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  • Texas executes Dallas man for killing ex-girlfriend in 1999

    Texas executes Dallas man for killing ex-girlfriend in 1999

    Attorney Blogs 01/25/2018

    A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.William Rayford, 64, became the nation's second inmate put to death this year, both in Texas, when he received l...

  • Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas

    Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas

    Attorney Blogs 11/26/2017

    An appeals court in Chicago says a lower court in Indiana was right to refuse to permit a couple to rescind their guilty pleas in a tax case on grounds their prosecution caused them severe stress. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said stress was...

  • Court: Colorado county wrongly OK’d asphalt plant near homes

    Court: Colorado county wrongly OK’d asphalt plant near homes

    Attorney Blogs 11/25/2017

    A Colorado court has overturned Weld County’s approval of a $20 million concrete and asphalt plant currently under construction, saying the county had evidence the plant would violate noise standards. The Greeley Tribune reports the Colorado Court of...

  • Spooked businesses shift headquarters out of Catalonia

    Spooked businesses shift headquarters out of Catalonia

    Attorney Blogs 10/03/2017

    As separatists in Catalonia jockeyed Friday to elude court rulings and find ways to deliver on their promise to declare independence, business giants hit back with plans to relocate their headquarters elsewhere in Spain amid the increasing political ...

  • Challenge to $225M Exxon settlement to be heard in court

    Challenge to $225M Exxon settlement to be heard in court

    Attorney Blogs 09/10/2017

    Environmental groups arguing New Jersey's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil short-changed taxpayers are getting their day in appeals court. The Appellate Court is set to hear arguments on Monday in Trenton. New Jersey sued Exxon Mobil for natu...

  • Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Attorney Blogs 09/04/2017

    A military equipment dealer was convicted Thursday of scheming with soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to steal sensitive material for sale to buyers in Russia, China and Mexico. John Roberts, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was found guilty of conspira...

  • Court: DirecTV owes $15M to South Carolina in tax dispute

    Court: DirecTV owes $15M to South Carolina in tax dispute

    Attorney Blogs 09/03/2017

    A court has ruled that pay-television giant DirecTV owes South Carolina nearly $15 million because of the way the company calculates its tax bill in the state. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the South Carolina Court of Appeals found that ...

  • Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Attorney Blogs 08/20/2017

    Kentucky's Democratic attorney general warned the state's highest court on Friday that the accreditation of the state's public colleges and universities would be at risk if they don't take his side against the Republican governor. But an attorney for...

  • Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Attorney Blogs 08/10/2017

    A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system. Presiding Judge Stephen McCarville signed an administrative order last month callin...

  • Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    Attorney Blogs 06/27/2017

    The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years. Things look...

  • Alabama asks US Supreme Court to let execution proceed

    Alabama asks US Supreme Court to let execution proceed

    Attorney Blogs 06/06/2017

    Alabama’s attorney general on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let an execution proceed this week, arguing that questions about a lethal injection drug have been settled by the courts. Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office asked the justices...

  • Trump repeats criticism of court that halted 1st travel ban

    Trump repeats criticism of court that halted 1st travel ban

    Attorney Blogs 04/29/2017

    President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime target of Republicans and is where his first travel ban was halted. Yet ...