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  • Supreme Court rejects deal in Imperato's drunken driving case

    Supreme Court rejects deal in Imperato's drunken driving case
    The Florida Supreme Court rejected a deal Thursday in which Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, convicted of drunken driving in Palm Beach County in December, would keep her job after paying a fine and serving a 20-day suspension. A panel of the...
  • Appeals court overturns rule on backup generators

    A federal appeals court has overturned a federal rule that exempted backup generators from air pollution controls for up to 100 hours per year. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that the Environmental...
  • Jury finds Cal State acted reasonably in 2009 tuition hikes

    Jury finds Cal State acted reasonably in 2009 tuition hikes
    A jury Thursday found that California State University did not act unfairly when trustees voted to impose fee increases on students twice within a few months. The San Francisco Superior Court trial stemmed from actions taken in 2009, when trustees...
  • Lake County courts: Griffith man sentenced for his role in robberies

    Lake County courts: Griffith man sentenced for his role in robberies
    Griffith man sentenced for assisting criminals A Griffith man was sentenced by Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez to 738 days in jail on Thursday for a misdemeanor charge of assisting a criminal. Treymaine Emmanuel Bullock, 22, admitted in...
  • Man re-sentenced to 100 years after appeal

    Man re-sentenced to 100 years after appeal
    Nearly two years after receiving a 100-year sentence for sexually abusing three children, a Westminster man received the same sentence Thursday. Nicholas Adam Derita Jr., 50, of Westminster, was sentenced initially to 185 years in prison with all but...
  • Fewer than 2 of 10 possible voters cast ballots in election

    Final election results show that fewer than two out of every 10 possible voters cast ballots in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race earlier this month. Official results certified Wednesday by the chairman of the Government Accountability Board shows that...
  • Hartford man convicted in second gang-related shooting

    A 25-year-old Hartford man who recently had a 100-year sentence set aside by the state Supreme Court has been convicted in another murder case. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1zjCl2k) that Ackeem Riley pleaded no contest Thursday to being...
  • Dick Meyer: Justices feel weight of history in considering same-sex marriage case

    Why us? Why now? The justices of the Supreme Court asked those most poignant questions over and over during this week's arguments about same-sex marriage. They sounded humbled: Who are we to tamper with this ancient thing called marriage? For all...
  • Supreme Court seeks tougher penalties for 2 wayward judges

    The state Supreme Court isn't letting a pair of wayward South Florida judges get off easy. The high court on Thursday rejected a proposed punishment for Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato for a drunk-driving conviction. Imperato had agreed to a 20-...
  • Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled

    Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled
    Many people think they know what marriage is about: love, fidelity and the forming of stable families to raise children. But to hear the legal opponents of same-sex marriage, that represents flawed thinking. As the Supreme Court justices listened this...
  • Cleveland jock tax on out-of-town athletes unconstitutional

    The way Cleveland taxes professional athletes who work for short periods of time in the city is unconstitutional because it violates athletes' due process rights, the Ohio Supreme Court said Thursday. The city unfairly imposed a 2 percent income tax on...