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Seifullah Abdul-Salaam v. Secretary of Pennsylvania Depart of Corrections, et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

A jury found petitioner Seifullah Abdul-Salaam, Jr. (“Abdul-Salaam”) guilty of first-degree murder, robbery, and conspiracy after a six-day trial in March 1995 in the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. After a one-day penalty phase hearing in which Abdul-Salaam’s counsel presented three mitigation witnesses, the jury sentenced Abdul-Salaam to death. Abdul-Salaam, after exhau... More...   $0 (07-12-2018 - PA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS NATASHA G. POIRIER

At the Gwen’s Law hearing, the State made argument to the trial court and
admitted several exhibits; it did not call witnesses. In its argument, the State asserted
that on the morning of April 25, 2018, Defendant hit her mother with a closed fist,
strangled her until she nearly asphyxiated, and then prohibited her from leaving the
residence. Four and a half hours after the in... More...
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United States of America v. Santos Ramirez-Carrillo District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Grand Junction, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Grand Junction, CO - Mesa County Man Sentenced To 5 Years in Federal Prison For Growing Marijuana on an Island in the Colorado River

BLM and DEA agents seized 9,156 marijuana plants

Santos Ramirez-Carrillo, age 33, of Mesa County, was sentenced July 3, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger to serve 60 months (5 years) in federal prison for conspiracy to manuf... More...
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Rashad Rudolph v. The State of Texas

Rudolph was charged by indictment with three counts of committing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. §§ 22.02(a)(2), 37.09(a)(1) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). Rudolph waived his right to a trial by jury and pled guilty to three counts of aggravated assault in exchange for the State’s dismissal of... More...   $0 (07-07-2018 - TX)

Anthony Robinson and Timothy Spangler v. Albert Perales and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Anthony Robinson and Timothy
Spangler, police officers employed by the University of Illinois
at Chicago Police Department (“Department”), brought claims
against the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and four
individuals for race‐based discrimination, harassment and
retaliation. The district court disposed of all but one of the
claims through summary judgment. ... More...
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John McAdams v. Marquette University

APPEAL from a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Milwaukee County, David A. Hansher, Judge. Reversed and
remanded.
¶1 DANIEL KELLY, J. Marquette University suspended a
tenured faculty member because of a blog post criticizing an
encounter between an instructor and a student. Dr. John McAdams
took exception to his suspension, and brought a claim against
the U... More...
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In the Matter of the Guardianship of E.C., A Minor Child

On August 9, 2016, the maternal grandparents of E.C., petitioned the court to be appointed as E.C.'s guardians. D.P., E.C.'s mother, had died of cancer on July 28, 2016. Grandparents alleged that they were fit to serve as E.C.'s guardians partly because E.C. had been living with them since she was six months old. Grandparents also asserted that D.C., E.C.'s biological father, had no bond with E.C.... More...   $0 (07-07-2018 - KS)

Sarah Meyer and Gail Wooldridge v. State of Oregon Marion County Courthouse - Salem, Oregon

Plaintiffs, Sarah Meyer and Martin Wooldridge, appeal from a general judgment dismissing their action against defendants Oregon State Lottery (the Lottery), Jill Goldsmith, Larry Niswender, Tessa Sugahara, John Kroger, and Craig Durbin.1 Plaintiffs assert five assignments of error. We reject plaintiffs’ fourth assignment of error without written discussion and write only to address their remaining... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - OR)

GREGORY BALDWIN vs. CITY OF ESTHERVILLE, IOWA; MATT REINEKE, Individually and in his Official Capacity as an officer of the Estherville Police Department; and MATT HELLICKSON, Individually and in his Official Capacity as an officer of the Estherville Police Department

When we answer a certified question, we rely upon the facts provided with the certified question. See Bd. of Water Works Trs. of Des Moines v. Sac Cty. Bd. of Supervisors, 890 N.W.2d 50, 53 (Iowa 2017); Life Inv’rs Ins. Co. of Am. v. Estate of Corrado, 838 N.W.2d 640, 643 (Iowa 2013). Accordingly, we restate the facts as set forth by the federal district court:
The incidents giving rise to ... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. ABRAHAM K. WATKINS Iowa prosecutor ousted from office over harassment findings

In May 2013, Abraham Watkins was sworn into the Iowa bar and subsequently opened a solo practice in Keosauqua, Iowa. Watkins operated his law practice out of an office located on the first floor or main level of the two-story home he shared with his family. Watkins and his family mostly lived upstairs. However, the home’s kitchen, laundry room, and one of the two bathrooms are located on the ma... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - IA)

EDWARD L. CLEMMONS v. KANSAS SECRETARY OF CORRECTIONS

Clemmons was committed to the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) on August 15, 1984. Under the ICC, the KDOC transferred Clemmons to the Illinois Department of Corrections on April 6, 1995, where he has been incarcerated ever since.

