Judge Grants Dismissal of Case After Charges Set Aside  U.S. News & World ReportRUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a Kentucky man whose conviction in a fire that killed his young son was set aside.

CASE DISMISSED FOR KY MAN CONVICTED IN ARSON CASE THAT KILLED HIS SON  WCLURUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a Kentucky man whose conviction in a fire that killed his young son was set aside.

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticThe American legal system pretends to marble-and-mahogany majesty, but is in fact often a rickety, underfunded contraption, run by overworked mortals who ...

How Will the Court Decide in Flowers v. Mississippi? — Jewish Journal  Jewish Journal“The American legal system pretends to marble-and-mahogany majesty, but is in fact often a rickety, underfunded contraption, run by overworked mortals who ...

How a 1937 mafia hit led to the wrongful conviction that inspired Gov. Gavin Newsom to end the death penalty in California  Washington PostThe story begins in a smoke-filled beer parlor in October 1937, when a woman stood up to put a coin in the jukebox half past midnight. That was the moment two ...

Photos: Donald Whalen walks out of the McLean County jail  Bloomington PantagraphFriends, family and his legal team welcomed Donald Whalen as he set foot outside of jail after 27 years for the murder of his father, William. McLean County ...

Ask the Lawyer: Can employer ask about criminal conviction?  New Baltimore Voice NewspapersQ: I recently applied for a job that seemed to be a perfect fit — I had every qualification listed — but I wasn't even invited for a first interview.

3rd Circuit sets aside McGhee jury verdict in Jessica Guillot disappearance  Avoyelles TodayThe 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal set aside the conviction and life sentence of Chadwick McGhee for simple kidnapping in connection with the 2013 ...

Gujarat HC sets aside lower court order staying Cong leaders conviction  Business StandardIn a jolt to Congress leader Bhagvan Barad, who was disqualified as an MLA after being found guilty in a theft case, the Gujarat High Court Friday set aside a ...

seeks to unseal John Doe v. United States court records  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the PressThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a motion to intervene and unseal court documents in John Doe v. United States, a sealed criminal case ...

Two men convicted of drug trafficking escape gallows  Malay MailPUTRAJAYA, March 19 — A Romanian national was one of two men who escaped the gallows today for drug trafficking. The foreigner, Laurentiu Marian Peity, ...

Come Monday, Pennsylvanians can apply for pardons for free  WHYYThe commonwealth's Board of Pardons has voted unanimously to get rid of all application fees, starting March 18. Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who is ...

Will Pell be abuse crisis's Eichmann, Count of Monte Cristo or Rosenbergs?  Crux: Covering all things CatholicOne of three options seems possible for how the case of Cardinal George Pell will be remembered: Adolf Eichmann, the Count of Monte Cristo or the ...

Man accused in Spokane rape also convicted in Air Force sexual assaults  KXLY SpokaneA man arrested in Spokane last week for raping a woman he met on an online dating site has a history of accusations of similar assaults while serving in the ...

Oregon musician who bought legal pot re-sentenced in Madison County  Jackson Clarion LedgerA Jamaican-born musician convicted of drug trafficking in Madison County for medical marijuana he legally bought in Oregon could now be out of prison in three ...

Accused killer's new trial begins after 2012 conviction overturned  KSAT 12Jury selection began Monday in Vanessa Cameron's second murder trial.

Speaker did no wrong, Gujarat government to High Court on Bhaga Barad's disqualification  DNA IndiaThe state government said on Monday that assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi had not done anything wrong by disqualifying former Congress MLA Bhaga ...

George Pell has good chance of winning appeal against convictions, expert says  The GuardianLaw professor says overturning the verdict on the basis of unreasonableness is 'the defence's best shot'

'Everyone is Worried': Asia Bibi 'Very Unwell' in Pakistani Safe House, Being Denied Medical Care  CBN NewsAsia Bibi, the mother of five who spent almost a decade on death row for a crime she did not commit, is reported to be in dire physical condition as she continues ...

PHC sets aside militant’s conviction  DAWN.comPESHAWAR: A single-member Peshawar High Court bench has set aside the conviction of a suspected militant by the administration of Mohmand tribal district ...

