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  • Bobby Chen, the Supreme Court is looking for you

    Bobby Chen, the Supreme Court is looking for you
    What if the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case and nobody showed up? According to an article this week in the Wall Street Journal, a former Baltimore resident named Bobby Chen, who had sued the city for $2.5 million and petitioned the Supreme Court...
  • High court to decide whether young murder convicts can seek freedom

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether young murderers who are serving life terms in prison deserve a chance to seek their freedom in parole hearings. The court said it will rule in the case of Louisiana man who was sentenced to life in...
  • Woman convicted in Kane Co. accident can try to withdraw guilty plea

    Woman convicted in Kane Co. accident can try to withdraw guilty plea
    A Second District Appellate Court ruling released Wednesday has reset an imprisoned Aurora woman’s efforts to fight her conviction and sentence in a fatal crash five years ago. The decision means 30-year-old Alia Bernard, who remains held in the...
  • Blue Mountain owner Francis Cinelli admits tax fraud

    Blue Mountain owner Francis Cinelli admits tax fraud
    READING — More than three years after federal agents raided his home and offices in the aftermath of a loan agency collapse that left investors seeking millions, a prominent Bangor physician has admitted hiding money from the Internal Revenue...
  • Appellate court won't halt circumcision for 4-year-old Palm Beach County boy

    Appellate court won't halt circumcision for 4-year-old Palm Beach County boy
    The Palm Beach County boy celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 31, and six days later a state appeals court cleared the way for his long-delayed circumcision. But the child's foreskin has yet to be surgically removed as his father wishes. The boy's...
  • Senate report confirms CIA had 'black site' at Guantanamo, hid it from Congress

    MIAMI In 2004, as the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to let Guantanamo captives consult lawyers for the first time, the CIA spirited some men who now face death penalty trials from a clandestine lockup at the U.S. Navy base and didn't tell Congress. Two...
  • Arizona court tosses charges against woman on death row for 22 years

    An Arizona appeals court has dismissed murder charges against Debra Jean Milke, who spent 22 years on death row in connection with the 1989 death of her son. In a decision released Thursday, the court ruled that Milke could not be tried again because...
  • Secret recordings result in new trial for sex-abuse suspect

    Secret recordings result in new trial for sex-abuse suspect
    TALLAHASSEE — A man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter should receive a new trial because of the improper use of secret recordings made by the alleged victim, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling found that...
  • Former polo mogul Goodman prefers Glades County prison

    Now that he's heading to state prison, Wellington polo club founder John Goodman says he'd like to go to Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Glades County. Last week, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the 51-year-old felon's request for an...
  • State court orders retrial in '07 Balto. Co. killing

    State court orders retrial in '07 Balto. Co. killing
    The state's highest court has ordered a retrial for two men convicted in the 2007 killing of a teenager whose burning body was found in a wooded area of Pikesville, saying that the Baltimore County detective who testified on cellphone evidence in the case...
  • Md's top court will review openness of police disciplinary records

    The Maryland ACLU says the state's highest court has agreed to take up a case that centers on whether citizens who file complaints against police are entitled to know the outcome. The case centers on a Somerset County woman, Teleta Dashiell, who five...