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.

Measure 11 bill opposed by district attorneys  Mail TribuneA Senate-approved Measure 11 reform bill that passed out of a House committee Tuesday would be one of the most significant changes to Oregon's criminal ...

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 ...

Bush on vacated conviction: 'I am truly humbled'  NewsdayKeith Bush is no longer a convicted murderer or a registered sex offender, after a Suffolk judge vacated his conviction Wednesday as a result of a joint ...

Peshawar High Court sets aside conviction of ‘militant’  DAWN.comPESHAWAR: Setting aside his conviction in the erstwhile Fata by an assistant political agent, the Peshawar High Court has acquitted a man on the charges of ...

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 ...

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.

World Digest: May 20, 2019  Washington PostIran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the United States over Tehran's atomic program, officials said Monday.

Court-martial prompts congressional action  Destin LogEGLIN AFB — A bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives involving the 2017 court-martial of an airman who is still at Eglin Air Force Base ...

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 ...

Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes  The New York TimesPresident Trump has indicated that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, including high-profile ...

Judge dismisses compensation claim of man wrongly incarcerated on death row  WESH 2 OrlandoA judge has decided a man released from prison after serving more than 14 years for murder is not entitled to money as someone wrongfully incarcerated.

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.

Manager at Loma Linda VA center in Redlands found to be convicted murderer  San Bernardino County SunEdwin Winslow Bennett was still on parole for the 1989 gangland-style execution of a business rival when he began a meteoric rise through the managerial ...

Corrupt ex-police official risks stiffer prison sentence  The Detroit NewsFormer Detroit Police deputy chief Celia Washington tries to vacate bribery conviction, a move that could result in a longer prison sentence.

Bombay HC sets aside conviction of 19-year-old in rape case  The Indian ExpressPolice said that on March 10, 2009, the girl was dragged away to a nearby river by three accused on Holi. The girl alleged that this accused raped her and held ...

Pardons for low-level pot convictions suggested at Senate panel hearing  The State Journal-RegisterA Republican state senator on Wednesday suggested that Illinois' Democratic governor issue a mass pardon of all low-level marijuana convictions to relieve ...

OK for judges to set conditions on suspects granted bail, Calif. Supreme Court says  San Francisco ChronicleThe state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld judges' authority to require defendants who are released on bail to give up some of their rights. This comes as the ...

Doing more time: Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights  Cronkite NewsThe years paying off their debt to society is just the starr for ex-felons who are trying to regain their votiing rights - they face more years and hurdles in Arizona, ...

Eliminate all exemptions  IsthmusTo only allow only religion-based exemptions for required school vaccinations is antithetical to American values, if not outright unconstitutional.

Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights  KTAR.comMichael Romero looks like someone who has worked with his hands for a long time. His muscular forearms make the many tattoos that cover them seem like ...

Bill to put money in wrongful conviction fund heads to governor  Michigan RadioMore money could be added to the state's wrongful conviction fund. Lawmakers sent a bill to add $10 million to the fund to the governor's desk on Thursday.

Paradise Valley police investigating sex assault at mansion party  AZFamilyParadise Valley police are investigating a sexual assault that took place during a mansion party that was thrown for and attended by professional athletes.

Bill To Put Money In Wrongful Conviction Fund Heads To Michigan's Governor  WEMUMore money could be added to the state's wrongful conviction fund . Lawmakers on Thursday sent a bill to add $10 million to the fund to the governor 's.

Singapore Medical Council to appeal doctor's conviction after he gave out patient's details  CNASINGAPORE: The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) will apply to the Court of Three Judges for a doctor's conviction to be set aside after he was ...

AfriForum to help Coligny murderers appeal conviction  IOLA legal team led by Advocate Barry Roux will be petitioning the SCA directly for leave to appeal the convictions of Pieter ...

No changes to hunting seasons  Powell TribuneFrom county commission meetings to the governor's office, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Crow tribal member's alleged poaching in the Bighorn National ...

Company director's conviction over roofer's death quashed in appeal court ruling  ABC NewsThe director of a Queensland roofing company, who was jailed after one of his employees fell to his death on a Sunshine Coast worksite, has had his conviction ...

Bombay HC Sets Aside Rape Conviction Of 19 yr Old boy, Says Possibility Of false Implication Cannot Be...  Live LawThe Bombay High Court recently quashed and set aside the conviction of a 19-year-old in a rape case. Court gave the benefit of doubt of the accused and ...

Child trafficking: A’Court voids proprietress’ conviction  The PunchOladimeji Ramon. The Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, has reversed the conviction of the Proprietress, Sunshine Group of Schools, Ibadan, Mrs Olayinka ...