Viles conviction yields added cost in $1.7 million Anson budget  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelANSON — Residents Saturday approved a $1.7 million municipal budget, an increase in spending of about 2.6 percent that was attributed partly to handling the ...

Who is George Pell and what has he been convicted of?  The GuardianThe Australian cardinal faces a jail sentence after a suppression order on his conviction for child sexual assault was lifted.

Anchorage murder conviction overturned over closing argument  KTVAA man's second-degree murder conviction in a man's 2012 stabbing death has been overturned on appeal, after judges said a prosecutor in the case falsely ...

Hatboro woman faces retrial on drug delivery resulting in death charge  The MercuryNORRISTOWN — A Hatboro woman will be back in a Montgomery County courtroom for a second time on a charge she caused the overdose death of a Willow ...

Russia to deport 2 American Mormons arrested at church under anti-evangelism law  The Christian PostTwo Americans affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were arrested in Russia and will soon be deported back to the U.S., their lawyer ...

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting on Thursday announced AB1076, a first-of-its-kind initiative that would automatically ...

Appeals court ruling leads to dismissal in years-old rape case involving Spangdahlem pilot  Stars and StripesThe dismissal of a former Spangdahlem fighter pilot's 2014 rape conviction last month marks the latest in overturned rape convictions, following the U.S. ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom to block California death row executions, close San Quentin execution chamber  Los Angeles TimesGov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order on Wednesday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California, vowing that no prisoner in the state ...

Your Title Won't Get You Respect. You Have To Earn It  ForbesHow leaders act, particularly in turbulent times, reassures those around them.

PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi moved to hospital from jail  ARY NEWSPakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi has been shifted to Sir Ganga Ram hospital from Camp Jail after his health worsened.

Two men escape the gallows for drug trafficking  The Sun DailyPUTRAJAYA: A Romanian national was one of two men who escaped the gallows today for drug trafficking. The foreigner, Laurentiu Marian Peity, 32, had his ...

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election  Washington PostSome candidates in Thailand's election on Sunday have changed their names so supporters of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra can register ...

Suspect in death of Franky the dog back in jail until trial  Bangor Daily NewsA Hancock County man accused of killing a dog named Franky last summer is back in jail for violating bail conditions from a previous terrorizing conviction in ...

Cardinal Pell: understanding the verdict and the fury  National Catholic ReporterTuesday, February 26, 2019, will go down as probably the worst day yet in the entire 231 year-long history of Australian Catholicism. We thought we'd seen it all ...

Daily Briefing – French court hits UBS with $5 billion fine SC sets aside $900 million, and more  ACFCSQuote of the Day: “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke. By Brian Monroe

Should Arizona employers and landlords get to ask about your criminal history?  AZCentralSen. Martín Quezada wants to make Arizona the latest of several states to pass "ban the box" laws, which eliminate criminal-record questions from job ...

UPSR leak: Teacher's conviction set aside by High Court - Nation  The Star OnlineSEREMBAN: A primary school teacher who was sentenced to five years' jail for allegedly leaking UPSR exam papers almost five years ago has had his ...

Brad Mehldau’s Piano Concerto — fruity chord clusters and more than a dollop of Hollywood  Financial TimesDespite the presence of the Britten Sinfonia, Saturday's Barbican concert seemed more like a one-man show. The programme notes provided an exhaustive ...

Lessons from Cardinal Pell's 6-year jail sentence  MercatorNetCardinal George Pell, formerly a senior figure in the Vatican, and successively Archbishop of Melbourne and Sydney, convicted last year on five counts of child ...

Man freed from prison after stock theft appeal  NamibianA WINDHOEK resident who has spent the past three years in prison after being found guilty of stock theft regained his freedom on Friday, when his conviction ...

'It'll Never Be Enough:' Virginia to Pay $520,163 to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 11 Years  NBC4 WashingtonThe General Assembly has approved more than $520000 in compensation for Gary Linwood Bush, who served almost 11 years in prison after being wrongfully ...

Motion for new trial denied in McDowell County murder case  Bluefield Daily TelegraphPRINCETON — One post-trial motion to set aside a jury's verdicts and a second motion for a new trial were denied Friday for a Wyoming County man facing life ...

