Stories tagged: courts
UPDATED: TUESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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: FRIDAY, 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. …
SATURDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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: MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …