VK Lingam fails to set aside conviction, sentence for contempt  Free Malaysia TodayPUTRAJAYA: Former lawyer VK Lingam today failed to set aside his six-month jail term for contempt of court for citing plagiarism in a 2012 Federal Court ...

Murder Conviction of Steven Mark Chaney Set Aside 25 Years Later  WBAP News/TalkDALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The man convicted of murder in the 1987 death of a Dallas couple is cleared after spending 25 years in prison. Wednesday, the Texas ...

Judge sets aside ruling on DNA testing  Leavenworth TimesA Leavenworth County judge has set aside another judge's ruling that would have permitted additional DNA testing in a case that resulted in a 2007 rape ...

Lingam fails in bid to set aside conviction  Daily ExpressPUTRAJAYA: Former lawyer Datuk V K Lingam failed in his bid to set aside his conviction for contempt of court and six months jail for the offence.

NJ's innocent convicts assisted with proposed state law  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioAt any given time, as many as 300 individuals in New Jersey may be locked up for a crime they did not commit. A proposed state law, already advanced by one ...

‘Moving On From Marijuana’: Boulder DA Set To Clear Minor Pot Convictions  CBS DenverBOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Boulder is following Denver's lead in helping people with minor pot convictions clear their records. The initiative is called ...

VK Lingam fails to set aside contempt of court conviction - Nation  The Star OnlinePUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Former lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam failed in his bid to set aside his six-month jail sentence and conviction for contempt of court.

After New Look, Detroit Prosecutor Wants to Drop Convictions  U.S. News & World ReportDETROIT (AP) — The Wayne County prosecutor's office says it will ask a judge throw out convictions in two cases, including the case of a man who was in ...

New Trial for Oskaloosa Mom Convicted of Daughter’s 2014 Murder  WHO TV Des MoinesMAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa – An Oskaloosa mom serving life in prison for the murder of her daughter will get a new trial after a district judge set aside the original ...

Editorial: We must remove avenues to wrongful convictions  The Daily Gazette“Music gave me some semblance of peace. I'd pull a blanket over my head. My fellow inmates might have thought I was scared. I was actually trying to escape ...

Appeals court sets aside Connecticut man’s death penalty  The StateA federal appeals court has set aside the death sentence given to a Connecticut man convicted of using a baseball bat to fatally beat two people who had been ...

Senate Creates Commission to Study Ways of Preventing Wrongful Convictions  NJ SpotlightAssembly has yet to take vote on bill that would give new body 18 months to report on securing justice for innocent people in state prisons.

Lawrence man's murder conviction upheld by SJC  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — The state's Supreme Judicial Court rejected a request for a new trial and upheld a conviction against Jose Hernandez, who was convicted of the ...

Prosecution asks Dr. Dixon be held on $2 million bond  EverythingLubbock.comLubbock prosecutors on Thursday requested the appeals court to set bond at $2 million for Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon who had been convicted of capital murder ...

New trial ordered for woman convicted of killing daughter  ktvo.comOSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) -- A judge has ordered a new trial for a woman found guilty more than four years ago of killing her daughter in south-central Iowa's ...

Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Challenges His Conviction In Graft Case  NDTV NewsPakistan's jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif today filed an appeal against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, a week after an accountability court ...

Expungement law sought by criminal justice reformers • Arizona Mirror  Arizona Mirror*Fresh* out of prison, where he'd just finished a year-and-a-half stint in prison for stealing a relative's car, Adam Rose walked into a Starbucks inside a grocery ...

Killer's conviction in downtown nightclub death downgraded  Ottawa SunA killer who fatally stabbed 24-year-old Navid Niran after run-ins with him and his friends at a downtown nightclub in 2012 was “unreasonably” convicted of ...

Ex-Blackwater security guard convicted in 2007 Iraqi civilian massacre at third US trial  Stars and StripesWASHINGTON — A former Blackwater security guard whose 2014 murder conviction was vacated on appeal was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday, ...

Couple convicted of drug trafficking escape gallows  Malay MailPUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 — A former personal driver who was convicted of trafficking in 20.5kg of drug in 2015 was given a new lease on life when the Federal Court ...

