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361 entries in 'Headline Legal News'
2018/01/11   Doctor charged in wife's death moved after threat to him
2018/01/06   North Carolina's altered legislative districts back in court
2017/12/09   UN court hears appeal in Serbian lawmaker's acquittal
2017/12/03   Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction
2017/11/21   The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill
2017/11/07   Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays
2017/10/25   Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases
2017/10/18   Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law
2017/10/14   Oregon Supreme Court denies request for information release
2017/10/06   Indiana courts see changes with new e-filing system
2017/09/24   Elliott's fast start fades with Cowboys as court looms again
2017/09/20   Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days
2017/09/08   Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court
2017/09/06   EU court rejects Hungary, Slovakia appeal in refugee case
2017/09/04   Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment
2017/09/02   Indiana appeals court rules in transgender birth certificate case
2017/08/24   South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison
2017/08/19   Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court
2017/08/18   Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue
2017/06/14   Groups sue seeking court oversight of Chicago police reforms
2017/06/08   Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower for stinky smells
2017/06/05   High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies
2017/05/11   Appeal in boy's burp arrest case relies on Gorsuch dissent
2017/05/04   Top Kansas Court to Revisit Death Penalty in Wichita Murders
2017/05/02   Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court
2017/05/01   4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney
2017/04/26   Judge W. Brent Powell Appointed to Missouri Supreme Court
2017/04/11   Court: Banned Dartmouth fraternity can't live in house
2017/04/09   Dems elevate attacks as Supreme Court showdown nears
2017/04/08   West Virginia Supreme Court chief justice gets 4-year term
2017/03/28   Nicaragua high court denies farmers' appeal of canal project
2017/02/22   Court: Missouri not required to name execution drug's source
2017/02/10   Partisan struggle over NC governor's authority back in court
2017/01/25   Greek court rejects extradition for Turkish servicemen
2017/01/23   Top court reviews free speech case of man's anti-police rap
2017/01/21   Ethics measure backers ask high court to let them join case
2017/01/17   Aaron Hernandez expected in court as murder trial nears
2016/12/11   Man who fired shots in DC pizza parlor expected in court
2016/11/21   Election judge pleads not guilty in absentee ballot case
2016/11/03   Kansas high court justices defend handling of capital cases
2016/10/13   Court fight over Ohio executions likely to focus on sedative
2016/10/04   Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates law restricting abortion
2016/10/04   Appeals court upholds order against Pence on Syrian refugees
2016/09/23   California Supreme Court to consider suit over Yelp review
2016/09/20   Court rules man treated for mental illness can have a gun
2016/08/26   Judge in Stanford swimmer case switching to civil court
2016/08/11   Egyptian lawyer, journalist released after prison sentence
2016/07/24   Monitor chosen to oversee Ferguson's police, court reforms
2016/06/26   Court rules against White House science office in email case
2016/06/07   High court rejects Google's appeal in class action lawsuit
2016/05/31   Egypt military court sentences 8 to death
2016/05/11   Planned Parenthood shooting defendant returning to court