Noor attorneys file motion for acquittal  KARE11.comThe former Minneapolis Police officer's defense team is asking to set aside guilty verdicts for both counts of murder and manslaughter, citing insufficient trial ...

New York lawmakers pass bill aimed at weakening Trump's pardon power  NBC NewsNew York state lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday that would allow prosecutors to pursue state charges against certain individuals even if they have ...

Opinion: Nick Bosa's lack of conviction worse than his conservative views  USA TODAYDE Nick Bosa scrubbed his social media accounts of his conservative opinions, in part because he knows San Francisco might draft him.

The trade war could be losing its power to frighten this battle-tested stock market  CNBCThe S&P 500 is only about 3% from its recent record high despite a tariff panic sell-off, negative investor sentiment and stock outflows.

Maldives quash terror conviction of ex-vice president  Dhaka TribuneAdeeb was considered a close confidant of Yameen until he was dramatically impeached in November 2015 following allegations he was trying to topple the ...

Appeal Court sets aside conviction of Army General  Daily TrustThe Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the judgement of a special military court-martial that convicted a former Chief of Transformation and Innovation at the ...

Today in Arizona History | Arizona News  U.S. News & World ReportOn this date in 1881, the first telephone office was established in Tucson. On this date in 1894, the city of Flagstaff was incorporated. On this date in 1909, the ...

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington '3 strikes' change  Reading EagleDozens of Washington state prison inmates have been excluded from a change in Washington state's.

PHC sets aside 40 years conviction to alleged terrorist  The News InternationalPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday set aside 40 years conviction awarded to a man for allegedly being an active member of the ...

Kyle Unger reaches settlement over wrongful murder conviction  CBC NewsA lawsuit filed by a B.C. man who was acquitted of a teenage girl's murder after spending 14 years in jail for her slaying has been settled out of court. Kyle Unger ...

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question  The Daily HeraldComplicating the law-making process are questions about how best to erase marijuana convictions.

The Whitney Biennial presents the best new artists in the country — and lots of fluff  The Washington PostNEW YORK — Overall, this year's Whitney Biennial — the 79th installment of the most prestigious survey of recent art in the United States — is a crapshoot.

In Search of Greater Justice With a Travis County Public Defender's Office  Austin ChronicleThe answer to everything," said Meridian's mother, "is we live in America and we're not rich." – Alice Walker, Meridian. On May 9, Travis County took its next step ...

Judge to hold hearing on alleged jury bias in trial  NewsdayA Nassau County jury in November found Salvatore Cecere illegally diverted town resources to help his uncle's friend with a sidewalk repair.

Legal Principles Governing Suspension Of Conviction Cannot Be Applied To Suspend The Sentence: SC [Read...  Live LawThe Supreme Court has set aside a High Court judgment which applied principles governing suspension of conviction to reject a plea seeking suspension of ...

Idaho Falls Police release statement on Angie Dodge case  Idaho State JournalOn June 13, 1996, Angie Dodge was raped and murdered. In the days and years that followed the investigation has continued and questions have remained.

Are Women Taking the Cosmic Fall for Male Greed?  The New York TimesThe stories of Anna Sorokin, Lori Loughlin and others suggest how eager we are to exploit and punish female humiliation.

Feds: El Chapo doesn't deserve retrial, evidence against drug lord was 'overwhelming'  USA TODAYConvicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán should not receive a new trial because his arguments claiming a tainted jury are not provable.

Where is Jerry Brown when you need him?  Sacramento BeeCalifornia governors rarely give commencement speeches, which is a pity. But the one group that needs sage advice more than new graduates is the California ...

A Dying Declaration Is Not Invalid Merely Because It Was Not Certified By A Doctor: SC [Read Judgment]  Live LawIn case the person recording the dying declaration is satisfied that the declarant is in a fit medical condition to make the statement and if there are no suspicious ...

Idaho Falls Police statement on Angie Dodge case  Post RegisterOn June 13, 1996, Angie Dodge was raped and murdered. In the days and years that followed the investigation has continued and questions have remained.

He once ran a multibillion-dollar government. Now his own finances are in ruins  Bradenton HeraldSteve Shiver has a history of financial troubles, records show. But that didn't stop the former Homestead mayor and county manager from becoming executive ...

Al-Azizia, Flagship Investment references: IHC fixes NAB appeals against Nawaz's acquittal for June 19  Business RecorderThe Islamabad High Court (IHC) has fixed National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) appeals against acquittal of incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ...

'If you see me, you better run:' Man charged in Glen Burnie homicide had previous shotgun standoff  CapitalGazette.comDecades before he met Tyrique Hudson in Glen Burnie, the man charged with gunning down the 22-year-old walked into a Southern Maryland health ...

