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L.G. v. M.B.

Defendant M.B. appeals from the trial court’s denial of her
motion to dismiss under the “anti-SLAPP” statute (Code Civ.
Proc., § 425.16).1 Plaintiff and respondent L.G. is the former
nanny for M.B. and M.B.’s ex-husband, S.B.2 Respondent filed
this action against Appellant for defamation, invasion of privacy,
and intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon
state... More...
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Melvin Linn Knox v. The State of Texas

This case began in 1973 with the murder of Donald Rodgers in Knox’s
home.2 At the time of the murder, Donald was fourteen years old and Knox was
fifteen years old. Although the State filed a petition against Knox for Donald’s
murder in 1973, it was dismissed for insufficient evidence and the case went
cold.
In 2015, Jeff Rodgers, Jr., Donald’s older brother, contacted... More...
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Vastie Shakira Coleman v. The State of Texas

Coleman beat her four-year-old son to death with an electric cord. She
pleaded guilty to the charge of serious bodily injury to a child.
The trial court held a sentencing hearing, at which the State introduced
Coleman’s pre-sentence investigation (PSI) report. The PSI report recounts the
following.
Around 6:00 p.m. on July 15, 2012, emergency medical services were
dis... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DARRYL W. MANCO Indecent liberties with a child

Twenty five years after his 1992 convictions for indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sodomy, inmate Darryl W. Manco filed a pro se motion to correct an illegal sentence under K.S.A. 22-3504. In this motion, Manco claims the prosecution failed to prove intent and failed to present evidence of sexual arousal on the part of himself or the victim in the indecent liberties count. Th... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of CHARLES D. KEARNEY

We will begin by summarizing Kearney's adult criminal history. In the summer of 2000, when Kearney was 18 years old, he attempted to make an illegal gun sale, but things did not go as planned. The purchaser tried to steal the gun from Kearney and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the gun went off, killing the purchaser. Kearney pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KEITH A. GLOVER Aggravated indecent liberties with a child

E.G.W., the victim, was 14 years old when she met 20-year-old Glover through a mutual friend. The two spoke frequently through Facebook. In at least one of those conversations, E.G.W. and Glover talked about sex. Sometime between May and June 2015, Glover and E.G.W. agreed to meet a couple blocks from Glover's home. That same day, E.G.W. and Glover went inside Glover's home and engaged in sexual i... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

Untied States of America v. Trevor James Thompson Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Locust Grove Man Sentenced To 41 Months in Prison for Attempted Possession of Child Pornography

District Judge Claire V. Eagan, sentenced Trevor James Thompson, 32, of Locust Grove to serve 41 months in federal prison for Attempted Possession of Child Pornography, Thompson must also pay a special monetary assessment totaling $100. After release from prison, Thompson was ordere... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v - EDWIN HERNANDEZ, AKA Scooby, AKA Masacre

The present prosecution arises out of shootings on October 23, 2011, in 3 Central Islip, New York, in which Robert Faber and Curtis Williams were injured. 4 The operative indictment charged Hernandez in six counts, three with respect to each 5 victim. Counts Four and Five alleged that Hernandez, for the purpose of gaining 6 entrance to, and maintaining or increasing his position in, MS-13, atte... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v-ALVAUN THOMPSON, AKA LP, AKA Legit Pimp, AKA AT

Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor v. LOCAL UNION 26, UNITE HERE

The material facts may be stated briefly. Dimie Poweigha is a member of Local 26. The union has negotiated more than 40 CBAs, including one with Poweigha's employer. Poweigha was dissatisfied with the administration of Local 26, and asked the union to permit her to review 37 CBAs Local 26 had negotiated with employers other than her own. Eventually, once the Secretary of Labor got involv... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - MA)

Jerry Lynn Lofton a/k/a Gerry Lynn Lofton a/k/a Gerry Lofton a/k/a Jerry Loftin a/k/a Jerry Lofton v. State of Mississippi

Edroy James Ballard Jr. was shot and killed on June 3, 2014, in Horn Lake, Mississippi. A DeSoto County grand jury charged Lofton with Ballard’s murder. Lofton was deemed indigent, and Adam Emerson was appointed to represent him. Several months later, Emerson filed a motion to reconsider Lofton’s indigent status. Emerson informed the trial court that Lofton had refused to meet with him and wi... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - FL)

Laur B. v. Wade B. Third Judicial District Courthosue - Anchorage, Alaska

A father requested primary physical custody of his daughter, modifying the previous shared custody arrangement. The mother opposed the change, arguing there had not been a substantial change in circumstances. The superior court ordered a limited custody investigation to resolve a factual dispute related to the change in circumstances, promising a second hearing on the daughter’s best interests. Bu... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - AK)

