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01, Nov 2014 - Why a US judge ruled that Puerto Rico's gay marriage ban is legal
Bucking a tidal wave of federal court rulings striking down state bans on gay marriage, a US judge in Puerto Rico has upheld the Caribbean island’s marriage law defining the institution as a union of one man and one woman. 
01, Nov 2014 - Sex killer loses whole-life appeal
A man who killed a girl by hanging her at his parents' house has a bid to have his whole-life sentence overturned rejected by the Court of Appeal.
01, Nov 2014 - Guide to gay marriage in Nevada
Now that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling to allow same-sex marriage, what does that mean for Nevada economically? How does the state ruling work in conjuction with the federal stance on the issue? And which cities nationwide are considered the most gay-friendly?
01, Nov 2014 - Purdue shooter Cody Cousins found dead in prison
Autopsy is happening in Mishawaka
01, Nov 2014 - Georgia Tech frat sued over 'rapebait' attraction techniques
Two lawsuits say the national chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity allowed a culture of "violent misogyny" after an internal email from the Georgia Tech chapter leaked last year instructing fraternity members on how to lure "rapebait."
01, Nov 2014 - Election Guide 2014: Retention of judges
Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to retain Judge Shelley A. Hill for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, and Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht. Judge Shelley A. Hill Ballot language: Shall Judge Shelley A. Hill of the 14th Judicial District be retained in office? The 14th Judicial District Commission of Judicial Performance has unanimously ...
01, Nov 2014 - Federal prosecutors recognized for Somali pirate case | Crime & Legal Issues notebook
Four federal prosecutors were recently given Attorney General Awards for their work securing convictions in several Somali pirates' cases, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
01, Nov 2014 - California college approves agreement with prison
Faculty from Northern California's Solano Community College will begin teaching inmates at a nearby prison under a deal unanimously approved by the school's governing board.
01, Nov 2014 - Transgender lawyer in Texas embraces change
DALLAS (AP) — When lawyer Katie Sprinkle works at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, she occasionally runs into an acquaintance who, trying to place her, asks whether she has a brother who once worked in the public defender's office. In addition to her criminal defense practice, she's become a go-to lawyer for transgender issues at a time when transgender people are getting more attention than ...
01, Nov 2014 - Titans' Lewan expected to avoid assault case trial
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case.
01, Nov 2014 - Judge in NJ gambling case is Marcel Shipp’s brother, which gambling supporters say is a conflict
Michael Shipp, the judge who granted a temporary restraining order preventing New Jersey from legalizing sports gambling in the state, is the brother of former NFL running back Marcel Shipp. Some supporters of sports betting in the Garden State say that’s a conflict of interest. Marcel Shipp played for the Cardinals from 2001 to 2007…
01, Nov 2014 - Man Pleads Guilty To Charges Surrounding Death Of Fellow Inmate
A Tri-County Regional Jail inmate accused of causing fatal injuries to another inmate pleaded guilty to charges on Tuesday.
01, Nov 2014 - Blackfoot Confederacy issues proclamation against gas leases in Badger-Two Medicine
In Browning Friday, tribal leaders from the Blackfoot Confederacy issued a joint proclamation calling on the U.S. Department of the Interior to cancel oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
01, Nov 2014 - Lexington man indicted on charge of causing death of fellow inmate in Jessamine jail
A Lexington man has been indicted in the death of another man while they were inmates in the Jessamine County jail.
01, Nov 2014 - Federal judge blocks last-minute campaign rules change
U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ruled against a Helena nonprofit group on Oct. 22, blocking their attempt to prevent Montana Commissioner Political Practices Jon Motl, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, and the Lewis and Clark County Attorney’s Office from enforcing Montana’s campaign finance laws.
01, Nov 2014 - Judge refuses to enjoin state campaign finance laws
A federal judge has blocked a Helena nonprofit group’s attempt to prevent Montana’s political practices commissioner and attorney general and the Lewis and Clark County attorney from enforcing state campaign-finance laws.
01, Nov 2014 - Former Williamsburg County Sheriff asks for new trial
Former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson has asked for a new trial after a federal jury convicted him last month on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.
01, Nov 2014 - Scott Peters held on $1M bond in McHenry Co. shooting that injured 2 deputies
Scott Peters, the alleged gunman accused of shooting 2 McHenry County sheriff's deputies, is being held on $1 million bond after he appeared in court Friday.
01, Nov 2014 - Ex-judges will try to halt Missouri execution of Mark Christeson
ST. LOUIS (AP) Attorneys for a condemned Missouri man and several former judges on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his upcoming execution, saying a mistake by his former attorneys cost him the chance to appeal his case through the federal courts.
01, Nov 2014 - 5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 1
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. As Florida slowly recovers from the Great Recession, Gov. Rick Scott has asked voters to judge him on his handling of the state's economy and his ability to bring jobs to the Sunshine State.
