Photos: Looking back at Laurie 'Bambi' Bembenek's case through the years  Chippewa HeraldCould one of Wisconsin's most famous convicted killers finally be granted a pardon nearly nine years after her death? The lawyer for the late Laurie "Bambi" ...

Judge Grants Dismissal of Case After Charges Set Aside  U.S. News & World ReportRUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a Kentucky man whose conviction in a fire that killed his young son was set aside.

CASE DISMISSED FOR KY MAN CONVICTED IN ARSON CASE THAT KILLED HIS SON  WCLURUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a Kentucky man whose conviction in a fire that killed his young son was set aside.

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticThe American legal system pretends to marble-and-mahogany majesty, but is in fact often a rickety, underfunded contraption, run by overworked mortals who ...

How Will the Court Decide in Flowers v. Mississippi? — Jewish Journal  Jewish Journal“The American legal system pretends to marble-and-mahogany majesty, but is in fact often a rickety, underfunded contraption, run by overworked mortals who ...

Suspended Lafayette City Marshal moves to dismiss his felony conviction  KATC Lafayette NewsWith his sentencing hearing only weeks away, suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope and his attorney Brett Grayson have filed a motion for acquittal for ...

How a 1937 mafia hit led to the wrongful conviction that inspired Gov. Gavin Newsom to end the death penalty in California  Washington PostThe story begins in a smoke-filled beer parlor in October 1937, when a woman stood up to put a coin in the jukebox half past midnight. That was the moment two ...

Photos: Donald Whalen walks out of the McLean County jail after posting bond  Bloomington PantagraphFriends, family and his legal team welcomed Donald Whalen as he set foot outside of jail after 27 years for the murder of his father, William. McLean County ...

Ask the Lawyer: Can employer ask about criminal conviction?  New Baltimore Voice NewspapersQ: I recently applied for a job that seemed to be a perfect fit — I had every qualification listed — but I wasn't even invited for a first interview.

3rd Circuit sets aside McGhee jury verdict in Jessica Guillot disappearance  Avoyelles TodayThe 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal set aside the conviction and life sentence of Chadwick McGhee for simple kidnapping in connection with the 2013 ...

Gujarat HC sets aside lower court order staying Cong leaders conviction  Business StandardIn a jolt to Congress leader Bhagvan Barad, who was disqualified as an MLA after being found guilty in a theft case, the Gujarat High Court Friday set aside a ...

HC issues notice to poll panel over disqualified MLAs plea  Business StandardThe Gujarat High Court Tuesday issued a notice to the ECI over its decision to announce by-election on the assembly seat of Talala after disqualification of its ...

Man accused in Spokane rape also convicted in Air Force sexual assaults  KXLY SpokaneA man arrested in Spokane last week for raping a woman he met on an online dating site has a history of accusations of similar assaults while serving in the ...

Will Pell be abuse crisis's Eichmann, Count of Monte Cristo or Rosenbergs?  Crux: Covering all things CatholicOne of three options seems possible for how the case of Cardinal George Pell will be remembered: Adolf Eichmann, the Count of Monte Cristo or the ...

Come Monday, Pennsylvanians can apply for pardons for free  WHYYThe commonwealth's Board of Pardons has voted unanimously to get rid of all application fees, starting March 18. Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who is ...

Oregon musician who bought legal pot re-sentenced in Madison County  Jackson Clarion LedgerA Jamaican-born musician convicted of drug trafficking in Madison County for medical marijuana he legally bought in Oregon could now be out of prison in three ...

Two men convicted of drug trafficking escape gallows  Malay MailPUTRAJAYA, March 19 — A Romanian national was one of two men who escaped the gallows today for drug trafficking. The foreigner, Laurentiu Marian Peity, ...

Accused killer's new trial begins after 2012 conviction overturned  KSAT 12Jury selection began Monday in Vanessa Cameron's second murder trial.

