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Federal judge grants temporary restraining order in West Jefferson stink case

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Trump's Ban on Transgender Soldiers Blocked Again by U.S. Judge

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Judge orders Bonnie Liltz, mother who killed disabled daughter, back to prison

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Judge sentenced Oregon refuge occupier Darryl Thorn to year and a half in prison

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2 Chicago Men Freed

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Utah's first female Supreme Court justice steps down
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Christine Durham has spent her life working. Whether it was juggling odd jobs as a young woman trying to make it as a lawyer in the 1970s, or balancing her duties as a Utah Supreme Court justice, Durham spent her entire adult life with a planned — and often overflowing — schedule. Until now. After 35 years as a Supreme Court justice — she's the first woman in the state to hold such an appointment — the 72-year-old retired this month   Read More ...
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Man charged with robbing students in Grant Park, 2 others still sought
A judge denied bail for an 18-year-old man accused of beating and robbing two Columbia College students at a Grant Park skate park before the victims managed to fight off their attackers. Though prosecutors hadn't sought a “no bail” petition against Erick R. Johnson, Cook County Judge David R. Navarro ordered him held after hearing how he and two others violently attacked one of the victims at the skate park at the south end of Grant Park near Michigan Avenue early Wednesday   Read More ...
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Louisiana man walks out of prison after being wrongfully convicted in 1974
Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was "weak at best." Authorities withheld evidence decades ago that could have exonerated Wilbert Jones, now 65, State District Judge Richard Anderson said   Read More ...
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Court nixes high attorney fees for wrongly convicted man
RALEIGH, N.C. – A judge has thrown out a contract allowing lawyers for a man freed after 30 years on death row to claim a large part of his compensation for wrongful imprisonment. Judge Terrence Boyle ruled Monday that Henry McCollum lacked competence to sign with lawyers currently representing him in a lawsuit against investigators who put him behind bars. The current lawyers are not the ones who helped free McCollum and his half brother from prison in 2014   Read More ...
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Trump choosing more white men as judges than any president in decades
State Sen. Mark Norris was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a judge in the Western District of Tennessee. In this video from April 2017 he discusses legal proceedings and the Trump administration’s proposed travel ban. Jake Lowary/USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee. President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America’s federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation’s diversity   Read More ...
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Federal judge rejects Va. Democrats' bid to bar state elections officials from certifying result in House District 28
A federal judge in Alexandria on Wednesday evening rejected Democrats' emergency bid to halt the State Board of Elections from certifying the vote totals in House District 28, increasing pressure on state elections officials to act in the Fredericksburg-area contest. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria held a hearing on the case by telephone, then denied Democrats' motion for a temporary restraining order   Read More ...
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The ‘lawyer dog’ Louisiana Supreme Court justice has also made controversial comments on talk radio
The Louisiana Supreme Court received some national ridicule last month for what has now become known as the “lawyer dog” case. In that case, during questioning from police, a suspect replied, “If y’all think I did it, I know that I didn’t do it so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog ’cause this is not what’s up.” The court ruled that the phrase “lawyer dog” was ambiguous and, consequently, the defendant had not invoked his Sixth Amendment right to an attorney   Read More ...
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Judge rules against Seattle income tax on high earners
SEATTLE (AP) - A judge has ruled against a new income tax on wealthy Seattle residents. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl said in a ruling Wednesday that the tax is prohibited by state law. He declined to address whether the tax is constitutional. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously in July to impose a 2.25 percent tax on the city's highest earners, saying they wanted to test the legality of an income tax in Washington state to help pay for crucial city needs   Read More ...
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Judge rules against Seattle income tax on high earners
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has ruled against a new income tax on wealthy Seattle residents. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl said in a ruling Wednesday that the tax is prohibited by state law. He declined to address whether the tax is constitutional. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously in July to impose a 2.25 percent tax on the city's highest earners, saying they wanted to test the legality of an income tax in Washington state to help pay for crucial city needs   Read More ...