2016/04/23   Federal lawyer gets 30 days for forging document
2016/03/19   White S.C. trooper pleads guilty in shooting of unarmed black man
2016/01/17   Judge approves tea party group's lawsuit against IRS
2015/10/19   Federal court programs aim to keep defendants out of prison
2015/10/10   Arkansas court tosses conviction in woman's meth case
2015/10/07   Cleveland appeals 'jock tax' ruling to US Supreme Court
2015/10/04   High court weighs 3 death sentences in Kansas cases
2015/09/22   Court suspends Pennsylvania attorney general's law license
2015/09/18   Appeals court upholds injunction halting health mandate
2015/09/16   Charleston church suspect's friend charged with lying to FBI
2015/09/02   Alaska Supreme Court won't block Medicaid expansion
2015/08/19   Appeals court won't reinstate 1990 arson-murder conviction
2015/08/04   Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors
2015/07/21   Court suspends ex-Chad dictator trial to ready new lawyers
2015/06/23   Supreme Court Voids Routine Police Check Of Hotel Registries
2015/06/22   Man pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue
2015/06/05   Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts
2015/06/03   Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor
2015/03/31   Court rejects Duncan's death sentence appeal
2015/03/23   Battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case
2014/12/04   Egyptian court sentences 188 people to death
2014/11/05   Court seems to favor fired whistleblower
2014/10/03   Court hearing on Natchez hospital bankruptcy
2014/07/22   German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana
2014/07/08   Fla. man pleads guilty to rhino horn trafficking
2014/06/17   Iowa high court reinstates major pollution lawsuit
2014/06/13   Court: No blanket exemption for police dashcams
2014/06/10   High court won't hear California's prison appeal
2014/06/06   Top court rejects bail plea of Indian tycoon
2014/05/27   State court allows 'pink slime' lawsuit to proce
2014/05/20   Appeals court won't rehear BP settlement issue
2014/05/09   Investors to Supreme Court: Deny Argentine do-over
2014/05/05   Casino law hinges on Massachusetts high court case
2014/04/25   High court rejects appeal on sex-offender rules
2014/04/15   Court Rejects Holocaust-Denying Bishop's Appeal
2014/04/03   Court: Private email exempt from open records law
2014/04/01   Supreme Court Refuses To Overturn Arizona Marijuana Ruling
2014/03/28   Court seems likely to block Secret Service case
2014/03/24   Egypt court sentences 528 Morsi supporters to death
2014/03/17   Court: Tenn. Must Recognize 3 Same-Sex Marriages
2014/03/07   Two men found guilty for selling U.S. company’s technology
2014/02/28   State high court assigns liability in liquor cases
2014/02/24   Court: Spain can extradite Liberty Reserve founder
2014/02/20   Fight over gay marriage moving to federal courts
2014/02/13   Nevada Officials Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban
2014/02/06   Australian court rules ANZ Bank late fees too high
2014/01/27   Lawmakers push back against Washington high court
2014/01/24   Minn. Supreme Court dismisses Vikings stadium suit
2014/01/24   Immigration
2014/01/20   Italian court hears final rebuttals in Knox trial
2014/01/13   OJ Simpson appeal to Nevada court due in April
2014/01/06   Court grants law license to man in US illegally
2014/01/02   Court order needed to stop Pa. center utilities
2013/12/30   Supreme Court denies appeal in arson case
2013/12/23   Gay couples wed in Utah after judge overturns ban
2013/12/16   Court won't hear appeal over news release
2013/12/12   Court: Exec guilty over faulty French implants
2013/12/09   Dutch Supreme Court: Fortis was mismanaged
2013/12/05   Supreme Court won't stop NY's Internet taxation
