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31, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court sides with North Carolina on voting rules
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall's election.
31, Oct 2014 - Key West Fla. attorney general asks for high court ruling on gay marriage
Attorney General Pam Bondi has defended Florida's gay marriage ban, but she now says she wants the state's high court to settle whether the ban is legal. WATCH: Federal judge asked to allow same-sex marriages in Florida Bondi's office filed a request late Monday with the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami in the turnabout decision. The filing asks that the appeals court immediately send two ...
31, Oct 2014 - Cook Illinois releases prisoner, bringing wrongful conviction full circle
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A celebrated Illinois wrongful conviction case went full circle on Thursday when authorities freed a man sentenced for a 1982 double murder and said they believe another man exonerated 15 years ago is probably the murderer after all.
31, Oct 2014 - Bastrop Supreme Court weighs appeal in Texas death case tinged by race, claim of love triangle
WASHINGTON — A black inmate on Texas' death row who claims he had a clandestine relationship with a white woman but did not rape or kill her is asking the Supreme Court to take his case.
31, Oct 2014 - Lincoln Nebraska Man Charged in Wife's Shooting Death
A man accused of killing his wife in northeast Nebraska has been formally charged with first-degree murder. Knox County Sheriff's officials say 66-year-old Phillip Privett made an initial court appearance Friday via video.
31, Oct 2014 - Court: Election fraud is a lesser charge
Court: Election fraud is a lesser charge Election fraud charges against a Grand Haven man should stay at the misdemeanor level, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled. Becky Vargo Oct 30, 2014 Brandon Hall, 25, said he now plans to fight the charges in a yet-to-be-scheduled District Court trial. This was the third time that Hall was successful in keeping the more serious forgery charge at ...
31, Oct 2014 - Martinez EXCLUSIVE: CHP officer says stealing nude photos from female arrestees 'game'
The California Highway Patrol officer accused of stealing nude photos of a DUI suspect from her phone while she was in custody has told investigators that the secretive practice has been going on for years in the state law enforcement agency, stretching from its Los Angeles office to his own Dublin station, according to court documents obtained by this newspaper Friday.
31, Oct 2014 - Ottawa Cadillac woman charged with assault with hammer
CADILLAC — A Cadillac woman has been charged with assault tied to an Oct. 12 incident in Springville Township. Teonte Denise Kinnebrew, 21, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a hammer, according to court records.
31, Oct 2014 - Dangling election issue: The Saline County vote on alcohol sales
I'll be watching the Arkansas Supreme Court building for a sign today of a decision in the appeal of a lower court's disqualification of a local option vote on alcohol sales in Saline County. As it stands, votes on the issue may not be counted. The Supreme Court could overturn that decision and allow the measure on the ballot. The case turns on whether valid signatures not part of the original ...
31, Oct 2014 - Lee Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard arrested for 23 felony ethics violations
Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis has announced the arrest and indictment of Alabama Speaker of the House Michael Hubbard for felony ethics violations.
31, Oct 2014 - Cleveland Expansion of Oklahoma DNA database to be studied
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma lawmakers have scheduled a study on legislation that would require persons accused of crimes to provide samples of their DNA. Defendants convicted of certain crimes in the state are already required to provide DNA samples to law enforcement authorities to determine if they ...
31, Oct 2014 - Phillips Sister in Delta Blues case gets 33 months
Antoinette Colbert was sentenced Thursday to 33 months -- nearly three years -- in federal prison for helping her brother distribute large amounts of cocaine in 2010 and 2011 in Lee and Phillips counties.