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Linda Stout, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Education Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal requires that we revisit the decades-old task of school desegregation. A racial desegregation order issued in 1971 still governs the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama. But beginning in 2012, residents of the City of Gardendale, a predominantly white community in Jefferson County, sought to create a separate, municipal school system. Leaders of a grassroots movement used so... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - )

United States of America v. Noel McFadden Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Tulsa, OK - Broken Arrow Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Noel McFadden, 71, of Broken Arrow, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. Sentencing is set for May 16, 2018.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, in April 2017, McFadden knowingly coerc... More...
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State of Iowa v. Christopher Scott Jepsen Crawford County Courthouse - Denison, Iowa

A criminal defendant was convicted of two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree. Although one count constituted a forcible felony, the district court suspended the defendant’s prison sentence and instead ordered a five-year term of probation. After the defendant served four years, four months, and four days of probation, the district court vacated the suspended sentence for illegality and res... More...   $0 (02-20-2018 - )

United States of America v. Armando Angeles District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Armando Angeles appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found in
his vehicle after a traffic stop. He argues the stop violated the Fourth Amendment.
Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we conclude the stop was valid because it
was based on reasonable suspicion of a traffic offense. We therefore affirm.
* This order and judgment is not binding precedent, ex... More...
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State of Missouri v. Robert L. Brown

Warrensburg, MO - Man Convicted of Abusing Children

The State of Missouri charged Robert Brown with four counts of child abuse, three counts of child endangerment and one count of furnishing pornography to a minor.

The Defendant's stepdaughters, who were 10 and 8, testified that he whipped with with a windo blind rod and locked them in their rooms and left them unable to access... More...
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State of Washington v. Oscar Raul Lopez Washington Supreme Court Building

The trial court found that Oscar Lopez's lawyer
was "fairly obvious[ly]" "severely handicapped" by depression during the pretrial
and trial phases of Lopez's case.' That finding was supported by the trial court's
own observations of defense counsel's performance—and sometimes failure to show
up—at trial. That finding was also supported by declarations and testimony
presented at... More...
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United States of America v. Waymon D. Weeams, Jr. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Stealing Funds Intended to Feed Hungry Children

United States District Court Judge Kristine G. Baker sentenced Waymon Weeams, 37, of Rockwall, Texas, to federal prison for his role in a widespread scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas in Arkansas.

Judge Baker sentenced Weeams, who pl... More...
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United States of America v. Justin Grant Crain Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - El Dorado, Arkansas

El Dorado, AR - Former Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced To Over 12 Years in Federal Prison For Receiving Child Pornography

Justin Grant Crain, age 38, of El Dorado, Arkansas was sentenced February 15, 2018 to 148 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of knowing receipt of child pornography. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing ... More...
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United States of America v. Joel Allen Corder Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Davenport, IA - Mt. Pleasant Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

On February 14, 2018, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Joel Allen Corder, age 45, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to 180 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Corder was ordered to serve five years of s... More...
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United States of America v. Noel A. McFadden Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Tulsa, OK - Broken Arrow Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Noel McFadden, 71, of Broken Arrow, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, in April 2017, McFadden knowingly coerced a minor under the age of 12 to t... More...
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United States of America v. Ralph Herman Fox, Jr. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Panama City, FL - Jackson County Man Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison for Federal Child Pornography Offenses

Ralph Herman Fox Jr., 61, of Graceville, Florida, was sentenced on February 15, 2016 in the U.S. District Court in Panama City to 360 months in prison for production of child pornography. Fox pled guilty on December 4, 2017, which was the first day of his trial. The sentence was... More...
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Darrell Chissoe v. Ryan Zinke Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Chissoe applied to transfer restricted Indian land he owned (the Property)
to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in trust. When Mr. Chissoe died, the BIA
Superintendent of the Okmulgee Agency (Superintendent) terminated his application.
His son, Plaintiff Darrell Chissoe, asked the Superintendent to reinstate the
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application and to complete the transfer.1 The Superintend... More...
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United States of America v. Christian Clews Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego - Rancher Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn Involving Dogs

Christian Clews, the operator of a Carmel Valley horse ranch, was sentenced in federal court today to 210 months in prison for possessing and distributing photographs and videos that depicted children engaged in sexually explicit activity with adults and dogs.

