Stories tagged: courts
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
Ohio Supreme Court rejects teen rapist’s 112-year sentence
A 112-year prison sentence imposed on a convicted rapist for crimes he committed at age 15 is unconstitutional because it doesn’t allow any opportunity for possible release, a divided Ohio …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Judge cancels review of Portland police reforms amid appeals
A U.S. District Court judge has canceled a January hearing about Portland police oversight reforms as the city pursues appeals on the matter.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
City sets aside $550,000 to defend claims by former employees
The Spokane City Council approved this week a budget of $550,000 for private representation in two cases brought by former employees who claim harassment and discrimination. The contracts are needed …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Prosecutor questions letter clearing JonBenet Ramsey family in toddler’s death
The Colorado district attorney overseeing the unsolved killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey says a former prosecutor should never have written a letter exonerating the girl’s family.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1 p.m.
Ohio’s top court says police dashcam video is public record
Video footage from police cruiser dashcams is a public record that, with some exceptions, should be promptly released upon request, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning
The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now
A federal judge has allowed a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church to hire back his lawyers, at least for the …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Judge denies request for special prosecutor in Christie case
A New Jersey judge has denied a request for a special prosecutor to be appointed in a criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota’s court system
The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state’s court system, which faces …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Federal lawsuit calls Yakima police shooting unjustified
The family of a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed by police in 2014 has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officer involved and the city of …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Man serves nearly 40 years; police now say he’s not guilty
A South Carolina man who served 39 years in prison for a homicide that he says he didn’t commit has been freed from prison.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7:53 a.m.
Oregon judge indicted for allegedly providing gun to felon
A Marion County Circuit judge who is fighting to convince the Oregon Supreme Court to let him keep his seat has been arraigned on felony charges that he twice provided …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Feds, defense attorneys at odds over 2nd trial of Oregon refuge occupiers
Lawyers for a second set of defendants to be tried for the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon say they want a pool of 2,000 jurors to be …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Bundy brothers back in custody in Nevada for Feb. 2 trial
Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan, are back in federal custody in Nevada ahead of a February trial on charges stemming from a 2014 standoff with federal agents outside their …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Army Corps’ latest Dakota oil pipeline delay purely political, company says
The Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to further delay construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline so that it can continue studying the issue and gather more input from the …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Bill Cosby’s lawyer says entertainer expects to be cleared and resume his career
Bill Cosby expects to be cleared of a criminal sexual assault charge and restart his show business career.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Judge to deadlocked Cincinnati jury: Keep deliberating fate of officer
Jurors on Friday told a judge they can’t reach a decision after three days of deliberations in the murder trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Cincinnati schools close, city on alert as jury deliberates in police shooting
Law enforcement and city officials are on alert and some schools are closing as people in Cincinnati await a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Civil attorney Jeffrey Smith appointed to District Court judge position
Civil attorney and former physician assistant Jeffrey Smith has been appointed to fill a Spokane County District Court judge position vacated by the retirement of Judge Sara Derr in June.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Judge denies new trial in kidnapping, rape case
A northern Idaho judge has denied a request for a new trial by a Blanchard man convicted of kidnapping and raping a former girlfriend.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Court testimony: Hutto admitted being present at Kirk homicide
David E. Hutto admitted to investigators he was present when William “Bo” Kirk was killed on Oct. 22, according to court testimony unsealed by a judge Monday.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Media: Rolling Stone magazine guilty of defamation in rape story, jury rules
A federal jury found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house, news …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
GOP call for statewide Pennsylvania poll watchers is denied
PHILADELPHIA – In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge on Thursday denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s effort to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state monitor precincts on Election …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Purina, Blue Buffalo settle false advertising lawsuits
Rival pet food makers Nestle Purina PetCare and Blue Buffalo Co. have settled lawsuits filed against each other, both claiming false advertising.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 6 a.m.
County attorney files lawsuit against Spokane County Public Defender’s Office, alleges sexism and employment discrimination
Brooke Hagara, the Spokane county public defender who previously filed a tort claim and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint against the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office for employment discrimination, has …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Judge dismisses part of Rolling Stone defamation suit
A federal judge has dismissed part of a University of Virginia administrator’s $7.5 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Suspended sentence in incest case is unacceptable, Montana governor asserts
Montana’s governor says it was “unacceptable for a judge to give a man a 60-day jail sentence for raping his 12-year-old daughter.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Hyundai, Kia reach $41.2m settlement with multiple states
South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Court affirms conviction of teen who made threat in therapy
The state Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a teen who had told his therapist that he thought about taking a gun to school to shoot students who had …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Father gets 1,503 years in prison in daughter’s rape
A Fresno man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period.