George Pell has good chance of winning appeal against convictions, expert says  The GuardianLaw professor says overturning the verdict on the basis of unreasonableness is 'the defence's best shot'

REU plans to spend $5.9 million on wildfire mitigation and building electrification  KRCRTV.COMNearly $6 million for wildfire mitigation and building electrification, that's how much RUE says they're hoping to get approved at Tuesday's Redding City Council ...

Anchorage murder conviction overturned over closing argument  KTVAA man's second-degree murder conviction in a man's 2012 stabbing death has been overturned on appeal, after judges said a prosecutor in the case falsely ...

After 13 years on death row, 5 men finally walk free: The fear never leaves you  The Indian ExpressIn an unprecedented decision, the Supreme Court, after restoring the appeals of the six convicts on death row, not only set aside their conviction and death ...

Who is George Pell and what has he been convicted of?  The GuardianThe Australian cardinal faces a jail sentence after a suppression order on his conviction for child sexual assault was lifted.

Viles conviction yields added cost in $1.7 million Anson budget  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelANSON — Residents Saturday approved a $1.7 million municipal budget, an increase in spending of about 2.6 percent that was attributed partly to handling the ...

PHC sets aside militant’s conviction  DAWN.comPESHAWAR: A single-member Peshawar High Court bench has set aside the conviction of a suspected militant by the administration of Mohmand tribal district ...

Should Arizona employers and landlords get to ask about your criminal history?  AZCentralSen. Martín Quezada wants to make Arizona the latest of several states to pass "ban the box" laws, which eliminate criminal-record questions from job ...

Appeals court ruling leads to dismissal in years-old rape case involving Spangdahlem pilot  Stars and StripesThe dismissal of a former Spangdahlem fighter pilot's 2014 rape conviction last month marks the latest in overturned rape convictions, following the U.S. ...

Kilpatrick 'can't show actual innocence,' judge says in rejecting appeal  The Detroit NewsA federal judge Tuesday rejected a request by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to vacate his 28-year prison sentence.

Attempted unlawful sex conviction overturned  Bahamas TribuneTHE Court of Appeal has overturned a man's conviction for attempted unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl seven years ago.

Hatboro woman faces retrial on drug delivery resulting in death charge  The MercuryNORRISTOWN — A Hatboro woman will be back in a Montgomery County courtroom for a second time on a charge she caused the overdose death of a Willow ...

Daily Briefing – French court hits UBS with $5 billion fine SC sets aside $900 million, and more  ACFCSQuote of the Day: “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke. By Brian Monroe

UPSR leak: Teacher's conviction set aside by High Court - Nation  The Star OnlineSEREMBAN: A primary school teacher who was sentenced to five years' jail for allegedly leaking UPSR exam papers almost five years ago has had his ...

General Assembly awards $520K to Virginia man wrongfully imprisoned for 11 years  WTKR News 3The General Assembly has approved more than $520000 in compensation for Gary Linwood Bush, who served almost 11 years in prison after being wrongfully ...

UBS Ordered to Pay Record $5.1 Billion in French Tax Fraud Trial  BloombergUBS Group AG was ordered to pay more than 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) by a Paris court that found the bank guilty of helping wealthy French clients stash ...

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting on Thursday announced AB1076, a first-of-its-kind initiative that would automatically ...

Aussie cardinal Pell's sex-crime conviction casts doubt on victim redress scheme he created  The Straits TimesSYDNEY (AFP) - Cardinal George Pell's sex crime conviction is expected to unleash a flood of lawsuits by abuse victims who fear they were cheated by a ...

Here's everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE  Atlanta MagazineThe news that 21 Savage had been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place ...

Bombay HC Sets Aside State Govt's Order U/S 432 To Release 11 Cops After Conviction In Fake Encounter Case [Read Judgment]  Live LawIn a highly significant judgment, the Bombay High Court has set aside an order passed by the State Home Department that facilitated the release of 11 police ...