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: A Shocking Conviction!  Soap HubThe Young and the Restless spoilers for March 4-8 promise a week of underhanded schemes, shocking surprises, and families fighting for the legacies. Guilty ...

Vote Could Free More Than 30 Men Accused of War Crimes in Guatemala  The New York TimesA bill scheduled for a vote in Congress on Wednesday would free more than 30 military officials and halt investigations into thousands of cases.

Portrait of a Davis Killer – and California’s Killer Law  California Globe“Portrait of a Killer,” on CBS 48 Hours last week (Feb. 23) showed that the perpetrator of a 2013 double murder in Davis was only 15 years old. He left no ...

El Chapo Trial: Did the Jury Engage in Misconduct?  The New York TimesOne juror said in an interview with Vice News that many jurors saw news coverage of the drug lord's trial while it was ongoing, prompting defense lawyers to cry ...

Here's everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE  Atlanta MagazineThe news that 21 Savage had been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place ...

Bombay HC Sets Aside State Govt's Order U/S 432 To Release 11 Cops After Conviction In Fake Encounter Case [Read Judgment]  Live LawIn a highly significant judgment, the Bombay High Court has set aside an order passed by the State Home Department that facilitated the release of 11 police ...

Juror claims says El Chapo jury broke rules by following media coverage of the trial — which may be grounds fo  New York Daily NewsThe Brooklyn jury that convicted El Chapo on all charges followed media coverage of the case despite repeated warnings not to, one of the jurors claimed in an ...

He stole millions and used a dead baby’s identity. Now he’s headed back to prison  Idaho StatesmanPasco WA CEO Michael Spitzauer was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison in an identity theft case after using the identity of a dead baby to apply for a U.S. ...

UBS Ordered to Pay Record $5.1 Billion in French Tax Fraud Trial  BloombergUBS Group AG was ordered to pay more than 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) by a Paris court that found the bank guilty of helping wealthy French clients stash ...

Forget Red or Yellow, Forest Crusader Doubles Down on Green  Khaosod EnglishBANGKOK — An environmentalist turned politician seeking to gain a toehold in power through Sunday's election said poachers wouldn't get off so easy under ...

AG opposes expungement bill  Marianas VarietyATTORNEY General Edward Manibusan does not support a Senate bill that would allow the expungement of criminal records.

Sean Casey, prominent strategist known for his wit, dies at 57  Times Union Sean Casey, who traded a youthful role at the center of Rensselaer County's political maelstrom for a highly visible career in upstate New York's public relations ...

As number of imprisoned Texas women grows, lawmakers hope to add "dignity" to their time behind bars  The Texas TribuneEvelyn Fulbright had a painful tumor on her uterus during the two years she spent in prison. It caused her to bleed during most of the month, so she'd often wear ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Feds agree to drop charges against Schock  The Capitol Fax BlogIn a surprise move for a high-profile public corruption case, federal prosecutors in Chicago have agreed to drop all charges against former U.S. Rep.

Deadly Errors in Judgment  Economic and Political WeeklyThe Supreme Court's reversal of its own judgment makes the case for a moratorium on the death penalty.

NI Act : Test Of Proportionality Must Guide In Determining If Presumption Under Sec.139 Was Rebutted [Read Judgment]  Live LawFinding that the presumption under Section 139 of the Negotiable Instruments Act regarding the existence of legally enforceable debt was rebutted, the Supreme ...

Britain's War on Christianity: Part I  Gatestone Institute"Christian street preachers should be free to share the gospel, even where it means challenging the beliefs of others." – Christian Concern in a petition to Home ...

'Absolutely innocent': Ian Macdonald walks from jail after conviction thrown out  Sydney Morning HeraldFormer NSW Labor minister Ian Macdonald says that he's "absolutely" innocent and has called for an "immediate inquiry" into the state corruption watchdog's ...

Patna HC Upheld A Conviction That Wasn't: SC Remands Case For Re-Hearing [Read Judgment]  Live LawThe Supreme Court, on Monday, set aside a Patna High Court judgment that upheld a conviction that wasn't. To elaborate, the Trial court had convicted only one ...

