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  • The problems with peremptory challenges to jurors

    The problems with peremptory challenges to jurors
    The best-known problem with peremptory challenges — a lawyer's dismissal of a prospective juror without a stated cause — may be that too often there actually is a cause, and it's an improper one. For example, lawyers have used their no-stated-...
  • No ifs, ands or butts

     
    State litter-law amendment was long overdue Friday's print column Photo by Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune Whenever I start to feel sorry for cigarette smokers — addicted social pariahs who pay exorbitant taxes to feed their ruinous cravings —...
  • Report: Georgia to suspend starters Rambo, Ogletree

     
    Report: Georgia to suspend starters Bacarri Rambo, Alec Ogletree...
  • Coverage of undercover sting, arrests of gay men draws protest

     
    A Los Angeles gay rights organization has protested the decision by Manhattan Beach police to release -- and many local media to publish -- the names and photos of 18 men arrested in an undercover sex sting at a public......
  • James Wilder, Jr.’s charges reduced; will begin practice with FSU

     
    By now, you've likely heard the news: James Wilder, Jr.'s charges from a February arrest have been reduced; he'll be back out practicing with the Seminoles in no time. “No time” literally means just that. According to his attorney, Tim Jansen,...
  • FSU RB James Wilder, Jr. back to practice following reinstatement

     
    As expected Thursday afternoon, Florida State running back James Wilder, Jr. strolled onto the practice fields across from Doak Campbell Stadium for the first time this spring to participate in his inaugural workout of the month-long practice session. For...
  • LISTEN: Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher’s first comments on James Wilder, Jr.’s reinstatement

     
    If you kept up with all of Wednesday's wacky, weather-filled drama, you'll know that the Florida State beat reporters in Tallahassee were unable to speak with FSU coach Jimbo Fisher for the first time since running back James Wilder, Jr.'s felony...
  • Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to DUI charges

     
    Singer Bobby Brown pleaded not guilty Monday to three misdemeanor charges related to an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, a spokesman for the city attorney’s office said....
  • Senate panel supports lesser penalties for heroin, meth possession

     
    Senate panel supports lesser penalties for hard drugs...
  • Bobby Brown gets no more jail time in DUI plea deal

     
    Singer Bobby Brown was sentenced to three years' probation and a day in Los Angeles County jail after pleading no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence in connection with his drunk-driving arrest last month, prosecutors from the...
  • Ex-baseball star Lenny Dykstra prohibited from using social media

     
    Former star centerfielder Lenny Dykstra will not be allowed to post or solicit on any social networking site including Craigslist over the next three years as part of a plea deal with city prosecutors, authorities said....