All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Appeal’

John Goodman DENIED: Mogul Won’t Get A Third Trial?

One must say this for disgraced polo mogul John Goodman: He’s a very persistent man. Despite having been twice tried (and twice convicted) for a DUI manslaughter charge, 51-year-old Goodman and his lawyers are determined to have yet another day in court. The matter was initially settled when Goodman was convicted in 2013 for the hit-and-run killing of Scott Wilson. …

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O.J. Simpson Tries Another Appeal; Last One Failed

O.J. Simpson was tried and convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery. He is serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison for his role in leading group of men, some of whom were armed, into a Nevada hotel to confront two memorabilia dealers. Simpson says the men had property of his that was stolen from him and …

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Chelsea Manning: Lawyer To Appeal 35 Year Sentence

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison for releasing 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Now Manning’s lawyer plans to appeal the 35-year prison sentence. Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney Nancy Hollander and her law partner Vincent Ward were recently retained by Manning to represent her in the next phase …

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Rod Blagojevich Appeal Appears Weak at Best

Rod Blagojevich’s attempted appeal of his corruption conviction doesn’t look like it’s going to hold water. Prosecuters, in a lengthy 169 page response, balk at the idea that Blagojevich’s shenanigans were just ordinary “political horse-trading”. Prosecutors rebutt this theory and more in the document, which is in response to the Democrat’s July appeal with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of …

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Amanda Knox Trial: Victim’s DNA Not on Kitchen Knife

If you weren’t sure whether to believe in Amanda Knox’s innocence, a DNA test performed on the infamous kitchen knife may help to finally clear her name. Knox’s laywer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, is currently in Florence, Italy while the case against Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito is once again being heard in an appeals court. In Italy, there …

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Alex Rodriguez Prepares to Faces Appeal Head On

MLB enthusiasts around the country can only imagine how a 211-game suspension must be weighing in on three-time American League MVP, Alex Rodriguez. Violating the league’s joint drug and collective bargaining agreements are steep penalties that are not taken lightly in major league baseball. But, no one feels the brunt of it like the man himself, which is why he …

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Bin Laden Photos: Ruling Could Release Death Pictures

This week, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the case regarding the release of 52 photos, some of which depict Osama bin Laden dead. The case stems from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the conservative group Judicial Watch. The group is appealing the decision of …

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Pirate Bay Founders’ Appeal To Sweden Supreme Court Rejected

After a long battle, it looks like The Pirate Bay faces its first major loss today. TorrentFreak is reporting that the Sweden Supreme Court rejected the appeal of the four founders of The Pirate Bay. The current prison sentences and fines levied against Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström will stand. For a bit of background information, …

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