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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hearing examines ex-ADA's work for defense attorney  Times Union ALBANY — The potential fallout from an Albany County prosecutor's decision to secretly do side work for defense attorney Cheryl Coleman continued Thursday.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

In wake of David Stringer scandal, Arizona teachers will have to disclose expunged charges  AZCentralWith little fanfare, Arizona leaders have closed the so-called "David Stringer" loophole to require all non-certified teachers to disclose whether they've had ...

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.

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.

DC Police Officer's Tax Conviction Decision Kicked To DC Circ.  Law360A D.C. federal court has partly withdrawn its own order that set aside a D.C. metropolitan police officer's conviction for obstruction of tax laws, saying the decision ...

Katumbi fraud conviction set aside  defenceWebAn appeals court overturned the conviction of exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi for real estate fraud, ruling the trial court was pressured by ...

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 ...

IHC takes up Al-Azizia, Flagship cases on June 19  Pakistan TodayISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday fixed the hearing of appeals of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and National Accountability ...

Karnataka HC Affirms Life Imprisonment To Advocate Who Killed a Fellow Woman Lawyer in Court Corridor...  Live LawKarnatka High Court has upheld the verdict of the trial court whereby the latter had convicted advocate S. L. Rajappa, who had killed a fellow lady advocate in ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Joshua Wong back in jail despite winning appeal for lighter sentence  South China Morning PostJoshua Wong is escorted from Hong Kong's High Court after winning an appeal to reduce his prison sentence, then being sent back to jail to serve it.

Among Washington’s largest counties, Spokane County has the largest rate of drug felonies – and it’s not even close  The Spokesman-ReviewUnlike most of Washington's larger counties that have moved toward decriminalizing felony drug possession in conjunction with diversion programs aimed at ...

IHC to hear Nawaz, NAB appeals on June 19  Daily TimesThe Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday fixed the hearing of appeals of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ...

Tel Aviv, in Need of Distraction, Hosts the Eurovision Song Contest  The New YorkerThe Eurovision Song Contest 2019 launched on Tuesday night, at Expo Tel Aviv, the city's convention center. Israel won the right to host the event owing to Netta ...

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.

Lehigh Valley 2019 primary election: A procrastinator’s voter guide  Allentown Morning CallHave the 2019 local primaries sneaked up on you? Here's a helpful breakdown of the contested primary races across the Lehigh Valley.

California man gets life in prison for gasoline-fueled fatal fire - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — A California man who set a woman on fire in Charleston nearly two years ago will spend the rest of his life in prison. Carl Magee III was ...

Sometimes politicians’ lofty promises of free college are too good to be true  The Hechinger ReportIt seemed that everywhere he turned, Samuel Tretjakov heard about the idea of free tuition to college. His friends discussed it. Presidential candidates kept ...

CANADA: What are the psychological impacts of being wrongfully convicted?  ThoroldNews.comInnocent Canadians who have been wrongfully face financial, social, physical and psychological repercussions.

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 ...

The Lure of Impeachment  The New York TimesWe need congressional action to cure our body politic as much as we need it for our moral health.

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 ...

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 ...

Ex-FourWinds CEO says judge erred in sentencing him to 15 years in prison  San Antonio Express-NewsEx-FourWinds Logistics CEO Stan Bates, who masterminded a Ponzi scheme that involved ex-state Sen. Carlos Uresti, says a federal judge erred in sentencing ...

Who’s on Trial in the College Basketball Scandal? Not the Big Names  The New York TimesTwo low-level operators will stand trial for bribery this month, but prosecutors have yet to expose “the dark underbelly of college basketball” as promised.

Attorneys for Chanel Lewis appeal guilty verdict  Queens Daily EaglePlease take notice that the defendant hereby appeals … from each and every part of the judgement of this Court.”

Students find ‘free college’ often doesn’t live up to the lofty promises  PBS NewsHourThe complexity of what "free college" really means is leading to confusion about whether students qualify. In fact, the people who would benefit the most, such as ...

Paulus sentenced to five years - The Tribune  Ironton TribuneCOVINGTON, Ky — A Kentucky doctor convicted of health care fraud has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $1 million in restitution.

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve  WCTI12.comATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked ...

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 ...

Abolish the Priesthood  The AtlanticTo save the Church, Catholics must detach themselves from the clerical hierarchy—and take the faith back into their own hands.