On January 23, 2017, Clemmons filed a pro se motion for a mandatory injunction under K.S.A. 60-902. In the motion, Clemmons noted that he had been hous... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ROBIN ATCHISON

The prosecutor’s summary attached to the presentence investigation (“PSI”)
reveals the following facts:
{¶ 3} On March 24, 2014, Heartland Federal Credit Union (“Heartland”) received
notice that it had incurred losses of $7,984 from four counterfeit cashier’s checks, which
were written to individuals in Arizona, Virginia, California and Florida. Heartland later
learned tha... More...
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United States of America v. Coleman Tuton Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse - Texarkana, Arkansis/Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Coleman Tuton conditionally pleaded guilty to possession with intent to
distribute cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). Tuton appeals the district
court’s denial of his motion to suppress eight pounds of 1 cocaine seized from his
1The Honorable Susan O. Hickey, United States District Judge for the Western
District of Arkansas.
luggage during an extended traffic stop o... More...
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Carol E. Wassmann v. South Orange County Community College District

Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court of Orange County, Frederick
P. Aguirre, Judge. Affirmed. Request for Judicial Notice. Granted in part and denied in
part. Motion to strike Appellant’s opening brief. Denied.
Carol E. Wassmann, in pro. per., for Plaintiff and Appellant.
Walsh & Associates, Dennis J. Walsh and Matthew C. Wallin for
Defendants and Respondents South Oran... More...
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In re: KBR, INC., Burn Pit Litigation District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

The Constitution entrusts the President and Congress, not the courts, with the power to resolve political questions. See Japan Whaling Ass’n v. Am. Cetacean Soc’y, 478 U.S. 221, 230 (1986); Taylor v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Servs., Inc., 658 F.3d 402, 408–409 (4th Cir. 2011). The issue before us is whether a suit brought by United States military personnel, civilian contractors, and surviving family... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Lee Boyd Malvo v. Randall Mathena, Chief Warden, Red Onion State Prison Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

In Virginia in 2004, a defendant convicted of capital murder, who was at least 16 years old at the time of his crime, would be punished by either death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, unless the judge suspended his sentence. After a Virginia jury convicted Lee Boyd Malvo of two counts of capital murder based on homicides that he committed in 2002 when he was 17 years old, i... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - VA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. PABLO CONSTANTINO

On December 24, 2014, Kiowa County Deputy Sheriff Danny McDorman was observing traffic on U.S. Highway 54, between Greensburg and Haviland, Kansas. Although U.S. Highway 54 is mostly a two-lane highway between Greensburg and Haviland, McDorman's patrol car was located about one-fourth of a mile before the end of a four-lane limited stretch of highway.

A little bit after noon, Deputy M... More...
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Joel Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, et al. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to decide whether the District Court correctly refused to enjoin the defendant School District from allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with the students’ gender identities as opposed to the sex they were determined to have at birth. The plaintiffs—a group of high school students who identify as being the same sex they were de... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - PA)

Natasha Meeks v. Autozone, Inc

Plaintiff and appellant Natasha Meeks contends that she suffered sexual
harassment on the job. She brought suit against her employer, defendant and appellant
AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone), and the alleged harasser, defendant and appellant Juan
Fajardo, pursuing claims of sexual harassment, failure to prevent sexual harassment, and
retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Hou... More...
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Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
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Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC vs State of Florida, Agency For Health etc.

On September 13, 2017, AHCA issued the Immediate Moratorium on Admissions, which prohibited the facility from “admit[ting] for services any individual.” The order made the following factual findings: a. On September 10, 2017, [the facility] became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively. b. In addition to contacting the local electrical power provider, [the fa... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

Jake Newland v. County of Los Angeles

An employee driving home from work on a day that he
did not have any job duties outside of the office injured a
third party. After a jury trial, the trial court imposed
liability on the employer based on evidence that the
employee regularly used his personal vehicle for work on
other days. The employer contends there was no substantial
evidence to support finding that the e... More...
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Patricia P. Campbell v. State of Hawaii Department of Education, et al. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

We must decide whether a high school teacher who was verbally harassed by her students has identified sufficient evidence to support claims for violations of her federal civil rights against the public school system that employed her.
I
Patricia Campbell was employed by the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) from 2000 until she resigned in July 2009. From 2004 through 2007, Campbell taug... More...
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Kimberly Flanagan v. Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Kimberly Flanagan says that two coworkers
threatened her life because she previously had sued their
shared employer—the Cook County Adult Probation Department—
for discrimination and retaliation. She brought the
present action against the Department, asserting retaliation
under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a), based on the hostile
2 No. 16-1927
work environment engend... More...
   $0 (06-17-2018 - IL)

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