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  • Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty

    Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty
    SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial. The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
  • 'Queen of identity theft' gets break on prison time for helping catch other thieves

    'Queen of identity theft' gets break on prison time for helping catch other thieves
    The woman who some called South Florida's queen of identity theft is being rewarded — again — for using her insider knowledge to help the feds catch other thieves. When federal authorities arrested Sabrina Balkman-Bradwell more than two...
  • Illinois suspends license of controversial psychiatrist

    Illinois suspends license of controversial psychiatrist
    For years, Dr. Michael Reinstein was a prolific prescriber of a dangerous antipsychotic drug in nursing homes and mental health facilities, giving it to more than 50 percent of the patients under his care. The psychiatrist's prescriptions of clozapine,...
  • James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later

    James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later
    The government would have to overcome major legal hurdles to charge John Hinckley Jr. in the murder of James Brady some 30 years after the fact. But if that were the morally right thing to do, it would be worth trying, despite the improbability of...
  • Court orders clean-up at vacant properties

    Court orders clean-up at vacant properties
    A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the first ruling since a state law was amended two years ago to make it easier for community groups to sue the...
  • Court rejects Colleen Hanabusa's bid to delay special Hawaii election

    An effort by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to delay a special election was denied by a circuit court judge Thursday -- a move that brings Hawaii a step closer to deciding the outcome of its bitter Democratic Senate primary.  In an oral decision delivered...
  • Combing through a hair treatment that went bad

     Combing through a hair treatment that went bad
    Shlomo Brooks might want to consider himself lucky that his biggest problem with a West Los Angeles hair-replacement clinic is that his hair isn't any thicker. At least that's my feeling after looking into Brooks' dealings with a man who now faces...
  • The Supreme Court has made the Equal Rights Amendment irrelevant

    As if the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation weren’t enough of a 1970s flashback, the Equal Rights Amendment is back in the news. The Associated Press reports that Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, and Carolyn...
  • $5M bail for man charged in fatal Evergreen Park stabbing

    $5M bail for man charged in fatal Evergreen Park stabbing
    A Minooka man was in court today after being charged with the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man during a weekend party in Southwest Suburban Evergreen Park, prosecutors said. Patrick J. Tantillo appeared before Judge Kerry Kennedy in Bridgeview where he...
  • Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

    Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge. The longtime Huntington Beach city attorney has weathered storms, including a high-profile drunken-driving case, in which she pleaded guilty, and a controversial attempt to outsource her office. But this...
  • A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat

    A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat
    When last we visited with Sherlock Holmes, a federal judge had just saved him from the clutches of perhaps his most menacing foe ever -- the copyright law.  Now an appeals judge has saved the great detective from an even greater threat -- extortion by a...