Steel Pulse Debuts Video for "Cry Cry Blood" ~ First Album in 15 Years Out Tomorrow!  Grateful WebU.K. reggae legends Steel Pulse debut today the video for “Cry Cry Blood,” the lead single from their first new studio album in 15 years, Mass Manipulation—out ...

How facial recognition became a routine policing tool in America  NBC NewsWhile some cities consider banning facial recognition, it has already become part the daily routine for many police officers who say it helps them solve dormant ...

The kids are not all right, expert warns — and that spells danger for Israel  The Times of IsraelSubstandard education and brain drain are urgent existential threats to the country, says economist Dan Ben-David, and politicians need to do something before ...

Preview: Road to Preakness Has Been Most Improbable  BloodHorse.comThe path to the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) has taken many twists and turns since the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). It's time ...

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 ...

Trading Bots: Are They a Force for Good?  CointelegraphTrading bots have become a staple of today's markets — especially in the 24-hour cryptocurrency industry. But while some have gained popularity by enabling ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

New Crisis: The mass incarceration of women and minorities | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source  Louisiana WeeklyBy Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer. (NNPA Newswire Special Report) — Although the number of people in prisons and jails in America has slightly declined, ...

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 ...

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.

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

Appeal Court delivers judgments on Onnoghen’s pre-conviction appeals Friday  The PunchAde Adesomoju, Abuja The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed Friday for judgments in the four appeals filed by the ex-Chief Justice ...

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 ...

ECP to hear plea against Maryam on 27th  DAWN.comISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will take up for preliminary hearing on May 27 the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's petition challenging the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Why bringing Bill Cosby to justice took so long: "I reported all of this in 2005 and nobody cared"  SalonYou think you know the story of Bill Cosby and what so many women have said he did to them, forming a pattern that spanned decades. But even after following ...

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 ...

WA policeman who tasered driver after random breath test guilty of assault  The GuardianUnion warns conviction of Grantley James Keenan will have ramifications 'across every police jurisdiction in Australia'

Remarks by Vice President Pence at Liberty University's Commencement  Whitehouse.govWilliams Stadium Lynchburg, Virginia. 10:51 A.M. EDT. THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, Liberty! (Applause.) President Falwell and the board of trustees; my ...

NCAA takes step toward allowing players to profit off likeness, but will anything come of it?  Yahoo FinanceIt may not go further than a committee, but the fact that the NCAA has let down its drawbridge and dared to formally consider allowing players to profit off name, ...

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 ...

Vladimir Putin’s road to Damascus Russia’s military gamble in Syria is paying off handsomely  The EconomistTHE GREAT victory train clattered across eight time zones and back before groaning into a military-exhibition ground outside Moscow last month. It pulled car ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three Suspects Denied Bond as Prosecutors Reveal Murder of Pregnant Teen Was Allegedly Planned for Weeks  Yahoo NewsNearly a month before the murder of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, the suspect allegedly told her daughter, "I need help killing a pregnant woman and taking ...

Commons apologizes to Mark Norman as opposition MPs press for committee probe  CBC NewsThe House of Commons voted unanimously today to apologize to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for his legal ordeal, just days before opposition MPs are expected ...

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 ...

Man convicted in 1980 killing of off-duty Hammond cop files appeal  Chicago TribuneA man convicted in a decades-old killing of an off-duty Hammond police officer is asking for a new trial, or as an alternative, a reduced sentence. James Hill, 56 ...

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 ...

ICE Pushes for Bakkt Bitcoin Custody License — CFTC Approval Imminent?  CointelegraphBakkt is pursuing self-certification as a licensed bitcoin custodian, as it looks to obtain CFTC approval for the launch of its physically backed BTC futures co...

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 ...

Acquittal only reversed if blatantly perverse: SC  The Express TribuneTop court sets aside LHC verdict to send accused to jail 14 years after he was acquitted.

Defense asks Rensselaer County judge to vacate conviction in 32-year-old arson case  Times Union TROY – A Rensselaer County State Supreme Court justice is expected to rule from the bench Thursday on defense motions to vacate the July murder and arson ...

The Daily 202: Mnuchin's refusal to release Trump's taxes recalls a treasury secretary who resisted White House pressure  The Washington PostWith Joanie Greve and Mariana Alfaro. THE BIG IDEA: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the finance chairman on Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, formally ...

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 ...

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.