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Indiana won’t appeal preliminary abortion law order

Indiana has opted not to appeal a federal judge’s order blocking a state law that would ban abortions sought because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities.


Appeal filed in copyright case of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’

LOS ANGELES – Lawyers have appealed a jury decision that cleared Led Zeppelin of accusations it lifted a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic …


Man’s 50-year murder sentence cut in half

Clifford M. Meyers, found guilty of the “execution-style” killing of 22-year-old Elijah Bishop in the Shadle Wal-Mart parking lot in 2005, has had his original 50 year prison sentence cut …


Convicted murderer John Lee files appeal

Convicted murderer John Lee claims in a recently filed notice of appeal that he suffered psychological torture and was denied mental health treatment during his stay at the Latah County …


Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert won’t appeal conviction, sentence, lawyer says

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert won’t appeal his conviction or 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a …


Ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship due to report to prison

A federal appeals court rejected a bid Thursday by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to remain free while the court considers an appeal of his conviction related to the …


Idaho man convicted of killing wife loses appeal bid

There will be no new trial for a northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder.


Appeals court throws out 7-day competency evaluation order

A federal appeals court has overturned an order requiring Washington state health officials to provide competency evaluations to mentally ill defendants within seven days of a judge’s order.


Supreme Court turns away challenge to California’s death penalty system

The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California’s death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades …


Jerry Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question ex-lawyers

A Pennsylvania judge is considering whether to order a hearing where Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers can question witnesses about defense claims that the former Penn State assistant football coach was unfairly …


Supreme Court reject franchises’ appeal over $15 Seattle wage

The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them.


Bill Cosby asks court to reseal deposition testimony

Bill Cosby’s lawyers urged an appeals court Wednesday to reseal the comedian’s lurid, decade-old testimony about his womanizing, but the panel of judges seemed to think the request was pointless, …


Gawker files motions seeking new trial in privacy case

A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case.


Supreme Court rejects Wells Fargo appeal of verdict on overdraft fees

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a $203 million verdict in favor of Californians who were repeatedly charged overdraft fees by Wells Fargo Bank a decade ago.


Drew Peterson murder appeal to be heard by Illinois Supreme Court

Illinois’ highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal in the case of Drew Peterson, who is asking the court to toss out his 2012 conviction in the notorious murder …


Ex-Idaho Sen. Larry Craig loses appeal over campaign funds tied to sex sting case

A federal appeals court says former Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho improperly used campaign funds to pay for his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex …


Oscar Pistorius appeal dismissed by South Africa’s highest court

A lawyer for Oscar Pistorius says South Africa’s highest court has dismissed the former track star’s appeal of his murder conviction.


Montana Jesus statue case won’t be appealed by anti-religion group

A statue of Jesus that has spent more than 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill is there to stay as an anti-religion group says it will not appeal …


Idaho appeals ‘ag-gag’ ruling to 9th Circuit

Idaho has appealed the federal court ruling overturning its ‘ag gag’ law to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Man granted new trial in child rape case

A Spokane man convicted of child rape in 2006 has been granted a new trial because jurors were questioned in private before his trial began. Dallin D. Fort, 39, is …


In brief: Titleholder Bernhard Langer in 8-way tie for lead at Senior British Open

GOLF: Two albatross twos were recorded on the same hole on a memorable opening day at the Senior British Open in Sunningdale, England, where defending champion Bernhard Langer finished in …


Judge rejects Joseph Duncan’s death penalty appeal

Federal judges have rejected efforts to spare killer Joseph Duncan from the death penalty. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a district …


Judge sends Canterbury Bluff plat back to Spokane County planning

A Spokane County Superior Court judge said the county planning department and its hearing examiner failed to provide adequate protection for a wetland located in the heart of a proposed …


Ex-Sen. Larry Craig appeals order to pay $242,000

Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, the newly named finance chairman for the Idaho Republican Party, is appealing a federal judge’s order that he pay $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury to …


Otter seeks full panel review of gay marriage ruling

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger group of judges to reconsider the recent decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ …


Serial killer Joseph Duncan is mentally competent, federal judge rules

BOISE – A federal judge has cleared the way for serial killer Joseph Duncan’s execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that …


Edgar Steele’s murder-for-hire conviction appeal fails

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from Edgar Steele, the self-proclaimed “attorney for the damned” from North Idaho, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the …


Serial killer Yates appealing death sentence

SEATTLE — Serial killer Robert Yates, whose death sentence has been upheld by the state Supreme Court, is seeking an appeal through the federal court system.


Duncan had eye on Spokane child

BOISE – Before Joseph Duncan murdered a 9-year-old North Idaho boy in 2005, he set his sights on a Spokane child, posing as a prospective renter and touring a South …


Killer Joseph Duncan gets new hearing

BOISE – Joseph Duncan was sentenced to death three times over for crimes against a 9-year-old North Idaho boy he killed in 2005, and he initially and repeatedly said he …