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U.S. Senate confirms U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Andre Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, to serve as a district court judge in Los Angeles.

Second judge steps away from $124M wrongful conviction case

A second federal judge who previously blasted the Brooklyn district attorney’s office for prosecutorial misconduct has recused herself from presiding over a $124 million lawsuit filed by William Lopez, a man who spent 22 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

Plea to DAs to stop low-level pot prosecutions

Two state legislators have written four of the city's district attorneys asking they follow Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson's lead by declining to prosecute cases against those charged with possessing small amounts of pot.

Judge recuses self in $124M lawsuit by frame victim

A federal judge has recused himself from the $124 million lawsuit filed by a wrongfully convicted man he freed from prison, the Daily News has learned. Judge Nicholas Garaufis had blasted the Brooklyn district attorney’s office for its 1988 prosecution of William Lopez, who served 22 years for a murder he did not commit, calling the case “rotten from day one.”

A death to investigate

In the wake of a 43-year-old man’s fatal encounter with police officers, caught on video by a bystander, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan promises “a complete and thorough investigation.”

12 Bodies Found In Storage Unit: Human Remains Discovered In Storage Unit Man Rented

A total of 12 human bodies were found in a storage unit located in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Police also found cremated human remains in another storage facility on Wednesday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said. Joseph V. O’Donnell, a funeral director in Somerville, rented the two units that had evidence prosecutors were looking for. In

Staten Island DA looking into NYPD chokehold death

The Staten Island district attorney is investigating the shocking death of a 400-pound asthmatic dad after a city cop placed him in a chokehold.

Punishment For Stealing Wall Street Software Is Becoming Very Harsh

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has become more aggressive against people stealing intellectual property from financial institutions to the next level. Former Two Sigma Investments analyst Kang Gao was accused of stealing trade...Show More Summary

Man sentenced in 2012 double homicide

Edwin Lugo, 21, was sentenced July 15 to state prison for a double homicide in Panorama City, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Lugo was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole and an additional 50 years to life, Deputy Dist. Show More Summary

Apple to Pay $450 Million to Settle E-Book Price Fixing Case

According to court records filed on Wednesday, July 16, Apple will pay $450 million as part of an out-of-court settlement with class action lawyers and state district attorneys over e-book price fixing, reports Reuters. Apple first reached a settlement agreement with the 33 U.S. Show More Summary

Titus Young -- Attacked 5 People in 2 Months ... Cops Say

Former NFL wide receiver Titus Young attacked 5 people on 5 different occasions in less than 2 months... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports. The L.A. County District Attorney has charged the former Detroit Lions prodigy with 1…

Utah Busts 2 Ex-AGs on Bevy of Corruption Charges

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said two former Utah attorneys general, John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, were arrested today after a bribery probe that stemmed from their cozy relationships with several businessmen during their time in office. Swallow was booked on four felony charges, including receiving or soliciting...

Colorado AG Appeals to State Supreme Court to Halt Gay Marriages After Circuit Judge Rejects His Request

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Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Monday rejected Colorado Attorney General John Suthers's request to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, prompting Suthers (pictured) to appeal to the state Supreme Court to halt...

Morning Docket: 07.14.14

Dewey think Joel Sanders and Steve DiCarmine, former head honchos of the failed firm D&L, have a friend in the District Attorney’s office? Even their opponents in their criminal case want their civil case stayed. [WSJ Law Blog] “They’re...Show More Summary

Durham Police Admit To Lying About 911 Calls To Enter Home Without Warrants

We have followed the scandals in Durham involving its police chief and former district attorneys. Now Durham police officers have been shown to have lied about non-existent 911 calls to enter the homes of citizens without a warrant. Despite this illegal tactic that was admitted on the stand, no officers have been fired. Instead, Durham […]

Shaving New York: Lyft receives cease-and-desist on eve of expansion

Lyft’s expansion to New York has been delayed by a cease-and-desist letter from the city’s district attorney, who says the company has “thumbed its nose” at regulators who have warned it that its mustachioed ride service can’t operate in the city. The company must appear before the district court by July 31 to plead its case and prove that it...

Man sentenced in crash that killed two construction workers

A Wilmington man was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison for a DUI crash on the 405 Freeway in 2012 that killed two construction workers, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.  

It Just Got A Lot Safer To Smoke Marijuana In Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced on Tuesday that his office will no longer prosecute most minor marijuana cases. The post It Just Got A Lot Safer To Smoke Marijuana In Brooklyn appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Colorado judge to decide on same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder

Attorneys for the Boulder County Clerk's Office and the Colorado Attorney General's Office sparred in district court Wednesday over whether Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall is breaking the law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

West Covina man sentenced in killing of wife

Tomas Rodriguez Infante, 62, was sentenced July 8 to state prison for the 2013 killing of his wife, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mike Camacho sentenced Infante to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of Charito Vega Tolentino. Show More Summary

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