All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘court’

Jodi Arias’ Second Penalty Phase Banned from Live Coverage, Judge Rules

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Sherry Stephens, has rejected a bid by convicted killer, Jodi Arias, which would move her retrial from the city of Phoenix. In addition, Judge Stephens has ruled that no video be permitted in the courtroom when the trial resumes. Arias, 33, was convicted in May after admitting to the homicide of boyfriend, Travis Alexander. His …

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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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Bin Laden Photos Ruling: Death Photos To Stay Sealed, Court Says

A three-judge panel has denied requests to release the photos and videos taken on the night Osama Bin Laden was killed. The District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals sided with the Obama Administration against a conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, that had been attempting to get the photos released. The administration argued – and the court …

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Lesbian Couple Can’t Cohabitate, Rules Texas Judge

A Texas judge has ruled that a Lesbian couple will lose their children if they continue to cohabitate. According to an Associated Press report on the ruling, a clause in Carolyn Compton’s divorce states that her children are not allowed to spend the night with her while a “romantic partner” also spends the night. The clause could be side-stepped if …

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Celtics Player Arrested: Terrence Williams Accused Of Brandishing A Gun

Boston Celtics guard Terrence Williams was arrested Sunday in Washington State on charges of brandishing a firearm. According to police, the incident happened during an argument with the mother of his 10-year-old son. When Williams arrived to pick up his son, he got into an argument with the boy’s mother. During the argument Williams allegedly made threats and brandished a …

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O.J. Simpson: One Hand Free in Court Hearing

In October 2012, the armed robbery and kidnapping case for which O.J. Simpson was convicted in 2008 was reopened. Simpson is currently serving 33 years in prison for the charges, but the former football star is hoping to get a new trial. He is claiming that he is entitled to a new trial due to his lawyers’ ineptness during the …

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LulzSec Hacker Responsible For Sony Hack Gets A Year In Prison

In 2011, LulzSec was a name that everybody knew. They were the hacking group behind the PlayStation Network hack of 2011 that brought the service down for more than a month. They were also responsible for a number of other attacks on companies over the course of a few months. Since then, the members of LulzSec have been rounded up …

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Google Fights to Keep User Info Private Against National Security Letters

Since 9/11 and the implementation of the Patriot Act, the FBI’s use of National Security Letters to obtain info has skyrocketed. National Security Letters (NSL) are a form of a demand letter that are used by the U.S. Government (mostly the FBI) to extract information from an organization in the name of national security. The kind of info requested in …

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Judge Judy’s Son Accused of Influencing Child Rape Case

Judge Judy certainly hasn’t let her legal career get in the way of motherhood. Judith Scheindlin (her real name) has seven children and 12 grandchildren. At least one of those children has followed in their mother’s footsteps and entered the legal profession. Adam Levy, son of Scheindlin and her first husband, is now the district attorney for Putnam County, New …

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Lindsey Lowe Found Guilty of Newborn Twin Deaths

Lindsey Lowe, the woman on trial for the murder of her twin newborns, has been found guilty. Nashville-area CBS affiliate News Channel 5 is reporting that Lowe was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder, two counts of first degree premeditated murder, and two counts of aggravated child abuse. She was sentenced to life in prison, with 51 …

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Judge Judy Sued For Buying Dishes

Judge Judy may be known for her stern demeanor when deciding court cases, but now America’s most famous judge might find herself on the other side of the bench. TMZ is reporting that Judge Judy has been sued by a woman named Patric Jones over, of all things, dishes. Jones alleges that her ex-husband, Randy Douthit, a producer on Judge …

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Court: Google Can’t Be Forced To Filter Every Uploaded Video

Back in 2006, a video was uploaded to YouTube featuring a group of school kids bullying an autistic child. Three Google executives – David Drummond, Peter Fleischer and George Reyes – were convicted in 2010 by a judge in Milan on grounds of “failure to comply with the Italian privacy code,” though Google said it removed the video after being …

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