Stories tagged: court
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Colville-area student convicted of plotting a school shooting as a 5th-grader is heading back to juvenile detention
COLVILLE - A teenager convicted of plotting to kill a fellow fifth-grade student in 2013 is headed back to juvenile detention for an alleged kidnapping plot. The Stevens County deputy …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Judge says Trump travel ban case can proceed in lower court
A lawsuit by Washington state and Minnesota challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban will proceed as an appellate court considers a preliminary injunction in the case, a federal judge in …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Rights group files petition to join suit against travel ban
An immigration rights group has filed a petition to join a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota states against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Suspects in videotaped beating plead not guilty in Chicago
Four black people charged with a hate crime in an attack on a white mentally disabled man that was shown live on Facebook have pleaded not guilty.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor’s powers
A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Appeals court hammers on government arguments for travel ban
A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump’s travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government’s arguments that the states cannot challenge the order.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to be in US court, in person
Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is to be in federal court in person Friday in New York. A judge ruled last week that Guzman would appear in court …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Trump says he will announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning that he would announce his nominee to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat on Tuesday night. “I have made my decision …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Supreme Court justice in Brazil dies in plane crash
Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected judges in the country who had been overseeing a large part of major corruption investigation, has died in a …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Former East Valley substitute teacher sues for $500,000 after acquittal on abuse and restraint charges
A former substitute teacher accused of slapping and restraining students in 2014, is suing the East Valley School District for $500,000 after being acquitted of all charges this summer.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8 a.m.
Oil terminal case: Tribe and environmentalists win major victory in state Supreme Court
A State Supreme Court ruling Thursday has opponents of a proposed oil storage and shipping facility at the Port of Grays Harbor claiming victory, but the company behind the proposal …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
With Roof as his own lawyer, sentencing to begin in slayings
After a judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof is competent to represent himself, the same jury that last month unanimously found him guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
John Lee files another appeal with Idaho Supreme Court
Convicted triple murderer John Lee has filed a third appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court, despite previously giving up his right to appeal in a plea agreement he accepted in …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Billings man sentenced for raping 2-year-old
A 28-year-old Billings man who pleaded guilty to raping a 2-year-old girl he was babysitting has been given a 40-year sentence with the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Oregon’s top court allows bystander lawsuit to proceed
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a lawsuit to proceed that was filed on behalf of two boys who witnessed their younger brother hit and killed by a pickup …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Man convicted of rape granted new trial over forgotten word
An Ashland man convicted of rape has been granted a new trial after a word was left out of jury instructions due to a clerical error.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Ex-Christie allies seek new trial, say jury acted improperly
Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are seeking to have their convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case thrown out.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Man accused of possessing child porn fails to show up for court appearance
A 23-year-old Moscow man who is facing 11 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child did not appear in court for his scheduled status conference Thursday morning.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Supreme Court reverses forced medication order
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a forced medication order for a 72-year-old woman with biopolar disorder who was involuntarily committed to the state psychiatric hospital in October 2015.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Appeals court rules Yakama Nation can’t sue over tobacco tax
A federal appeals court says the Yakama Indian Nation can’t sue to block collection of a federal tax on tobacco products made by a company on the reservation.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
New jury duty scam hits Grant County
A new scam has made its way into Grant County and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to know what to do if they feel they are being …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Montana incest sentence ‘reprehensible’ but no way to appeal
Montana’s attorney general’s office says it cannot find legal grounds to challenge a “reprehensible” 60-day jail sentence for a man who raped his 12-year-old daughter.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
Oregon refuge defendant seeks to withdraw guilty plea
An Arizona man is the latest Oregon standoff figure to ask for his guilty plea to be withdrawn.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9 a.m.
Federal judge hears arguments in lawsuit on Pasco’s election system
The attorney for a Pasco woman suing the city over its election system congratulated city officials Wednesday on their recent progress, but said it’s not enough to give Latino candidates …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately
A judge has ruled that a voter initiative that will re-open Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries should take effect immediately.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Poland’s top court upholds refusal to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski
Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that the country would refuse to detain and extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Supreme Court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Wife who used rat poison to kill husband about to get out of prison
A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to killing her husband by slipping rat poison into his food and drinks will be released from prison next week.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
ACLU files lawsuit over juvenile solitary confinement
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state says it’s suing Grays Harbor County for records related to its juvenile detention facility, following reports that a 15-year-old boy was placed …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Police officer convicted of assaulting man after car crash
An East Helena police officer accused of punching a 70-year-old man after a car crash has been convicted of misdemeanor assault.