2013/11/11   N. Ind. court helps veterans get back on track
2013/10/29   Ride operator appears in court on NC fair injuries
2013/09/23   Lawyer: Performer Harris to deny UK sex charges
2013/08/21   Appeals court affirms AWOL soldier's life sentence
2013/07/09   NJ court overturns award for view lost to dune
2013/05/23   IMF head Lagarde in court in fraud probe
2013/03/11   Former Chicago Bear pleads guilty to tax charges
2013/02/23   Bin Laden's son-in-law: Pleads not guilty in NY
2013/01/19   High court to hear appeal in case of jilted woman
2012/12/10   Lawyer questions handling of terror suspect
2012/10/08   High court asked to throw out oil refinery permit
2012/09/20   Court dismisses investor lawsuits against Porsche
2012/09/05   NY court protects French shoemaker's red soles
2012/08/15   Judge won't halt Pa. voter identification law
2012/02/13   Federal court rules for Ohio festival free speech
2012/02/13   The Shuman Law Firm Announces Class Action
2012/01/24   NJ gov picks gay black man, Asian for top court
2012/01/05   Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case
2012/01/04   Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit
2011/12/22   Pa.'s rhyming justice pens insurance fraud opinion
2011/12/21   Court backs stripping Chinese tire import duties
2011/12/13   Mass. court OKs release of Bishop inquest report
2011/12/13   Washington Mutual agrees to settlement
2011/11/29   Thomas, Kagan asked to sit out health care case
2011/11/28   Court will decide question on crack sentencing
2011/11/14   Company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater in Harvey Canal
2011/11/13   Fifth guilty plea entered in Philly abortion case
2011/11/10   Ala. county files for largest municipal bankruptcy
2011/11/09   Federal court rejects Texas redistricting maps
2011/11/07   NY investment firm among owners of Maine casino
2011/11/04   Ex-owner of Pa. youth lockups gets 18 months
2011/11/03   Appeals panel sides with CBS over Super Bowl fine
2011/11/01   Scandal-plagued former Bell official sues city
2011/11/01   SF court to hear appeal by Tucson rampage suspect
2011/10/31   High court avoids dispute over highway crosses
2011/10/31   Alabama immigration fight recalls civil rights era
2011/10/24   GOP candidates would cut federal judges' power
2011/10/17   Court blocks Ala. from checking student status
2011/10/15   High court to rule on Stolen Valor Act
2011/10/10   Court won't hear appeal from Alamo followers
2011/10/04   Fannie Mae ignored misconduct
2011/09/27   High court to decide lawyer immunity question
2011/09/26   Lawyers seek to stop Loughner's forced medication
2011/09/20   Court halts Texas execution of ex-Army recruiter
2011/09/19   Iowa hiring lawsuit begins Monday
2011/09/09   Court: Samsung can't sell tablet in Germany
2011/09/07   Wal-Mart Uses Class Action Against Netflix
2011/09/04   Court convicts Serb general for Balkan atrocities
2011/09/01   Group seeks appellate action on gays in military
2011/08/30   Court to hear appeal over medicating Loughner
2011/08/26   Del. pediatrician gets life for abusing patients
2011/08/25   Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action
2011/08/22   Court rules Ventas may immediately collect $102M
2011/08/18   NY court rejects $18M class action writers deal
2011/08/18   Former CEO guilty in 'Ponzi' scheme
2011/08/17   EPA settles with owners of Mass. chemical plant
2011/08/14   Serbia seeks to block execution of citizen in Nev.
2011/08/09   Bank of America starts overdraft rebate outreach
2011/07/28   Immigrants Sue Alabama Over Immigration Law
2011/07/25   Iowa insurers get more time on new health law
2011/07/20   Paralegal accused of stealing from law firm
2011/07/11   Ex-law firm office manager sentenced for theft
2011/07/07   Lawyer sentenced in insider trading scheme in NYC
