Clear Lake man convicted again of child sex abuse  KIMT 3Got first conviction overturned on immigration claims.

Prosecutor: Chris Tapp ‘convicted of a crime he did not commit’ in Angie Dodge case  Idaho StatesmanAfter spending nearly half of his life in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, and then getting released early from prison but still tagged with a ...

Appeals Court Affirms Bergdahl Conviction, Finds No Unlawful Command Influence  Military.comThe Army Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the guilty plea and sentence for former Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, finding that President Donald Trump's comments ...

As Manhattan DA, Morgenthau Pursued Drug Dealers And Crooked Banks Alike  WAMU 88.5Robert Morgenthau, the patrician lawman who a former aide said spent four decades "making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct," died Sunday at ...

How Genetic Genealogy Helped Christopher Tapp's Wrongful Conviction Case in Idaho  The Marshall ProjectOn Wednesday, an Idaho judge dismissed all charges against Christopher Tapp, who was wrongfully convicted in the 1996 rape and murder of 18-year-old ...

ICJ orders Pakistan to allow India access to 'spy' Jadhav  Al Jazeera EnglishBoth sides claim 'victory' as court upholds India's demand for consular access but denies request to dismiss case.

Perjured testimony leads to early prison release for alleged Flint gang member  MLive.comFLINT, MI -- An alleged Merrill Hood gang member convicted of assault with intent to murder in a September 2004 shooting at a Mt. Morris Township hotel ...

Madras HC sets aside conviction, life sentence awarded to autorickshaw driver in murder case  The New Indian ExpressHolding that the prosecution failed to prove the charges against Edward beyond doubt, the judges allowed the appeal.

Texas Court Rejects Once-Suspended Doctor's Lawsuit Over Reporting of the Suspension  ReasonDr. Calvin Day had claimed that describing his suspension as based on "unprofessional conduct" was libelous. (He had also earlier sought to get dismissed ...

Tapp expected to be exonerated today  Post RegisterAfter more than two decades with a murder conviction hanging over his name, Christopher Tapp is expected to be exonerated for the murder of Angie Dodge ...

Federal prosecutors ask appeals court to uphold Tsarnaev conviction and death sentence  CNNFederal prosecutors Thursday urged the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals to reject Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's request for an appeal, and ...

Bio-Med defendant freed from prison in Savannah 2006 Medicaid fraud conviction  Savannah Morning NewsA Florida man convicted in 2006 in a massive Medicaid fraud case left custody in April after a federal appeals court threw out 53 racketeering counts - but let ...

Oregon: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law  NORML BlogDemocratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The measure establishes ...

U.S. House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump  Yahoo NewsThe U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to table an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for ...

On eve of sentencing, convicted man calls out controversial Philly judge set to decide his fate  PhillyVoice.comA 32-year-old man calls out cops for an illegal search, and a judge for letting it slide, on the eve of his sentencing on a weapons-possession charge in a ...

Retired investigator says DA should reopen 46-year-old rape case  FOX 5 AtlantaThe Clayton County District Attorney's office said a decision will come soon on whether to reopen a 46-year-old rape case now that DNA indicated they ...

Pakistan's court removes judge who convicted ex-premier  Anadolu AgencyPurported video that surfaced last week showed judge of accountability court confessing to have been 'blackmailed' - Anadolu Agency.

Suspension of sentence does not wash away conviction, rules SC  DAWN.comISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has held that suspension of a sentence will not wash away the conviction of an individual because the culpability is complete ...

Appeals court reverses conviction of Bluffton doctor  Lima OhioLIMA — The Third District Court of Appeals on Monday issued a ruling overturning the conviction of a Bluffton doctor last year in Lima Municipal Cour.

Legal Malfeasance & the Central Park Five  CommonwealThe case of the Central Park Five shows that the legal profession needs reform. It must do more to hold itself accountable when it reaches provably unjust ...

Opinion: What the Arizona Legislature Has Taken From Us  Prescott eNewsIn Arizona we have seen the decline of liberty. A “highlight” of Arizona's 2019 legislative session rolls back foundational protections. In our legal system, we ...

3rd Circ. Rejects Law Firm's Bid to Set Aside $15M of Client's Bankruptcy Payouts for Attorney Fees | Delaware Law Weekly  Law.comA federal appeals court has denied a Wilmington law firm's request to stop the flow of settlement money from a body armor company's bankruptcy so that the firm ...

El Chapo: US prosecutors want Mexican drug lord to forfeit $12.7bn following conviction  Yahoo NewsUS prosecutors are seeking to recover $12.7bn (£10.1bn) from the Mexican drug lord El Chapo following his conviction for racketeering and drug trafficking ...

