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  • Supreme Court overrules Bush, OKs Texas execution

    Supreme Court overrules Bush, OKs Texas execution

    US Legal News 03/25/2008

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday thatTexas can execute a Mexican murderer being held on its death row. Thecase pitted President Bush against his home state in a dispute overfederal authority, local sovereignty and foreign treaties. The ca...

  • Use of MySpace May Violate Court Order

    Use of MySpace May Violate Court Order

    US Legal News 03/24/2008

    In one of the first rulings of its kind, a Staten Island judge has said that a teenage girl could be charged with violating a restraining order by using MySpace.com to reach out to people she was told not to contact. The girl, Melisa Fernino, 16, of ...

  • Feds Open Criminal Probe Into Alcoa

    Feds Open Criminal Probe Into Alcoa

    US Legal News 03/23/2008

    The U.S. Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into whether aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. participated in bribery in the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain.In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, federal prosecutors asked a judge t...

  • Libby Is Disbarred in Washington

    Libby Is Disbarred in Washington

    US Legal News 03/20/2008

    Former top White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation's capital following his perjury conviction in the case of a CIA operative's leaked identity.The disbarment order of the U.S. Court of Appeals f...

  • Gun law in sights of US Supreme Court

    Gun law in sights of US Supreme Court

    US Legal News 03/18/2008

    Advocates of gun rights and opponents of gun violence demonstrated outside the Supreme Court Tuesday while inside, justices heard arguments over the meaning of the Second Amendment's "right to keep and bear arms."Dozens of protesters mingled with tou...

  • Supreme Court to Hear Indecency Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Indecency Case

    US Legal News 03/18/2008

    The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped into one of the biggest free speech fights of the past three decades, but it's unclear how far the court will go when it rules on just how much trouble broadcasters can get into for a slip of the tongue. On Monday, ...

  • Court upholds ban on Minnesota video game law

    Court upholds ban on Minnesota video game law

    US Legal News 03/17/2008

    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld an injunction against a Minnesota law that targeted at children under 17 who rent or buy violent video games.A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with a lower-court judge that Mi...

  • Sex scandal passes but Spitzer may face legal woes

    Sex scandal passes but Spitzer may face legal woes

    US Legal News 03/14/2008

    Resigning won't spare Eliot Spitzer from the heat of a criminal investigation — federal prosecutors must still decide what to do with the case of the disgraced New York governor and the prostitutes.A law enforcement official said Spitzer's high-power...

  • French court unfreezes Iranian funds

    French court unfreezes Iranian funds

    US Legal News 03/12/2008

    In a setback for terror victims, a French court lifted a freeze on Iranian state funds. Victims of Iranian-sponsored attacks in Israel in 1995 and 1997 are suing Iran for compensation. While the Paris Court of Appeal this week released the $117 milli...

  • Miami appraiser pleads guilty to fraud scheme

    Miami appraiser pleads guilty to fraud scheme

    US Legal News 03/11/2008

    A Miami real estate appraiser has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for her involvement in the Southwest Ranches-area fraud scheme in Broward County, the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida said. Martine Yanisse Castrillon is ...

  • Judge delights Moraga Movers lunch event

    Judge delights Moraga Movers lunch event

    US Legal News 03/08/2008

    Moragan Judge John Minney educated and entertained a full house at the Moraga Movers lunch at St. Mary's College Soda Center. Born and raised in the East Bay, he went on from Castlewood High to Yale, then to Cal Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. A...

  • Akron attorney sanctioned again by Ohio Supreme Court

    Akron attorney sanctioned again by Ohio Supreme Court

    US Legal News 03/06/2008

    Akron attorney Edward P. Markovich, who is already serving a suspension has been sanctioned again by the Ohio Supreme Court.The state Supreme Court today suspended Markovich, 53, from the practice of law for one-year, citing multiple violations of st...

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