DANIEL DUANE SLAUGHTER vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Daniel Duane Slaughter appeals his convictions and sentences for three charges involving the lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under the age of twelve. Appellant raises two points on appeal. First, Appellant argues that the trial court abused its discretion in overruling defense counsel’s objection to the prosecutor’s alleged misstatement of the law during closing argument. Second, Appe... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

DAVID JOHN JONES vs STATE OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL

In 2013 Jones entered a negotiated plea to traveling to seduce/solicit/entice a child to commit a sex act (count two), in violation of section 847.0135(4)(a), Florida Statutes (2012), and to transmission of material harmful to minors (count three), in violation of section 847.0138(2), Florida Statutes (2012). He was sentenced to 25.05 months' prison followed by six years' probation on both counts... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

Carl Lewis Burns vs State of Florida

Appellant admitted in his recorded pre-trial confession, and at trial, that he was aware that the victim had been sexually abused previously by two separate men including her biological father, giving rise to legal proceedings culminating in her adoption into Appellant’s family. The victim testified that after Appellant and his wife adopted her, Appellant raped her two or three times a week for ov... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Zia Fafar Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official

A California man pleaded guilty today to shooting a U.S. diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico.

“The Vice Consul was targeted and shot because he represented the United States,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “No one should ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAVONTE S. BRACY

On July 18, 2016, four-year old M.E. suffered second degree burns from being
exposed to hot water in a bathtub. In August 2016, in relation to the foregoing incident, Bracy,
who was M.E.’s mother’s boyfriend and who was home with M.E. at the time of the incident,
was indicted on two counts of endangering children, one in violation of R.C. 2919.22(B)(1), and
one in violation o... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- NORMAN L. PRYOR

On August 1, 2016 at approximately 5:30 a.m., nurse anesthetist student
B.A arrived at Aultman Hospital for her clinicals. As she walked toward the employee
entrance, she glanced over her shoulder and saw a man behind her wearing a dark
hoodie, a ski mask, and glasses. B.A screamed and began running toward the hospital,
but the man caught her, tackled her to the ground, and hel... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- RAMON R. HOOPINGARNER

On May 26, 2017, the Stark County Grand Jury indicted appellant on one count of domestic violence in violation of R.C. 2919.25. Said charge arose from an incident between appellant and his wife, T.H. {¶ 3} A jury trial commenced on August 8, 2017. The jury found appellant guilty as charged. By judgment entry filed August 14, 2017, the trial court sentenced appellant to thirty-six months in... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TRAVIS M. KENNARD

Kennard’s original appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), indicating that he found
“no error by the trial court prejudicial to the rights of appellant which may be argued to
this court on appeal.” Counsel raised two potential assignments of error, namely
whether the trial court complied with Crim.R.... More...
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United States of America v. Donald Blevins Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Man Sentenced to Prison for Viewing Child Pornography

A Nebraska man was sentenced on July 12, 2018 to 76 months in prison for accessing with an intent to view child pornography.

Donald Blevins, 65, of Norfolk, Nebraska, pleaded guilty on April 4, to accessing with the intent to view child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge John M. Gerrard of the Dist... More...
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Nadine Pellegrino and Harry Waldman v. T.S.A., Nuyriah Abdul-Malik, Laura Labbee, and Denice Kissinger United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In Vanderklok v. United States, 868 F.3d 189 (3d Cir.
2017), we declined to imply a Bivens cause of action against
airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in part because they “typically are not
law enforcement officers and do not act as such.” Id. at 208.
We now must decide a related question that we anticipated, but
did not resolve, ... More...
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EDWARD DARNELL ROGERS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

The State charged Rogers with the rape of four sisters, TB, MiB, MaB, and LW,
who were all under eighteen at the time of the alleged offenses. For years, Rogers, who had
a romantic relationship with their mother, lived with the girls. At trial, each sister testified
about their specific sexual contacts with Rogers.
First, TB and MiB, seventeen-year-old twins, testified that Rog... More...
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Tamara Baskin v. Hughes Realty, Inc.

In the underlying action for disability discrimination,
appellant Tamara Baskin alleged that respondent Hughes
Realty, Inc. (Hughes) violated the California Disabled
Persons Act (DPA) (Civ. Code, §§ 54-55.3.) by providing no
designated and accessible path of travel for persons with
disabilities within the parking lot of a grocery store.1
Sppecifically, she alleged that unde... More...
   $0 (07-13-2018 - CA)

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