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  • Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Criminal Law 08/12/2022

    Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil Gorsuch at a time of intense political polarization and rising skeptici...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    Criminal Law 04/20/2022

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday adopted Republican-drawn maps for the state Legislature, handing the GOP a victory just weeks after initially approving maps drawn by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.The court reversed itself after the U.S. Supreme Co...

  • New York’s top court rules in favor of fantasy sports bets

    New York’s top court rules in favor of fantasy sports bets

    Criminal Law 03/23/2022

    New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday that fantasy sports contests like those run by FanDuel and DraftKings are allowed under the state constitution, turning back a challenge to the popular games.The state Court of Appeals reversed an appeals ...

  • International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    Criminal Law 11/09/2021

    The International Criminal Court is opening a formal investigation into allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings committed by Venezuelan security forces under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, the first time a country in Latin Am...

  • Video: Officer shoots Illinois inmate after struggle for gun

    Video: Officer shoots Illinois inmate after struggle for gun

    Criminal Law 11/01/2021

    Illinois State Police have released video footage showing a tense scene involving an inmate’s attack on a correctional officer at a courthouse and another officer firing his weapon at the inmate and injuring him. Authorities said 55-year-old Fr...

  • Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Criminal Law 08/27/2021

    Maryland’s highest court has agreed to take up the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region. Malvo’s lawyers argue that his punishment goes ag...

  • US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    Criminal Law 08/20/2021

    The Biden administration on Wednesday proposed changing how asylum claims are handled, aiming to reduce a huge backlog of cases from the U.S.-Mexico border that has left people waiting years to find out whether they will be allowed to stay in America...

  • 40-year sentence upheld for man who killed his roommate

    40-year sentence upheld for man who killed his roommate

    Criminal Law 07/24/2021

    Maine’s supreme court has upheld a 40-year prison sentence imposed on a man who killed his roommate in Old Orchard Beach. Dustan Bentley pleaded guilty to murder in the death of 65-year-old William Popplewell, who was beaten, stabbed, and stran...

  • San Bernardino, California Criminal Defense Lawyers

    San Bernardino, California Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Criminal Law 07/19/2021

    At Bullard & Powell, we believe that every criminal case, just like the person being charged, is unique. To that end, we do not view our cases as simply files to be worked on, but view them from the perspective of our clients. We work closely wit...

  •  Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Criminal Law 05/20/2021

    The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty to criminal drug and weapons charges Thursday, a day after a police search of the house he shares with the mayor. Timothy Granison appeared via video in Rochester City Court from the Mon...

  • Former lawmakers sue over Supreme Court election changes

    Former lawmakers sue over Supreme Court election changes

    Criminal Law 05/12/2021

    A lawsuit has been filed to challenge a legislative proposal to change the way Supreme Court justices would be elected in Montana.A Roman Catholic nun, a former court clerk and three former state lawmakers are among those challenging the constitution...

  • Court rejects appeal by man who killed wife with shotgun

    Court rejects appeal by man who killed wife with shotgun

    Criminal Law 04/30/2021

    The state supreme court has upheld the murder conviction and 40-year sentence for man who killed his wife with a shotgun blast in their Windham home.The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday unanimously rejected Noah Gaston’s contention that COVID...