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David R. Griffith v. The State of Texas IN THE TENTH COURT OF APPEALS

The basic facts are not disputed. When Griffith’s daughter A.G. was fourteen years
old, she made an outcry of sexual abuse against him that was reported to Child Protective
Services and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office. After Griffith’s arrest, A.G. recanted
her sexual-abuse claims and subsequently testified at trial that Griffith did not sexually
abuse her. The evidence ... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - TX)

Misty Rae Hopkins v. The State of Texas

The evidence at trial showed that appellant, her husband, John, and their five children,
Ashley, Byran, J.D., Cassie, and Ezra, moved from Georgia to Burnet, Texas, where John was pastor
of a local church. According to the testimony of J.D. and Cassie, after the family moved to the 1
parsonage, appellant and John began sexually abusing their two youngest daughters. The daughters’
... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DANA L. CHANDLER Case Video

Mike Sisco and Karen Harkness were found dead in Karen's Topeka home about 2 p.m. on July 7, 2002. Both were shot at least five times. They were in bed as the shooting began.

There was no evidence anything was missing. When the bodies were discovered, Karen was wearing jewelry, including a diamond bracelet, a Rolex watch, and a gold ring. Mike's wallet was in his shorts. It contained tw... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - KS)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NOEL JERMAINE BENDER

The State charged Noel Bender with domestic abuse assault, third or
subsequent offense, as an habitual offender. See Iowa Code §§ 708.2A(1),
708.2A(4), 902.8, 902.9 (2015). A jury found him guilty, but this court reversed his
judgment and sentence and remanded for a new trial. See State v. Bender, No.
15-1595, 2016 WL 6396227, at *3 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 26, 2016). On remand,... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - )

Bobbydyne McMillan v. Cumberland County Board of Education; Joseph M. Locklear Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Appellant Bobbydyne McMillan was employed by the Cumberland County Board
of Education (“CCBE”) and resigned following an investigation into her conduct during
the course of her employment. She appeals the district court’s grant of summary
judgment in favor of the Defendants, CCBE, and Joseph M. Locklear,1 Associate
Superintendent of Human Resources, on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Fourteen... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - NC)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHN CHARLES MCPHERSON II,

John McPherson was charged by trial information with assault on a police
officer causing bodily injury, in violation of Iowa Code section 708.3A (2016),1
following a scuffle with Special Agent Todd Monney of the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that occurred in a Sergeant Bluff Police
Department interview room. A jury found McPherson guilty of the les... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. STEVEN W. CHANEY COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

A concerned citizen called 911 after seeing a man, later identified as Steven
Chaney, driving a vehicle “all over the road.” A Bettendorf patrol officer arrived at
the scene and pulled the keys from the ignition. Chaney got out of the vehicle and
“came at him.” Chaney also kicked a police sergeant.
The State charged Chaney with driving while barred as a habitual offende... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - IA)

Lane Walker Waldron v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Waldron was charged with capital murder for the death of S.F.’s
unborn daughter. According to the undisputed evidence presented at trial, Waldron and S.F. were
romantically involved and were living together at the time of the offense, and S.F. was pregnant with
Waldron’s twin children. One of the twins was male, and the other was female. On the day after
the of... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARK STUART LANDERSMAN, a/k/a Mark Stuart UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEE HALL UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

We recount the facts in the light most favorable to the Government, the prevailing
party at trial. See United States v. Garcia-Ochoa, 607 F.3d 371, 376 (4th Cir. 2010). In
late 2012 and early 2013, Hall facilitated the Navy’s purchase of 349 unattributable (i.e.,
unserialized and untraceable) firearm suppressors for approximately $1,657,750. At that
time, Hall worked directl... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - VA)

Olivia DeHavilland v. FX Networks, LLC

Authors write books. Filmmakers make films. Playwrights
craft plays. And television writers, directors, and producers
create television shows and put them on the air -- or, in these
modern times, online. The First Amendment protects these
expressive works and the free speech rights of their creators.
Some of these works are fiction. Some are factual. And some are
a combinat... More...
   $0 (03-26-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DAVID MIKEL ROBBINS

On April 7, 2014, Marshalltown Police obtained a search warrant and a
S.W.A.T. team executed the warrant on a residence occupied by Robbins. Officers
found approximately one-half pound of methamphetamine, approximately two
pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and cash. An officer spoke with Robbins
following the search and asked him who occupied the northwest bedroom wher... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - IA)

Raul Rodriguez v. The State of Texas Raul Rodriguez, Texas man, gets 40 years in prison for fatally shooting neighbor after claiming 'stand your ground' defense

In the early morning of May 2, 2010, Harris County police responded to
reports of a weapons disturbance in a rural neighborhood. Upon arriving at the scene,
they discovered that Kelly Danaher had been shot. Two men were struggling to hold
down Rodriguez, who had fired the shots. Everyone other than Rodriguez had been
at a party inside. Danaher, the host of the party, died at th... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - TX)

Joesbell Rodriguez-Sanchez v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On February 10, 2016, the trial court placed appellant on community
supervision, subject to certain conditions, including:
2. Avoid injurious or vicious conduct; and totally abstain from the use or consumption of alcoholic beverages of any kind, or any substance capable of causing intoxication, or the illegal use of any controlled substance.

