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In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2013 in Sumner County, Kansas

As this court explained in detail in In re Equalization Appeal of Kansas Star Casino, 52 Kan. App. 2d 50, 52-55, 362 P.3d 1109 (2015), rev. denied 307 Kan. ___ (December 20, 2017), Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas and is located in the south central gaming zone. In April 2007 the Kansas Legislature enacted K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery A... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)


In March 2010, a jury convicted Crutchfield of one count each of burglary, felony criminal damage to property, misdemeanor theft, and misdemeanor criminal damage to property in case 09CR1837. One month later, pursuant to a plea agreement that consolidated three separate cases—09CR2726, 09CR3051, and 10CR1093—Crutchfield entered guilty pleas to three counts of burglary, one count of felony theft, o... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)


On May 6, 2016, the Clay County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a residence in Clay Center, Kansas. There were two individuals on the front porch, but as officers approached one of the residents—Jason Thatcher—he went inside the house, then immediately came back outside. Upon entering the house, deputies observed Rossing in the living room, packing a small bag. He was wearing sho... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)


While working at a sobriety checkpoint on September 10, 2016, Detective Spencer Parsons with the Riley County Police Department made contact with Bynum. Parsons smelled the odor of alcoholic beverages and observed Bynum had slurred speech, difficulty communicating, and poor balance or coordination. Bynum informed Parsons that he had consumed a couple of gin and tonic beverages. Bynum attempted the... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)


Christopher Dale appeals his convictions for aggravated robbery, charges that arose after he used a BB gun to take three cell phones and an iPod from three teenage boys at a skate park. Dale was convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of theft (one of the boys was off skating and thus wasn't threatened by the BB gun when Dale took that boy's cell phone). Dale argues that all o... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

State of Nebraska v. Kelly A. Vann ess

In an information filed December 22, 2015, in the district court for Holt County, Vanness was charged with four counts consisting of the following: operating a motor vehicle during a time of suspension, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 60-159
Supp. 2016), a Class III misdemeanor (Count 1); possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-416(3) (Supp. 2015), a Class IV felony (Cou... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Steven J. Hatfield

On an early morning in December 2014, two deputies
with the Gage County Sheriff’s Department stopped Hatfield’s
vehicle after radar detected that it had been speeding. When a
deputy asked Hatfield for his license and registration, Hatfield
was slow to respond and would not make eye contact. Both
deputies detected an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle,
although ... More...
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J. Erin Rourke v. State of North Dakota

The State charged J. Erin Rourke with gross sexual imposition and corruption or solicitation of minors. Following a trial held in May 2016, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to the gross sexual imposition charge and a verdict of not guilty as to the corruption or solicitation of minors charge. Rourke appealed his conviction, arguing insufficient evidence to sustain the jury's verdict. This ... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - ND)

Brandon Morel v. State of North Dakota North Dakota Supreme Court

In August 2014, Morel was arrested and cited for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Morel moved to dismiss the refusal charge on the basis that the refusal statute was unconstitutional. The district court ruled the refusal statute was not unconstitutional.
[¶3] Prior to trial, the State moved to dismiss Morel's charge for driving under ... More...
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Randy Scott Jensen v. State of North Dakota North Dakota Supreme Court

In February 2016, Jensen was charged in district court case 09-2016-CR-537 with possession of methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Gordon Dexheimer was appointed as counsel in that matter. Attorney Ross Brandborg represented Jensen in several other criminal cases. Dexheimer, Brandborg, and the State reached a "global resolution" to resolve all of Jensen's cases.
[¶3] In May 2016, Jensen w... More...
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United States of America v. Brandon Querceto and Jacqueline Caraballo District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Two Plead Guilty, Third Defendant Awaiting Trial in Pawtucket Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Two Pawtucket residents have pleaded guilty to federal charges and a third person is awaiting trial for their alleged participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy which operated out of a Pawtucket residence, announced United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch, Pawtucket Police Ch... More...
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United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superseding indictme... More...
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Edward Munro v. Department of Motor Vehicles

Before the Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend a driver’s license for a
driver’s refusal to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol content of his or her
blood, the driver “shall be told [by the arresting officer] that his or her failure to submit
to ... the required chemical testing will result in ... the suspension of the person’s
privilege to operate a motor vehi... More...
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Kimberly Huckaba v. Ref-Chem, L.P. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