Defense argues for minimum sentence for Tucker  Daily SentinelPOMEROY — The newly retained counsel for former probation and correction officer Larry Tucker has filed his sentencing recommendation in the case.Lar.

For Pak, Jadhav verdict face-saver, opportunity  The Asian AgeThe International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its judgment on July 17 in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Before coming to the possibilities that the judgment ...

New DNA testing gives GA man best evidence yet to show he's not a rapist  FOX 5 AtlantaScience may help a Georgia man finally resolve something that's taken 46 years to prove: he is not a rapist.

Appeals court grants convicted robber Powell new trial  Temple Daily TelegramGeorge Powell, convicted in 2008 of a Killeen aggravated robbery, will be brought back to Bell County for a new trial after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ...

Calcutta HC Sets Aside Conviction Of Alleged Maoists For Sedition After 13 Years [Read Judgment]  Live LawThe Calcutta High Court has set aside the conviction of three alleged Maoists, thirteen years after they were sentenced to life imprisonment by trial court on ...

D.A. Larry Krasner takes the stand during former client's appeal hearing  PhillyVoice.comLarry Krasner, Philadelphia's progressive District Attorney, was called to court to testify in the gun case of a former client from his defense attorney days.

Baker has conviction for smacking son set aside, fined $250 instead  Brisbane TimesA regional Queensland baker who was given a year-long sentence for smacking his son on the thigh, has won an appeal to set aside his conviction and will ...

Man’s jail term for raping his cousin halved on appeal  The Borneo PostKOTA KINABALU: A man's appeal against the consecutive jail sentences for raping his teenage cousin was allowed by the Court of Appeal yesterday.

What can attract conviction under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code? Supreme Court answers  Bar & BenchThe SC held that wilful conduct that drives a woman to commit suicide or demand for dowry, both could attract conviction under Section 498A of the IPC.

Suaram: Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold Fahmi Reza’s conviction disappointing  Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy today expressed disappointment over the Court of Appeal's decision to uphold graphic ...

Forensic scientist Henry Lee challenged in another murder case as Darien man seeks new trial claiming inaccura  Hartford CourantJust weeks after the state Supreme Court issued a blistering indictment of famed forensic scientist Henry Lee, another defendant filed court papers Tuesday ...

This famous chef believes in Mexican cuisine with conviction  The Daily HeraldPerhaps it was lost in translation. Maybe the title of Mexican chef Gabriela Cámara's new cookbook, “My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions,” was ...

Supervisory Criminal Investigator Job in Multiple Locations - Department of Commerce  LemonWireThe United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in ...

Fahmi Reza fails to strike out conviction for publishing Najib caricature  Malay MailPUTRAJAYA, July 5 — Graphic designer Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin failed in his bid to set aside his conviction for uploading an offensive caricature image of ...

Haren Pandya murder case: 8 convicted by SC surrender in Guj  Outlook IndiaAhmedabad, Jul 22 Eight of the 12 persons whose conviction was restored by the Supreme Court in the 2003 murder case of former Gujarat Home Minister ...

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Who Led Liberal Wing, Dies at 99  The New York TimesOn the Supreme Court, John Paul Stevens transformed from a Republican antitrust lawyer into the leader of the court's liberal wing.

Supreme Judicial Court upholds 2017 conviction of Sam Wassilie for making secret videos in Berkshire County restroom  MassLive.comThe court also ordered a new trial against Wassilie on 3 charges that were wrongly dismissed in the 2017 trial because of an error in interpretation of the state's ...

Alaska Supreme Court shows contempt for law | Community Perspectives  Fairbanks Daily News-MinerChief Justice John Roberts stated, “My job is to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat.” Nevertheless, Alaska's own high court rejected that principle in favor ...

Kulbhushan Jadhav: What India gained & what it didn't?  Global Village spaceThe International Court of Justice at The Hague rendered its judgment in the infamous Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The verdict, broadcasted live.

Saravana Bhavan owner Rajagopal, convicted in murder case, dies in Chennai hospital  The New Indian ExpressPolice sources said Rajagopal was admitted in a hospital at Vadapalani where he died around 1O.3O am in Thursday morning.

What Happened to Chappaquiddick After the Ted Kennedy Incident  EsquireTed Kennedy drove his car into a pond on July 18, 1969, and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, died. A few years later Esquire revisited the scene.

The synod and celibacy  Angelus NewsIn just three months a relative handful of bishops meeting in Rome is expected to reach a decision with potentially momentous consequences for the entire ...

Rape And Murder Of 5 Year Old Girl: SC Sets Aside Death Penalty; Sentences Accused To 25Yrs Imprisonment...  Live LawThe Supreme Court recently commuted the death sentence awarded to a man accused of rape and murder of a minor girl of age five years.Initially, the Trial ...

