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Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Establishment Clause serves intertwined purposes, pertaining to individual freedom and the democratic nature of our system of government. The Clause protects “the individual’s freedom to believe, to worship, and to express himself in accordance with the dictates of his own conscience.” Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 49 (1985). It likewise ensures that the government in no way acts to make be... More...   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriff’s deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

In re Abelino Manriquez on Habeas Corpus

Petitioner Abelino Manriquez filed an original habeas corpus petition in
this court seeking relief from his multiple murder convictions and death sentence.
We issued an order to show cause with respect to petitioner’s claim that
prejudicial juror misconduct occurred when a juror did not timely disclose a
history of childhood abuse.
After an evidentiary hearing, the referee foun... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. SHAWN RAYNARD ROSS

On February 17, 2017, the Brule County Grand Jury indicted Shawn Ross on one count of third-degree burglary in violation of SDCL 22-32-8 and one count of intentional damage to property in violation of SDCL 22-34-1(2). Ross pleaded not guilty. Thereafter, the State and Ross entered into a plea agreement. At a hearing on May 16, 2017, pursuant to the plea agreement, Ross pleaded guilty to third-d... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - SD)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ANTHONY BLAS YEPEZ

Jeannie “Anna” Sandoval was raised by George Ortiz (Victim), her adoptive
14 mother’s boyfriend. In 2012, Sandoval and her boyfriend, Defendant, were living
15 with Victim. According to Sandoval’s testimony at trial, Victim was often angry and
16 would fight with her. The tension between Sandoval and Victim would escalate when
17 they were drinking alcohol, and although the anger w... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JONATHAN GLEN TURNER, AKA J.T., AKA Jon Turner, AKA Jon G. Turner, AKA Jonathan G. Turner

This appeal arises from two criminal convictions for separate fraud schemes. The two cases will be referred to as the “2009 case” and the “2012 case,” corresponding to when indictments in the cases were issued. As a result of Turner’s behavior, both cases had circuitous routes to trial, marked by the defendant’s requests for multiple continuances, his complaints about and changes to his counsel ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - CA)

United States v. Jon Hartman

This case revolves around a facet of life familiar to any American who receives a paycheck: tax withholding. Federal law requires employers to withhold taxes from their employees’ wages to account for the income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes each individual owes. Known as “payroll taxes” or “trust fund taxes,” they represent an essential means by which the federal government collects tax... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KAMEL LAMBUS, AKA Kamel Angevine, AKA K, AKA Kamel Angenevine, STANLEY FULLER, AKA Wardy, AKA Webo

Lambus and Fuller are accused of being leaders and organizers of a
16 group of individuals that referred to itself as the Paper Chasing Goons or POV City
1 and was a drug trafficking organization (or the "DTO"). Beginning in 2015, Lambus
2 and Fuller, along with 10 others, were indicted principally on charges of conspiring
3 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
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Christopher Wise a/k/a Christopher Dontarius Wise a/k/a Christopher D. Wise v. State of Mississippi;

On the night of January 25, 2015, in Jackson, Mississippi, Marcus Ware testified that
he received a call from Brown asking to buy drugs. Ware told Brown to come to his
apartment and purchase the drugs from Wise. Brown came to the apartment, bought ecstasy
pills and marijuana from Wise, and then left the apartment. Later, Brown called Ware
complaining that the pills were not effe... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Larry Allen Stumbo

This case arises from the Defendant breaking into the victim’s home and raping her at gunpoint, following which he stole a television set and forced her into her vehicle and drove her to a nearby gas station. The Defendant was observed by law enforcement driving the victim’s stolen vehicle after he dropped her off at the gas station; when officers pursued the Defendant, hefailed to yield and, aft... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Jon R. Hartman Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

After Jon Hartman and Dan Ott co-founded Spectrum Tool & Design, they divvied up management responsibilities. Ott was supposed to handle the company’s payroll taxes, a task that required him to withhold federal taxes from employees’ wages and send the money to the Internal Revenue Service on a regular basis. When Spectrum encountered financial difficulties, however, Ott failed to pay the taxes sev... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - MI)

Whole Woman's Health v. Charles Smith Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This is an emergency appeal from an extraordinary discovery order by the district court to a religious body. The court compelled document production of the group’s internal communications despite its status as a non-litigant and its voluntary furnishing of substantial discovery materials. Because the trial date looms, and with the benefit of full briefing from both parties, we elect to consolidate... More...   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

Estevan Rendon Lara v. The State of Texas

Ladonna Gist worked as the morning desk clerk and manager at a motel in Dallas.
Appellant lived in a room at that motel, was friendly to Gist, and sold drugs to her and others in
the motel. Motel personnel and those purchasing drugs from appellant know him as “Cesar.”

