Stories tagged: court of appeals
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children
Fri., July 27, 2018
Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez, the state’s first and only Latino judge, will retire at the end of this year.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia on Friday refused the Trump administration’s request to put a hold on a requirement that it allow transgender people to enlist …
Mon., June 26, 2017
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency doesn’t need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon.
Thu., April 27, 2017
The Washington State Court of Appeals recently decided that a man threatening to kill a witness (in front of a police officer) and arranging for his brother to beat up …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
Ex-con tortured by gang members asked for protection by the state and instead nearly lost his fingers
The first time that convicted felon Ahmet Hopovac asked the Department of Corrections to let him leave Grant County for Idaho was in January 2011. He argued he was homeless …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
You may not have heard much about this – since it didn’t involve a football player and a state senator braying at the regents – but there was an appeals …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a former state prison inmate who attacked a corrections officer in 2012.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
The firing of a Spokane Valley Fire Department captain for repeatedly using the department email system for personal use has been upheld by the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
The Court of Appeals has ruled that a ballot measure to create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents should appear on the November ballot.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
A Spokane man has been sentenced to prison for murder for the second time after his first conviction was overturned on a technicality.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2011
An appeals court will review a double-jeopardy claim by a Spokane stockbroker accused of killing a woman in a crash two years ago, leading to an indefinite delay in what …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2010
A Suncrest man was properly sentenced for soliciting a hit man to kill his unborn child, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
Thu., Aug. 13, 2009
Spokane County didn’t look hard enough for documents a local citizens group was seeking when it alleged nepotism in county hiring, a state appeals court has said. Now the county …
Fri., May 1, 2009
OLYMPIA – A Spokane home-invasion robber cannot be sentenced to life in prison, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, because one of his “three strikes” offenses took place when he …
Thu., April 30, 2009
A Spokane home-invasion robber cannot be sentenced to life in prison, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, because one of his “three strikes” offenses took place when he was a …
Fri., April 17, 2009
The assault conviction of an armed man shot in the face by Spokane police during a May 1, 2007, shootout has been upheld by the state Appeals Court. But the …
Thu., March 19, 2009
The Court of Appeals in Spokane has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a retired sailor who killed Ken Conklin and wounded Thomas Darco during a drunken party on Spokane’s …
Wed., March 11, 2009
The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision denying a request by a consortium of Washington school districts to declare the system of funding special education …