SJC affirms 2015 premeditated Brockton murder conviction  Enterprise NewsBROCKTON — A man who appealed his first-degree murder conviction was denied and will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Supreme Judicial Court on ...

Pipeline Attorneys Ask Court for New Trial After Santa Barbara Convictions for Refugio Oil Spill  NoozhawkThe pipeline company convicted of multiple criminal charges related to the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill has filed a motion asking a Santa Barbara County Superior ...

Could a Supreme Court Decision Entitle 2,000 Oklahoma Inmates to New Trials?  The AtlanticRoughly half of the state could be designated as reservation land. No one's sure what that would mean for Native inmates whose crimes occurred within those ...

How Gov. Inslee’s marijuana pardon plan measures up  Longview Daily NewsWashington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday he will offer pardons to people convicted of minor marijuana possession between 1998 and 2012. But those ...

Today in History - Monday, January 14  Worcester TelegramToday is Monday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2019. There are 351 days left in the year.Today's HighlightOn Jan. 14, 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as ...

Man awaits judge's verdict in retrial for 1993 Rockford murder  MyStateline.comROCKFORD, Ill. - The retrial of Patrick Pursley, who was originally convicted of the 1993 murder of Andrew Ascher, will finally come to an end Wednesday when ...

Citing SC ruling, HC sets aside conviction of man for adultery  The Hitavadastaff reporter, the recent judgement of apex court quashing section 497 of indian penal code punishing a man for adultery, saved a man from bhiwapur convicted ...

Federal Judge Orders Removal Of Citizenship Question From 2020 Census  The Daily CallerA federal judge in New York barred the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire.

Opinion: Engage in 2019  Houma CourierThe future of Louisiana is in play this fall, and only you can decide the outcome. Don't just sit on the sidelines. Let's set the scene.This fall, statewide elections ...

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar's appeal  Times of IndiaIndia News: A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S K Kaul also issued notice on Kumar's bail plea. Kumar, 73 ...

'True Detective' episode 1 and 2 recap: Bottling up ghosts  Arkansas TimesEven if you know nothing about “True Detective,” the HBO crime series that just debuted the first and second episodes of its third season, you might know the ...

Sajjan Kumar moves SC against his conviction in 1984 riot case  Times of IndiaIndia News: Terming the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as a "genocide" and a "mass crime against humanity", the HC on December 17 convicted Sajjan Kumar , 73, in a ...

Time Magazine writer urges women to start saving ‘emergency funds’ for abortion  LifesiteJanuary 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – TIME Magazine raised eyebrows on Monday by publishing an article from a pro-abortion activist calling on women to start ...

Financial Services and Social Value Can Mix  strategy+businessFor Antonio Huertas Mejías, chief executive officer of the MAPFRE insurance company, economic growth aligns with making a sustainable contribution to the ...

Police suffered from 'tunnel vision' when investigating Dennis Oland, defence says  CBC.caSaint John police had such severe "tunnel vision" in believing Dennis Oland killed his father, they suffered from a "psychological phenomenon" that caused them ...

Tourists are rarely jailed for breaking Miami Beach laws. Not so for the homeless.  Bradenton HeraldLast year, Miami Beach created a municipal prosecutor program to target “quality of life” offenses like drinking in public. The majority of the cases prosecuted ...

Live at 9: MSCOR University, reusing school buildings & Chef Franco  WREG NewsChannel 3Check out all the Live at 9 interviews from January 8, 2019.

About that giant, surplus-plus budget surplus  CALmattersGov. Gavin Newsom has arrived in office with a plus-sized surplus. What do you think of his plan for it?

Kinser, Boldrey to proceed to sentencing | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena NewsATLANA — Two Montmorency County men accused of murder announced their intention to enter guilty pleas in two separate hearings held on Monday at the ...

Proper Breathing Brings Better Health  Scientific AmericanScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...

No criminal charges laid over media tipoff for Australian Workers' Union raids  The GuardianFederal police say 'no prospects of a conviction' for unauthorised leak of AWU raids despite the resignation of a senior adviser to Michaelia Cash.