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Judge rejects effort to block certification of delegate race
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected an effort to block the Virginia elections board from certifying the results in a House of Delegates race where election officials say some voters got the wrong ballots. Three voters, represented by a law firm closely aligned with the Democratic Party, asked a judge in federal court in Alexandria to block the certification in a race that could determine control of the House   Read More ...
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Federal judge says lawsuit over Trump's Keystone XL pipeline approval can go ahead
A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by environmentalists over the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline can proceed. The decision comes just two days after Nebraska regulators lifted the final regulatory obstacle to the project. It creates a potential roadblock for pipeline operator TransCanada's long-stalled project to transport heavy Canadian crude to U.S. refining hubs. On Wednesday, U   Read More ...
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Utah attorney general’s office says panelist who writes for Trib had conflict, fights release of secret opinion on recent election
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ office is continuing its fight against public disclosure of a legal opinion on this year’s special congressional election — accusing the State Records Committee of an “improper” conflict of interest. The office, in an appeal to 3rd District Court, asks a judge to overturn a State Records Committee order to turn over the opinion to The Salt Lake Tribune, which has sought the document since June under Utah’s open-records laws   Read More ...
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2 convicted of murder, arson for blaze that killed firefighter
CINCINNATI -- An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Judge drops 2 of 12 counts against woman in Great Danes abuse case
2 of 12 animal cruelty counts dismissed A judge has dismissed two of 12 animal cruelty charges against a woman whose 84 Great Danes were seized from her New Hampshire home. The dogs were taken from Christina Fay in June. Authorities said the animals were living in filth and suffering from health problems. Fay pleaded not guilty to the charges. She testified at her recent trial before a judge that she took good care of the dogs   Read More ...
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Government seeking $1.1 million money forfeiture from Kevin Perry Jr., businessman guilty of money laundering
The federal government will demand Kevin Perry Jr. to pay up $1.1 million, the money they say he made during his years of money laundering and running a fentanyl distribution operation. Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney's Office filed a motion in U.S. District Court Wednesday asking a judge to order Perry to forfeit $1,180,943. The money is a result of Perry's illegal activities in the Worcester area, the motion says   Read More ...
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Embattled DA loses bid to block public access to her emails to judges
Embattled Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller can't block public access to emails her critics claim show she had improper communications with judges in criminal cases, the state Supreme Court decided in a ruling issued Wednesday. In that opinion by Justice David N. Wecht, the high court rejected Miller's argument that such information is off limits because her office is a "judicial agency   Read More ...
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Prosecutors want to try teen as adult in Longmont stabbing
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors want to try a 15-year-old accused in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman in northern Colorado as an adult. The teen was charged with first-degree murder in juvenile court in Boulder Wednesday but prosecutors requested that his case be moved to district court. Because he is under 16, a judge will have to decide whether to allow that   Read More ...
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Italian magistrates investigate whether ex-Treasury official sold secrets
ROME (Reuters) - Italian magistrates are investigating whether a Treasury official sold confidential government information to her previous employers, Ernst & Young, two judicial sources involved in the case said on Wednesday. Magistrates suspect that Susanna Masi was paid some 220,000 euros (£195,290.33) between 2013-2015 in return for sensitive material, including on planned tax reforms which could have given the professional services firm an unfair advantage over its rivals, the sources said   Read More ...
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Nevada Condemned Inmate Complains of Death Penalty Delay
The Nevada death row inmate whose execution was postponed last week is complaining to a judge that he's suffering what he calls an open-ended and unnecessary delay. State prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast said Tuesday that Scott Raymond Dozier was returned to suicide watch on Nov. 14, the day he had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at Ely State Prison   Read More ...
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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U   Read More ...
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'People want and deserve answers' on altered arrest report of judge's daughter, Attorney General Maura Healey says
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said her office will be quick and thorough in its investigation into the altered State Police arrest report of a judge's daughter. Two troopers are suing the State Police in federal court over the edits they say were ordered by supervisors after the arrest of Alli Bibaud, daughter of Judge Timothy Bibaud. In the days since the lawsuits, two top state troopers, Col   Read More ...