2011/07/04   Former Wyoming governor joins law firm
2011/06/28   J&J recalls more Tylenol Extra Strength pills
2011/06/27   Wis. Gov: Supreme Court needs to resolve discord
2011/06/27   Los Angeles Dodgers file for bankruptcy
2011/06/20   Chandler steps down as head of Del. Chancery Court
2011/06/20   Miss. court tosses exploitation conviction
2011/06/13   2 ex-judges, lawyer back to prison in Miss scheme
2011/06/10   Ohio judge says Ford must pay dealers $2B
2011/06/06   Loughner lawyer says she can't provide discovery
2011/05/30   Court refuses to reconsider Spector's appeal
2011/05/28   Appeals court reinstates charges against Worley
2011/05/20   High court backs cuts in Calif. prison population
2011/05/17   Court lets Minn. corporate disclosure law stand
2011/05/12   Denver appeals court weighs military impostor law
2011/05/10   Speaker Boehner: Tax hikes are 'off the table'
2011/05/09   California teachers call for week of budget protests
2011/05/06   Court for Fla. woman charged in husband's NY death
2011/05/05   LA lawsuit claims Deutsche Bank is 'slumlord'
2011/05/01   Supreme Court to hear another arbitration argument
2011/04/17   High court takes no action on Va. health care case
2011/04/16   Court turns down appeal in murder plot case
2011/04/10   Wis. public court record access may be threatened
2011/04/09   Lawyers for NFL, players talk mediation with judge
2011/04/08   Immigration court: Troubled system, long waits
2011/03/11   Mississippi high court upholds price-gouging law
2011/03/04   Fla. high court: Governor can reject rail funding
2011/02/18   Fla. Ruling Big Tobacco Won Comes Back To Bite It
2011/02/10   FDIC sues law firm over Ga. bank failure
2011/02/10   Murdoch firm to pay Insignia $125 million
2011/02/03   Judge raises questions about Voting Rights Act
2011/01/31   Lawyer tapes casino king asking that suit proceed
2011/01/18   Court rejects appeal over DC gay marriage law
2011/01/16   Menzer & Hill, P.A. Files a $1.5 Million Whistleblower Claim Against Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
2011/01/13   Hearing set for Black as he bids to remain free
2011/01/13   NJ Supreme Court Justice limits protest
2010/12/19   Arizona, Nevada sue BofA over loan modifications
2010/12/15   Federal court in Ohio says upholds e-mails privacy
2010/12/03   The Securities Law Firm of Menzer & Hill, P.A., Files an Arbitration Claim
2010/11/28   Class action lawsuit against United Water could cost millions
2010/10/07   Lawyers compete for big payoff, control in BP case
2010/09/22   Fraudulent Practices in the Sale of Indexed Annuities
2010/09/15   Judge calls for clarity in Michigan's medical marijuana law
2010/09/07   Lustful Court residents tire of sinful street name
2010/08/23   Shapiro & Fishman accuses McCollum of grandstanding
2010/08/09   BP Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Release of Benzene
2010/08/09   Nun's death rallies anti-immigration forces
2010/07/27   N.J. gay-marriage case must begin in lower court
2010/07/20   Goldman profit slides on SEC charge, revenue drops
2010/07/12   Chicago's tough new gun ordinance goes into effect
2010/07/12   Treasury: 4.5M hires qualify for new tax break
2010/05/24   Kagan's writings suggest her view on judge's role
2010/05/24   Jury convicts man in NJ schoolyard triple slayings
2010/05/10   Kagan Sided With Investors in Two Notable Securities Cases
2010/05/03   US women due in court in Philly in terrorism case
2010/05/02   Florida Probing Law Firm in Foreclosures
2010/04/28   Put an age limit on Supreme Court justices‎
2010/04/12   Beach, Chesapeake pay $9 million for outside legal help
2010/01/12   Law firm to represent EPS in suit
2009/12/23   Balloon boy dad gets jail time, strict probation
2009/12/22   Ind. attorney general sues lumber recycling plant
