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December 12, 2018 - 10:51 am
LERAY, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York town justice accused of making homophobic and inappropriate comments to a fellow attorney has agreed to resign. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct announces Wednesday that LeRay Town Court Justice John W. Hallett will resign Dec. 31 and has agreed never...
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December 10, 2018 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a Mississippi county's appeal in the case of a woman who was jailed for more than three months without seeing a judge. The court's order on Monday leaves in place a federal judge's ruling that Choctaw County and its sheriff are liable for violating...
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December 04, 2018 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A legal group is claiming victory in an appellate court's ruling over the consideration of surveillance cameras in interview rooms at a New York City courthouse. The Legal Aid Society says the appellate court has instructed a lower court to consider the "chilling effect" that...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Amber Guyger. The former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of her black unarmed neighbor in his own apartment, a residence she says she mistook for her own. The grand jury indictment of Guyger was announced Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Guyger was arrested days after the Sept. 6 shooting that killed her 26-year-old neighbor Botham Jean, who was from the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia. (Kaufman County (Texas) Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
November 30, 2018 - 3:42 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A grand jury on Friday indicted a white former Dallas police officer for murder in the killing of her unarmed black neighbor when she says she mistakenly went to his apartment rather than her own and shot him. Dallas County court records showed the indictment before prosecutors were...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Amber Guyger. The former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of her black unarmed neighbor in his own apartment, a residence she says she mistook for her own. The grand jury indictment of Guyger was announced Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Guyger was arrested days after the Sept. 6 shooting that killed her 26-year-old neighbor Botham Jean, who was from the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia. (Kaufman County (Texas) Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
November 30, 2018 - 3:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A grand jury on Friday indicted a white former Dallas police officer for murder in the killing of her unarmed black neighbor when she says she mistakenly went to his apartment rather than her own and shot him. Dallas County court records showed the indictment before prosecutors were...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Amber Guyger. The former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of her black unarmed neighbor in his own apartment, a residence she says she mistook for her own. The grand jury indictment of Guyger was announced Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Guyger was arrested days after the Sept. 6 shooting that killed her 26-year-old neighbor Botham Jean, who was from the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia. (Kaufman County (Texas) Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
November 30, 2018 - 3:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A grand jury on Friday indicted a white former Dallas police officer on a murder charge in the killing of her unarmed black neighbor when she says she mistakenly went to his apartment rather than her own and shot him, according to Dallas County court records. Amber Guyger was arrested...
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FILE - This undated photo released by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office, shows Jessica Jauch. A federal judge in northern Mississippi ruled on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, that Choctaw County and Sheriff Cloyd Halford liable for jailing Jauch for 96 days without seeing a judge in 2012. The judge is setting a trial in 2019 to determine damages, but the county and Halford are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to get the case thrown out. Jauch was cleared of a drug charge after a police video showed she had committed no crime. (Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 8:05 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — There are two remaining questions left for a Mississippi woman who sued over being jailed 96 days without seeing a judge: Will the U.S. Supreme Court get involved, and if not, how much will she get paid? U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock on Tuesday ruled that Choctaw County...
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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., to begin serving a 10- to 23-month perjury sentence, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 29, 2018 - 1:38 pm
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported early Thursday to a suburban Philadelphia county jail to begin serving a sentence for leaking grand jury material and lying about it. Kane was smiling broadly as she arrived at the Montgomery County Correctional...
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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., to begin serving a 10- to 23-month perjury sentence, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 29, 2018 - 11:51 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported early Thursday to a suburban Philadelphia county jail to begin serving a sentence for leaking grand jury material and lying about it. Kane was smiling broadly as she arrived at the Montgomery County Correctional...
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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., to begin serving a 10- to 23-month perjury sentence, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 29, 2018 - 11:37 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported early Thursday to a suburban Philadelphia county jail to begin serving a sentence for leaking grand jury material and lying about it. Kane was smiling broadly as she arrived at the Montgomery County Correctional...
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