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  • For mass murderer Michael Ballard, a case of live or let die?

    For mass murderer Michael Ballard, a case of live or let die?
    James Connell, a public defender for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, says he believes every life is worth living. Yet, he is willing to help Ballard in his desire to waive his appeals and be put to death for massacring four people in a Northampton...
  • Arab Bank never backed Hamas, lawyer tells U.S. jury

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer for the bank told jurors on Thursday during closing arguments at the bank's civil trial on charges of financing terrorism. The Jordan-based...
  • For Superior Court, Jacqueline Lewis and Andrew Stein

    For Superior Court, Jacqueline Lewis and Andrew Stein
    Los Angeles County voters will see two judicial runoffs on their Nov. 4 ballot, and it's a shame they can't just pick the two best candidates of the four. That's because the two best are running against each other. Deputy Dist. Atty. Dayan Mathai is an...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • U.S. court voids RadioShack class-action settlement over card receipts

    U.S. court voids RadioShack class-action settlement over card receipts
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday voided RadioShack Corp's class-action settlement with customers who objected to its putting credit and debit card expiration dates on receipts, saying the benefits of the accord appeared too small relative...
  • ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement

    ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement
    ComEd customers are set to receive a total of $46.2 million in refunds for rate increases dating to 2008, the state attorney general’s office announced  Thursday. ComEd residential customers will see the refunds, averaging about $8, credited to...
  • Isle of Wight commonwealth's attorney named as 5th Circuit Court judge

    Isle of Wight's top prosecutor has been selected to sit as judge for Virginia's 5th Circuit Court. Commonwealth's Attorney L. Wayne Farmer was the sole candidate to replace Judge Rodham Delk, who recently announced his retirement. Farmer will hear...
  • No: Amendment creates political meddling: Front Burner

    In the past, Florida was hailed nationally as a model system for appointment of fair and impartial judges based solely on merit. It was perhaps the greatest legacy of the late Gov. Reubin Askew, who voluntarily gave up his sole authority to appoint judges...
  • Appeals court to reconsider Bonds conviction

    Former San Francisco Giant and home-run king Barry Bonds likely has two hopes for establishing his legacy removing the taint of a felony conviction and gaining entry into baseball's Hall of Fame. As one of the superstars most tarred by his sport's...
  • Bolden Nomination to U.S. Court Advances Despite GOP Opposition

    Washington – Saying he is an "activist" who would not interpret the law without bias, a key Republican lawmaker led GOP opposition Thursday to the nomination of New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden as a U.S. District court judge for...
  • Uber must face lawsuit over gratuity charge: court ruling

    Uber must face lawsuit over gratuity charge: court ruling
    A U.S. judge rejected a bid by the online for-hire car service Uber to dismiss a civil lawsuit that accuses the company of charging customers a 20 percent driver gratuity but pocketing most of the additional revenue instead. In a ruling late on...