26, Mar 2015 - US Army approves sex change treatment for jailed soldier
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS/EFE): The US Army has approved sex change treatment for transsexual soldier Bradley (Chelsea) Manning who is serving a 35-year prison term for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, the USA Today newspaper reported.
26, Mar 2015 - Citibank in Argentina to stop making bond payments
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from a federal prison on Thursday and will serve out the remainder of his term in a Washington, D.C., halfway house, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told The...
25, Mar 2015 - Mesothelioma Victims Center Announces New Campaign for Victims in the Rust Belt States to Achieve t
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is beginning a new campaign focused on making certain that diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer, who were exposed to asbestos at a former workplace in the 'Rust Belt' States, have on-the-spot access to the nation's top mesothelioma compensation attorneys, as well as the best treatment options in their area or ...
25, Mar 2015 - Iowa Public Information Board hasn't shown teeth, critics say
DES MOINES — The Iowa Public Information Board, one of few groups in the country with teeth to enforce open government laws, resolves most complaints without sanctions, fining only one government official in 20 months of operations. The board fined former Washington County Attorney Larry Brock $1,000 in October for knowingly breaking Iowa’s open records law by failing to provide public documents ...
25, Mar 2015 - US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.
25, Mar 2015 - Washington state man sentenced for online threats against Missouri officer
A Washington state man who pleaded guilty to making online death threats will not face additional prison time for menacing Facebook posts directed at a Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, of the Seattle suburb of Kirkland was sentenced to time served, or about two months, in a plea deal with the federal ...
25, Mar 2015 - Spokane, WA Attorney general seeks to prevent Spokane sex offender release - Tue, 24 Mar 2015 PST
The Washington attorney's general's office is seeking to prevent the release of a convicted Spokane sex offender from prison.
25, Mar 2015 - Former Washington County judge expected to plead guilty today
A former Washington County judge accused of taking cocaine submitted as evidence in cases he presided over likely will plead guilty today as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
25, Mar 2015 - Walla Walla, WA Man who killed grandparents dies in prison
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — An inmate at the Washington State Penitentiary who was serving a life sentence for strangling his grandparents has died. The Department of Corrections says Michael Chadd Boysen died March 18. Authorities say Boysen lost consciousness when he returned to his cell after taking a shower. Prison staff attempted to revive […]
25, Mar 2015 - Washington county considering 'book and release' policy for criminal defendants
King County in Washington State could be about to get a lot softer on crime. County Executive Dow Constantine announced that if judges, prosecutors and public defenders can’t figure out a way to speed up the time it takes criminal defendants to go from their arrest to trial, he’ll institute a ‘book and release’ policy.
25, Mar 2015 - Kenai man, a former Pa. judge, pleads guilty in missing cocaine case
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A retired western Pennsylvania judge pleaded guilty Friday to stealing cocaine that prosecutors said he ordered police to keep in his chambers instead of police evidence lockers. Former Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky entered the plea to charges of theft by unlawful taking, obstructing the administration of law and misapplication of entrusted property in the same ...
25, Mar 2015 - Cosmetic changes don't make Uber safe, says Delhi rape victim
Washington, March 8 (IANS) A Delhi woman executive who was allegedly raped by an Uber cab driver, has accused the web-based US taxi firm of making only cosmetic changes to their policies, which do not make women feel safe. Sadly, Uber doesn't understand this," she said in a statement released on Sunday through her US lawyer on International Women's Day. "As a rape survivor and Indian woman ...
25, Mar 2015 - Divisive issue of abortion stalls human trafficking bill
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate doesn't agree on much, but they agreed the wanted a law to help the victims of sex trafficking.
25, Mar 2015 - King & Spalding Expands Its Complex Litigation Practice in Washington, D.C. With Addition of Bobby
Broadening its civil litigation presence in Washington, D.C., King & Spalding has recruited noted trial lawyer Bobby R. Burchfield and litigator Matthew M. Leland as partners to its complex litigation ...
24, Mar 2015 - Temporary injunction bars man from lighting up inside his Washington home after neighbors sue
A temporary order by a Superior Court judge is keeping a man from smoking inside his home in the District of Columbia.
24, Mar 2015 - Marshall, WA John Marshall Law School Students Win 2nd Place at National Moot Court Competition
CHICAGO -- Students from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago recently won second place at the national Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., after taking first place at the Midwest ...
24, Mar 2015 - Skagit, WA Vancouver sex offender sentenced for taking photos, video of girl
A registered sex offender from Vancouver, Washington will spend the next 23 years in prison for photographing himself with a sleeping 10-year-old girl.
24, Mar 2015 - Mesothelioma Victims Center Zeros in on The Best Possible Compensation for Oil Refinery Workers Who
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are dedicating even more resources for oil refinery workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, because we want to ensure these types of industrial workers get instant access to full-time mesothelioma lawyers. The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are ramping up our efforts and making certain that any ...
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24, Mar 2015 - Morrisey retained private lawyer for advice on drug suit conflict
By Eric Eyre While his wife was working as a lobbyist for drug giant Cardinal Health in Washington, D.C., West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hired a private lawyer to advise him whether he could take part in his office's lawsuit against the pill company, Morrisey disclosed in a recent court filing. Morrisey refused to reveal the lawyer's name and what advice was given. But for the ...
24, Mar 2015 - Mesothelioma Victims Center Strongly Urges Diagnosed US Navy Veterans or Shipyard Workers to Call T
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who were exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy or while working at a shipyard to call 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com to ensure they really are talking to one of the nations most skilled mesothelioma lawyers. The Mesothelioma ...
24, Mar 2015 - Yakima, WA State Supreme Court weighs paid breaks for piece-rate workers
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:03:26 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Photos by GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, center, questions an attorney Tuesday at Heritage University in Toppenish. The justices heard arguments in three cases, including one dealing with piece-rate pay for workers on rest breaks. TOPPENISH — Though they casually ate ...
24, Mar 2015 - Legal pot under fire
DENVER – A Washington, D.C.-based group opposed to the legalization of marijuana filed two federal lawsuits on Thursday seeking to “dismantle” Colorado’s burgeoning recreational marijuana industry.The announcement from Safe Streets Alliance comes after attorneys general for Oklahoma and Nebraska filed a U.S.
24, Mar 2015 - Press Releases: U.S. Department of State Launches First Partnership With State-Level Supreme Court
U.S. Department of State Launches First Partnership With State-Level Supreme Court Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 17, 2015 Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield signed a partnership agreement today with the Louisiana Supreme Court marking the first such Department of State partnership with a ...
24, Mar 2015 - Utahn used Mormon ties to rip off investors, court papers allege
Investors face up to $65 million in losses from funds run by a Washington, Utah, man who is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from dubious companies in which he placed money, including at least one which operated as a Po...
24, Mar 2015 - High court limits securities suits over deceptive comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering just because those statements ultimately turn out to be wrong.
24, Mar 2015 - FBI puts Indian cyber-fugitive on most wanted list
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Declaring Shivraj Singh Dabi, an Indian national, a cyber-fugitive, the FBI has put him on its most wanted list with posters in English, Punjabi and Hindi seeking information about him. Wanted by the FBI notice put out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses Dabi, 42, of "Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement - Computer Crimes" and says he may have fled to India ...
24, Mar 2015 - Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's biggest tobacco companies asked a federal appeals court Monday to set aside a series of court-ordered advertisements saying they lied about the dangers of smoking. The companies told a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that they're ready and willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes, but ...
24, Mar 2015 - Order bars man from smoking inside his DC home
WASHINGTON (AP) — A temporary order by a Superior Court judge is keeping a man from smoking inside his home in the District of Columbia.