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Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Miami Herald
Environmentalists appeal Florida water ruling
In January, a federal judge in Tallahassee ruled that state and federal authorities could move ahead with an agreement that allows Florida to take the lead in writing and enforcing water pollution rules.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Miami Herald
Despite false trial testimony, Miami judge upholds 24-year sentence for crack-cocaine offender
In a rare move, both defense attorneys and federal prosecutors urged a Miami judge to throw out the 24-year prison sentence of a West Palm Beach man convicted of crack-cocaine dealing based largely on the tainted testimony of a now-disgraced police officer.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Attorney David S. Maglich Receives Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
The law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., is pleased to announce David S. Maglich has received the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from the attorney rating site Martindale-Hubbell.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Appellate judge argues to Ohio Supreme Court that disciplinary sanction for campaign actions is too severe
A judge on the Ohio 11th District Court of Appeals took her fight against penalties she faces for her conduct during the 2012 election to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
How much will it cost Jefferson County to correct its employment...
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A federal judge said Thursday he doesn't want Jefferson County officials to interfere with the man he appointed to take charge of the county's hiring, firing, disciplinary actions, and promotions.
AEA asks appeals court to reconsider its OK of Alabama ban on state payroll deductions for union dues
Now-retired AEA Executive Secretary Paul Hubbert, left, addresses members of the Mobile County Education Association during a meeting at Baker High School, Oct. 28, 2004 in Mobile.
Another Cuban 5 spy getting release from US prison
A second member of the "Cuban Five" spy ring is getting his release from a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
US to execute Jamaican today
A Jamaican man convicted in Florida for killing a state trooper 22 years ago with a pipe bomb is to be executed today.
The Miami Herald
Palm Beach Judge Robin Rosenberg nominated for federal court post
President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Palm Beach Circuit Judge Robin L. Rosenberg to the federal bench in the Southern District of Florida.
Supreme Court rejects challenge to pre-trial asset freeze
United States [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a criminal defendant who has been indicted is not constitutionally entitled to contest a grand jury's finding of probable cause underlying a pre-trial seizure of assets.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Virgin Islands Daily News
V.I. gains standing in tax case
A federal appeals court ruled that the V.I. government can intervene in a collection of lawsuits involving V.I. taxpayers.
The Washington Post
vanden Heuvel: Stop the Democrats' surrender to a blue slip
Stop me if you've heard this one before: An archaic Senate policy is being used by a shameless Republican minority to obstruct the will of the president - and the people he was elected to represent.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Aggravated homosexuality a crime punishable by prison: Uganda follows Georgia
English judge, jurist and Tory politician Sir William Blackstone authored the book Commentaries on the Laws of England , which states that homosexuality is "a crime not fit to be named."
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Taco Bell killer wants new judge Daytona Beach a " The man convicted of ...
The man convicted of killing a Taco Bell worker during a robbery has asked that Circuit Judge Leah R. Case disqualify herself because she once worked as a prosecutor for the state attorney whose religious references prompted a federal appeals court to overturn his death sentence.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Bush v. Choice
The Daily Reporter: Critics Question Boggs' 'Bias'
We're calling on our senators to reject the nomination of anti-choice, anti-marriage equality Michael Boggs to federal court! Check out a fantastic article about our work by Robin McDonald over at The Daily Reporter : When federal judicial nominee Michael Boggs recounted bills he had sponsored as a Georgia legislator in a questionnaire for the U.S.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
National Review Online
Congratulations to Andrew Brasher for Appointment as Solicitor General of Alabama
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange recently announced the appointment of Andrew Brasher as solicitor general of Alabama.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Black Warrior Riverkeeper attorneys considering appeal of federal judge's ruling on coal permits
Nelson Brooke, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, The Birmingham Water Work's Mulberry Fork intake station can be seen across the river.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Appeals court won't lift Georgia man's banishment
A man who challenged his court-ordered banishment from many of Georgia's counties was turned down Wednesday by a federal appeals court.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Courthouse News Service
Florida's New Lethal Injection Combo Upheld
Florida's new drug combination for lethal injection is not cruel or unusual, the 11th Circuit ruled, permitting a child-murderer's execution to proceed.