Confederate statues have nothing good to teach student journalists  Columbia Journalism ReviewThe pedestal at the University of North Carolina where "Silent Sam" once stood. Photo circa December 2018 by Anthony Crider/Flickr. A statue of a Confederate ...

Death row reprieve in Bridgeport triple murder  CTPostA Bridgeport man sitting on federal death row for the past six years following his conviction for ordering the 2005 brutal baseball bat triple murder that outraged a ...

Hearing set for 4 cops facing possible dismissal over alleged cover-up of Laquan McDonald shooting  Chicago TribuneThe Chicago Police Board has tentatively scheduled hearings in March for four officers facing possible dismissal over allegations they covered up the ...

Could Pete Buttigieg Become the First Millennial President?  Washington PostJust before 10 on a balmy Sunday morning in mid-October, right on time, Pete Buttigieg marches into a squat brown building on the edge of Colonial ...

Military court sets aside sex abuse conviction of Air Guardsman  Dayton Daily NewsThe Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals has set aside a conviction and sentencing of an Ohio Air National Guardsman who had been found guilty of a charge of ...

Topeka mans 2013 murder conviction set aside, will get new trial  The Topeka Capital-JournalA Topeka man will get a new trial after a Shawnee County district judge ruled his attorney's performance was deficient in one area.William P. Spangler, 27, was ...

Time to put a hold on hysteria over sex offender Robert Fardon  Courier MailWHEN it comes to Robert John Fardon, it may be finally time for us to check our hysteria at the barn door and hang up the pitchforks.

Nice guy, sharp elbows: Virginia Gov. Northam scores big in first year  Washington PostRICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam (D) took office a year ago this week as the quiet man of Virginia politics, a departure from high-octane predecessors such as ...

2 Censure Resolutions Introduced Against King Over Supremacist Remark  PJ MediaWASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) faces two censure resolutions and a resolution of disapproval from House Democrats today as the House GOP ...

Planning Commission sends CIP to City Council with $1 million affordable housing fund request • Charlottesville Tomorrow  Charlottesville TomorrowAfter about three hours of discussion largely centered on affordable housing, the Charlottesville Planning Commission on Tuesday endorsed the city's five-year ...

Carlos 'The Ghost' Ghosn and His Lawyer 'The Grey Fox' Spook Japan's Prosecutors  The Daily BeastWhen Ghosn declared his love for Nissan he hit a key note of corporate nostalgia among the Japanese. He also made the top Nissan execs appear ...

New York man Valentino Dixon walks out of prison after 1991 murder conviction overturned thanks in part to golfing community  NBCNews.comValentino Dixon — a New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine — was set free this ...

2 rape convictions set aside in St. Charles County after police find evidence 'victim was untruthful'  STLtoday.comOfficials became concerned about truthfulness of statements after alleged victim accused someone in a new case.

Nebraska Legislature Day 46: Governor vetoes criminal conviction set-aside bill  Lincoln Journal StarGov. Pete Ricketts issued his first veto of the session Wednesday, rejecting a bill (LB350) that would allow a person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, with a ...

Seattle will vacate more than 500 convictions for marijuana possession, saying they unfairly impact people of color  CNNAll seven judges on the city's municipal court agreed this week to vacate convictions from 1996 to 2010 for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Illegal Aliens, Guns, and Strict Liability - Volokh Conspiracy  ReasonFederal law bans felons, illegal aliens, and others from knowingly possessing guns (or ammunition); does the government also have to show that the defendant.

Former Sycamore man wants judge to set aside predatory sex assault conviction  DeKalb Daily ChronicleSYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge said Monday that it will be October before he can rule on whether a man convicted of assaulting a child with Asperger's ...

Budget React-O-Mat™ – Interest group edition  Times Union Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's $175 billion state budget was so jam packed with policies that it will take multiple React-O-Mat™ editions to capture all the opinions…

Legislators get ready for 2019 session | News  Valencia County News BulletinThe upcoming 60-day legislative session begins next Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Santa Fe with a new governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, on the fourth floor.

