Stories tagged: court
FRIDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 1:01 P.M.
Mistrial in South Carolina police shooting of black motorist
A South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 11:26 A.M.
Coast Guard begins hearing into vessel sinking
A Coast Guard hearing is beginning into the sinking of the fishing vessel Alaska Juris.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:43 A.M.
Supreme Court seems concerned over race in redistricting
The Supreme Court seems concerned that race may have played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts in Virginia, to the detriment of black voters.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 8:27 A.M.
Appeals court overturns third-strike conviction
The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a former state prison inmate who attacked a corrections officer in 2012.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 7:54 A.M.
Subpoenas issued for hearing on fatal Pasco police shooting
A coroner’s inquest into the death of a man who was fatally shot by Pasco police after he was throwing rocks is on track to begin in two weeks.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
Former Playboy playmate pleads not guilty in body shaming case
An attorney for a former Playboy playmate pleaded not guilty on her behalf Monday to charges that she secretly photographed a 70-year-old woman in the nude in the shower area …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 10:31 A.M.
Appeal of Ponzi scheme conviction rejected
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford on fraud, conspiracy and obstruction charges. The justices had no comment Monday …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:51 A.M.
Supreme Court rejects church’s appeal over marijuana laws
The Supreme Court won’t take up an appeal from a Native American church in Hawaii that wants to be exempt from federal marijuana laws.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 9:37 A.M.
Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof competent to stand trial, judge rules
A federal judge on Friday ruled that Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old accused of killing nine parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year, is competent to stand trial.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 9:52 A.M.
Texas appeals court rules ‘San Antonio 4’ are innocent
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that four San Antonio women who served almost 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls …