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  • Top court bans shocking judge from hearing cases

    Top court bans shocking judge from hearing cases
    The state's top court has banned retired Charles County judge Robert C. Nalley, who ordered a defendant be given an electric shock, from hearing cases, a judiciary spokeswoman said Wednesday. The Court of Appeals order, which went into effect Friday,...
  • Maryland judge banned after ordering electric shock for defendant

    ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - Maryland's top court has banned a judge from hearing cases after he ordered that an electric shock device be used on a defendant, a Maryland judiciary spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Charles County Judge Robert Nalley, who...
  • U.S. judge holds off on Citi subpoena in Argentine bond case

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said on Wednesday he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup Inc to comply with a subpoena seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked. U.S....
  • Whitehall physician, Allentown notary among professionals sanctioned by state boards

    Whitehall physician, Allentown notary among professionals sanctioned by state boards
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where you...
  • New York trial opens for mother accused of killing autistic boy

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Socialite Gigi Jordan murdered her autistic son to avoid dealing with his developmental disorder, prosecutors said at the start of her trial on Wednesday, but the defense said it was a mercy killing to protect the boy from being raped...
  • U.S. court revives Microsoft co-founder's patent suit vs tech companies

    (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived part of a patent lawsuit brought by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen against AOL, Apple, Google and Yahoo, saying a lower court incorrectly found that the tech companies didn't infringe one of its...
  • Walnut woman gets 20 years for stabbing husband, dog to death

    A Walnut woman was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for stabbing her estranged husband and family dog, Snowflake, to death. Socorro Mora, 46, also was ordered to pay $9,902 to her husband's brother to pay for funeral costs, and $8,112 to the...
  • Prosecutor accuses Florida sheriff of letting out violent prisoners

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff accused of contempt of court for releasing prisoners for brief furloughs from jail hit back on Wednesday saying the case is racially motivated. State Attorney Willie Meggs asked a circuit court judge on...
  • Federal Judge Richard Posner's stinging rebuke to foes of gay marriage, full .html text

    Federal Judge Richard Posner's stinging rebuke to foes of gay marriage, full .html text
    In his opinion issued yesterday, Chicago-based Federal Judge Richard Posner, writing for a three-judge panel, didn't simply overturn the ban on gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana. In the words of Charles Pierce at Esquire, he "tore (it) into tiny...
  • Marlborough Dad Accused Of Hosting Booze Party That Led To Fatal Crash Rejects Plea Offer

    VERNON — A Marlborough father who police say allowed teens to gather on his property for alcohol and drug parties, including one that resulted in the death of Hebron teen, rejected a plea offer Tuesday at Superior Court in Rockville and could be...
  • Goodman seeks trial delay because of blood appeal

    Goodman seeks trial delay because of blood appeal
    Wellington polo club founder John Goodman wants his DUI manslaughter retrial — slated for jury selection in Tampa Oct. 6 — to be postponed while a state appellate court considers his challenge concerning blood evidence. Attorneys for...