2009/10/12   Zain sees no risk from Econet's lawsuit
2009/10/02   Bondholders committee, board OK CIT restructuring
2009/08/21   Healthcare Expert Ken Yood Joins Sheppard Mullin
2009/08/18   Weil Poised To Pass $100 Million Mark In Lehman Bankruptcy Fees
2009/08/17   Jones Day Lawyers Named To Northern California Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists
2009/08/14   Baker & McKenzie's Profits Fall 17 Percent
2009/08/13   Wilson Sonsini Names New CEO
2009/08/04   White & Case Advises On Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation By SRE Group
2009/08/02   Mt. Pleasant Woman Sentenced In DUI Fatality Case
2009/08/02   New High-End Chocolatier Looks Past Economy
2009/08/02   You Can Handle A Medicare Audit
2009/08/01   Wrong-way Driver In NY Crash Was Drunk
2009/07/31   Investigators: Law Firm Lied For Foreign Workers
2009/07/30   Three Firms Advise On Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal
2009/07/29   Holland & Knight Cuts Compensation
2009/07/24   NY AG Sues 35 Law Firms Over Collections
2009/07/23   Huge Corruption Sweep In New Jersey
2009/07/22   NY, NJ Immigration Raids Violated Rights
2009/07/21   Enemies Unite Against Software Regulation
2009/07/20   Anti-separatist Laws Promoted In China
2009/07/17   Environment Groups Sue To Protect MT Monument
2009/07/10   PA Club Accused Of Discrimination
2009/06/20   Gay Marriage Battle In Maine
2009/06/17   Levi & Korsinsky Announce Class Action
2009/05/15   Former Sen. Stevens paid lawyers at least $1M
2009/04/23   Discrimination claim appears to divide high court
2009/04/12   Man jailed for dodging child support for 14 kids
2009/02/12   Barnhill & Vayernov Investigating Insight Enterprises, Inc.
2009/01/28   KBR & Halliburton Accused in Class Action
2009/01/27   Testing firm sues NYC to lift license suspensions
2009/01/05   John Q. Kelly on Natalee Holloway Case - Fox News
2008/12/29   Corruption crisis creates confusion in Illinois
2008/12/26   Germany vs Italy in World Court over WWII claims
2008/12/26   Prosecutors to court: Get on with Jefferson trial
2008/12/20   Conservatives win court case in Va. church dispute
2008/12/19   Mass. court reprimands judge libeled by newspaper
2008/12/16   Court raises hopes of Hanford radiation plaintiffs
2008/12/15   Court allows lawsuits over 'light' cigarettes
2008/12/14   List of potential victims grows in NY fraud case
2008/12/13   Insurer's asbestos-related lawsuits at high court
2008/12/03   Victim's kin file suit in Wal-Mart stampede death
2008/12/02   Colo. man charged with libel over Craigslist posts
2008/12/01   US court: Parents cannot sue to enforce 'No Child'
2008/11/26   Jury convicts mom of lesser charges in online hoax
2008/11/06   Voters' word may not be last in Minn. Senate race
2008/10/30   Alaska Sen. Stevens can still vote, despite felony
2008/10/29   Corruption trial begins for 'America's sheriff'
2008/10/03   Bailout bill gains momentum on House floor
2008/09/23   EPA Must Set Pollution Standards for Builders
2008/09/22   Psychologist group bars participation in interrogations
2008/09/19   O.J. Team Says Cops Were Out To Get Him
2008/09/18   FBI anticipates review of anthrax investigation
2008/09/17   ERISA Class Action Demands Zell's Ouster From Tribune
2008/09/16   Court OKs Suit in Death of Drunk Teen Left in Pickup
2008/09/12   O.J. Will Face All-White Jury
2008/09/10   Firm Can't Sue Enron Again, 5th Circuit Says
2008/09/04   Alabama Sues Banks In $3.2 Billion Bond Fiasco
2008/08/29   Church to defy federal ruling upholding funeral protests ban
2008/08/26   US soldier sentenced for desertion
2008/08/25   Gay marriage foes mobilize for ban in California
2008/08/22   Russian oil tycoon's parole bid rejected
2008/08/07   Federal judge unseals FBI anthrax investigation documents
