Stories tagged: courts
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.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Cascade Mall shooting charges delayed
Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate’s warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
N.J. Gov. Christie aide on trial says she told him of ‘traffic study’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial that she told him about a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge before …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Exxon tries to quash NY subpoena of climate-change documents
Exxon is expanding its counter-attack against critics and is now seeking to quash a New York subpoena of the company’s documents related to climate change.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Montana violates law by housing adults in youth prisons, audit says
An audit says the Montana Department of Corrections is breaking the law by housing youth and adult offenders in the same facility and by contracting to send girl offenders to …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill
The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’ attempt to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Trump adds names to Supreme Court wish list
Donald Trump has added 10 names to the list he says he’d use to fill Supreme Court vacancies if he becomes president, including a U.S. senator whose inclusion helped secure …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Supreme Court: Jails not liable for crimes after release
County jails are not liable for crimes committed by inmates after they are out of custody, according to a split ruling Thursday by the Washington state Supreme Court.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Judge erred in ordering poor woman to pay costs, state Supreme Court rules
Washington’s Supreme Court says a lower court erred when it ordered a homeless, disabled and poor woman to pay legal financial obligations despite her limited means.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Trooper: Driver for refuge occupier a government informant
An Oregon State Police trooper testified a government informant was driving Ammon Bundy when the Oregon standoff leader was arrested on his way to a community meeting north of the …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Arizona county to pay $4 million in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling case
Officials voted Wednesday to pay $4.4 million in legal fees to attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, marking yet another expense in a case that’s …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
North Carolina gay-marriage law challenge dismissed by judge
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that says magistrates with religious objections can refuse to marry same-sex couples.