El Chapo Trial: Did the Jury Engage in Misconduct?  The New York TimesOne juror said in an interview with Vice News that many jurors saw news coverage of the drug lord's trial while it was ongoing, prompting defense lawyers to cry ...

Two escape the gallows for drug trafficking  The Borneo PostPUTRAJAYA: A Romanian national was one of two men who escaped the gallows yesterday for drug trafficking. The foreigner, Laurentiu Marian Peity, 32, had ...

'Absolutely innocent': Ian Macdonald walks from jail after conviction thrown out  Sydney Morning HeraldFormer NSW Labor minister Ian Macdonald says that he's "absolutely" innocent and has called for an "immediate inquiry" into the state corruption watchdog's ...

AG opposes expungement bill  Marianas VarietyATTORNEY General Edward Manibusan does not support a Senate bill that would allow the expungement of criminal records.

Patna HC Upheld A Conviction That Wasn't: SC Remands Case For Re-Hearing [Read Judgment]  Live LawThe Supreme Court, on Monday, set aside a Patna High Court judgment that upheld a conviction that wasn't. To elaborate, the Trial court had convicted only one ...

Oregon Senate Bill 420 Would Erase Outdated Pot Convictions  The Portland MercurySenator Lew Frederick didn't ask for his cannabis-related bill in the Oregon State Legislature to be named Senate Bill 420. No, really, he didn't. “I wish I could ...

Schauer receives attorney in bid to set aside conviction; Calderas to make court appearance today  Houston HeraldA teenager sent to prison for her role in the brutal death of another teen last year has an attorney as she attempts to set aside her conviction.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom to block executions in California  The Bakersfield CalifornianSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order Wednesday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California, vowing that no ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wrongly Convicted NY Inmate-Artist Freed With Students' Help  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA 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 ...

In the Dock: 12 people from Dorset who have appeared before the courts  Bournemouth EchoBOURNEMOUTH. STEPHEN SMITH, aged 34 and of York Road, Walthamstow, admits assaulting an emergency worker by beating him in Old Christchurch Riad ...

D.C. doubles down on destructive prison-first policies  The Washington PostThe movement for a more humane criminal-justice system has been gaining ground in cities, states and even the federal government. From Sen. Cory Booker ...

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 ...

Plains Pipeline Tries to Dodge Felony Conviction for 2015 Oil Spill  Santa Barbara IndependentFifty Years After Santa Barbara'S Worst Oil Spill, Plains Pipeline Tries To Escape The First Felony Conviction For An Oil Spill Off The Refugio Coast.

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.

Our Say: Leopold's legal strategy shows an utter failure to grasp his abuse  CapitalGazette.comFormer Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold sees a path to redemption through the legal maze, asking the courts to set aside his 2013 conviction for ...

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 ...

Court allows Jinggoy Estrada, Janet Napoles to seek dismissal of plunder cases mid-trial  CNN PhilippinesUpdated Mar 20, 2019, 1:13:40 PM. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook 5Share to Twitter Share to Print Share to Email Share to More 24.

Man Reunites With Georgetown Students Whose Work Helped Him Get Out of Prison  NBC4 WashingtonA wrongfully convicted New York man who became known for his drawings of lush golf courses has reunited with the Georgetown University students who ...

Could there be another ‘Innocent Man’ case in an Oklahoma town rocked by scandal?  KFOR Oklahoma CityADA, Okla. - Is there another "Innocent Man" case in Ada, Oklahoma? DNA came back to someone other than the man locked up for the crime, but the district ...

Russia: Jehovah's Witness Convicted  Human Rights WatchA Russian court on February 6, 2019 convicted Dennis Christensen, a Jehovah's Witness adherent and Danish citizen, on extremism charges for practicing his ...

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 ...

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 ...

Convicted rapist roaming streets in local community  NEWS10 ABCSCHOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Members of a local community are concerned after learning that a convicted rapist is still roaming their streets nearly four months ...