Clews, who pleaded guilty in July but remained ... More...
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Daniel Thomas, et al. v. Nationwide Children's Hospital, at at. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Medical personnel treated three infants, between 19-days old
and six-months old, in the emergency room of Nationwide Children’s Hospital for serious
injuries, including skull fractures and a broken leg. Nationwide’s physicians suspected child
abuse, and they conducted x-rays, a CT scan, and blood testing to identify additional injuries,
after which they alerted Franklin County Chil... More...
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J.H. v. The Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Service, Real Party in Interest

In People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665 (Sanchez),
our Supreme Court clarified the test for admitting expert opinion
testimony. Although Sanchez was a criminal case, its limitations
extend beyond the scope of criminal law: to proceedings under
the Sexually Violent Predator Act (People v. Burroughs (2016) 6
Cal.App.5th 378), to conservatorship proceedings
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(Conserva... More...
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United States of America v. Vasty Araceli Jimenez Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Tampa, FL - Former Social Security Administration Employee Pleads Guitly To Theft Of Government Money

Vasty Araceli Jimenez (32, Ellenton) pleaded guilty on February 13, 2018 to theft of government money. She faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.

According to the plea agreement, between 2011 and 2014, Jimenez applied for child care subsidies for her children t... More...
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Adaline Rose Werthwein v. Craig Edward Workman Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This is a dispute over the name change of a minor. The minor’s mother, Adaline Werthwein, contends that the trial court abused its discretion by granting the request of the father, Craig Workman, to change the last name of their two-year-old son (pseudonymously referred to as “Michael”) from Werthwein to
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Workman without legally or factually sufficient evidence that the name change was in... More...
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State of Florida v. Donald Smith Duval County Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Jury Convicts Defendant In 14 Minute on Murder and Rape Charges

The State of Florida charged Donald Smith, age 61, with kidnap, sexual battery and first-degree murder in the kiddnapping, raping and murdering of Cherish Perrywinkle, age 8.

The State charged that Smith introduced himself as a good Samaritan to the mother of the child at a Wal-Mart Store and offer... More...
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San Francisco Apartment Association v. City and County of San Francisco

To reduce the number of no-fault evictions of families with children and educators
during the school year, the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco
Board of Supervisors (collectively, the City) barred such evictions. The trial court
concluded state law preempted this ordinance and the City appeals. We agree with the
City that the ordinance is not preempted, and re... More...
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United States of America v. Misty Dawn Baisden Southern District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Mingo County woman sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor

A Mingo County woman was sentenced February 13, 2018 to six years in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, for a sex trafficking crime involving a minor. Misty Dawn Baisden, 40, of Delbarton, previously pled guilty to conspiracy to engage in se... More...
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Judy Mae Greer v. David Lynn Vandevender and Donna Lee Vandevender Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia - Charleston, West Virginia

Petitioners Judy Mae Greer, William Charles Vandevender, Judith Kay Newbrough, Daniel T. Vandevender, Dallas E. Vandevender, Jo Ann Rae Giraldi, and Douglas P. Vandevender, by counsel John J. Wallace, IV, appeal the order of the Circuit Court of Pocahontas County that dismissed their claims of tortious interference, undue influence, fraud, and civil conspiracy. Respondents David Lynn and Donna Van... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - WV)

E.W. v. Rosemary Dolgos and WICOMICO County Sheriff's Department District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This matter involves a school resource officer’s decision to handcuff a calm, compliant elementary school student for fighting with another student three days prior. The child brought a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for excessive use of force in violation of the Fourth Amendment and several state law claims. On a motion for summary judgment, the district court concluded that the officer’s conduct d... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Ronald Miltier Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

A federal jury convicted Ronald Miltier of seven counts of receipt of child
pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2)(A) and one count of possession of
child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B). On appeal, Miltier argues
that the district court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal based on
insufficient evidence that he knowingly receive... More...
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S.H. v. Campbell County School District, et al. Albany County Courthouse - Laramie, Wyoming

[¶1] SH received special education services at the Campbell County School District (School District) in accordance with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. She was injured when she slipped and fell on the school playground, and she filed a complaint against the School District to recover damages for her injuries. SH claimed that ... More...   $0 (02-13-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Michael Graham Lowe Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, Al - Alabama Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking of a Minor

A federal jury convicted an Alabama man on February 9, 2018 of sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor.

Michael Graham Lowe, 25, of Prattville, Alabama, was found guilty after a four-day trial before U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler of the Northern District of Alabama. ... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - AL)

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