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21, Oct 2014 - El Paso County Commissioners authorize use of $39.9M in vehicle registration funds
El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday authorized the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority to use $39.
21, Oct 2014 - Vikings' Peterson to plead not guilty to child abuse charge
A spokeswoman for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney says the NFL player plans to plead not guilty to a child abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month.
21, Oct 2014 - Teen sentenced to 20 years for role in fatal fire
Judge orders maximum sentence for Kylie Jenks
21, Oct 2014 - Sports leagues, NCAA sue over bets
NEWARK, N.J. - The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to try to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers in the state could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games.
21, Oct 2014 - Family of Dallas Ebola nurse has hired high-powered trial lawyer
ATLANTA, Georgia – You knew it was going to happen. Money, in one way or another, is starting to show up in the US Ebola story. The family of Texas Health Presbyterian nurse Amber Vinson has hired one of the top trial lawyers in the country. He’s Billy Martin, who counts Michael Vick as one […]
21, Oct 2014 - Nats Journal: MLB, Nationals ask court to uphold panel’s TV rights ruling in MASN dispute
MLB and the Nationals filed petitions late Monday night in support of the MLB panel's June TV rights ruling.
21, Oct 2014 - Four State Supreme Court justices face little competition in races
The nonpartisan court races are mostly noteworthy because they have not generated the spirited campaigns seen over the past several years.
21, Oct 2014 - Judge: City's agenda poll not a meeting
FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith did not violate the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act when the city's clerk polled directors outside a meeting on removal of two proposed resolutions from an upcoming meeting agenda, a Sebastian County circuit judge ruled.
21, Oct 2014 - New reality show exposes Louisville's child support system
"Deadbeat" is a new take on court TV, produced in Louisville, in which Jefferson County District Court Judges open the doors to their courtrooms to expose the struggle  of collecting child support.
21, Oct 2014 - Man arrested for assault on a police officer
A 63-year-old Midland man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly punching a police officer in the face and interfering with an animal control officer’s duties, according to court documents.
21, Oct 2014 - Poetry book fire destroys home, woman sentenced
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho woman who set fire to a book of poetry she made for her boyfriend but that spread and burned down his house has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison. The Times-News reports ( that Deborah Perez received ...
21, Oct 2014 - APFFEL: Share the love of community service during National Pro Bono Week
The work of pro bono attorneys — who take on cases without charge for the public good — has been a powerful force for progress and equality in the United States.
21, Oct 2014 - Eric Holder will step down as US attorney general
He's one of the longest-serving members of the Obama Cabinet and ranks as the fourth-longest tenured AG in history.
21, Oct 2014 - Missouri State Pen tours offer history, ghosts
I was worried about getting safely out even before stepping inside. Standing under a full moon in September in front of the shuttered Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City and looking up at the looming castle-like façade with every window covered in thick prison bars, I was nervously waiting for the start of a two-hour ghost tour. ## “You will need to sign and date this liability wavier ...
21, Oct 2014 - Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
21, Oct 2014 - Saudi man's American wife files for email divorce
Riyadh, Oct 20: An American woman has been allowed to file for divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the US with her three kids and prevented her from seeing them.The judge at an American court agreed
21, Oct 2014 - Fannie and Freddie Shareholders Strike Back -- Overheard
A Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholder suing the government filed a brief in federal court in Iowa Monday arguing a federal judge in Washington reached the wrong decision when he dismissed a similar case last month. Monday’s filing marks the first time lawyers for plaintiffs in various Fannie and Freddie lawsuits have responded in detail to Judge Royce C. Lamberth’s decision. The Iowa case was ...
21, Oct 2014 - Coastal Fair shooting assailant sentenced to 15 years in prison, 35 years probation
Lajuan Jerone Sloman on Wednesday was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 35 years on probation with an overlapping 25 years more on probation on guilty pleas for his role in the November 2012 shootings of eight people that at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds."I certainly hope he never gets parole," said Chatham County Superior Court Chief Judge Michael Karpf. "The defendant is completely ...
21, Oct 2014 - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands Privacy Practice
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Margaret L. Lassack has become Of Counsel at the firm. Formerly an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the Bureau of Consumer Protection's Division of Privacy and ...
21, Oct 2014 - Attorney general candidates respond to questions
Two county prosecutors, Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel, are running for Wisconsin attorney general, hoping to succeed retiring Republican J.B. Van Hollen.
21, Oct 2014 - Boston Marathon case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses
At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday.