News Brief: Attorney General Barr, Opioid Bribery Case, Syrian War  NPRDemocrats say Barr broke the law after he skipped a hearing. Five drug company executives are convicted in bribery case. Syrian forces intensifying strikes in ...

SCOTUS Treaty Rights Decision in Favor of Crow Tribe  The National Law ReviewIn Herrera v. Wyoming US Supreme Court SCOTUS major treaty rights decision in favor of Crow Tribe re 1868 Treaty with US, ceding most of its aboriginal ...

A Seattle judge sent a homeless man with 72 convictions to jail, the City Attorney was furious  Hot AirThis is the sort of thing that would only happen in Seattle (okay, maybe in Portland). A 55-year-old homeless man named Francisco Calderon punched a ...

Golden Ocean Group Ltd (GOGL) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript  Yahoo FinanceGOGL earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.

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 ...

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court  Japan TodayNissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, appeared in a Japanese courtroom Thursday for a hearing ahead of his trial on accusations of financial misconduct.

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 ...

Supreme Court appears set to overturn Mississippi murder case based on racial bias  Los Angeles TimesCurtis Flowers, a black man convicted of murdering four people in a small Mississippi town, says he was a victim of racial bias by a prosecutor who tried him six ...

Where Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Stands On Marijuana  Marijuana MomentFormer Vice President Joe Biden is making another run for the White House, he announced on Thursday. The former senator, who served as chair of the ...

Jury Choosing Starts for Trial of Ex-Casper Doctor & His Brother  K2 RadioThe trial of a former Casper doctor and his brother accused of running a multi-state prescription drug conspiracy has begun after nearly two-and-a-half years; ...

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

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 ...

Fear The Walking Dead's Lennie James Explains How Rick's Spirit Guides Morgan In Season 5  Cinema BlendFear the Walking Dead Season 5 marks Lennie James' second year as a leading force within the Walking Dead spinoff, and the effect his character Morgan ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rantau returning officer freed by Court of Appeal from contempt conviction  MalaysiakiniThe Court of Appeal today has set aside a contempt of court conviction against Election Commission (EC) returning officer Amino Agus Suyub, who last year was ...

Missouri Tornadoes: 3 killed in Golden City near Joplin, 'violent tornado' touches down in Jefferson City  Yahoo NewsA tornado outbreak in Missouri has killed three people near Golden City and left major damage in the state capital of Jefferson City.

Jury acquits former Maine prison guard of sexually assaulting inmate  Press HeraldALFRED — A jury found a former corrections officer not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman who was in custody at a transitional facility where he worked.

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 ...

Florida Legislature 2019: What passed and what failed  Tampa Bay TimesWhen the dust cleared Saturday afternoon in the Florida Legislature, lawmakers had passed 195 bills. Most now await the signature of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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 ...

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 ...

Attorney Seeks Pardon for Laurie Bembenek Murder Conviction  U.S. News & World ReportMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Wisconsin's famous runaway convict and convicted murderer Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek is asking Gov. Tony Evers for a ...

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 ...

Why Bill de Blasio is running for president  The Spectator USABill de Blasio is the only candidate running for president whose entry into the race is perhaps a tad surprising. With the others, even those with miniscule odds of ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Shahzeb murder case: SHC converts death sentences of Jatoi and Talpur into life term  Daily TimesThe Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday commuted the death sentences of Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur into life sentences in the murder case of Shahzeb ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Exoneree band, appearing in Springfield next month, doesnt lack conviction  The State Journal-RegisterThe Defenders of the Innocent keynote speaker isn't really a speaker.It packs a powerful message just the same.The Exoneree Band, a touring group of ...

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 ...

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Once Part of Illegal Liquor-making Business, These Women in Bihar Want N...  News18Munaki Devi, 55, has a rock protruding out of a hill for a ceiling. Her windows are holes in the old, worn out bedsheet that she hangs on the sides of where she ...

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.

Wrongly Convicted NY Inmate-Artist Freed With Students' Help  NBC4 WashingtonA 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 ...

Prosecutors seek to restore Dr. Dixon's conviction  EverythingLubbock.comThe office of Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney (CDA) filed a petition on Monday to the state's highest criminal court in the Thomas Michael Dixon case.

Ex-felons can reclaim voting rights, but hundreds of thousands don’t  Cronkite NewsAs many as 212,000 former felons in Arizona have lost their voting rights as a result of their convictions, according to a recent study – even though for many, ...

Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos must report to prison Monday, judge orders  The Washington PostA federal judge on Sunday ruled that George Papadopoulos must report to prison as scheduled on Monday, rejecting a bid by the former Trump campaign ...

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 ...

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 ...