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24, Apr 2014 - The Supreme Court is not done with affirmative action yet
This week, the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan initiative that forbade public educational institutions — as well as all state employers and contractors — from considering race as a factor in admissions or hiring, even in the context of affirmative action programs. The direct impact of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is likely to be quite limited, but the decision fits into a ...
24, Apr 2014 - Minnesota high court reinstates no-parole sentence for man convicted of killing when he was 17
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release for a man who was two months shy of his 18th birthday when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl, stabbing her 29 times with a screwdriver.
24, Apr 2014 - Williamson Parole board questions Paragould murder conviction
The Arkansas Parole Board says a man convicted of a 23-year-old murder in Paragould has "served long enough" for a crime he "possibly did not commit." Now they're asking the case be "fully investigated."
24, Apr 2014 - $6M bail set for Utah woman in dead babies case
A judge set a $6 million bail for a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years.
24, Apr 2014 - Miami-dade Lawyer: Fla. officer in drug case 'a good cop'
MIAMI (AP) - The attorney for a South Florida police lieutenant charged in a New Jersey cocaine conspiracy says his client has a stellar job record. Miami-Dade police Lt. Ralph Mata made his first court appearance Wednesday since his arrest.
24, Apr 2014 - Kansas high court opposes judicial budget
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court has criticized a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes and was signed recently by Gov. Sam Brownback. The bill allocates an additional $2 million from the state general fund to the judicial branch, but Chief Justice Lawton Nuss ...
24, Apr 2014 - Santa Fe Conjugal Prison Visits Soon To Be Banned In 46 States
New Mexico is set to outlaw conjugal prison visits, meaning as of May 1, only four states in the country will allow them. Although prison occupants around the country were once widely allowed to be intimate with spouses and lovers during incarceration, there are a variety of reasons why such a privilege is now very
24, Apr 2014 - Washington Judge denies guilty plea withdrawal
A Clinton County District Court judge has denied a man's attempt at withdrawing a guilty plea. Eric R. Hook, 45, 900 S. 10th St., was sentenced last week to no more than five years in prison for willful injury causing bodily injury, a class D felony. He also was given a sentence of no more than two years in prison for domestic abuse assault, second offense, to be served concurrently.
24, Apr 2014 - Major Oklahoma high court rejects death row inmates' drug secrecy claims, lifts stay of execution
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
24, Apr 2014 - No bail in child porn case
A judge ordered the alleged child pornographer from Troy held without bail following an appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Albany. Sawyer Jr., 25, who was recently the target of a nationwide manhunt — and who was let go by police in Florida after being caught — faces charges he filmed three young girls, aged 2, 3 and 5, in child pornography On Jan. 19, the girlfriend of Sawyer's father ...
24, Apr 2014 - Cherokee ETX man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murdering ex-girlfriend, claimed she practiced witchcra
An East Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the 2012 murder of his ex-girlfriend. Promote to Mobile Breaking News read more
24, Apr 2014 - Dane News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT
Man held in prison a year too long awarded $7,600 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A board that reviews financial claims against Wisconsin on Tuesday ordered the state's prison system to award a man $7,600 for the more than a year he spent in prison past his actual release ...