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Global Tel*Link Corporation v. Securus Technologies, Inc.

Global Tel*Link Corporation (“GTL”) moved to dismiss a suit brought by Securus Technologies, Inc. (“Securus”) based on the provisions of the Texas Citizen’s Protection Act (“TCPA”). Securus responded asserting the commercial speech exception applied to its suit or, in the alternative, it had clear and convincing evidence to support the claims asserted. Following a hearing, the trial court denied G... More...   $0 (08-01-2017 - TX)

Gayle S. Cummings v. Jennifer Dessel

Defendants Jennifer Dessel and her daughter, Emily Seal, were half-owners of an
investment property; plaintiff Gayle S. Cummings owned the other half. After disputes
arose, Cummings sued seeking partition of the property. Following a bench trial, and
over the objection of Dessel and Seal, the court ordered partition of the property by the
appraisal method—that is, each half-owner c... More...
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State of Washington v. Tyree William Jefferson

Tyree Jefferson appeals his conviction for attempted first degree
murder, first degree assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Jefferson raises ten
issues on appeal, including: (1) the trial court erred in denying his Batson' challenge
after the State used a peremptory challenge to strike the only African American
venireperson, (2) the trial court violated the appearance of ... More...
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Liliana Espejo et al. v. The Copley Press, Inc.

Defendant The Copley Press, Inc., owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune
newspaper (collectively UT), appeals from a second amended and restated judgment (the
judgment) after a court trial in this class action brought by and on behalf of persons
whom UT formerly engaged as newspaper home delivery carriers (plaintiffs or carriers).
The main issue at trial was whether the carrie... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Shannon James Kepler

Tulsa, OK - Third Mistrial Declared in Trial of Former Policeman Charged with Murder

The State of Oklahoma charged Shannon James Kepler with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 08/05/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
Count # 2. Count as Filed: SWIK, SHOOTING WITH... More...
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Jaime A. Scher v. John F. Burke

In Gion v. City of Santa Cruz (1970) 2 Cal.3d 29, this court held that
private owners of certain coastal property who allowed the public to use the
property for recreational purposes over a period of years thereby impliedly
dedicated property rights to the public. In response to that decision, the
Legislature enacted Civil Code section 1009, which limits the circumstances in
wh... More...
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In September 2011, Topeka police began investigating the death of Hachmeister's mother, whose body was found at her home where Hachmeister also lived. The police obtained six search warrants as the inquiry unfolded. The first five were for the homicide investigation and the sixth was to search Hachmeister's computers for child pornography. Officers recovered more than 100 pornographic images of ch... More...   $0 (06-21-2017 - KS)

Vladek Filler v. Mary Kellett, et al. United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Boston, Massachusetts

This appeal arises out of the
state prosecution of Vladek Filler in 2009. He was initially
indicted on five counts of gross sexual assault and two counts of
assault of his then-wife Ligia Arguetta Filler. After two trials
-- and two appeals to the Maine Law Court -- he was convicted only
of one misdemeanor assault count, which he is still challenging.
In the wake of these e... More...
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American Humanist Association, Inc. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Plaintiffs, families with children enrolled in the Douglas County School
District RE-1 (“DCSD”) and the American Humanist Association (“AHA”), filed this
action challenging various DCSD practices as violations of the Establishment Clause
and the Equal Access Act (“EAA”). They contend that DCSD has engaged in a
pattern and practice of promoting Christian fundraising efforts and perm... More...
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Timothy Nelson Evans a/k/a Timothy N. Evans a/k/a Timothy Evans a/k/a Tim Evans v. State of Mississippi

Evidence adduced at trial revealed that in the spring of 2009, Evans moved into
Holling’s home as her tenant. The two previously had been romantically involved, but that
relationship had ceased before Evans moved in with seventy-year-old Holling. On the
morning of January 2, 2010, fifty-two-year-old Evans and his friend, Joe Thomas, were on
the way to perform a carpet-cleaning job ... More...
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Jaime A. Scher v. John F. Burke

In Gion v. City of Santa Cruz (1970) 2 Cal.3d 29, this court held that
private owners of certain coastal property who allowed the public to use the
property for recreational purposes over a period of years thereby impliedly
dedicated property rights to the public. In response to that decision, the
Legislature enacted Civil Code section 1009, which limits the circumstances in
wh... More...
   $0 (06-19-2017 - CA)

Michael John Hernandez v. General Mills Federal Credit

General Mills Federal Credit Union1 filed an adversary proceeding to determine
the dischargeability of a debt in Michael Hernandez's Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The
bankruptcy court2 found the debt excepted from discharge, the district court3 affirmed,
and we now affirm as well.
Hernandez's grandparents, Joseph and Stella Hernandez (whom we will refer
to as Joseph a... More...
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Paul Gerlich; Erin Furleigh v. Steven Leath; Warren Madden; Thomas Hill; Leesha Zimmerman