Best TV of 2019 so far (available on streaming or on-demand)  The Globe and MailIt's past mid-year 2019, and it's time to assess. TV across multiple platforms has been good, often great. Nobody can watch everything, so crowded is the field.

Curtis Flowers murder conviction is overturned. Supreme Court cites bias against black defendant in Mississip  Los Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a black defendant from Mississippi.

Oregon lawmakers allow clearing of old marijuana convictions  KTVZSALEM, Ore. (AP) - Those with outdated marijuana convictions will be able to have their records expunged faster under an Oregon bill approved by the House.

IGP, CID boss face court today over Afoko bail brouhaha  GhanaWebThe Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, could go to jail Monday if he is found guilty of contempt court. Police refused to release murder ...

Judge keeps Jeffrey Epstein in jail as prosecutors build on sex trafficking case  Hudson Valley 360Wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will have to wait out a sex trafficking trial from a jail cell after a federal judge in New York ruled Thursday against his request ...

Bid to set aside murder, attempted murder convictions rejected  Indiana LawyerA man who pleaded guilty at age 15 lost his appeal on a motion to set aside his murder and attempted murder convictions when the Indiana Court of Appeals ...

From the archives: Judge tosses Central Park 5 convictions  amNewYorkAfter 12 years, a judge tossed the Central Park 5 verdicts following a serial rapist's confession and the discovery of DNA evidence linking him to the crime.

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime ReportAt least 36 states permit adults with criminal convictions to have their records sealed or expunged, but does “wiping the slate clean” actually produce better ...

Ian Cultrona asks judge to set aside felonious assault convictions  New Philadelphia Times ReporterNEW PHILADELPHIA The lawyer for a man convicted of multiple charges as the result of a Dec. 5 shooting near Newcomerstown has asked the judge in the ...

Supreme Court appears set to overturn Mississippi murder case based on racial bias  Los Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court justices sounded ready on Wednesday to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction because of racial bias in selecting jurors. It marked the ...

Soldiers Want Their Conviction To Be Invalidated  Foroyaa onlineEight soldiers who were charged and convicted for treason, mutiny and other crimes have appealed before the Gambia Court of Appeal and want their ...

Making A Murderer lawyers slam Brendan Dassey appeal shambles  Metro.co.ukMaking a Murderer lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Buting have slammed the Wisconsin courts for 'failing' Brendan Dassey with his ever complicated appeal.

They were wrongfully convicted, freed from prison. California treats them as guilty anyway  Los Angeles TimesDespite courts overturning their convictions, some exonerated people in California are denied restitution by the state because they can't prove innocence.

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticFlowers v. Mississippi reveals a rickety American legal system.

China bashers can't dictate US policy  Global TimesWe hope it is not the “miscellaneous troop” which is always making waves. The US needs politicians and academics with a broader strategic vision and greater ...

Convicted drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman seeks new trial  ReutersLawyers for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican crime lord known as El Chapo, on Tuesday said his drug smuggling conviction should be set aside and a new trial ...

Law that could free accomplices of murder ruled unconstitutional by SLO judge  San Luis Obispo TribuneA San Luis Obispo judge has ruled that a new law that could free hundreds of people convicted of murders they didn't personally commit flies in the face of past ...

With his murder conviction overturned, Mark Carver walks out of Gaston County jail  Raleigh News & ObserverMark Carver's conviction for the murder of UNC Charlotte student and Chapel Hill High School graduate Ira Yarmolenko was overturned by a judge. He walked ...

The Problem With “When They See Us”  The BulwarkThe Netflix four-part miniseries When They See Us, a dramatization of the story of the Central Park Five—the black and Hispanic teenagers convicted in the ...

SC fixes Sandya Ekneligoda's petition on 21 November  ft.lkThe Supreme Court yesterday re-fixed to support on 21 November the petition for granting of Special Leave to Appeal filed by Sandya Ekneligoda to set aside a ...

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 ...

West Point: Cadet back at military academy after conviction of raping classmate overturned  The Journal News | LoHud.comWEST POINT – A cadet is back at West Point after three military judges overturned his conviction for raping a sleeping classmate, citing lack of evidence the sex ...

Cadet back at West Point after rape conviction overturned  Star TribuneA cadet is back at West Point after three military judges overturned his conviction for raping a sleeping classmate, citing lack of evidence the sex wasn't ...

Oregon: Legislation to Vacate Past Cannabis Conviction Records - NORML - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws  NORML BlogLegislation is pending to expand upon Oregon's expungement law.

Unresolved issues over Onnoghen's retirement, Muhammad's confirmation  Daily TrustThe confirmation of the retirement of the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and that of the appointment of his successor, Justice ...

Maldives court annuls ex-VP's conviction in boat explosion  Fox NewsA court in the Maldives has set aside the conviction and 15-year prison term given the former vice president on allegations he conspired to assassinate former ...