21, Oct 2014 - Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years
Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.
21, Oct 2014 - Court holds parents can be liable for child's bad Facebook behavior
A Georgia appellate court has ruled that parents can be sued over what their children post, at least in some cases.
21, Oct 2014 - Kentucky death row inmate appeals to Supreme Court
The most prolific killer in Kentucky's death row is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him to reopen his case and overturn his convictions and death sentence.
21, Oct 2014 - Gosnell man sentenced to 25 years for child rape
A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday, after Mississippi County jurors convicted him in the rape of an 11-year-old Gosnell girl, officials said.
21, Oct 2014 - United Way of Central Virginia Helping with Hunger Relief
Harrisonburg, VA - A man will spend 15 years in a federal prison on human trafficking charges after prosecutors say he smuggled a woman into the country and forced her to have sex with as many as 30 men a day.
21, Oct 2014 - ‘Broken Windows’ and the New York Police
Michael Greenberg A reasonable way to assess the broken windows style of policing is to ask: What have been its benefits to New Yorkers over the past twenty years? And if some have benefited, do they include the poor who bear the brunt of violent crime?
21, Oct 2014 - Guidelines aimed at slowing growth of inmate count
MONTOMGERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials studying ways to reduce Alabama prison overcrowding and inmate recidivism say new sentencing guidelines that were implemented in 2013 are expected to stabilize and slow the growth of the state's prison population.
21, Oct 2014 - Judge upholds conviction of SD man who shot wife
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A circuit judge has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a South Dakota man who shot his wife in five years ago while she scrubbed the kitchen floor.
21, Oct 2014 - Local man admits to theft after prosecutors drop heroin charge
Defendant remains free on promise to return for sentencing hearing. A local man pleaded guilty Monday to his respective charge once he learned he was turned down as an intervention candidate.
21, Oct 2014 - Personal effects from Attica riot recall nightmare
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — After 43 years, Raymond Bogart finally got his prison guard cap back, and with it a flood of memories of being held hostage in the notorious Attica prison uprising.
21, Oct 2014 - Illinois: Jimmy John’s founder owes taxes on planes
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) – The state of Illinois says two companies that belong to the founder of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain owe the state more than $1.4 million in taxes on a pair of corporate jets. Attorneys for Jimmy John Liautaud say the state isn’t properly applying the tax code. Liautaud has been an […]
21, Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania man given 1 to 2 years in drive-by shooting that killed horse pulling buggy
A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with a family inside has been sentenced to one to two years behind bars.
21, Oct 2014 - Attorneys seek no bail for Hilo man accused in plane assault
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Honolulu filed a motion in U.S. District Court to detain without bail a 29-year-old Hilo man accused of attempting to assault a woman passenger aboard a Japan Airlines flight during the weekend.
21, Oct 2014 - Shaneen Allen granted pre-trial intervention -
As the judge signed her pretrial intervention order, Shaneen Allen breathed a sigh of relief and repeated the word “finally.”
21, Oct 2014 - Lawsuit: College student shunned for anti-gay view
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former University of New Mexico student can proceed with a free speech lawsuit against the school alleging she was ostracized by her professors for making anti-gay remarks in paper, a federal judge has ruled.
21, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court to decide L.A. hotel-motel privacy case
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a potentially far-reaching privacy dispute involving a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to enter a hotel and demand to see the guest registry without a court order.
21, Oct 2014 - Independence man sentenced in car chase
A Kansas City man is headed to federal prison on a case connected with a 111-mph police chase in Independence last year. Citizens at the scene helped police find and apprehend the man.U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple sentenced Brad L. Akins, 27, to six and a half years in prison on Tuesday, according to the office of the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri. In April, Akins pleaded ...
21, Oct 2014 - Ex-nurse guilty of assisting suicide gets jail
FARIBAULT, Minnesota (AP) — A former nurse in Minnesota who admitted to going online years ago and preying upon suicidal people — encouraging two to take their lives — must serve 178 days in jail as part of a sentence handed down Wednesday.
21, Oct 2014 - Not Quite Home-Free: ‘RHONJ’ Star Teresa Giudice Will Live In Halfway House After Prison Stint
By the time Teresa Giudice finishes serving her 15 month prison sentence, which will begin on January 5, the reality starlet will surely be missing her family. But has… READ ON
21, Oct 2014 - Judge: Ex-soldier suing Burger King over needles should pay sanctions for conference no-show
HONOLULU, Hawaii - A federal judge says a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich should pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement ...
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