In the early hours of July 31, 2015, Brenda Leatherwood, a motel guest, woke up to a loud
“pounding no... More...
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Jerry Rodriguez v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

In November 2016, Department of Public Safety trooper Matthew Ruiz stopped a car that
had an inoperable brake light. The driver of the car identified himself as Jerry Rodriguez, and it
appeared to Trooper Ruiz that Rodriguez was nervous. When Rodriguez told Trooper Ruiz he did
not have his identification, Trooper Ruiz asked Rodriguez to exit the car. After exiting the car,
Rodr... More...
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Kathryn L. Preston v. The State of Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Preston’s conviction for the murder of Jose Mario Hernandez arose from a series of 1
events that occurred the afternoon before she called Llano County 911 to report a fire at her house.
In the 911 call played for the jury, Preston states that she thinks she will need some help, that she has
a fire in her house, and that “somebody better hurry up, I kinda got a controlled burn going her... More...
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Lea Augustin v. City of Philadelphia Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case involves a group of landlords who object to the system of liens used by the City of Philadelphia to collect unpaid gas bills. The District Court certified a class and held that the City had violated the landlords’ rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The City filed this appeal, arguing that its procedures for collecting gas debts are constitutional. We agree w... More...   $0 (07-23-2018 - PA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SETH COLLINS

In May 2016, the State charged Collins with one count of intentional second degree murder in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5403(a)(1) and one count of reckless aggravated battery in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5413(b)(2)(B). The charges arose from two incidents on April 30, 2016, between Collins and his neighbor's identical twin daughters that ended in a fatal stab wound to Kayla Brown's... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

Jane Doe v. Brown University District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In November 2013, Jane Doe
("Doe"), then a freshman at Providence College, was sexually
assaulted by three students of Brown University ("Brown") on
Brown's campus. After Doe reported the assault to the local
authorities in the City of Providence, Brown notified Doe that it
would conduct an inquiry to determine whether the students had
violated Brown's Code of Student Condu... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KENDALL ROSE, IKE WEEMS, a/k/a True, ANTHONY SABETTA, ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

We begin with an overview of this case's factual and procedural background, which also gives us the opportunity to review the law that is in play here. A. The facts relevant to this appeal are straightforward and uncontested. All of the Defendants were convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which forbids from possessing firearms individuals who have been convicted of crimes that are ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - RI)

State of Minnesota vs. Antionette Rie Johnson

On June 12, 2016, at 8 p.m., Daryl Curtis shot and killed Renaldo McDaniel in the
parking lot of an auto parts store in Saint Paul. See State v. Curtis, 905 N.W.2d 609, 612–
14 (Minn. 2018). Police obtained surveillance footage from a nearby Walmart and a
childcare center. The footage from Walmart showed that, before the shooting, Curtis was
accompanied by two women, T.S. and... More...
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WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
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Vincent McFadden v. State of Missouri

The detailed facts are set out in Mr. McFadden’s prior appeals and will be repeated here only insofar as they are relevant to his postconviction claims. On May 15, 2003, Eva Addison1 was at Maggie Jones’ house on Blakemore in Pine Lawn when Mr. McFadden arrived at the house with a friend.2 Eva and Mr. McFadden had a child together. When Mr. McFadden got out of the car, he kissed the child, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - MO)

LOWELL CLYDE MILNER v. STATE OF MISSOURI Failing to register as a sex offender

Milner pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to register as a sex offender. The
circuit court sentenced Milner to four years’ imprisonment for each count to run
consecutively. The circuit court suspended execution of Milner’s sentence, and placed
him on five years’ probation. Subsequently, Milner’s probation was revoked, his
sentence was executed, and he was delivered to t... More...
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Calvin Fletcher, Sr. v. Joseph Tomlinson Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Police Department (SLPD) Officers Nicholas Martorano and John
Moton appeal from the district court’s judgment, 1 entered upon a jury verdict, finding
that they used excessive force in their apprehension and arrest of Calvin Fletcher and
awarding damages to Fletcher totaling $600,000. They raise three issues on appeal:
(1) the district court erred in allowing Fletcher to r... More...
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United States of America v. Marq Vincent Perez Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Jury Convicts Texas Man of Hate Crime in the Burning of Victoria, Texas, Mosque

The Justice Department today announced that a federal jury in Victoria, Texas, has returned guilty verdicts on all counts as charged related to the 2017 burning of a local mosque. Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan Pat... More...
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