2008/08/04   'Mini Me' Sues Ex-Girlfriend Over Sex Tape
2008/08/04   Railroad Denies Liability for Smuggled Drugs
2008/07/31   Mercedes-Benz Sues Hybrid Battery Supplier
2008/07/30   Alaska Senator Charged with Corruption
2008/07/24   Kuwaiti Diplomat Accused Of Enslaving Maid In D.C.
2008/07/23   Sotheby's Won't Return Renaissance Painting
2008/07/21   Calif. Court Orders New Headwaters Logging Plan
2008/07/17   Feds Say Retiree Was Nazi SS Guard
2008/07/15   Dallas Schools Accused Of Racist Policy
2008/07/11   Anti-Smoking Drug Induces Violent Psychosis, Patient Claims
2008/07/10   Federal court orders hearing on mental retardation claim
2008/07/07   Ruling Limits Courts' Role In Environmental Review
2008/07/01   DOJ seeks names of Swiss bank clients
2008/06/30   7th Circuit Decertifies Class Of Immigrants
2008/06/27   U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DC Restriction on Guns
2008/06/26   Supreme Court rules Americans have a right to own guns
2008/06/25   Officer Isn't Immune For Cheap Shot To Fellow Cop
2008/06/24   Legal help too slow in Texas arrest, high court says
2008/06/23   Court rejects case on fast track for border fence
2008/06/18   Former Milberg Weiss Partner Sues
2008/06/13   Subscription Bill for $11.83 Brings $5 Million Award
2008/06/03   Class Claims 'QuickPick' Bets Didn't List Last Horse
2008/05/30   Louisville Slugger Crippled Little Leaguer
2008/05/27   Democrats Sue Georgia Over Photo Voter Law
2008/05/22   Houston Wins Ruling In Face Off With Phone Co.
2008/05/21   'Boy Band' Creator Gets 25 Years
2008/05/20   Supreme Court will not hear appeal of Nazi guard
2008/05/19   Suzuki Scammed Them, 19 Customers Say
2008/05/16   Missouri Mom Charged In 'Cyber Bullying' Suicide
2008/05/13   Widow Says Hamster Virus Killed Husband
2008/05/12   Theft Of $1 Million In Comics Followed By Death Threat
2008/05/09   Arapaho Man Who Killed Bald Eagle Loses Ruling
2008/05/05   Forest Service May Redact Identities In Fire Report
2008/05/01   Author Of 'The River Why' Sues To Stop Film
2008/04/30   Federal lawsuit filed over jail overcrowding
2008/04/28   Appeals court orders new credit card case trial
2008/04/17   Fed. judge declares 2nd mistrial in terror case
2008/04/11   Class Says Lifelock Has Troubling Bosses
2008/04/01   Paxil Teen Suicide Case Trumped by Michigan Law
2008/03/27   Hollinger settles civil fraud lawsuit with SEC for $21.3M
2008/03/25   Supreme Court Allows Retiree Benefits With Medicare
2008/03/20   Lawyer Melvyn Weiss to Plead Guilty in Scheme
2008/03/18   Supreme Court to rule on broadcast indecency
2008/03/18   Supreme Court Gun Case Draws Protesters
2008/03/17   Inmate Wins Supreme Court Review
2008/03/17   Court Will Decide Wash. Shooting Case
2008/03/14   Lake Stevens to halt drug testing after court ruling
2008/03/11   Man in Iced Body Probe Pleads Not Guilty
2008/03/10   US cracks multimillion-dollar piracy ring
2008/03/08   Pfizer Protects Celebrex Patent From Teva
2008/03/06   US lawmaker fears open-ended US military pact in Iraq
2008/03/06   Team New Zealand take Swiss champions to court
2008/03/06   Court Skeptical of Passenger Rights Law
2008/03/05   Judge at Rezko Trial Keeps Jurors Secret
2008/03/05   US Judge Awards $37M in Peru Massacre
2008/03/05   EPA Head Unaware of Pressures on States
2008/03/05   Teen Appealing Web Blog Free Speech Decision
2008/03/03   Law firm sues 'Juiced' publisher Judith Regan
2008/03/03   U.S. court rules against Bayer's Yasmin patent
2008/03/03   Canada-U.S. lumber spat gets split court ruling
2008/03/02   Filing Shines Light On Expert-Witness Payments
2008/02/28   U.S. court orders Black to prison on Monday
2008/02/27   US appeals court rejects California ship emission rules
2008/02/20   US court rules for Medtronic, bars some state suits
2008/02/19   Top US court rejects spying case


