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 ...

PHC sets aside conviction of two ex-MPAs in fake degree cases  DAWN.comPESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday set aside the conviction of former lawmakers Syed Aqil Shah and Sardar Ali by trial courts and ...

Proposed legislation would vacate some marijuana convictions  Peninsula Daily NewsBy Emma Scher. WNPA Olympia News Bureau. OLYMPIA — Some convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession might be able to apply to have the crime ...

Prosecutors seek to restore Dr. Dixon's conviction  MyHighPlains.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.

HC sets aside conviction of man for wife’s death  The HinduMADURAI. The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday set aside the conviction of a man who was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by ...

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 ...

Oregon Senate Bill 420 Would Erase Outdated Pot Convictions  The Portland MercurySenator Lew Frederick didn't ask for his cannabis-related bill in the Oregon State Legislature to be named Senate Bill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 ...

PHC sets aside conviction of two alleged militants  The News InternationalPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday set aside the conviction of two persons charged with bombing nine schools and having links with a ...

Opinion | 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 ...

These 13 people were convicted of murder in SLO County. Some could go free under new law  San Luis Obispo TribuneA new California law could result in the release or re-sentencing of 13 former San Luis Obispo County residents who were accomplices in fatal crimes yet ...

N17b judgment debt: Appeal Court sets aside conviction of First Bank chiefs  The Nation NewspaperTHE Court of Appeal, Lagos, has set aside the decision of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which convicted the First Bank Plc Chairman, Ibukun.

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 ...

Christopher Husbands guilty of 2 counts of manslaughter in Eaton Centre shooting  CBC.caChristopher Husbands, who shot two men to death at the Eaton Centre food court and injured several others, has been found guilty of two counts of ...

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

N17b judgment debt: Appeal Court sets aside convictions of First Bank chiefs  The Nation NewspaperThe Court of Appeal, Lagos, has set aside the decision of a federal high court, Lagos, which convicted the Chairman of First Bank Nigeria Plc.

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.

Convicted rapist roaming streets in local community  NEWS10 ABCSCHOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Members of a local community are concerned after learning that a convicted rapist is still roaming their streets nearly four months ...

Judge clears criminal record of Mitch Whitehurst, ex-teacher accused of decades of abuse  OregonLiveWhitehurst was the subject of a 2017 Oregonian/OregonLive investigation. He pleaded guilty to the harassment of a colleague in 2014.

Conviction stands in 2013 home invasion on Cohasset Street in Worcester  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER — A judge has denied a defense motion to overturn a Worcester man's conviction last month on an armed home invasion charge.On Dec.

'Here we go again' Grieving family of Mike Swan outraged as judge orders new trial for alleged killer  Ottawa CitizenThe long and painful road to justice for Mike Swan and his family took another sharp turn this past week when, nearly nine years to the day since Swan was ...

Claremont serial killer trial to cost taxpayers millions  The West AustralianWA taxpayers are footing the bill for accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards' defence, with confirmation the 50-year-old has been granted legal ...

What's next for No More Deaths after latest convictions of volunteers?  KTAR.comU.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco found four No More Deaths volunteers guilty of misdemeanor charges for trespassing on a national wildlife refuge.

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

Family frustrated as fight to free man convicted of '92 murder drags on  SILive.comFamily of Foster Thompson expressed their frustration Friday at the Staten Island Courthouse, moments after learning the case to potentially vacate the 1994 ...

UBS's Paris Penalty Shows Le Sheriff Has Come to Town  BloombergFans of French exceptionalism may not want to admit it but the $5.1 billion penalty a Paris judge slapped on UBS Group AG for helping clients to launder their ...

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

'Tortured robber' wins retrial  Bahamas TribuneTHE Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial for a former 'most wanted' armed robbery suspect because his lawyer went contrary to his instructions to inform the ...

Man Convicted of Killing 2 In Waterloo Facing Life Sentence  Spectrum NewsHe was convicted in December on 18 charges, including first-degree murder.

Officials in Arkansas absorbing justices' decision in forfeiture case  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-GazetteA unanimous ruling Wednesday from the nation's highest court will force Arkansas prosecutors and judges to re-evaluate some civil cases filed by law ...

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

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

Germany, US seek to set aside spat over natural gas supplies  CityNews CalgaryBERLIN — Germany's economy minister says he's confident the country will soon have two terminals capable of receiving imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas, ...

Found hiding in closet, 'Hallelujah' crook loses bid to beat burglary conviction  SILive.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Six years ago, a jury needed only a half-hour to convict a Tompkinsville felon of burglarizing a Meiers Corners home in 2011.

St. Charles Police Reap Cash Seizure Benefits  Pulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingLaw enforcement agencies in St. Charles County got a budget windfall of more than $1 million in 2017. The source? A court process known as civil asset ...

Influencers Transcript: Alexis Ohanian, February 21, 2019  Yahoo FinanceYahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and co-founder & managing partner of Initialized Capital.

Alabama Is Going to Execute Rocky Myers. He Might Be Innocent.  The NationThe case of an intellectually disabled prisoner on death row is a window into the many flaws in the death penalty in America.

