Maldives court annuls ex-VP’s conviction in boat explosion  Washington PostA court in the Maldives has set aside the conviction and 15-year prison term given the former vice president on allegations he conspired to assassinate former ...

World Digest: May 20, 2019  Washington PostIran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the United States over Tehran's atomic program, officials said Monday.

Peshawar High Court sets aside conviction of ‘militant’  DAWN.comPESHAWAR: Setting aside his conviction in the erstwhile Fata by an assistant political agent, the Peshawar High Court has acquitted a man on the charges of ...

Driver convicted of manslaughter after striking, killing Augusta man, seeks new trial  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelAUGUSTA — A former Augusta man convicted of manslaughter last year for striking and killing 81-year-old Augusta native Emile Morin is seeking a new trial.

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: SC sets aside conviction of 15 in Trilokpuri case  The Tribune IndiaTribune News *Service* New Delhi, April 30. Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside conviction of 15 men held guilty of rioting and arson in a connection with ...

Ian Cultrona asks judge to set aside felonious assault convictions  New Philadelphia Times ReporterNEW PHILADELPHIA The lawyer for a man convicted of multiple charges as the result of a Dec. 5 shooting near Newcomerstown has asked the judge in the ...

Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes  The New York TimesPresident Trump has indicated that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, including high-profile ...

Court-martial prompts congressional action  Destin LogEGLIN AFB — A bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives involving the 2017 court-martial of an airman who is still at Eglin Air Force Base ...

Loophole lets convicted military rapists walk free; victim shares her story  Knoe.comAlmost 17 years later, Allen would come face to face with her rapist in a military courtroom. He would be tried, found guilty of rape and jailed. Then, a 2018 ...

Singapore Medical Council to appeal doctor's conviction after he gave out patient's details  CNASINGAPORE: The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) will apply to the Court of Three Judges for a doctor's conviction to be set aside after he was ...

Judge dismisses compensation claim of man wrongly incarcerated on death row  WESH 2 OrlandoA judge has decided a man released from prison after serving more than 14 years for murder is not entitled to money as someone wrongfully incarcerated.

Bombay HC sets aside conviction of 19-year-old in rape case  The Indian ExpressPolice said that on March 10, 2009, the girl was dragged away to a nearby river by three accused on Holi. The girl alleged that this accused raped her and held ...

Child trafficking: A’Court voids proprietress’ conviction  The PunchOladimeji Ramon. The Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, has reversed the conviction of the Proprietress, Sunshine Group of Schools, Ibadan, Mrs Olayinka ...

Kwame Kilpatrick a 'remorseless' felon, feds say  The Detroit NewsEx-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is remorseless and trying to find a scapegoat for his racketeering conviction, feds say.

Pardons for low-level pot convictions suggested at Senate panel hearing  The State Journal-RegisterA Republican state senator on Wednesday suggested that Illinois' Democratic governor issue a mass pardon of all low-level marijuana convictions to relieve ...

Paradise Valley police investigating sex assault at mansion party  AZFamilyParadise Valley police are investigating a sexual assault that took place during a mansion party that was thrown for and attended by professional athletes.

Corrupt ex-police official risks stiffer prison sentence  The Detroit NewsFormer Detroit Police deputy chief Celia Washington tries to vacate bribery conviction, a move that could result in a longer prison sentence.

Manager at Loma Linda VA center in Redlands found to be convicted murderer  San Bernardino County SunEdwin Winslow Bennett was still on parole for the 1989 gangland-style execution of a business rival when he began a meteoric rise through the managerial ...

Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights  KTAR.comMichael Romero looks like someone who has worked with his hands for a long time. His muscular forearms make the many tattoos that cover them seem like ...

Maldives quash terror conviction of ex-vice president  Siliconeer – World's First South Asian Digital DailyA Maldivian court has set aside a 15-year sentence handed to ex-vice president Ahmed Adeeb (R) in 2016 after he was found guilty of trying to blow up former ...

In a first, ex-serviceman acquitted of graft charges posthumously  DAWN.comISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday announced a verdict which is said to be the first posthumous acquittal of a suspect in a corruption reference filed ...

Doing more time: Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights  Cronkite NewsThe years paying off their debt to society is just the starr for ex-felons who are trying to regain their votiing rights - they face more years and hurdles in Arizona, ...

Bill to put money in wrongful conviction fund heads to governor  Michigan RadioMore money could be added to the state's wrongful conviction fund. Lawmakers sent a bill to add $10 million to the fund to the governor's desk on Thursday.

The trade war could be losing its power to frighten this battle-tested stock market  CNBCThe S&P 500 is only about 3% from its recent record high despite a tariff panic sell-off, negative investor sentiment and stock outflows.

Judge denies request to vacate conviction in Karina Vetrano murder trial  WABC-TVA judge on Monday denied a defense motion to set aside the guilty verdict against Chanel Lewis in Karina Vetrano's murder after hearing arguments regarding ...