01, Nov 2014 - Tax Attorney to Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary Win in a landmark case against IRS
Clifford N Ribner, a tax attorney based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with clients throughout the United States and around the world, is celebrating the upcoming 30-year anniversary of his victory in a landmark Tax Court case that transformed the way the IRS attempted to tax income from the sales of businesses, including a franchise in this case. (PRWeb October 27, 2014) Read the full story at http://www ...
01, Nov 2014 - Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping
(AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Colorado woman Monday to 25 years in prison for kidnapping her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and leaving him for dead behind an Iowa gas station as police closed in, calling her a chronic liar who would have let the child die. According to investigators, Marshall, Kayden and Kayden's father, Bruce Powell, were staying with Marshall's great-uncle in the ...
01, Nov 2014 - Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard arrested, charged with ethics violations
  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis announced the arrest of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Monday on felony ethics violations. Hubbard, 52, surrendered this afternoon to special agents of the Attorney General’s Office at the Lee County Jail. Hubbard was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation concerning potential public […]
01, Nov 2014 - Central Illinois teens to serve as election judges
MONTICELLO — Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.
01, Nov 2014 - Mississippi Renews Water-Rights Battle With Memphis
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh-in on whether to allow Mississippi to file a new lawsuit...
01, Nov 2014 - Child pornography charges reinstated for Steven Powell
TACOMA, Wash. (ABC 4 Utah) Steven Powell, the father-in-law of missing West Valley City woman, Susan Cox-Powell, is now back in jail.
01, Nov 2014 - Ousted Rio Arriba County sheriff seeks new trial
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) – A northern New Mexico sheriff ousted from office for refusing to resign after being convicted of abusing a driver duri…
01, Nov 2014 - Suspected serial killer silent at Indiana court hearing
By Mark Guarino CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) - Serial killer suspect Darren Vann was silent on Wednesday at a preliminary court hearing in Lake County, Indiana, and the judge warned him he could be held in contempt and ordered him to appear again next week to be informed of his rights. Vann was arrested on Saturday and has been charged in the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19, whose body was found a day ...
01, Nov 2014 - Ex-U.S. nurse to be sentenced for trying to help Brampton teen take her own life
FARIBAULT, MINN.—A former Minnesota nurse who has admitted to going online and encouraging people to kill themselves is scheduled to be sentenced today in a case involving the suicides of a Brampton teenager and an English man. More on the Mother of Brampton teen ‘relieved’ Conviction reversed for former U.S. nurse William Melchert-Dinkel is being sentenced on one count of assisting ...
01, Nov 2014 - Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd spend "the rest of his...
01, Nov 2014 - Pflueger sentenced to 7 months in prison
Retired car dealer James Pflueger was sentenced Wednesday to 7 months in prison and 5 years probation for his role in the 2006 breach of Ka Loko Dam on Kauai that killed seven people. Click here to watch Andrew Pereira's report. Under a plea deal reached with state prosecutors last year, Pflueger, 88, pleaded no contest to a charge of first-degree reckless endangering.  In exchange, prosecutors ...
01, Nov 2014 - Purdue shooter found dead in prison
Cody Cousins. (Provided Photo) MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WLFI) – Cody Cousins, the man who killed Andrew Boldt in a campus classroom, is dead. Kirk Freeman, defense attorney for Cousins, confirmed Cousins’ death to WISH-TV’s sister station, WLFI-TV, Wednesday.
01, Nov 2014 - New Mexico court hears death sentence appeals
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's only inmates facing possible execution asked the state's highest court on Monday to declare their death sentences unconstitutional because capital punishment was abolished after their convictions.
01, Nov 2014 - Henderson woman indicted in connection with fatal July wreck
A Henderson woman faces three counts of intoxication manslaughter after indictments were issued in Rusk County, District Attorney Micheal Jimerson’s office reported Wednesday.
01, Nov 2014 - Judge sets new trial date for James Holmes in Colorado theatre shootings
A Colorado judge has postponed the death penalty trial for movie theatre shooter James Holmes for a fifth time.
01, Nov 2014 - Prison panel suggests changes at private facility in Youngstown
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in southwest Ohio say two men have been killed in an accident while painting a water tower. The Butler County sheriff's office says the men fell some 100 feet after their scaffolding failed in a rural area.
01, Nov 2014 - Best Lawyers in America Names Three Wick Phillips Attorneys to 2015 List
Peer-Reviewed Survey Recognizes Bright, Martin and Wick (PRWeb October 19, 2014) Read the full story at
01, Nov 2014 - Nevada’s implied consent law ruled unconstitutional
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday said the state’s implied consent law, which permits law enforcement officials to force a motorist to submit to a blood test to determine impairment without a warrant, is unconstitutional.
01, Nov 2014 - Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Oil Patch Murder
A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.
01, Nov 2014 - Valliant Woman Allegedly Slips Cuffs After Biting Off Another Woman's Lip
CHOCTAW COUNTY, OK -- A McCurtain County woman is in jail after deputies say she bit off part of another woman's lip and resisted arrest.
01, Nov 2014 - New trial ordered in W.Va. bulldozed cemetery case
The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a case involving a cemetery damaged by a bulldozer.
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