ms. Aldous is listed among 2014's top 50 women practicing law in Texas, and she also is among the top 100 lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas. She ...
23, Sep 2014 - Judge doubts Oklahoma ready for Nov. 13 execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday he is concerned Oklahoma will not be able to implement new guidelines and training for executions before three inmates are scheduled to die this fall.
23, Sep 2014 - Court backs Sooners suspending Shannon
The Oklahoma State Supreme Court backed the University of Oklahoma's decision to suspend Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon for one year, according to court documents.
23, Sep 2014 - Dallas Jury Slams Boston Scientific Over Mesh Implant $73 Million Verdict
In a Dallas Texas state court trial, Boston Scientific Corp. was ordered to pay $73 million to a woman who said a defectively designed vaginal-mesh implant left her in constant pain. This was the first award against the device maker over its incontinence slings. Earlier this week, the Dallas jury found Boston Scientific liable for […]
23, Sep 2014 - Accused wife killer Stephen Scharf transferred to Bergen County Jail
Stephen Scharf was transferred from the state prison in Trenton to the Bergen County Jail on Wednesday, three weeks after an appeals court threw out his conviction on charges that he murdered his wife on the Palisades in Englewood Cliffs 22 years ago.
23, Sep 2014 - State Ordered to Improve Voting Materials for Alaska Natives
A federal judge issued an order to the State of Alaska in a voting rights case Monday. In her 8-page order, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason said the state must take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Natives with limited English. Listen now:
23, Sep 2014 - PG&E emails may have violated rules, judge says
California's largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated with state regulators to have a favorable judge appointed to hear one of the utility's rate cases, a judge with the state's ...
23, Sep 2014 - Vaginal Mesh Trial News: Texas Jury Awards $73 Million In Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit to Victim of Bo
Loss Was Boston Scientific’s First in a Vaginal Mesh Trial, and The Largest Verdict to Date in the Nationwide Transvaginal Mesh Litigation (PRWeb September 22, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Sep 2014 - Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial
By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for eating forbidden chocolates and lying about it was set to go on trial on Monday. Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, stands accused of forcing Savannah Hardin to run non-stop for three hours in February 2012. Authorities say the girl collapsed, went into seizures and died ...
23, Sep 2014 - DOJ sides with student sexually assaulted at Sparkman Middle School
The Department of Justice filed a brief in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals stating the Northern District of Alabama District Court erred when tossing a case filed on behalf of a Sparkman Middle School student sexually assaulted in a school restroom.
23, Sep 2014 - Advanced Box Score: Chinks in Georgia's armor?
Given the Gamecocks welcome the Georgia Bulldogs to Columbia this weekend, and we only have one piece of evidence to judge the Bulldogs by at this point, we thought it made sense to dive deeper into the Bulldogs' 45-21 victory over Clemson two weeks ago.  Are there areas where Carolina can exploit an advantage over Georgia?Advanced Box ScoreClemsonGeorgiaAdvantagePoints2145Drives1614Pts/Drive1 ...
23, Sep 2014 - Court allows withdrawal of guilty plea to murder
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is allowing a man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder to withdraw his plea.
23, Sep 2014 - Court rules Florida virtual school can sue rival
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state's highest court is ruling that Florida's main online school can sue over trademark infringement. The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state-created Florida Virtual School can sue Virginia-based K12 on its own.
23, Sep 2014 - Jury selection starting in prosecutors' slayings
ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Jury selection is beginning at the capital murder trial of a former justice of the peace accused of killing a North Texas district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor. Authorities say Williams was upset because the prosecutors' office had pursued charges he stole some county-owned computer equipment and the conviction cost him his law license and job.
23, Sep 2014 - Alabama judge urged to resign over domestic violence incident
A federal judge from Alabama who was arrested last month on charges of battering and kicking his wife in an Atlanta hotel room is facing growing calls to resign, including from lawmakers who say jurists should not be treated more leniently than pro football players.
23, Sep 2014 - UnitedLex Achieves U.S. Federal and State Court Leadership Milestone
UnitedLex, a global service provider of technology powered legal and business solutions, today announced its crossing the threshold of supporting more than 425 U.S. Federal and State court cases, encompassing District Courts in all 12 of the Federal Circuits.
23, Sep 2014 - Judge questions if officials will be ready for November executions
  OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma judge says he has concerns the state of Oklahoma will not be able to make necessary changes to the way they conduct executions in time for two November executions. The botched execution of Clayton Lockett last April revealed problems in execution procedures. Lockett was still alive for over 40 […]
23, Sep 2014 - Members of Congress Call for Federal Judge Accused of Assaulting His Wife to Step Down
Alabama federal judge Mark E. Fuller has been asked to step down by both of his state's senators following domestic violences charges filed against him by his wife. The pressure on Fuller comes as several people, including 16 female senators, have called for changes in the way the National Football League handles its series of domestic violence issues, and multiple players are facing allegations ...
23, Sep 2014 - Ex-investigator sues Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
A former employee of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission sued the the agency in federal court Monday, saying her supervisors discriminated against her because of her disability, race and age, and forced her to leave.
23, Sep 2014 - Upper Southampton man sent to prison for scamming elderly
An Upper Southampton man will go to state prison for swindling some $650,000 from 245 elderly citizens in a home care scam.
23, Sep 2014 - State task force to examine elderly abuse, neglect
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska State Supreme Court has established a new task force meant to examine the state’s handling of abuse and neglect of elderly Alaskans.
23, Sep 2014 - Judge hearing arguments in disputed candidate case
SIOUX FALLS - A federal judge is hearing arguments on whether the South Dakota Libertarian Party's candidate for Public Utilities Commission can appear on the November general election ballot.
23, Sep 2014 - Colorado judge denies special probe in James Holmes' notebook leak
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge overseeing the murder case against accused theater gunman James Holmes said on Thursday that police may have lied when they denied leaking details of the case to Fox News, but declined to appoint a special prosecutor. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour denied a motion by public defenders seeking independent investigation into ...
23, Sep 2014 - Louisiana District Judge Rules Ban Against Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional
A milestone for the LGBT community came from a Lafayette courtroom on Monday. District Judge Ed Rubin ruled Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The case is under seal until Tuesday. Angie Costanza and her wife Chasity Brewer are the plaintiffs. They have been married since 2008, tying the knot legally in California. "I want to protect my family. That's my biggest goal ...
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