Kimberly Huckaba, a former employee of Ref-Chem, L.P., appeals the district court’s judgment compelling arbitration. Because the express language of the agreement at issue requires for it to be signed by both parties and because it is undisputed that Ref-Chem did not sign the agreement, we REVERSE and REMAND.
Huckaba sued her former employer, Ref-Chem, in federal district court. Ref-Che... More...
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The People of the State of Colorado v. Alyse Elaine Shank and Six Thousand Fourteen Dollars in United States Currency Colorado Supreme Court

The People charged Shank with three drug offenses, including one alleging
distribution. She was appointed a public defender. The People later brought a civil
forfeiture action related to the criminal charges. In that case, the People sought
forfeiture of the proceeds of Shank’s alleged crimes pursuant to section 16-13-303(6),
C.R.S. (2017). The P.D. entered its appearance o... More...
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State of Vermont v. Benjamin Charette

Defendant pled guilty to a charge of attempted luring of a child pursuant to 13
V.S.A. § 2828 based on his attempt to meet with a person he believed to be a minor child for the
purpose of having sex. The charging affidavit reflects that, after receiving complaints concerning
defendant’s inappropriate online contact with minors, an investigator, posing as a thirteen-year
old gir... More...
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State of Vermont v. William Schenk Vermont Supreme Court

Defendant William Schenk was charged with two counts of
disorderly conduct, in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 1026(a)(1), in connection with the distribution of
Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers in the City of Burlington. For each count, the State charged that
the penalty should be enhanced under 13 V.S.A. § 1455 because the crime was hate-motivated.
Defendant appeals the trial cour... More...
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The Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office indicted the Defendant on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The date of his arraignment was August 18, 2017, which is critical to the resolution of this petition because both section 982.04(1)(b), Florida Statutes (2017), and Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.181, allow the State forty-five days fr... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


Appellant was charged with sexual battery on a victim eighteen-years of age or older. Pursuant to an agreement with the State, Appellant entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of aggravated battery. Appellant’s initial attorney then filed a motion to withdraw plea. The motion alleged the plea was involuntary because Appellant’s initial attorney failed to inform him of the “weakness in the S... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


Appellant was charged with burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery while armed, kidnapping with a weapon or firearm, abuse of a disabled adult, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His defense counsel filed a motion to examine Appellant “on the issue of competence to proceed,” with an assertion that the motion was made “in good faith and on reasonable ground to believe that [A... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


Appellant challenges his convictions for sexual battery and burglary with an assault. He contends that the court erred in multiple rulings. We affirm as to all issues, but address only two. First, the court admitted a 911 call from the victim as an excited utterance. Appellant contends that the time between the incident and the call was sufficient to allow time for reflection, so that the cour... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


Appellant Alden Benjamin White appeals his conviction and sentence to life in prison with twenty-five years as a minimum mandatory, after a jury found him guilty of a second degree murder with a firearm that he committed when he was 17 years old. Appellant raises two issues on appeal: (1) his sentence is illegal because it does not provide for a subsequent judicial review as required for juvenile... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


The defendant was tried by a jury and found guilty of money laundering, three counts of violating campaign contribution laws, two counts of organized scheme to defraud, and two counts of grand theft. The State concedes that the defendant will be placed in double jeopardy if convicted of both organized scheme to defraud and grand theft based on the same conduct. See, e.g., Pizzo v. State, 945 So.... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


A simple addition error on appellant’s sentencing scoresheet led the state, defendant, and the trial judge to believe that appellant’s lowest permissible sentence was 99.45 months instead of 57.45 months. The scoresheet error is not harmless because the record does not conclusively show that the judge would have sentenced the defendant to the same 99.45 month prison term, having stated that he wa... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)


On February 6, 2001, Gus Boulis, a successful businessman, left his office in Broward County around 9 p.m. As he was heading south on Miami Road, a car stopped in front of him. Boulis stopped his vehicle, and another car pulled in behind Boulis so that he was boxed in. An innocent bystander was in a third car that stopped behind the first two cars. A red Jetta pulled up behind the bystander’s ... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

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