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  • State court system backs judge who released alleged cop shooter

    State court system backs judge who released alleged cop shooter
    The Maryland Judiciary has defended a District Court judge's decision in June to grant bail to a man who was accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer last weekend. Donte Jones, 19, who police say shot Officer Andrew Groman in the abdomen during a...
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

    U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month
    Gay marriages may proceed in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay requested by state officials seeking to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages. Weddings would be allowed to start on Jan. 6 under an...
  • No prison time for ex-School Board member Stephanie Kraft

    No prison time for ex-School Board member Stephanie Kraft
    Update: During a sentencing hearing on Friday, former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft was sentenced to five years probation. Additionally, Kraft must perform 20 hours of community service.   Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry withheld...
  • Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

    Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay expires...
  • Supreme Court denies stay, same-sex marriage in Florida set to begin Jan. 6

    MIAMI Same-sex marriage will begin Jan. 6 in Florida the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to Justice Clarence Thomas that he extend a stay in the federal case of eight gay couples. "The application for stay...
  • Bill would allow secretly recorded conversations in sexual-abuse cases

    Bill would allow secretly recorded conversations in sexual-abuse cases
    Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases. Rep....
  • Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer

    Federal court complaint filed against Va.-based retailer
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and attorneys general from Virginia and North Carolina are seeking penalties and restitution from a Virginia-based retailer that caters to service members, alleging it used illegal tactics to collect debts. The...
  • Repeal of mandatory life sentences for minors should be retroactive

    The Supreme Court made the right call two years ago when it found unconstitutional state laws mandating a life sentence without parole for minors convicted of grievous crimes. But in that decision, Miller vs. Alabama, the court left unresolved a crucial...
  • State Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Of Veteran On Weapons Charges

    State Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Of Veteran On Weapons Charges
    The state Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of a military veteran from Clinton who was charged with weapons violations after police found war memorabilia, including a dirk knife and a police baton, in his vehicle after a traffic accident....
  • Noah Feldman: Supreme Court allows ignorance as excuse for cops

    Well, you heard it here first: Ignorance of the law is an excuse, so long as you're the police. Or so the U.S. Supreme Court has said in an 8-1 decision that symbolically strengthened the hand of the police to make stops even on the basis of nonexistent...
  • Appeal court sides with judge in conflict with OPD, prosecutors

    Appeal court sides with judge in conflict with OPD, prosecutors
    An effort to have a local judge removed from all Orlando police cases was rejected this week by an appeal court, which found his critical comments about OPD showed frustration with no-show officers, rather than bias against the agency. Circuit Judge Tim...