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Judge schedules hearing for American accused of fighting for ISIS
(CNN)A federal judge in Washington has scheduled a hearing for next week on the case of a US citizen detained in Iraq for allegedly fighting on behalf of ISIS in Syria. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which has called for the unnamed American citizen to have access to legal counsel, filed a motion Monday requesting a hearing in federal court on the pending motions surrounding the case   Read More ...
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Jury convicts men for fire that led to firefighter's death
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Court ruling could weaken federal pressure on VT, BTV immigration sanctuary policies
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from taking grant money from so-called sanctuary cities. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. Correction: Sen. Patrick Leahy is a former Chittenden County state's attorney. His position was misidentified in a former version of the story. A California federal judge has permanently blocked the Trump Administration from enforcing a January executive order denying federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities," a move that could weaken federal threats made last week to withhold police funds to Vermont and Burlington   Read More ...
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Judge forward first-degree murder case to District Court
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An Idaho judge has found probable cause for a Jackson, Wyoming man to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin near Riggs, Idaho. A second preliminary hearing was held on Nov. 13 after a judge threw out Erik Ohlson's confession to killing 39-year-old Jennifer Nalley, saying investigators questioned Ohlson after he asked for an attorney   Read More ...
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Judge forwards first-degree murder case to District Court
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An Idaho judge has found probable cause for a Jackson, Wyoming man to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin near Riggs, Idaho. A second preliminary hearing was held on Nov. 13 after a judge threw out Erik Ohlson's confession to killing 39-year-old Jennifer Nalley, saying investigators questioned Ohlson after he asked for an attorney   Read More ...
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Jury convicts men for fire that led to firefighter's death
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Jury convicts men for fire that led to firefighter's death
CINCINNATI – An Ohio homeowner and his nephew were convicted Wednesday of murder and arson for a 2015 blaze that led to a firefighter's death. Butler County jurors found Lester Parker and William "Billy" Tucker guilty after getting the case late Tuesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. A judge sentenced both men to life in prison, with a minimum of 15 years before either one is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U   Read More ...
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Student sues university (and wins) for ADA violations over service dog in sorority house
A judge has decided a sorority sister who uses a service dog can return to live in the Chi Omega house at The Ohio State University for now, even though another sister claims she’s allergic to the dog and it’s making medical conditions she suffers from even worse. “The panic attacks restrict her breathing” Madeleine Entine, a sophomore, sued the school’s ADA coordinator for forcing her and her service dog to move   Read More ...
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In transgender ruling, another judge finds Trump credibility gap
The Trump administration has a credibility problem in the courtroom. In one case after another involving White House policies, federal judges have questioned the professed motives of President Trump and his surrogates and have poked gaping holes in arguments by government lawyers. Their rulings are peppered with doubts about the administration’s intentions and not-so-subtle jabs at its legal strategy. Put differently, Trump and his administration have struggled to convince judges hearing their cases that they can be taken at their word   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list'
Prosecutor: 15-year-old arrested in woman’s murder had ‘death list' LONGMONT, Colo. — A prosecutor in northern Colorado says a 15-year-old arrested in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman had a “death list” that included the victim’s younger sister. Boulder Country Deputy District Attorney Michael Foote told a judge that the teen stabbed Makayla Grote at an apartment complex Saturday night and then pursued the younger sister, who locked herself in a room   Read More ...
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Windsor auto body owner sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for fraud
A judge on Tuesday sentenced the owner of a classic car and body shop in Windsor to more than 15 years in prison for defrauding dozens of customers out of approximately $850,000. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Robert Laforge sentenced Christopher Miranda, 43, to 15 years and four months in state prison. Miranda had pleaded no contest in September to 13 counts of felony grand theft and one count of identify theft   Read More ...
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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U   Read More ...
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