Bill To Put Money In Wrongful Conviction Fund Heads To Michigan's Governor  WEMUMore money could be added to the state's wrongful conviction fund . Lawmakers on Thursday sent a bill to add $10 million to the fund to the governor 's.

Former NASCAR girlfriend convicted of stealing from veteran charity denied new trial  Task & PurposeA federal judge denied a motion for acquittal or a new trial for the former president of a veterans charity who was convicted last year of crimes related to ...

Company director's conviction over roofer's death quashed in appeal court ruling  ABC NewsThe director of a Queensland roofing company, who was jailed after one of his employees fell to his death on a Sunshine Coast worksite, has had his conviction ...

Bombay HC Sets Aside Rape Conviction Of 19 yr Old boy, Says Possibility Of false Implication Cannot Be...  Live LawThe Bombay High Court recently quashed and set aside the conviction of a 19-year-old in a rape case. Court gave the benefit of doubt of the accused and ...

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime ReportAt least 36 states permit adults with criminal convictions to have their records sealed or expunged, but does “wiping the slate clean” actually produce better ...

Noor attorneys file motion for acquittal  KARE11.comThe former Minneapolis Police officer's defense team is asking to set aside guilty verdicts for both counts of murder and manslaughter, citing insufficient trial ...

First posthumous acquittal from NAB charges  The NationLahore - Accepting appeal, the Supreme Court of Pakistan yesterday exonerated a man four years after his death and set aside accountability court's judgement ...

Short lives, long trials – men acquitted after death  Global Village spaceIn October 2016, the apex court had acquitted Hussain two years after his death. In Pakistan, there are several examples where people won.

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question  The Daily HeraldComplicating the law-making process are questions about how best to erase marijuana convictions.

Opinion: Nick Bosa's lack of conviction worse than his conservative views  USA TODAYDE Nick Bosa scrubbed his social media accounts of his conservative opinions, in part because he knows San Francisco might draft him.

Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism  fox23maine.comWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch ...

Katumbi fraud conviction set aside  defenceWebAn appeals court overturned the conviction of exiled Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi for real estate fraud, ruling the trial court was pressured by ...

The Whitney Biennial presents the best new artists in the country — and lots of fluff  The Washington PostNEW YORK — Overall, this year's Whitney Biennial — the 79th installment of the most prestigious survey of recent art in the United States — is a crapshoot.

Appeal Court sets aside conviction of Army General  Daily TrustThe Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the judgement of a special military court-martial that convicted a former Chief of Transformation and Innovation at the ...

PHC sets aside 40 years conviction to alleged terrorist  The News InternationalPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday set aside 40 years conviction awarded to a man for allegedly being an active member of the ...

Where is Jerry Brown when you need him?  San Luis Obispo TribuneCalifornia governors rarely give commencement speeches, which is a pity. But the one group that needs sage advice more than new graduates is the California ...

SCOTUS Treaty Rights Decision in Favor of Crow Tribe  The National Law ReviewIn Herrera v. Wyoming US Supreme Court SCOTUS major treaty rights decision in favor of Crow Tribe re 1868 Treaty with US, ceding most of its aboriginal ...

The Struggle for the Land: A Story from America's Black Belt  Nonprofit QuarterlyIn this essay, based on a talk delivered to the 2018 fellowship class of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) at Penn Center in St. Helena ...

Feds: El Chapo doesn't deserve retrial, evidence against drug lord was 'overwhelming'  USA TODAYConvicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán should not receive a new trial because his arguments claiming a tainted jury are not provable.

Lehigh Valley 2019 primary election: A procrastinator’s voter guide  Allentown Morning CallHave the 2019 local primaries sneaked up on you? Here's a helpful breakdown of the contested primary races across the Lehigh Valley.

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve  WCTI12.comATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked ...

Legal Principles Governing Suspension Of Conviction Cannot Be Applied To Suspend The Sentence: SC [Read...  Live LawThe Supreme Court has set aside a High Court judgment which applied principles governing suspension of conviction to reject a plea seeking suspension of ...

Who’s on Trial in the College Basketball Scandal? Not the Big Names  The New York TimesTwo low-level operators will stand trial for bribery this month, but prosecutors have yet to expose “the dark underbelly of college basketball” as promised.

Attorneys for Chanel Lewis appeal guilty verdict  Queens Daily EaglePlease take notice that the defendant hereby appeals … from each and every part of the judgement of this Court.”

News Brief: Attorney General Barr, Opioid Bribery Case, Syrian War  NPRDemocrats say Barr broke the law after he skipped a hearing. Five drug company executives are convicted in bribery case. Syrian forces intensifying strikes in ...

Nawaz, NAB's appeals hearing fixed for June 19  Business RecorderThe Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday fixed the hearing of appeals of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ...