. . . .

8. Report in p... More...
   $0 (03-23-2018 - TX)

Ming Dai v. Jefferson B. Sessiona III Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Ming Dai is a citizen of China. He testified that he was
beaten, arrested, jailed, and denied food, water, sleep, and
medical care because he tried to stop the police from forcing
his wife to have an abortion. The Board of Immigration
Appeals (BIA) nevertheless found that Dai was not eligible
for asylum or withholding of removal.
There is one clear and simple issue in this ... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - CA)

Ellen Keates; A.K., a minor, through her parent and guardian Ellen Keates v. Michael Koile, et al. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Ellen Keates and her minor child, A.K., appeal the
dismissal of their claims against Michael Koile and other
officers and employees of what was then the Child Protective
Services (CPS) division of the Arizona Department of
KEATES V. KOILE 5
Economic Security (ADES), which allege (among other
things) violations of Keates’s and A.K.’s constitutional rights
to familial ass... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - CA)

Loretta T. Elliott v. American States Insurance Company Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Loretta Elliott filed this claim against her insurance company, American States Insurance Company (“ASIC”), alleging that its conduct in handling her insurance claim constitutes an unfair claims settlement practice in violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 58-63-15(11), and, as a matter of law, an unfair and deceptive trade practice in violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1. On appeal, Elliott asserts that... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. DAniel Colby, Jr.

Following a two-day jury trial,
Defendant Daniel Colby, Jr. was convicted of a single count of
possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). In calculating Colby's sentence, the district
court applied a two-level enhancement for possession of a stolen
gun, a four-level enhancement for using a gun in connection with
another felony, and... More...
   $0 (02-22-2018 - ME)

United States of America v. Mark Cowden Northern District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Wheeling, West Virginia

Mark Cowden, a former lieutenant with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in West Virginia, was charged with deprivation of rights under color of law, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242, and knowingly making a false statement to impede a federal investigation, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1519. In a jury trial, the evidence showed that in the course of his police duties, Cowden assaulted Ryan H... More...   $0 (02-16-2018 - WV)

Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank, P.C. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

The sixteen named plaintiffs on this consolidated appeal are
victims, or the relatives of victims, of three terrorist attacks
perpetrated in Israel by Hamas between March 2002 and June 2003.
Together with hundreds of other alleged victims and the surviving
relatives of victims of alleged Hamas attacks, the named plaintiffs
commenced actions in the United States District Court f... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - NY)

Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - MI)

Myron Earl Canady v. The State of Texas Myron Earl Canady - Registered Sex Offender

At trial, Dallas Police Officer Alexander Shirley testified that on April 23, 2016, he was on
patrol at 5 a.m. On a public street, he came into contact with someone he later learned was
appellant. The officer testified that appellant was driving an ATV, or four-wheeler, on a sidewalk.
The ATV was designed for one person, but appellant had a passenger with him. In addition,
... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Lindsey Johnson Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

In this appeal, Defendant Lindsey Johnson raises several challenges to his conviction and sentence for carjacking and two related firearm offenses. We affirm in full but remand for the district court to correct a clerical error in its judgment.
I.
On the afternoon of August 2, 2015, Johnson encountered Jeremy McNeal at an apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. The two men’s accounts of... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

James Earl Love v. The State of Texas Waco man gets life in prison for continuous sexual abuse of child

A McLennan County grand jury returned an indictment alleging that Love, during
a period that was thirty days or more in duration—specifically, from on or about January
1, 2010 to September 1, 2013—committed two or more acts of sexual abuse against Z.L.,
Love’s grandson, who was then under the age of fourteen. See id.
Prior to trial, Love filed a “Motion to Declare Continuous S... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

David Wilbanks v. The State of Texas The Colony resident sentenced to 60 years for child molestation

When she was fourteen years old, Gloria3––who had lived with Wilbanks
from time to time while he financially and emotionally supported her family––told
her best friend’s mother that Wilbanks had repeatedly performed sexual acts with
her, beginning with fondling when she was six years old and continuing until the
time of her outcry. At the urging of her friend’s mother, Gloria ... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

Demico Stanley v. The State of Texas Stanley sentenced to 75 years for Lewisville murder

In 2015, Richard Myles lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment on the
second floor of a building in the Hampton Bay apartment complex with his
fiancée, Laura, and their 23-month-old son, David.2 While Laura worked two
jobs, Myles cared for David. He also sold marijuana to earn extra money.
Whenever he left the apartment, he carried his marijuana stash with him in a
gree... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

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