Doctor charged in wife's death moved after threat to him
Headline Legal News | 2018/01/11 18:06
A New Jersey doctor accused of having his wife killed to protect an illegal prescription drug ring he was running with an outlaw biker gang has been moved to a different jail nearly 100 miles away due to an alleged plot by a co-defendant to kill him.

James Kauffman, 68, of Linwood, New Jersey, is charged with numerous offenses, including murder, racketeering and weapons offenses.

Kauffman and co-defendant Ferdinand Augello, 61, of Petersburg, New Jersey, are charged in the death of Kauffman's 47-year-old wife, April, a radio talk show host who was fatally shot in her home in May 2012.

The charges, including those relating to April Kauffman's shooting as well as the alleged plot to kill James Kauffman, were announced Tuesday after more than five years of investigation.

On Thursday, following brief initial court appearances via video links, prosecutors said Kauffman has been moved from the Atlantic County Jail in Mays Landing to the Hudson County Jail in Kearney, nearly 100 miles away, for his protection.

"We don't think it would be prudent for those two to be lodged together," Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said.


North Carolina's altered legislative districts back in court
Headline Legal News | 2018/01/06 21:33
North Carolina legislative districts are back in court again as federal judges must decide whether to accept proposed alterations by their appointed third-party expert.

A three-judge panel scheduled a hearing Friday in Greensboro to listen to why a Stanford University law professor they hired redrew boundaries the way he did. House and Senate districts drawn by Republican legislators have been in courts since 2011.

The same judicial panel previously struck down 28 districts as illegal racial gerrymanders, ultimately leading GOP legislators last summer to retool their maps. But the judges said there seemed to be lingering problems with race and constitutional violations and brought in a special master.

GOP lawyers already have said they expect to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if the judicial panel approves the professor's proposal.



UN court hears appeal in Serbian lawmaker's acquittal
Headline Legal News | 2017/12/09 16:56
A prosecutor urged U.N. judges Wednesday to overturn the acquittals of a prominent Serbian ultranationalist on atrocity charges, saying that a failure to do so would inflict lasting damage to the legacy of the groundbreaking war crimes tribunal.

Prosecutor Mathias Marcussen told a five-judge appeals panel that the 2016 acquittals of Vojislav Seselj on nine war crimes and crimes against humanity charges were so deeply flawed that they must be reversed or a new trial ordered.

"Justice has not been done," Marcussen said. He argued that the three-judge trial bench that found Seselj not guilty at the end of his marathon trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia made critical errors of fact and law and failed to properly evaluate all the evidence.

At trial, prosecutors accused Seselj of crimes including persecution, murder and torture and demanded a 28-year sentence for his support of Serb paramilitaries during the region's bitter, bloody wars in the early 1990s. Prosecutors argue that Seselj's actions were part of a plan to drive Croats and Muslims out of large areas of Croatia and Bosnia that leaders in Belgrade considered Serb territory.

Marcussen said that allowing Seselj's acquittals to stand would be "not only an affront to the victims of the alleged crimes, it would also seriously undermine the credibility" of the tribunal and the institution called the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals which has been established to deal with appeals and other legal issues left pending when ad hoc tribunals like the Yugoslav court close their doors for good.

A tribunal that prosecuted cases arising from Rwanda's genocide has already closed and the Yugoslav tribunal formally shuts down at the end of December. Seselj's appeal is being handled by the new mechanism.

Seselj, now a Serbian lawmaker, did not attend Wednesday's hearing. Judges gave him 10 days to respond in writing after he receives a transcript of the hearing.


Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction
Headline Legal News | 2017/12/03 16:57
Georgia's highest court has reversed it own recent decision and restored the murder conviction of a woman whose husband shot and killed a police officer.

The Georgia Supreme Court issued a new opinion Monday that upholds Lisa Ann Lebis' felony murder conviction in the 2012 slaying of Clayton County police officer Sean Callahan.

Barely a month ago the same court had axed Lebis' conviction, saying prosecutors failed to prove she "jointly possessed" the gun that her husband, Tremaine Lebis, used to kill the officer as the couple tried to flee a Stockbridge motel.

The new decision concludes that Lisa Ann Lebis could still be held accountable for the slaying as a co-conspirator.

The opinion Monday does not say why the high court chose to revisit the case.


The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill
Headline Legal News | 2017/11/21 13:34
Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code.

At the Tax Foundation's 80th annual dinner in Washington, Pence said, "The next few weeks are going to be vitally important and they're going to be a challenge." But he said, "we're going to get it done" before the end of the year. Pence was being awarded the foundation's distinguished service award.

Pence is endorsing the Senate effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act individual mandate as part of its own tax reform plan.

He said: "While we're at it, we're going to cut taxes on working Americans when we repeal the Obamacare individual mandate tax in this tax reform bill."

Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code.

At the Tax Foundation's 80th annual dinner in Washington, Pence said, "The next few weeks are going to be vitally important and they're going to be a challenge." But he said, "we're going to get it done" before the end of the year. Pence was being awarded the foundation's distinguished service award.

Pence is endorsing the Senate effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act individual mandate as part of its own tax reform plan.

He said: "While we're at it, we're going to cut taxes on working Americans when we repeal the Obamacare individual mandate tax in this tax reform bill."



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