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Former Cerro Gordo County Worker Loses Lawsuit Appeal
A former Cerro Gordo County employee has lost an appeal of the dismissal of her lawsuit alleging wrongful prosecution.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Courthouse News Service
GoJet Properly Penalized for Landing Gear Snafu
GoJet Airlines must face federal penalties after an error by mechanics caused a plane to take off with landing gear that would not retract, the 8th Circuit ruled.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Supreme Court agrees to hear NE Ohio Regional Sewer District's...
The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District can charge a fee for the handling of storm water.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Should a Defense Lawyer Have to Decide How His Client Should Die?
May a court compel a defense attorney to breach her ethical duties to her client in a death penalty case? More precisely, when an inmate's counsel is asserting that a state's lethal injection procedure violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual" punishment, should she be required to suggest an alternative? However you ... (more)
Supreme Court won't hear case on immigration laws
The court decided against hearing appeals filed by the towns of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania, which were seeking to overturn appeals court rulings that said the ordinances were trumped by federal immigration law.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
'MALDEF asks Supreme Court to review Fremont ordinance'
"MALDEF asks Supreme Court to review Fremont ordinance": The Fremont Tribune has an article that begins, "The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is asking the highest court in the land to review part of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld Fremont's illegal immigrant ordinance."
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Haslar believed this behavior provided reasonable suspicion that Fontaine was up to no good, so he brought the man back to his patrol car, where he patted him down for weapons and wrote up a traffic ticket.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Cleveland adds 6 traffic cameras to its roster of automated enforcers
The cameras -- not to be confused with the city's migrating portable units -- are in place, but won't become operational until March 28, according to the city.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Appeals court: Have hearing on juror in meth case
A federal appeals panel has granted a request by a man convicted in a drug case to explore whether the presence of an alternate juror during deliberations made his trial unfair.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
US Supreme Court won't stop Missouri execution
Michael Taylor, 47, is scheduled for lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The high court issued its rulings about an hour earlier, shortly after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Taylor's request for a rehearing and Gov. Jay Nixon denied a clemency request.
Teen's killer presses appeals as Missouri prepares his execution
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit had not completed its review of Allen Nicklasson's request for a stay based on a challenge to Missouri's lethal injection drug protocol when he was put to death December 11. Eighth Circuit Judge Kermit ...
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Attorneys of the Year: Matthew Ralph
When Matthew Ralph started representing Francis Gathungu, the Dorsey & Whitney attorney didn't know the asylum case would become a seven-year odyssey.
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for Eighth Circuit Reaffirms It Is Not the ...
Last week, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit reaffirmed that debtors in pending bankruptcy cases may not use the bankruptcy court as a forum for a second bite at the apple to attack criminal convictions.
The Kansas City Star
Judge denies stays of execution for convicted killer of KC teen Ann Harrison
A federal judge on Monday denied three motions for a stay of execution filed by a convicted Kansas City killer scheduled to be put to death early Wednesday.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Ghost of Herbert Smulls Haunts Missouri's Death Penalty Plans
It has been only 21 days since Missouri began to execute convicted murderer Herbert Smulls some 13 minutes before the justices of the United States Supreme Court denied his final request for stay.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
"Wailing and Cussing and Screaming and Hollering" - A ...
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected the sex discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation claims that a graphic designer brought against her employer and two of her managers following a shouting match with her supervisor.
Ohio Supreme Court will hear stormwater fee case that affects northern Summit County
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear an appeal from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, whose attempt to collect a new fee to fund its Regional Stormwater Management Program led to a lawsuit by several communities.
Ohio Supreme Court says South Euclid liable for damages for slow response on public records request
A South Euclid woman who waited two months just to get a response from the city on her public records request and eight months to get the records is entitled to damages from the city, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Cleveland Law Library Weblog
E-filing Will become Mandatory in the 8th District Court of Appeals on Monday, March 3, 2014
According to the web site of the 8th District Court of Appeals: "Administrative Judge Mary J. Boyle, the judges of the Eighth District Court of Appeals, and Clerk of Courts Andrea Rocco announce that on Monday, March 3, 2014, electronic filing will become mandatory in the Eighth District Court of Appeals.