No money for wrongly convicted man in prison for 4 years  Detroit Free PressA man who spent nearly four years in prison until his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out won't get money set aside for the wrongly convicted, the ...

Defense asks Rensselaer County judge to vacate conviction in 32-year-old arson case  Times Union TROY – A Rensselaer County State Supreme Court justice is expected to rule from the bench Thursday on defense motions to vacate the July murder and arson ...

Stephen Colbert investigates whether or not Trump is working for Russia  Yahoo NewsIt's the start of the week, and while many of us are re-adjusting to the rhythms of work, Stephen Colbert is here to tackle the big questions.Questions like whether ...

In Lauren McCluskey's case, police computer systems worked the way they were supposed to. Reviewers say that's the problem.  Salt Lake TribuneUniversity of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was worried. She'd been scared by the man she broke up with days earlier, and she had just made a $1,000 ...

Pakistan Court Indefinitely Postpones Hearing Of Nawaz Sharif's Plea  NDTV NewsA top court in Pakistan today indefinitely postponed the hearing of a petition filed by jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif seeking suspension of his sentence in ...

Wrongly Convicted New York Inmate-Artist Is Freed With Students' Help  NBC4 WashingtonA New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine was set free Wednesday after authorities ...

Manafort’s Own Lawyers May Have Hastened His Downfall  The AtlanticThe initial failure to redact a sensitive document was the latest in a series of missteps by Paul Manafort's lawyers.

Bombs and Bullets: Fear and Loathing in North Kosovo  Balkan InsightA year after the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, a slew of gun and bomb attacks in Kosovo's lawless north remain unsolved.

Blankenship, now a Senate candidate, wants his conviction set aside  West Virginia MetroNewsCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawyers for former coal executive Don Blankenship, now a candidate for U.S. Senate, have filed a motion to vacate his 2015 ...

Supreme Court Asked to Toss Conviction in Cold Case Killing  U.S. News & World ReportAn attorney for a man convicted 38 years after the killing of a teenager sought Wednesday to convince skeptical state supreme court justices to set aside the ...

Judge throws out murder conviction in death of SIU student Pravin Varughese of Morton Grove  Chicago TribuneA judge has tossed the murder conviction in the 2014 death of 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese from Morton Grove.

Peshawar High Court sets aside sentences of 74 convicted by military court  DAWN.comThe Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside the punishments awarded to 74 convicts by military courts in various cases of terrorism. Accepting their ...

PHC sets aside sentences of 74 military court convicts  The Express TribunePESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside convictions of 74 persons convicted by the military court in terrorism charges including ...

Evansville event offers free legal advice for those who want to expunge criminal convictions  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — People who want help getting a criminal conviction off their record can get free legal advice at a Memorial Baptist Church event this ...

Former UW student tries to get sex assault conviction thrown out  WKOWA former UW-Madison student is trying to have his conviction for sexually assaulting a fellow student thrown out, maintaining his attorney made critical mistakes, ...

Woman convicted in deadly Halfmoon hit-and-run prepares for new trial  WNYTThe woman convicted of failing to report she struck and killed a man who was walking along Route 9 in Halfmoon is preparing for a new trial. An appeals judge ...

SC rejects NAB plea against suspension of Sharif family’s sentences in Avenfield reference  The Express TribuneISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has dismissed the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) appeals against the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to ...

High Court sets aside conviction of Patson Dzamara  Bulawayo24 NewsHARARE High Court judges Hungwe J and Wamambo J, today set aside the conviction of Patson Dzamara and Makomborero Haruziviishe.Represented by ...

Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Returns To Court To Appeal His Conviction  CBS PhillyFollow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal is due in court Monday morning. He's asking a ...

Judge to consider motion to set aside Augusta County murder conviction  The Daily ProgressSTAUNTON — Sentencing for a man convicted of first-degree murder in Augusta County was postponed Thursday while a circuit judge considers a defense ...

Sean Kirst: Wrongfully convicted man keeps promise to P.I. who helped set him free  Buffalo NewsDuring his years at Attica for a murder he did not commit, Valentino Dixon felt special gratitude to a private eye who believed his story and encouraged him to…

Read the letter the lead detective in Cyntoia Brown's case wrote Gov. Bill Haslam arguing against clemency  The TennesseanMetro Det. Charles Robinson, the lead investigator in Cyntoia Brown's murder case, wrote to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him not to grant clemency to her.

