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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)

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)

Ricky Griffitts vs. Old Republic Insurance Company, BNSF Railway Company, and James M. Campbell Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Appellant Ricky Lee Griffitts (“Griffitts”) was rear-ended by James Campbell (“Campbell”), an employee of BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”), in Springfield, Missouri. Campbell was driving a BNSF company vehicle and was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Numerous lawsuits ensued, including the instant equitable garnishment action that Griffitts filed against BNSF and its insurer, Old Republic (c... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - MO)

DIEGO TAMBRIZ-RAMIREZ vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

The facts of the case as set forth in the Fourth District’s opinion below are as
follows:
[In 2010, a]rmed with a knife and using a shirt as a mask, appellant broke into the victim’s home at night and attempted to sexually batter her. The victim testified that during the attack, appellant put the knife to her face and neck. The victim fought off the attacker and, after pulling off the... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

Edgar Ray Bettis v. State of Tennessee

On April 1, 2011, the Petitioner strangled the victim, who was the manager of the trailer park where he lived, after striking her repeatedly with an ashtray. He was charged with premeditated first degree murder, felony murder, and theft of the victim’s automobile. The Petitioner argued that the homicide occurred in self-defense after the elderly victim became confused about his identity and atta... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Roy Lee Branner

In case number 13716, the Defendant was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, and one count of violation of the implied consent statute. In case number 13717, he was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of evading arrest, one count o... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JOHN FREDETTE

In 2014, a Superior Court jury convicted the defendant, John Fredette, of murder in the first degree on a theory of felony-murder, with aggravated kidnapping as the 2 predicate felony.1 The jury based their finding of aggravated kidnapping on the third paragraph of the current version of the kidnapping statute, which punishes a kidnapping committed "while armed with a dangerous weapon... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - TROY D. RHYMER

On June 17, 2015, the Butler County Grand Jury returned an indictment
charging Rhymer with single counts of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and
criminal damaging or endangering. Approximately one month later, Rhymer pled guilty to
improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle charge in exchange for dismissal of the
criminal damaging or endangering charge. ... More...
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United States of America v. Darrell Clark Federal Courthouse - Newport News, Virginia

Newport News, VA - Brothers Plead Guilty to ID Theft and Bank Fraud Scheme

Two brothers pleaded guilty on July 12, 2018 to conspiracy, mail fraud, and identity theft charges.

According to court documents, Darrell Clark, 31, of Norfolk, and Demarcus Clark, 26, of Newport News, conspired for more than two years to use stolen identities to apply for and open accounts at banks and re... More...
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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 - vs - DEAN B. WEAVER

On August 24, 2016, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Deputies Matthew Johns and Brian Sterrick, of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office, arrived at appellant’s residence to execute an arrest warrant. The warrant was premised upon appellant’s failure to appear on a minor misdemeanor “failure to wear a seat belt” offense. The deputies parked their cruiser away from the residence and approached th... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. PHILIP J. CARTY

In February 2017, Carty, a Navy veteran, was charged in Case No. CR-17-613832-A with the following two counts: Count 1 charged him with operating a vehicle while under the influence (“OVI”), with a specification that Carty has been convicted or pled guilty to five or more equivalent offenses within the previous 20 years; and Count 2 charged Carty with failure to comply. These charges arose ... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. RICHARD LEE KINNEY

On March 30, 2016, Appellant was helping a friend excavate. He had his own excavator, towed on a trailer behind his pickup truck. After working, Appellant consumed twelve beers and then elected to drive home in his truck, hauling the excavator. The victim, Mary Lu Riley (“Riley”), was driving in the opposite direction, toward Appellant, on a two-lane road in Monroe County. Appellant’s rig ... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

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 -vs- TIFFANY L. GORDON

On July 1, 2016, Gordon was charged with Operating a Vehicle under the
Influence in violation of R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(a) in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court. On
that date, Gordon was placed under a one-year Administrative License Suspension
("ALS") due to a "refusal.” On December 7, 2016, Gordon pleaded guilty to a violation of
R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(a). The Mount Vernon Municipal... 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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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JUAN SALINAS Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Defendant, Juan Salinas, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
defendant, Lance Cowans. On March 12, 2015, the St. Charles Parish District
Attorney filed a bill of information charging defendant with possession with intent
to distribute marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A)(2). On April 7, 2015,
defendant was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. On Febru... 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...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS LANCE COWANS

Defendant, Lance Cowans, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
Juan Salinas. Defendant was charged with possession of more than sixty but less
than two thousand pounds of marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(F) (count
one), and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances3 in violation
of La. R.S. 40:967(C) (count three).4 On April 7, 2015, defendant ... More...
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Aaron Michael Blay v. The State of Texas

On April 8, 2015, appellant and two other individuals entered a smoke shop to commit a robbery. Appellant carried a .40-caliber firearm. Appellant fired at least one shot at the store owner, complainant Jacob Espinor, hitting him in the chest. By the time police arrived at the scene, complainant had died from his injuries. Appellant was indicted for capital murder and was convicted by a jury. ... More...   $0 (07-12-2018 - TX)

Lee Alan Mosier v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana

In assessing the legal sufficiency of the evidence to support a conviction, we view
all the evidence in a light most favorable to the verdict to decide whether any rational fact
finder could find the essential elements of the crime beyond reasonable doubt. Reynolds
v. State, 543 S.W.3d 235, 241 (Tex. Crim. App. 2018). This standard controls our review
here.

First, we... More...
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Enrique Arochi v. The State of Texas

Paulina Petrosky and the victim in this case, Christina Morris, were friends from Allen
High School. Petrosky graduated in 2010, one year after Morris, and the two had remained friends.
Petrosky, an account manager for an insurance company, lived in an apartment complex located
at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas, a mixed-use residential and commercial property with
shops,... More...
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United States of America v. Angel Prado Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Rhode Island Man Guilty Of Large Scale Drug Trafficking

Angel Prado, age 46, of Providence, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty on July 9, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Prado admitted to transporting six kilograms of heroin... More...
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