Pedal power with the people | Opinion  Mail and GuardianMy main means of transport through the streets of Jo'burg is a slightly battered pink bicycle with a basket over the front wheel. The experience is teaching me ...

Exclusive: What prison is like for a man hoping judge will toss '94 slay conviction  SILive.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Passing the time in prison was easier for Foster Thompson before a life on the outside seemed possible. Now, in the weeks leading up ...

21 Savage: why was the rapper arrested and what happens next?  The GuardianIce says Atlanta rapper is a citizen of the UK and subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa.

Stewart Dalzell, 75, former US District Court Judge in Philadelphia  Philly.comStewart Dalzell brought deep learning and an ability to zero in on the faces behind the facts to his job as a federal court judge in Philadelphia.

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 ...

VK Lingam fails to set aside contempt of court conviction and jail term  Malay MailPUTRAJAYA, Jan 8 — Former lawyer Datuk VK Lingam failed in his bid to set aside his conviction for contempt of court and six months jail for the offence.

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 ...

Former Sycamore man wants judge to set aside predatory sex assault conviction  DeKalb Daily ChronicleSYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge said Monday that it will be October before he can rule on whether a man convicted of assaulting a child with Asperger's ...

Sainsbury's-Asda merger in doubt amid price rise concerns – as it happened  The GuardianCompetition regulator finds merger could have an impact on choice and reduce quality.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Seditious speech: Meru assemblyman's jail sentence swapped for RM1,800 fine  The Sun DailyPUTRAJAYA: Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar's eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 201.

Presumed Guilty | by Sean Wilentz  The New York Review of BooksHillary Clinton at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire, before the state primary, February 2016. Twenty years after Kenneth Starr delivered to ...

Peshawar High Court sets aside sentences of 74 convicted by military court  DAWN.comThe Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside the punishments awarded to 74 convicts by military courts in various cases of terrorism. Accepting their ...

Injury On Vital Part Not An Essential Ingredient Of Section 307 IPC (Attempt To Murder): SC [Read Judgment]  Live Law'If the assailant acts with the intention or knowledge that such action might cause death, and hurt is caused, then the provisions of Section 307 I.P.C. would be ...

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

Conviction for Man Accused of Killing SIU Student is Vacated  NBC ChicagoThe conviction for a man found guilty in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student has been vacated by a judge.

How #apprenticeships fired up my career  FE NewsHere at the Apprenticeship *Service* we are committed to providing the best *service* possible for our users, and it's always useful to hear how the apprenticeships ...

A Temporary Win for Abortion Rights  The AtlanticPro-choice advocates shouldn't get their hopes up after the Supreme Court put a Louisiana statute on hold.

Clive Palmer ordered to pay legal costs after failure to have charges dropped  Brisbane TimesFormer federal politician Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay legal costs after failing in his bid to have charges laid by the corporate watchdog thrown out of ...

PHC sets aside sentences of 74 military court convicts  The Express TribunePESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside convictions of 74 persons convicted by the military court in terrorism charges including ...

Defeating the postponement agenda  Daily TrustBy now all politically-conscious Nigerians who were hit below the belt by INEC's equivalent to Boko Haram's improvised explosive device when it landed at ...

WV MetroNews Blankenship, now a Senate candidate, wants his conviction set aside  West Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers for former coal executive Don Blankenship, now a candidate for U.S. Senate, have filed a motion to vacate his 2015 ...

Senate Creates Commission to Study Ways of Preventing Wrongful Convictions  NJ SpotlightAssembly has yet to take vote on bill that would give new body 18 months to report on securing justice for innocent people in state prisons.

VK Lingam fails to set aside contempt of court conviction - Nation  The Star OnlinePUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Former lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam failed in his bid to set aside his six-month jail sentence and conviction for contempt of court.

Man Reunites With Georgetown Students Whose Work Helped Him Get Out of Prison  NBC4 WashingtonA wrongfully convicted New York man who became known for his drawings of lush golf courses has reunited with the Georgetown University students who ...

Evansville event offers free legal advice for those who want to expunge criminal convictions  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — People who want help getting a criminal conviction off their record can get free legal advice at a Memorial Baptist Church event this ...

Bill Clinton acquittal: Echoes of a sex scandal 20 years on  BBC NewsThe paradox of the Bill Clinton impeachment saga was that it made it easier for Donald Trump to become president and harder for his wife, Hillary. Twenty years ...

Former Muskingum University student convicted of killing her own baby gets new hearing  Zanesville Times RecorderThe Fifth District Court of Appeals reversed a decision by Judge Mark Fleegle. Fleegle had denied a hearing on a petition by Emile Weaver to have her sentence ...

Maldives Court Annuls Conviction of Former President  Voice of AmericaThe Maldives' top court has annulled a conviction for the country's former president on terror charges that carried a 13-year prison sentence. The Supreme Court ...

Corona woman’s fight over 2005 murder conviction goes to state Supreme Court  Press-EnterpriseThe California Supreme Court will consider a Corona woman's latest appeal in her 15-year-old murder case, and will weigh her conviction in the beating death ...