Lawmakers in final stretch of legislative session | News  Times DailyAlabama lawmakers this year have approved a statewide gas tax increase, told sheriffs they can't keep money meant for feeding jail inmates, and said they want ...

Judge to decide if Morales' 2014 conviction should be set aside  Temple Daily TelegramBELTON — A Court at Law judge is considering a writ of habeas corpus to determine whether to set aside Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales' 2014 ...

Supreme Court appears set to overturn Mississippi murder case based on racial bias  Los Angeles TimesCurtis Flowers, a black man convicted of murdering four people in a small Mississippi town, says he was a victim of racial bias by a prosecutor who tried him six ...

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticFlowers v. Mississippi reveals a rickety American legal system.

Dawn Mozino's disappearance 30 years ago still haunts Main Line  The Delaware County Daily TimesRADNOR — Dawn Mozino was 23 when she disappeared while waiting for a bus outside Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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 ...

Why Bill de Blasio is running for president  The Spectator USABill de Blasio is the only candidate running for president whose entry into the race is perhaps a tad surprising. With the others, even those with miniscule odds of ...

Bid to set aside murder, attempted murder convictions rejected  Indiana LawyerA man who pleaded guilty at age 15 lost his appeal on a motion to set aside his murder and attempted murder convictions when the Indiana Court of Appeals ...

Zuma case: Resist desire to 'lynch someone we hate'  Daily MaverickFormer president Jacob Zuma is trying to avoid his corruption case before it even begins. On Monday, his lawyer blamed the NPA for failing to give him his day ...

Convicted drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman seeks new trial  ReutersLawyers for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican crime lord known as El Chapo, on Tuesday said his drug smuggling conviction should be set aside and a new trial ...

Florida Legislature 2019: What passed and what failed  Tampa Bay TimesWhen the dust cleared Saturday afternoon in the Florida Legislature, lawmakers had passed 195 bills. Most now await the signature of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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 ...

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 ...

seeks to unseal John Doe v. United States court records  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the PressThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a motion to intervene and unseal court documents in John Doe v. United States, a sealed criminal case ...

Man's charges dismissed after 12 years behind bars due to 'junk' science  Courier JournalThirteen years after Robert Yell was convicted of setting a fire that killed his 2-year-old son and severely burned his 11-month-old daughter, all charges against ...

Attorney Seeks Pardon for Laurie Bembenek Murder Conviction  U.S. News & World ReportMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Wisconsin's famous runaway convict and convicted murderer Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek is asking Gov. Tony Evers for 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.

King County prosecutors help cut “breathtaking” prison sentence  KUOW News and InformationIn January, King County prosecutors asked a judge to reduce a woman's 40-year prison sentence that she received in the '90s, calling it shocking and excessive ...

Central Texas man once convicted of killing 2 teens released on bond  KWTXMOODY, Texas (KWTX) A man who along with three other men was convicted of the murders of two Moody teenagers in 1992 and was sentenced to life in ...

Chanel Lewis attorney wants verdict set aside  amNewYorkThe sentencing of Chanel Lewis, convicted of murder in the strangulation of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano, was postponed Wednesday until next week ...

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 ...

Man convicted in 1980 killing of off-duty Hammond cop files appeal  Chicago TribuneA man convicted in a decades-old killing of an off-duty Hammond police officer is asking for a new trial, or as an alternative, a reduced sentence. James Hill, 56 ...

Plains Pipeline Tries to Dodge Felony Conviction for 2015 Oil Spill  Santa Barbara IndependentYou can't blame an oil company for trying. Still, you have to wonder what the hell they were thinking. The “they” to whom I refer are the attorneys for Plains ...

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.

LIVE: 'Thales is independent of Zuma' - lawyer for French arms company argues at #ZumaTrial  News24Former president Jacob Zuma's fight for a permanent stay of prosecution, related to a series of corruption charges against him, continues in the KZN High Court ...

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 ...

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 ...

Exoneree band, appearing in Springfield next month, doesnt lack conviction  The State Journal-RegisterThe Defenders of the Innocent keynote speaker isn't really a speaker.It packs a powerful message just the same.The Exoneree Band, a touring group of ...

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.

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 ...

Wrongly Convicted NY Inmate-Artist 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 ...

Cyril Ramaphosa's choices, constraints and the questi...  Daily MaverickWe repeatedly see the ANC speaking with voices contradicting one another, most notably in utterances of President Cyril Ramaphosa, compared with those of ...

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.

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 ...

Missouri Supreme Court upholds conviction of man in killing of highway patrol trooper  Southeast MissourianThe Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the conviction of a Van Buren, Missouri, man who had sought to set aside his 2009 conviction and death ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

What’s next for No More Deaths after latest convictions of volunteers?  Cronkite NewsNo More Deaths has historically battled authorities over the aid it provides for migrants. Now that four more volunteers have been convicted, what's next?

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.

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 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 ...