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  • Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

    Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

    Criminal Law 04/16/2018

    The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.The arguments justices will hear Wednes...

  •  California court body has paid $500K to settle sex claims

    California court body has paid $500K to settle sex claims

    Criminal Law 03/23/2018

    The policymaking body for California's courts says it has paid more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds since 2011 to settle five complaints of sexual harassment against judges and court employees.   The Judicial Council released the figures on...

  • Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

    Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

    Criminal Law 01/26/2018

    Pakistan's Supreme Court gave police three days to arrest an absconding officer who is involved in killing an aspiring model in a 'fake shootout', a lawyer said Saturday.Attorney Nazeer Mehsud says suspended police officer Rao Anwar did not appear at...

  • Court seems to favor death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

    Court seems to favor death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

    Criminal Law 01/11/2018

    The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence.The court on Wednesday dived into the case of Louisian...

  • Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Criminal Law 10/20/2017

    The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding six others at a Tennessee church is slated for a court appearance.A preliminary hearing for 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is scheduled for Monday morning in front of a Davidson County ge...

  • Court asked to dismiss cases tied to ex-drug lab chemist

    Court asked to dismiss cases tied to ex-drug lab chemist

    Criminal Law 09/21/2017

    A petition is asking the highest court in Massachusetts to dismiss every case connected to a former state chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she went to work at a state drug lab for eight years.The state's public defender agency is...

  • Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Criminal Law 08/23/2017

    A Northwestern University microbiologist suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man is due in a California courtroom.Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University financial officer, Andrew Warren, were sought in a cross-country chase on firs...

  • Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    Criminal Law 08/23/2017

    Court documents say an 8-year-old girl accused of killing a toddler at a home daycare in western Michigan earlier this year suffers from "serious mental health" issues, including hearing a demon's voice.The Department of Health and Human Services fil...

  • Driver due in court after deaths of migrants in tractor-trailer

    Driver due in court after deaths of migrants in tractor-trailer

    Criminal Law 08/09/2017

    The driver of a tractor-trailer turned deadly transporter for undocumented migrants is due to face criminal charges in a Texas court Monday in what police are calling a human trafficking crime.Authorities called to the San Antonio Walmart lot Sunday ...

  • Ohio sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty to rape, kidnapping

    Ohio sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty to rape, kidnapping

    Criminal Law 08/08/2017

    An Ohio sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman inside his county-issued cruiser. Summit County deputy Antonio Williamson entered pleas Friday during an arraignment in the county court in Akron. He ...

  • New Mexico women plead not guilty in federal fraud case

    New Mexico women plead not guilty in federal fraud case

    Criminal Law 07/25/2017

    The founders of a New Mexico guardianship firm have pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they embezzled millions of dollars from the trust accounts of their clients as part of a decade-long scheme.Susan Harris and Sharon Moore entered their ple...

  • Indiana high court rejects appeal in malnourished teen case

    Indiana high court rejects appeal in malnourished teen case

    Criminal Law 07/23/2017

    The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a central Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to neglecting her 15-year-old granddaughter, who was found covered in feces and weighing only 52 pounds.The court ruled unanimously last week not ...

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