Pell's conviction casts doubt on victim redress scheme he created  AsiaOneCardinal George Pell's sex crime conviction is expected to unleash a flood of lawsuits by abuse victims who fear they were cheated by a compensation scheme ...

Nigeria: Buhari Doesn't Need NJC to Appoint Me, Says Acting CJN  AllAfrica.comJustice Tanko Muhammad has said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not require the permission of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to appoint him as ...

Crimmigration Beyond the Headlines: The Board of Immigration Appeals' Quiet Expansion of the Meaning of Moral Turpitude  Stanford Law Review OnlineThe multiple entanglements of immigration and criminal law—known as “crimmigration”—include the reality that certain criminal convictions can.

Johnson: GBNET officer's conduct affects court cases | Local News  Brunswick NewsA Glynn County narcotics squad officer's alleged relationships with informants emerged in court last week, resulting in a convicted drug dealer's release on bond ...

Celtic Boys Club abuse victims’ lawyer urges Hoops chiefs to set aside millions for compo payouts like M  The Scottish SunTHE lawyer for Celtic Boys Club abuse victims has urged Parkhead chioefs to pay like Manchester City have done. Celtic insist the boys club was separate to the ...

Privy Council dismisses appeal by former member of revolutionary government in Grenada  caribbeannewsservice.comThe London-based Privy Council Monday dismissed an appeal filed by Joseph Ewart Layne, a former member of the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG) ...

Musings on Giussani, von Balthasar, and the creation of a "people"  Crux: Covering all things CatholicWhatever one makes of the politics of the Communion and Liberation movement, it at least seems to foster positive energy at a time in the Church when it's often ...

Crew members compensated for reporting shipping company's ocean dumping  Press HeraldA federal judge in Portland has awarded nearly a quarter million dollars to a Czech seaman who reported a German shipping company for covering up illegal ...

New Mexico House OKs Bill for State-Run Recreational Marijuana Market  Weedmaps NewsSANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico took a step toward legalizing adult-use marijuana when its House approved a bill that would allow state-run stores and require ...

2019 Australian Grand Prix report  Motor SportMark Hughes reports from the 2019 Formula 1 season-opener: the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.

Thanks to Trump, the liberal 9th Circuit is no longer liberal  Washington PostPresident Trump and conservative commentators routinely mock the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as intolerably liberal: It's the “Ninth Circus” to Rush ...

50 More Must-Read YA Mysteries  Book RiotGet ready to investigate with 50 more twisty and thrilling must-read YA mysteries!

Ronnie Ricketts guilty of graft for releasing seized DVDs  RapplerRicketts and his subordinate are sentenced to 6-8 years in prison.

Oregon Senate Bill 420 Would Erase Outdated Pot Convictions  The Portland MercurySenator Lew Frederick didn't ask for his cannabis-related bill in the Oregon State Legislature to be named Senate Bill 420. No, really, he didn't. “I wish I could ...

Schauer receives attorney in bid to set aside conviction; Calderas to make court appearance today  Houston HeraldA teenager sent to prison for her role in the brutal death of another teen last year has an attorney as she attempts to set aside her conviction.

Topeka mans 2013 murder conviction set aside, will get new trial  The Topeka Capital-JournalA Topeka man will get a new trial after a Shawnee County district judge ruled his attorney's performance was deficient in one area.William P. Spangler, 27, was ...

Suspect wanted for Randolph killing caught in Lynn  The Boston GlobeThe hunt for a suspect wanted for allegedly killing a man at a home in Randolph ended late Tuesday afternoon on the North Shore, authorities said.

He used a dead baby’s name for a passport. The former Tri-Cities CEO could be deported  Tri-City HeraldThe CEO of former Tri-Cities biofuels company, Green Power, wants his guilty plea to identity theft thrown out in federal court. He admitted using the birth ...

New York man Valentino Dixon walks out of prison after 1991 murder conviction overturned thanks in part to golfing community  NBCNews.comValentino Dixon — a New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine — was set free this ...

