Stories tagged: courts
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 …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial
Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in earnest.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Supreme Court rules race bias among jurors may require a new trial
The Supreme Court took a strong new stand against racial bias in jury rooms, ruling for the first time that reports of racist comments by jurors may require setting aside …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights
The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Grocery group must pay $1.1 million in legal fees in campaign finance case
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $1.1 million in legal fees after it violated state campaign finance disclosure laws.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Egypt’s Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on 2011 deaths
Egypt’s top appeals court issued a final ruling Thursday that effectively acquits former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
City settles with family of woman run over by wastewater truck for $250,000
Stephanie R. Meier was struck and killed on a snowy morning in March 2015 by a city wastewater truck. She was remembered by workers at local homeless shelters as a …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold
The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump’s travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Judge won’t throw out Bergdahl case over Trump comments
President Donald Trump’s campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while “problematic,” hasn’t prevented the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Idaho Senate backs bill to avoid new ‘loser pay’ rule for courts
The Idaho Senate has unanimously passed legislation to keep Idaho’s current rule for when attorney fees should be awarded to the prevailing party in a civil case – rather moving …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Seattle mayor may sue Trump over immigration information
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions. Murray, in his annual …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Corps won’t extend deadline for protest camp disbanding
The Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t extend a deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment in North Dakota. The Corps early this month told …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Karla Gray, Montana’s first female chief justice, dies at 69
Karla Gray, the first female chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, has died of cancer. She was 69.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Release denied for ‘dreamer’ detained by immigration agents
A federal magistrate on Friday declined to release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Travel ban a needless disaster
Even if the ban is ultimately vindicated in the courts (as is likely), that doesn’t change the fact that it makes for lousy policy.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Official: $4 billion bond meant as jab at trend of exorbitant bonds
A Texas court official says the $4 billion bond she imposed on a suspect was meant as a jab to highlight that bonds are often set so high that defendants …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Ohio governor delays 8 executions during appeal
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed eight executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Lacey man who molested girl repeatedly gets alternative sentence
A Lacey man who has admitted to molesting a girl repeatedly for years has been sentenced to nine months in jail and lifetime probation.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Panel approves bill to restrict release of mug shots
A Montana legislative panel has approved a measure that would bar the public release of mug shots until after a person is convicted of a crime.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Texas appealing to get execution reprieve reversed
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is appealing a federal judge’s decision to give a reprieve to a 32-year-old man who had been set to die Thursday for the 2004 robbery-slaying …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 4:47 a.m.
Want to track cellphones? Get a warrant, lawmakers say
Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Chicago policeman charged with murder released from jail
A judge has ordered that a Chicago police officer be released from jail after he promised to appear in court on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments on public defense reform
Idaho’s Supreme Court will soon decide whether to revive an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the state over its faulty public defense system.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Woman pleads not guilty to animal abuse
A 51-year-old Moscow woman pleaded not guilty to five counts of animal cruelty Wednesday at the Latah County Courthouse.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Army colonel sentenced to 12 years in child pornography case
A colonel who once headed the U.S. Army’s strategic war gaming division sobbed and apologized Wednesday before being sentenced to 12 years for receipt and distribution of child pornography.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Seattle police officers to start wearing body cameras
The Seattle Police Department is outfitting its first group of officers with body cameras starting this week.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Five Ohio officers sued over chase injuries not liable, court rules
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that five police officers sued by a woman injured during a high-speed chase are immune from legal liability.