Iowa State University (ISU) grants student organizations permission to use its
trademarks if certain conditions are met. The ISU student chapter of the National
Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML ISU) had several of its
trademark licensing requests denied because its designs included a cannabis leaf. Two
members of the student group subsequently filed this 42 U.S.... More...
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Ryan Saunders v. Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, (Limited Jurisdiction), San Jose Mercury News, LLC, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Ryan Saunders, who worked as a custodial officer in the county jail, was
accused of eight misdemeanor counts of violating Penal Code section 13304, for his alleged
unauthorized access, receipt, or possession of local summary criminal information. The
People alleged by complaint that Saunders had illegally accessed a county criminalinformation
database—CJIC—and passed pro... More...
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United States of America v. Brett J. Williamson

Brett Williamson was charged with and convicted of various child
pornography offenses. Prior to trial, it came to light that his defense counsel and
the prosecutor trying the case had a history together: they were divorced and
shared custody of their child. For that and numerous other reasons, Williamson
asked for new counsel, his third, but the district court denied his request. H... More...
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Because the argument in support of the validity of the stop of Orozco’s tractor-trailer is intertwined with the administrative scheme that Nevada has adopted to regulate commercial motor vehicles, we begin with a discussion of that regulatory scheme. The Nevada Legislature has charged the Nevada Transportation Authority with regulation of motor carriers such as the tractor-trailer driven by Orozc... More...   $0 (06-06-2017 - NV)

State of Washington v. John Joseph Munzanreder Washington Supreme Court - Olympia, Washington

John J. Munzanreder appeals his conviction for the first
degree murder of his wife. Because of the sensational nature of the alleged crime, local
media extensively covered his case from arrest through trial. His principal arguments on
appeal are the trial court abused its discretion when it denied his motion to change venue,
and the voir dire process used by the trial court failed ... More...
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In this case, Bradley Graham, a juvenile offender convicted of one count of sex abuse in the third degree, challenges his lifetime special sentence of parole and the lifetime requirement that he register as a sex offender as cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution and under article I, section 17 of the Iowa Constitution. The district court held Gr... More...   $0 (05-29-2017 - IA)


Atkinson was convicted of rape, two counts of attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and four counts of contributing to the misconduct of a child. The State charged him with two counts of attempted rape and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy because Atkinson committed those acts twice, with the same victim, J.B., over a period of... More...   $0 (05-26-2017 - k)

James W. Paulsen v. Ellen A. Yarrell

This is an appeal from a take-nothing final summary judgment rendered in favor of appellee Ellen A. Yarrell on appellant James W. Paulsen’s defamation claims. Paulsen challenges the trial court’s denial of a motion to dismiss, which attempted to invoke the Texas Citizens Participation Act. See TEX. CIV. PRAC. &
REM. CODE §§ 27.001–.011. Paulsen also argues that summary judgment was impro... More...
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Wikimedia Foundation, et al. v. National Security Agency, et al.

The Wikimedia Foundation and eight other organizations appeal the dismissal of their complaint challenging Upstream surveillance, an electronic surveillance program operated by the National Security Agency (the “NSA”). The district court, relying on the discussion of speculative injury from Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 133 S. Ct. 1138 (2013), held that the allegations in the complaint wer... More...   $0 (05-24-2017 - MD)

Kelvin Winn v. State of Tennessee South Memphis Man Convicted in Convenience Store Clerk’s Murder

At the Petitioner’s trial, the following proof was presented, as summarized by our court in its opinion on the Petitioner’s direct appeal:
This case arises out of the attempted robbery and shooting of the store clerk, Abdallah “Zack” Assaedi, at Sam’s Food Market in Memphis on November 21, 2008, for which the [Petitioner] was charged with one count of first degree felony murder.
State’s Pr... More...
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The People of the State of California v. James Andrew Melton

Santa Ana, CA - Defendant Convicted Again For Murder

The People of the State of California charged James Andrew Melton, age 65, with first-degree murder for shooting and strangling Anthony DeSousa, age 77, to death in 1981.

The State claimed that Melton and a Johnny Boyd concocted a scheme while in prison to rob older gay men after they got out of prison by using newspaper ads t... More...
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Michael Plumley v. State of Oklahoma

¶1 Defendant/Appellant State of Oklahoma (State) appeals from the trial court's Order granting the petition to seal and expunge records of Plaintiff/Appellee (Petitioner).1 The statute at issue in this case - 22 O.S. § 18 - is remedial or procedural in nature, applies retroactively, and has been amended (in 2016) in a manner that requires we affirm the granting of the petition by the trial court.<... More...   $0 (05-11-2017 - OK)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. TOMMY L. MOUTON Child sexual predator jailed without bond after roaming area 2 weeks without supervision

On March 20, 2015, the State charged defendant by bill of information with
one count of failure to register as a sex offender, second offense, in violation of La.
R.S. 15:542. On March 23, 2015, the district court arraigned defendant on this
charge, and defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Following a jury trial, the jury
rendered a unanimous verdict of guilty on March 24,... More...
   $0 (05-07-2017 - LA)

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