Boris Johnson loses another potential minister before his mooted term as PM begins  ABC NewsBritain's presumed prime minister-in-waiting Boris Johnson loses another colleague as Conservative Party members cast their votes to decide who will get to ...

Chanel Lewis attorney wants verdict set aside  amNewYorkThe sentencing of Chanel Lewis, convicted of murder in the strangulation of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano, was postponed Wednesday until next week ...

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 ...

Cadet returns to West Point after rape conviction overturned because of lack of evidence | TheHill  The HillA cadet returned to West Point on Wednesday after his rape conviction was overturned by three military judges who cited a lack of evidence that the sex wasn't ...

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: SC sets aside conviction of 15 in Trilokpuri case  The Tribune IndiaTribune News *Service* New Delhi, April 30. Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside conviction of 15 men held guilty of rioting and arson in a connection with ...

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 ...

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 ...

Judge to decide if Morales' 2014 conviction should be set aside  Temple Daily TelegramBELTON — A Court at Law judge is considering a writ of habeas corpus to determine whether to set aside Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales' 2014 ...

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 ...

Judge orders new trial for man convicted of killing UNCC student in 2008  WSOC CharlotteMOUNT HOLLY, N.C. - A judge has ordered a new trial for the man convicted of killing a University of North Carolina at Charlotte student more than a decade ...

Man's charges dismissed after 12 years behind bars due to 'junk' science  Courier JournalThirteen years after Robert Yell was convicted of setting a fire that killed his 2-year-old son and severely burned his 11-month-old daughter, all charges against ...

Photos: Looking back at Laurie 'Bambi' Bembenek's murder conviction  Madison.comCould one of Wisconsin's most famous convicted killers finally be granted a pardon nearly nine years after her death? The lawyer for the late Laurie "Bambi" ...

Loophole lets convicted military rapists walk free; victim shares her story  Knoe.comAlmost 17 years later, Allen would come face to face with her rapist in a military courtroom. He would be tried, found guilty of rape and jailed. Then, a 2018 ...

Central Texas man once convicted of killing 2 teens released on bond  KWTXMOODY, Texas (KWTX) A man who along with three other men was convicted of the murders of two Moody teenagers in 1992 and was sentenced to life in ...

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to expunge some marijuana convictions  KEZI TVAn attorney in Springfield said if passed, the bill could benefit numerous people in the community.

Carl Beech trial: Tom Watson refuses to apologise for championing 'Nick'  Daily MailTom Watson should quit as an MP after he stands accused of using Carl Beech's lies to 'politicise a police inquiry' and launch a 'bandwagon' that took him to the ...

Man convicted in 1980 killing of off-duty Hammond cop files appeal  Chicago TribuneJames Hill filed his appeal after he was sentenced to 47 years in the 1980 killing of an off-duty Hammond police officer.

Judge denies request to vacate conviction in Karina Vetrano murder trial  WABC-TVA judge on Monday denied a defense motion to set aside the guilty verdict against Chanel Lewis in Karina Vetrano's murder after hearing arguments regarding ...

Chesapeake Beach town councilman plans to fight removal after conviction for wiretapping  CapitalGazette.comA Chesapeake Beach town councilman plans to contest his removal from office after pleading guilty to illegally recording hundreds of phone calls.

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.

Driver convicted of manslaughter after striking, killing Augusta man, seeks new trial  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelAUGUSTA — A former Augusta man convicted of manslaughter last year for striking and killing 81-year-old Augusta native Emile Morin is seeking a new trial.

Plains Pipeline Tries to Dodge Felony Conviction for 2015 Oil Spill  Santa Barbara IndependentYou can't blame an oil company for trying. Still, you have to wonder what the hell they were thinking. The “they” to whom I refer are the attorneys for Plains ...

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 ...

King County prosecutors help cut “breathtaking” prison sentence  KUOW News and InformationIn January, King County prosecutors asked a judge to reduce a woman's 40-year prison sentence that she received in the '90s, calling it shocking and excessive ...

Mark Carver released from Gaston County Jail  Charlotte ObserverSuperior Court Judge Christopher Bragg set aside Carver's conviction for the murder of Ira Yarmolenko. Carver is greeted by family and his attorney , Chris ...

Russia: Jehovah's Witness Convicted  Human Rights WatchA Russian court on February 6, 2019 convicted Dennis Christensen, a Jehovah's Witness adherent and Danish citizen, on extremism charges for practicing his ...

2019: the unspeakable  The News InternationalFreedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows” — said George Orwell in 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'.Is this really what...

Kwame Kilpatrick a 'remorseless' felon, feds say  The Detroit NewsEx-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is remorseless and trying to find a scapegoat for his racketeering conviction, feds say.