Stories tagged: courts
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane driver beats city in pothole court case
Dwight Bailey, a retired investigator for the Washington State Gambling Commission, got a rejection letter like many other Spokane drivers this spring. He convinced a small claims court judge the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Court complicates Trump’s threat to cut ‘Obamacare’ funds
President Donald Trump’s bold threat to push “Obamacare” into collapse may get harder to carry out after a new court ruling.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Nearly 500 suspects stand trial over Turkey’s failed coup
Nearly 500 suspects, including generals and military pilots, went on trial Tuesday in Turkey accused of leading last year’s failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Polish president signs 1 of 3 contested laws on judiciary
The office of Poland’s president said Tuesday that he has signed into law one of three contested bills that critics say limit the independence of the judiciary.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Baby Charlie Gard’s parents ask court to let them take him home to die
A lawyer for the parents of Charlie Gard told a judge Tuesday their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
O.J. Simpson to face Nevada parole board with freedom in sight
O.J. Simpson will plead for release from the Nevada prison where he’s spent more than eight years for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Federal court’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire
The nation’s largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda for its annual meeting is not shying away from …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
U.K. court sets new hearing in case of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard
A British court on Monday gave the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard a chance to present fresh evidence that their terminally ill son should receive experimental treatment.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Oregon ranching standoff defendant gets home detention
An Oregon man who took part in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been sentenced to six months of home detention.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
State Supreme Court hears case to remove controversial judge
An Oregon judge known for refusing to marry same-sex couples is continuing his battle to stay on the bench.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Spokane police, prosecutors gain ability to charge low-level sex crimes in municipal court
The department and city’s legal team said adding a fourth-degree assault charge, along with the ability to argue sexual motivation for city-level crimes, will enhance their ability to track and …
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Judge declares mistrial in sex assault case against former Spokane police officer
A judge declared a mistrial in the case against former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis on Monday, the same day jury selection was expected to begin.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
McConnell basks in GOP victory on courts
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday said the current vacancies in the U.S. court system will allow President Donald Trump to have the longest impact on the future of …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
Gianforte granted extension for appearance on assault charge
A judge has given Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte until June 20 to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court to face a misdemeanor assault charge against a reporter.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Court ruling sets back Montanore mine under Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
Some government agency approvals for a proposed Hecla mine that would drill under the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court
President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Moscow city prosecutor leaving for private practice
Erin Tomlin took a leap of faith in March when she submitted her letter of resignation as the Moscow city prosecutor. After four years of working for the city, she …
Sun., May 21, 2017
State should bolster civil legal aid
Three out of four poorer individuals caught up in the civil system don’t receive any legal assistance despite qualifying for it.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms
Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Spokane jury acquits man who claimed self-defense in East Central killing
A Spokane jury on Thursday acquitted a man who shot and killed another man in East Central Spokane in 2015 in a case that boiled down to self-defense.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Oregon’s Supreme Court heads for female majority
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced the appointment of a female judge to the Oregon Supreme Court, putting women in the majority in the state’s highest tribunal for the first …
Wed., May 10, 2017
Spokane County Marriage licenses
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Coquille man sentenced to 50 years after rape conviction
A Coquille man convicted of raping a child has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Trump administration keeps defending contraception mandate
President Donald Trump promised religious groups he would reverse the Obama administration’s requirement that employers provide birth control to their employees under the Affordable Care Act.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of ‘lunar Bibles’
Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court does not allow Arkansas execution
The U.S. Supreme Court spared the life of an Arkansas inmate minutes before his death warrant was set to expire Monday, scuttling efforts to resume the death penalty after nearly …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments
Justice Neil Gorsuch dived into the public side of his new job Monday, piping up early and often as he took his seat on the Supreme Court bench for the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Prosecutors to change policies after Oso slide settlement
Washington state officials are offering new guidance to private attorneys and outside experts as a result of misconduct in Oso mudslide litigation that led to one of the state’s largest …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law
A number of bills, variations of which have been around for years, don’t specifically seek to ban Islamic law, known as Sharia, even though some lawmakers concede that’s their intent. …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Attorney for suspect in Maryland school rape case says client is wrongly accused
Henry Sanchez Milian, one of two suspects charged in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom at a Maryland high school did not do what he is accused …