01, Sep 2014 - Murder trial to start for Wisconsin 20-year-old
A Wisconsin jury trial is starting for a 20-year-old charged with murdering a teenage girl and attacking a woman in Washington County.
01, Sep 2014 - How Marc Emery turned to marijuana activism
When Marc Emery returns to Canada later this summer, after nearly five years in U.S. prisons, Canada's "prince of pot" says he will feel triumphant. After all, smoking marijuana is now legal in Washington and Colorado, and other states have moved towards decriminalization and the legal use of medical marijuana. What’s more, opinion polls suggest a majority in the U.S. and Canada want the pot ...
31, Aug 2014 - Grant & Eisenhofer Represents Whistleblowers in Nearly $100 Million Settlement With Community Healt
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major settlement for alleged health care fraud, law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., working with the U.S. Justice Department and various states' attorneys general, has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems (CYH) to resolve whistleblower lawsuits filed under federal and state false claims acts. The Franklin, Tenn.-based company, one of the ...
31, Aug 2014 - Washington state man named as ringleader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison
A Montana judge has sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison for his role in a trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.
31, Aug 2014 - Supreme Court puts a hold on gay marriage in Virginia
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide. The order puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay marriage. That case was brought by Norfolk residents Timothy Bostic and Tony London, who were denied a ...
31, Aug 2014 - Legislature heads to court on education finance
The Washington Supreme Court is marking the beginning of school with a mandatory assembly for the Legislature on education finance.
31, Aug 2014 - LOVERRO: Daniel Snyder would do well to avoid Cooke's Redskins stadium blueprint
ANALYSIS/OPINION: The news that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has "started the process" of looking for a new stadium should remind Redskins fans who it was who banished the team to the prison it has inhabited for 17 years. It wasn't Snyder who built FedEx Field. It wasn't Snyder who ...
30, Aug 2014 - 3 sentenced in 2012 robbery, murder of W&J football player
Police say Timothy McNerney, a Washington & Jefferson College student and football player, was walking from a bar back to campus in October 2012 when he and a friend were attacked.
30, Aug 2014 - Gay marriage in Va. may begin next week
by WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C. by WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C. A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, meaning same-sex couples could begin marrying in the state next week.
30, Aug 2014 - U.S. court upholds Guantanamo detainee search policy
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration's new search procedures for Guantanamo Bay detainees, rejecting the argument that invasive practices such as frisking of anal and groin areas discouraged consultation with defense lawyers. In reversing a 2013 federal court ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...
30, Aug 2014 - Grant, WA Why more than 3,300 U.S. inmates have sought clemency
A surge of petitions came after the Justice Department broadened the criteria for inmates seeking clemency. WASHINGTON — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press. That figure represents nearly five times the number of inmates, 702, who ...
30, Aug 2014 - Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences
A Washington state man was sentenced to 20 years prison Friday after authorities say he led an interstate trafficking ring that brought methamphetamine into the Northern Plains' Bakken oil patch. At l
29, Aug 2014 - Campaign Notebook: Forum blasts justices' spending
The Tennessee Forum, a group working to oust three state Supreme Court justices in Thursday's election, last week linked spending by the three to "Washington, D.C., Democrats."
29, Aug 2014 - Sentencing in Bakken drug case Friday
A Washington state man faces sentencing Friday in federal court on charges he led an interstate meth-trafficking ring that exploited workers in eastern Montana's oil patch.
29, Aug 2014 - Website Raising Money For Former Razorback Player Charged With Murder
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – An online fundraising site has raised $2,500 for the former University of Arkansas football player accused of beating his friend to death after a night of drinking. A page on the popular fundraising site GoFundMe.com states it is raising money to pay Joshua Melton’s lawyers and expert witnesses in his second-degree […]
29, Aug 2014 - Major Bakken drug case figure from Washington to be sentenced
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Washington state man faces sentencing Friday in federal court on charges he led an interstate meth-trafficking ring that exploited workers in eastern Montana's oil patch.
29, Aug 2014 - Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.
29, Aug 2014 - Washington judge hears arguments over city pot shop ban that confronts new legal marijuana law
TACOMA, Wash. - A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife is asking a judge to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses.
29, Aug 2014 - Washington man wants judge to strike down city ban on pot business
A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in a small Washington city is asking a judge to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses.
29, Aug 2014 - Gazette files lawsuit against Morrisey over Cardinal Health documents
By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette filed a lawsuit against West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today, seeking documents about Morrisey's role in his office's ongoing case against a drug company that his wife lobbies for in Washington, D.C. The drug distributor, Cardinal Health, also contributed to Morrisey's inauguration party last year, and the company's executives wrote checks to ...
29, Aug 2014 - New York Mesothelioma Victims Center Launches Initiative to Provide Top Legal Services to Local Vic
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in New York state or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 to ensure they have the nation's best mesothelioma attorneys working in their behalf, because there is a direct relationship between the skill of the mesothelioma lawyer, and the compensation for this ...
29, Aug 2014 - Tea Party Group Fails in Appeal to Overturn PAC Limits
A Tea Party-linked group seeking to loosen restrictions on corporate political action committees was handed a defeat by a Washington appeals court, marking a rare win for advocates of campaign finance controls.
05, Apr 2014 - Fife, WA WA legislators fail to pass GPS monitoring reforms
Across Washington state there is a patchwork of rules and regulations covering electronic home monitoring and GPS tracking of criminals. Some county courts may have strict rules governing violations while others may not.
05, Apr 2014 - Legal victory for big-money campaign donors to be felt in states, courts
By Lawrence Hurley and Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide. The court's 5-4 ruling on ...
04, Apr 2014 - Teacher with Phoenix ties gets 25 years for child porn
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former Washington elementary school teacher who became one of the FBI's most-wanted criminals after taking hidden video of his students using the bathroom and then eluded law enforcement officials by assuming fake identities and escaping to Nicaragua has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Eric Justin Toth spent five years on the run, living in Arizona and Texas before ...
04, Apr 2014 - Washington's Stringfellow charged in assault case
Suspended Washington wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of malicious mischief after two incidents in February, the King County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday. Stringfellow is scheduled to be arraigned in King County District Court on April 16. All three charges are gross misdemeanors in the state of Washington ...
04, Apr 2014 - Senate OKs bill to combat military sexual assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
04, Apr 2014 - Machiasport residents decry prison closure
MACHIASPORT, Maine (AP) — Washington County residents are speaking out against the proposed closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport.
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA Trial starts today in Kitsap County sex predator case
Trial started this week in Kitsap County Superior Court as the Attorney General’s Office seeks to keep a Kitsap County sex predator confined at Washington’s Special Commitment Center for sexually violent predators.
03, Apr 2014 - Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War POW and U.S. senator, dies
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeremiah Denton, a former U.S. senator who was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam for more than seven years and revealed his treatment by blinking the word "torture" in Morse code during a televised interview, died on Friday at age 89. Denton died at a hospice facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from a heart ailment, his family said. The retired ...
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA George Washington University to receive $80M from Milken, Sumner for public health
WASHINGTON - George Washington University will name its public health school for Michael Milken, the 1980s king of Wall Street "junk" bonds who spent 22 months in prison. On Tuesday, the university announced gifts totalling $80 million to address public health challenges from Milken and Sumner
03, Apr 2014 - Naval Academy sexual assault case enters Day 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving a former U.S. Naval Academy football player was expected to take the stand for a second day Wednesday at the man's court-martial, a day after she testified he had told her they had sex, though she doesn't remember it after a night of drinking.
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA GWU to name health school for Milken after gift
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will name its public health school for Michael Milken, the 1980s king of Wall Street "junk" bonds who spent 22 months in prison but later devoted himself to philanthropy and advocated for medical research.
03, Apr 2014 - `Felony Lane Gang' spreads crime wave across the U.S.
WASHINGTON – Highly organized packs of thieves from Fort Lauderdale are spreading a rash of crimes across Florida and much of the nation, breaking into cars in Orlando, stealing identities in North Carolina, cashing bad checks in Pennsylvania and providing a model for copycat gangs from coast to coast.
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA Pearl Jam's former financial manager sentenced to prison for theft
(Corrects headline of February 28 story to reflect Goodrich is a former CFO for Pearl Jam, not the band's former manager) SEATTLE (Reuters) - Pearl Jam's former financial manager, who used his position with the rock band to steal $380,000, was sentenced on Friday to 14 months in prison at a court hearing in Washington state, an official said. Rickey Charles Goodrich, 55, had initially faced 33 ...
03, Apr 2014 - King, WA Milken, Sumner give GWU $80M for public health
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will name its public health school for Michael Milken, the 1980s king of Wall Street "junk" bonds who spent 22 months in prison.
02, Apr 2014 - Lower Valley native gets hearing for federal judgeship
Benton-Franklin Superior Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. grew up working on Valley farms and attended high school in Prosser. He could become the first Latino judge to serve on the federal district court for Eastern Washington.
02, Apr 2014 - Farm, ranch and consumer groups applaud Federal Appeals Court COOL ruling
Washington, D.C. — Four groups representing, farmers and ranchers, rural communities and consumers that joined the Federal Appeals case as amici curiae to defend mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) applauded today’s Federal Appeals Court ruling that denied a preliminary injunction against enforcing COOL and found that the meatpacking industry was “unlikely to succeed on the merits of its ...
02, Apr 2014 - Mesothelioma Compensation Center Provides Detailed List of the Most Vital Compensation Issues On Wh
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "We are offering all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family members instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, because without one of one of these specialists working on their behalf, a mesothelioma compensation settlement could be greatly diminished. When we ...
02, Apr 2014 - Uruguay seeks US release of jailed Cubans
Uruguay's President Jose Mujica said Friday he has asked Washington to release Cuban prisoners held in the United States in return for his country taking Guantanamo detainees. Mujica on Thursday said his government had agreed to receive detainees from the US military prison as a human rights matter. "But we have no qualms in asking the North American government to please do what is possible to ...
02, Apr 2014 - SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices taking nearly 6 months on claim that Ariz. judge was biased
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has spent nearly six months wrestling with a dispute between an Arizona judge and the man she sentenced to death for killing a librarian.