Sean Kirst: Wrongfully convicted man keeps promise to P.I. who helped set him free  Buffalo NewsDuring his years at Attica for a murder he did not commit, Valentino Dixon felt special gratitude to a private eye who believed his story and encouraged him to…

Judge to consider motion to set aside Augusta County murder conviction  The Daily ProgressSTAUNTON — Sentencing for a man convicted of first-degree murder in Augusta County was postponed Thursday while a circuit judge considers a defense ...

Former UW student tries to get sex assault conviction thrown out  WKOWA former UW-Madison student is trying to have his conviction for sexually assaulting a fellow student thrown out, maintaining his attorney made critical mistakes, ...

Judge sets aside ruling on DNA testing  The Hutchinson NewsA Leavenworth County judge has set aside another judge's ruling that would have permitted additional DNA testing in a case that resulted in a 2007 rape ...

High Court sets aside conviction of Patson Dzamara  Bulawayo24 NewsHARARE High Court judges Hungwe J and Wamambo J, today set aside the conviction of Patson Dzamara and Makomborero Haruziviishe.Represented by ...

Supreme court asked to toss conviction in cold case killing  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An attorney for a man convicted 38 years after the killing of a teenager sought Wednesday to convince skeptical Maine supreme ...

Expungement law sought by criminal justice reformers  Arizona Mirror*Fresh* out of prison, where he'd just finished a year-and-a-half stint in prison for stealing a relative's car, Adam Rose walked into a Starbucks inside a grocery ...

15 people say corrupt Chicago cop framed them, seek to set aside convictions  Chicago TribuneOn a summer day 11 years ago, Lionel White Jr. says a group of Chicago police officers led by Sgt. Ronald Watts pushed him up against a wall, planted drugs ...

Wrongful conviction in N.J. and the legacy of Hurricane Carter  NJ.comBy Connie Hassett-Walker. November marks the 33-year anniversary of the overturning of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's conviction for a triple murder at the ...

Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Returns To Court To Appeal His Conviction  CBS PhillyFollow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is due in court Monday morning. He's asking a ...

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 ...

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

HC sets aside conviction of rape accused police cook  The Shillong TimesSHILLONG: The Division Bench of the High Court of Meghalaya in its order on Thursday set aside the five-year conviction order of Nongstoin fast track court ...

Felons can get advice on restoring civil rights at free Tucson clinic  Arizona Daily StarProfessionals will offer advice on restoring rights, setting aside convictions.

New trial ordered for woman convicted of killing daughter  ktvo.comOSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) -- A judge has ordered a new trial for a woman found guilty more than four years ago of killing her daughter in south-central Iowa's ...

Judge in Jason Van Dyke Case Denies Motions for New Trial, Sets January Sentencing Date  NBC ChicagoFormer Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, will be ...

New Haven Man Jailed For 17 Years Freed After Judge Vacates Murder, Robbery Convictions  Hartford CourantA New Haven man who served 17 years in prison for murder and robbery was freed on Wednesday after he was exonerated by cellphone records, according to ...

Former actor’s child molestation conviction thrown out; new trial ordered  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionA former actor was granted bond Monday morning after a judge set aside a guilty verdict and granted him a new trial on a child molestation charge, court officials ...

‘Moving On From Marijuana’: Boulder DA Set To Clear Minor Pot Convictions  CBS DenverBOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Boulder is following Denver's lead in helping people with minor pot convictions clear their records. The initiative is called ...

Clinton Loehrlein murder trial could restart if mistrial motion is granted  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — A man found guilty of murder and attempted murder in Vanderburgh County this summer was not sentenced this month as scheduled.

Man, 58, says 25-year term for rape conviction is 'death sentence'  MLive.com"I must say I am still confident I will be cleared of all wrongdoing. I am an innocent man facing what I call in my age ... a death sentence," James E. Jones said.

Kansas man serving life sentence for molestation may get out because of court error  The Wichita EagleSedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said he'll ask the state Supreme Court to review a decision that could free a man serving a life sentence for ...

Ciccone killer's attorney seeks to have convictions overturned in Spotsylvania  Fredericksburg.comThe attorney for the man facing a life sentence for the 2015 slaying of Spotsylvania resident Heather Ciccone is seeking to have his first-degree murder ...

What happened to O’Neil Blackett is a ‘tragedy,’ judge says in wrongful conviction case  Toronto StarSeventeen years after he was convicted of killing a 13-month-old girl, O'Neil Blackett's battle to clear his name ended where it began. On Tuesday morning ...

PMO pressed Wilson-Raybould to abandon prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; Trudeau denies his office 'directed' her  The Globe and MailSources say Jody Wilson-Raybould refused to ask prosecutors to strike a deal with Quebec engineering company, months before she was shifted to Veterans ...

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned  CNNProtests erupted in Pakistan Wednesday after the country's Supreme Court acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for almost eight years on ...

Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Challenges His Conviction In Graft Case  NDTV NewsPakistan's jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif today filed an appeal against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, a week after an accountability court ...