Ex-felons can reclaim voting rights, but hundreds of thousands don’t  Cronkite NewsAs many as 212,000 former felons in Arizona have lost their voting rights as a result of their convictions, according to a recent study – even though for many, ...

A personal story as California scales back its felony murder rule  The Marshall ProjectIn March 2003, I agreed to commit a crime. The plan was for me to grab some marijuana and run. No weapons were to be used. If so, I would not have agreed to ...

PHC sets aside conviction of two ex-MPAs in fake degree cases  DAWN.comPESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday set aside the conviction of former lawmakers Syed Aqil Shah and Sardar Ali by trial courts and ...

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 ...

Prosecutors seek to restore Dr. Dixon's conviction  EverythingLubbock.comThe office of Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney (CDA) filed a petition on Monday to the state's highest criminal court in the Thomas Michael Dixon case.

Murderer in downtown nightclub death has conviction downgraded by appeal court  Ottawa CitizenA 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 ...

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, ...

Maine's top court will hear the appeal of Joyce McLain's killer  WGMEPORTLAND (BDN) -- The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will consider this week whether to reverse the conviction and set aside the 45-year sentence of an an ...

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.

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 ...

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned  CNNProtests erupted in Pakistan Wednesday after the country's Supreme Court acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for almost eight years on ...

New Michigan Bills Would Help People Convicted Of Marijuana Offenses  Marijuana MomentMichigan lawmakers have introduced two new pieces of legislation that would help people convicted of marijuana-related offenses get out of prison and clear ...

Supreme court asked to toss conviction in cold case killing  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An attorney for a man convicted 38 years after the killing of a teenager sought Wednesday to convince skeptical Maine supreme ...

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 ...

Getaway driver gets 47 years in 1980 killing of off-duty Hammond officer  Chicago TribuneJames Hill was sentenced Wednesday to 47 years in prison in the 1980 killing of an off-duty Hammond police officer, Lawrence Pucalik.

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 ...

These 13 people were convicted of murder in SLO County. Some could go free under new law  San Luis Obispo TribuneA new California law could result in the release or re-sentencing of 13 former San Luis Obispo County residents who were accomplices in fatal crimes yet ...

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…

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 ...

Judge overturns Gaege Bethune's murder conviction in death of Pravin Varughese  The SouthernIn one of Southern Illinois' most closely watched criminal trials in recent memory, Gaege Bethune was convicted in June of first-degree murder in the February ...

Oregon lawmakers consider bill to expunge some marijuana convictions  KEZI TVAn attorney in Springfield said if passed, the bill could benefit numerous people in the community.

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 ...

What's next for No More Deaths after latest convictions of volunteers?  KTAR.comU.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco found four No More Deaths volunteers guilty of misdemeanor charges for trespassing on a national wildlife refuge.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Australian Archbishop 'Stands Aside' Following Conviction For Concealing Sex Abuse  NPRArchbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson — who is facing possible jail time after an Australian court found him guilty of concealing child sex abuse — says he will ...

NH Supreme Court agrees with judge's decision to overturn sex assault conviction  Concord MonitorThe state's Supreme Court unanimously agreed with a lower court judge who threw out a sexual assault conviction of a former Concord psychologist and ...

New trial date for Oskaloosa mom whose murder conviction was overturned  ktvo.comAn Oskaloosa, Iowa, woman who had her murder conviction overturned now has a new trial date. The second trial of Alicia Ritenour is set to begin on March 5.

Ex-Louisville cop faces fourth allegation of misconduct  Courier JournalA fourth man says he was wrongly convicted because of former Louisville Detective Mark Handy's misconduct.

Judge in Jason Van Dyke Case Denies Motions for New Trial, Sets January Sentencing Date  NBC ChicagoFormer Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, will be ...

State will soon run out of money for wrongfully convicted fund  Michigan RadioThe state will soon need more money to pay for potential awards to those who were wrongfully convicted. A state law says people who meet certain criteria.