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State of Ohio v. Eric Reed

On December 18, 2014, appellant was indicted on three counts:
participating in a criminal gang in violation of R.C. 2923.42(C); aggravated rioting in
violation of R.C. 2917.02(A)(2); and assault in violation of R.C. 2903.13(A).
{¶ 3} On July 14, 2015, appellant entered a guilty plea to the participating in a
criminal gang charge. The remaining counts were dismissed, and th... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael J. Gates

On December 29, 2016, appellant was indicted on one count of rape in
violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), a felony of the first degree. The indictment stemmed
from an incident that occurred in September 2016, in which appellant engaged in fellatio
and masturbation with a juvenile who was two years old at the time. Appellant had
previously confessed to committing these acts dur... More...
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Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
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at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. Robert Lee Tucker

On July 28, 2016, Robert Lee Tucker stole merchandise totaling $305.10
from the Walmart store in Perrysburg, Ohio. He pushed a shopping cart filled with this
merchandise to the front of the store and presented the store greeter with a phony receipt.
When she questioned him about items that did not appear on the receipt, he ran the cart
out the doors and across the parking lot... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Gullinese Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY - Albany Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

Michael Gullinese, age 48, of Albany, New York, was sentenced on May 10, 2018 to 20 years in prison for distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography.

As part of his guilty plea, Gullinese admitted that between January 23, 2017 and his arrest on March 14, 2017, he used his cell ph... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Bellanger District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.S.C. §§... More...
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Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROGER BELANGER United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - ME)

TIMOTHY J. HART v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

The KDOR suspended Hart's driver's license for having refused to submit to testing following his arrest for driving under the influence. Hart appealed the suspension to the district court.

At the district court hearing, Trooper Cole McGee of the Kansas Highway Patrol testified he stopped Hart after he failed to stop before exiting a private driveway and later failed to use a turn sign... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. KELLY J. POLZIN

On July 13, 2015, the State charged Polzin with possession of methamphetamine, criminal use of explosives, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. As per a plea agreement, Polzin pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana on November 4, 2016. The district court found the plea was freely, voluntarily, and intelligently made and found Polzin guilt... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

STORMONT-VAIL HEALTHCARE, INC. and STORMONT-VAIL, INC., v. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS for JACKSON COUNTY, KANSAS v. COREY MELLENBRUCH

At about 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 2012, Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Swisher saw a car run through a stop sign in the small town of Netawaka. Swisher turned on his flashing lights and stopped the car.

But after a short time—and before Swisher even got out of his patrol car—the other driver sped off. Swisher pursued—across a field, onto a county road, and across a highwa... More...
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DENNIS R. LANE v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

After Lane's license was suspended in an administrative proceeding before the Kansas Department of Revenue, he sought review in the district court. That court then heard the matter independently, and it heard evidence and made factual findings. We therefore must accept the factual findings of the district court so long as they are supported by substantial evidence. Swank v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CRAIG PITTMAN

This appeal reflects Defendant Craig Pittman's latest effort to challenge his convictions and sentences for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sodomy, and several other crimes—an ongoing endeavor that has regularly occupied him since a Johnson County District Court jury found him guilty 18 years ago. We find the district court incorrectly resentenced Pittman to 117 months in prison on the ... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. LESLIE D. PRUITT

On the evening of March 6, 2015, David Simonton drove a semitrailer truck to a local Sam's Club to make a delivery. His cousin, Craig Wolfe, accompanied him on the delivery. Upon detaching the trailer, the two men planned "[t]o find a club [and] get some weed" that evening. Simonton drove the cab to a nearby Walmart and purchased a small quantity of marijuana from some individuals. Simonton then e... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Juan Manuel Bautista Arias District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Fentanyl Laced Heroin, Illegal Reentry

A Dominican national who had previously been convicted in federal court in Boston in 1998 for trafficking cocaine, sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and ordered deported, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence on May 11, 2018 to reentering the county illegally and conspir... More...
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Rakeem Levon Rhodes v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with capital murder. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. At trial, the evidence showed that late in the evening of June 12, 2013, Appellant and A.N.1 walked to the home of Albert Hodge. A.N. stayed behind while Appellant approached the door. Appellant knocked on the door, paused, and knocked again. When Hodge opened the door, A... More...   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

Dango Shawn McClain v. The State of Texas

Dango Shawn McLain appeals his conviction for bail jumping and failing to appear.
The substance of his only issue implicates the collateral estoppel aspect of double
jeopardy. The circumstances underlying the contention include (1) a prior prosecution for
possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver; (2) the entry into a plea
agreement in that prosecution; (3) the... More...
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Michael Montanez v. Jorge Carvajal, Todd Raible, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Police officers interrupt what they reasonably believe to be a residential burglary and detain two suspects just outside the house. Having done so, can the
* Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, sitting by designation.
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officers thereafter lawfully enter the home—without a warrant, an... More...
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Hamed Mateen Samadi v. The State of Texas

On December 13, 2013, Samadi pleaded guilty to both of the charged offenses without an
agreement as to punishment. The trial court deferred an adjudication of guilt and placed Samadi
on community supervision for a period of five years on each offense. The State subsequently filed
a motion to adjudicate, followed by two amended motions to adjudicate, in each case alleging
Sama... More...
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Christopher Ryan Wall v. The State of Texas

Rita Deysarkar was critically injured on February 6, 2015 in a collision involving appellant.
Appellant was travelling at a speed of more than 110 mph in a 40 mph speed zone when he hit
Deysarkar’s vehicle near the driver’s side door as she was driving through an intersection. Four
hours after the crash, appellant’s blood-alcohol content was .11.
Several witnesses testified a... More...
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Jared Michael Nash v. The State of Texas

At the beginning of the guilt/innocence phase of a bench trial, defense counsel asked the
trial court to carry his motion to suppress with the trial. After granting the request, the trial court
then heard evidence from the two complainants, the complainants’ neighbor, and four San Antonio
Police Department law enforcement officers.
On the date of the alleged offense, the two ... More...
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David Stuart Bishop v. The State of Texas Texas Fourth District Court of Appeals

Detective Melissa Terrazas with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a
confidential informant stating that, within the past twenty-four hours, the informant had seen
Bishop in possession of methamphetamine at his residence. The informant had provided reliable
information in the past. Detective Terrazas then conducted her own surveillance on the residence
and ... More...
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Dustin Lee Osborne v. The State of Texas Texas Third District Court of Appeals

While Paige Gerber and her cousin Savannah Hardy were drinking beer by the pool at the
apartment complex where Hardy lived, Gerber spoke with Ralph Michael Lopez through an
internet chatroom. A short time later, Lopez brought some methamphetamine to the pool of the
apartment complex. After snorting the methamphetamine and hanging out at the pool for an hour
or two, Lopez drov... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - TX)

Tristan Lajuan Mosley v. State of Arkansas

On December 30, 2015, the State charged Mosley with second-degree battery of an
officer and resisting arrest. On February 5, 2016, Mosley filed a motion to transfer his case
to the Veterans Treatment Court. In the motion, he agreed to plead guilty to second
degree battery and resisting arrest and to be sentenced to a period of supervised probation.
On the same day he filed the t... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - AR)

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