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A woman facing a drug possession charge got a harsh lesson in justice after a Miami-Dade judge sentenced her to 30 days in jail for flipping him the bird at a hearing Monday.
Penelope Soto, 18, was arrested for possession of Xanax and was brought before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat Monday, where she was asked about her assets.
A Broward judge ordered David Burch held without bond Thursday, saying he believed the 28-year-old man “intentionally terrorized” children at a Fort Lauderdale elementary school when he screamed and waved his arms at them.
Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley said he viewed Burch’s actions Wednesday near Bayview Elementary School against the backdrop of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting last week.
Twenty-two children ages 7 and 8 were playing kickball on the field [...]
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a mortgage securities class-action lawsuit that it said could cost Wall Street tens of billions of dollars.
The bank is challenging a September 6 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York allowing the lawsuit, which accuses it of misleading investors about the securities’ risks.
That court let the NECA-IBEW Health & Welfare Fund, which [...]
A single federal appeals court judge put a temporary hold Monday night on a district court judge’s ruling blocking enforcement of indefinite detention provisions in a defense bill passed by Congress and signed into law last year by President Barack Obama.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier issued a one-page order staying the district court judge’s injunction until a three-judge appeals court panel can take up [...]
(Reuters) – A female relative accused George Zimmerman, charged in the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, of sexually molesting her from age 6 to 16, according to new documents made public on Monday by prosecutors.
The female relative’s name and exact relationship to Zimmerman was deleted from an audio tape version of her witness statement that was released to the media. Identified only as ‘Witness #9′ she would be aged [...]
SANFORD, Fla. — Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set George Zimmerman’s new bond at $1 million on Thursday, WFTV found out.
Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but claims he shot Martin in self-defense.
MORE: Doctor: Zimmerman suffered no serious head trauma
Zimmerman’s original bond was revoked last month after Lester ruled Zimmerman and his wife were untruthful about their finances.
Zimmerman is still in protective custody at the Seminole County Jail.
JUDGE GRANTS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN [...]
Do you believe that parents should be able to spank their children? Do you ever express that opinion to others? If so, then you could be sent to prison. Sadly, that is exactly what happened to one pastor up in Wisconsin recently. A minister named Philip Caminiti was sentenced to 2 years in prisonfor simply teaching that parents should spank their children when they misbehave. Please note that Caminiti was [...]
A judge in Sanford ruled Tuesday that a Lake Mary man was lawfully exercising his First Amendment rights when he flashed his headlights to warn neighbors that a deputy had set up a speed trap nearby.
That decision is another victory for Ryan Kintner, 25, who sued theSeminole County Sheriff’s Officelast year, accusing it of misconstruing a state law and violating his civil rights, principally his right to free speech.
He was ticketed Aug. 10 by [...]
A woman in Arkansas who won $1 million on the lottery may have to give up her winnings to the woman who threw away the ticket.
A White County circuit judge decided that Sharon Duncan was entitled to the prize money, not Sharon Jones, who claimed the winnings after she took the ticket from a tray of discarded lottery tickets at a convenience store in Beebe, a city about 40 miles [...]
Madison — The Court of Appeals declined to take up a Dane County case Wednesday that blocked the state’s new law requiring people to show photo ID at the polls.
The latest order is a further setback for those who support the voter ID law, and is another sign the law almost surely will remain halted for the May 8 primaries and June 5 recall elections.
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan [...]
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myFOXdetroit.com – A husband is upset after finding a photo of a nearly nude man on his wife’s cell phone. She says the photo came from her boss? What does she do for a living? She’s a court bailiff. Who’s her boss? Detroit 3rd Circuit Judge Wade McCree.
Fox 2′s Charlie LeDuff shows the photo to Judge McCree. The Judge seems quite proud of it. Play the video [...]
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Just hours after George Zimmerman walked out of the Seminole County jail $150,000 bail, the court unsealed several documents.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester issued an order to unseal several documents. According to one of the documents released Monday, Zimmerman’s arraignment was pushed forward from May 29 to May 8.
Zimmerman’s location is being kept a secret for his safety and could be outside the state [...]
George Zimmerman, the accused murderer of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has been released from jail on bail. Meeting Zimmerman’s release are calls (on Twitter) for him to be killed. As Twitchy reports, “Twitter lynch mob: George Zimmerman is out on bail? Let’s kill him!”
But it’s not just Zimmerman who is at risk. In fact, there’s already been a call on Twitter for the murder of the judge, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who [...]
SANFORD, Fla. – George Zimmerman was released around midnight Monday from a county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He met a man in a white vehicle and drove away. His ultimate destination is being kept secret for his safety and it could be [...]
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case has removed herself after George Zimmerman’s attorney said she had a possible conflict of interest.
Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself Wednesday because of a potential conflict that relates to her husband.
He works with Orlando attorney Mark NeJame, who was first approached by Zimmerman’s family to represent the neighborhood watch volunteer.
Authorities in Alabama have handed down a three day jail sentence to a man who fell foul of a judge for wearing so called saggy pants.
Failing to cut the grade with Circuit Judge John Bush, LaMarcus D Ramsey, 20, was sent to Autauga Metro Jail for three days for contempt of court.
In Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter his plea on a charge of receiving stolen property, Ramsey [...]
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan, who granted a temporary injunction against Wisconsin’s new voter identification law, signed a petition urging the recall of Gov. Scott Walker.
His clerk called back to say Flanagan would only answer questions submitted in writing at the courthouse.
State Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks said his party will be filing a complaint with the state Judicial Commission asking it to investigate why Flanagan did not recuse [...]
Madison – A state Court of Appeals on Friday vacated an order requiring election officials to more aggressively check for duplicate and fictitious signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
The Madison-based appeals court took that step because it found the trial court judge had improperly barred Democratic recall committees from intervening in the case brought by the Republican governor.
Walker’s campaign in December sued the state Government Accountability Board, arguing it did [...]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez was released from jail Tuesday after authorities arrested him for allegedly slapping his wife during a dispute at their South Florida home.
Ramirez was released from the Broward County Jail on $2,500 bail on the domestic battery charge. Broward Circuit Judge Jon Hurley ordered that he have no direct contact [...]
Lawyers for the Missouri State Teachers Association say they have a signed injunction from Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem stopping the Facebook law from going into effect.
The MSTA says they received the injunction just after 10 a.m. Friday.
In the ruling, Judge Beetem said that based on evidence, teachers in Missouri use social media as a primary form of communication.
He also said the law “clearly [...]
Madison – Acting with unusual speed, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial plan to end most collective bargaining for tens of thousands of public workers.
The court found that a committee of lawmakers was not subject to the state’s open meetings law, and so did not violate that law when it hastily approved the collective bargaining measure [...]
Madison – Acting with unusual speed, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to all but end collective bargaining for tens of thousands of public workers.
The court found a committee of lawmakers was not subject to the state’s open meetings law, and so did not violate that law when they hastily approved the measure and made it possible for the Senate to take it up. In [...]
Madison – A Dane County judge on Friday granted state officials a week to determine whether three Democratic senators should be recalled, but declined to delay elections for six Republican senators.
Later Friday, the Government Accountability Board certified recall elections for July 12 for the Republican senators. Any recall elections for the Democrats would be held a week later, on July 19.
Dan Hunt, who [...]
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge for the second time directed the state to put on hold an explosive law that strips most public workers of nearly all their union bargaining rights, ordering officials on Tuesday to follow her original instructions to stand down.
“Apparently that language was either misunderstood or ignored, but what I said was the further implementation of (the law) was enjoined,” said [...]