WAGUESPACK: You've Got To Engage In 2019  The HayrideStephen Waguespack says the 2019 election cycle in Louisiana is something pretty close to the state's Super Bowl - and the folks have to get involved.

News from around our 50 States  USA TODAYA former pupil and instructor reunite at orchestra in Florida, a puppy panic ends well in Connecticut, and more B9335194013Z.1.

Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos must report to prison Monday, judge orders  The Washington PostA federal judge on Sunday ruled that George Papadopoulos must report to prison as scheduled on Monday, rejecting a bid by the former Trump campaign ...

Maldives Court Annuls Conviction of Former President  Voice of AmericaThe Maldives' top court has annulled a conviction for the country's former president on terror charges that carried a 13-year prison sentence. The Supreme Court ...

Former Muskingum University student convicted of killing her own baby gets new hearing  Zanesville Times RecorderThe Fifth District Court of Appeals reversed a decision by Judge Mark Fleegle. Fleegle had denied a hearing on a petition by Emile Weaver to have her sentence ...

ROH Honor Reigns Supreme live results: Lethal vs. Castle  Figure Four OnlineHonor Reigns Supreme 2019 takes place at Cabarrus Arena tonight in Concord, North Carolina. After winning a four-corner survival match on ROH TV last week ...

New Haven Man Jailed For 17 Years Freed After Judge Vacates Murder, Robbery Convictions - Hartford Courant  Hartford CourantA New Haven man who served 17 years in prison for murder and robbery was freed on Wednesday after he was exonerated by cellphone records, according to ...

11 rapes, 4 states, 1 suspect: The ‘extraordinarily improbable’ defense of Calvin Kelly  Lansing State JournalShawana Hall ran across two lanes of the empty highway and through the rain-soaked grass in the median. She ran across two more lanes and toward a fence.

Corona woman’s fight over 2005 murder conviction goes to state Supreme Court  Press-EnterpriseThe California Supreme Court will consider a Corona woman's latest appeal in her 15-year-old murder case, and will weigh her conviction in the beating death ...

A judge will decide if rape conviction gets thrown out  WAVY-TVSUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A Suffolk man convicted of rape is hoping to have that conviction thrown out, but will have to wait longer. After two days of testimony the ...

Wrongful conviction in N.J. and the legacy of Hurricane Carter  NJ.comBy Connie Hassett-Walker. November marks the 33-year anniversary of the overturning of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's conviction for a triple murder at the ...

Clinton Loehrlein murder trial could restart if mistrial motion is granted  Evansville Courier & PressEVANSVILLE, Ind. — A man found guilty of murder and attempted murder in Vanderburgh County this summer was not sentenced this month as scheduled.

What happened to O’Neil Blackett is a ‘tragedy,’ judge says in wrongful conviction case  Toronto StarSeventeen years after he was convicted of killing a 13-month-old girl, O'Neil Blackett's battle to clear his name ended where it began. On Tuesday morning ...

Disneyland with my invisible guest  SalonI went to Disneyland for a carefree, childfree girls' weekend. When I came home, everything changed.

Felons can get advice on restoring civil rights at free Tucson clinic  Arizona Daily StarProfessionals will offer advice on restoring rights, setting aside convictions.

15 people say corrupt Chicago cop framed them, seek to set aside convictions  Chicago TribuneOn a summer day 11 years ago, Lionel White Jr. says a group of Chicago police officers led by Sgt. Ronald Watts pushed him up against a wall, planted drugs ...

No money in KCK budget for DA-backed unit to investigate wrongful convictions  41 Action News Kansas CityWyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree urged the commission to fund a Conviction Integrity Unit, which would help exonerate innocent prisoners.

HC sets aside conviction of rape accused police cook  The Shillong TimesSHILLONG: The Division Bench of the High Court of Meghalaya in its order on Thursday set aside the five-year conviction order of Nongstoin fast track court ...