HC Judgment Confirming Death Sentence Silent On The Question Of Conviction: SC Remits It For Fresh Consideration [Read Order]  Live Law'It [HC] was required to revisit the entire evidence and was also required to record its opinion as to the findings of the trial court on the conviction were warranted ...

Seattle will vacate more than 500 convictions for marijuana possession, saying they unfairly impact people of color  CNNAll seven judges on the city's municipal court agreed this week to vacate convictions from 1996 to 2010 for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Collusion? Yes, Between the Prosecutors  The Epoch TimesCommentary. Collusion? How about collusion between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance? Their goal: to make Paul ...

2 rape convictions set aside in St. Charles County after police find evidence 'victim was untruthful'  STLtoday.comOfficials became concerned about truthfulness of statements after alleged victim accused someone in a new case.

Mboweni seeks court order to set aside Public Protector remedial action against Mogajane  Fin24Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has filed a court application to set aside Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane's remedial action against Treasury's Director ...

No money for wrongly convicted man in prison for 4 years  Detroit Free PressA man who spent nearly four years in prison until his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out won't get money set aside for the wrongly convicted, the ...

Murder Conviction of Steven Mark Chaney Set Aside 25 Years Later  WBAP News/TalkDALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The man convicted of murder in the 1987 death of a Dallas couple is cleared after spending 25 years in prison. Wednesday, the Texas ...

Canada ever more deeply implicated in US-engineered coup attempt in Venezuela  World Socialist Web SiteLike its US partner, Canadian imperialism covets Venezuela's vast oil resources and is determined to prevent Russia, China, and other “strategic rivals” from ...

Military court sets aside sex abuse conviction of Air Guardsman  Dayton Daily NewsThe Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals has set aside a conviction and sentencing of an Ohio Air National Guardsman who had been found guilty of a charge of ...

Wrongly Convicted NY Inmate-Artist Freed With Students' Help  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine was set free Wednesday after authorities ...

Justice, the Rule of Law and the Role of the Prosecutor  LawfareA review of Preet Bharara, "Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and The Rule of Law" (Knopf, 2019)

D.C. doubles down on destructive prison-first policies  The Washington PostThe movement for a more humane criminal-justice system has been gaining ground in cities, states and even the federal government. From Sen. Cory Booker ...

A Capitol Hill look at Olympia 2019: secure scheduling, vaccine exemptions, crosswalk traffic cams  CHS Capitol Hill Seattle NewsThe 2019 session of the Washington Legislature is in full swing, with lawmakers considering thousands of bills. February 22nd was a key deadline for bills to ...

Judge throws out murder conviction in death of SIU student Pravin Varughese of Morton Grove  Chicago TribuneA judge has tossed the murder conviction in the 2014 death of 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese from Morton Grove.

New Trial for Oskaloosa Mom Convicted of Daughter’s 2014 Murder  WHO TV Des MoinesMAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa – An Oskaloosa mom serving life in prison for the murder of her daughter will get a new trial after a district judge set aside the original ...

Plains Pipeline Tries to Dodge Felony Conviction for 2015 Oil Spill  Santa Barbara IndependentFifty Years After Santa Barbara'S Worst Oil Spill, Plains Pipeline Tries To Escape The First Felony Conviction For An Oil Spill Off The Refugio Coast.

Nebraska Legislature Day 46: Governor vetoes criminal conviction set-aside bill  Lincoln Journal StarGov. Pete Ricketts issued his first veto of the session Wednesday, rejecting a bill (LB350) that would allow a person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, with a ...

The legacy of Aasiya Hassan, 10 years after her death shocked community  Buffalo NewsMost people remember Aasiya Zubair Hassan for the way her manipulative and vengeful husband stabbed and beheaded her in February 2009 in an Orchard ...

Our Say: Leopold's legal strategy shows an utter failure to grasp his abuse  CapitalGazette.comFormer Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold sees a path to redemption through the legal maze, asking the courts to set aside his 2013 conviction for ...

A personal story as California scales back its felony murder rule  The Marshall ProjectIn March 2003, I agreed to commit a crime. The plan was for me to grab some marijuana and run. No weapons were to be used. If so, I would not have agreed to ...