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appeals court to re-examine dc sniper’s life sentences


richmond, va. (ap) — the life sentences given to a sniper who terrorized the d.c. region more than 15 years ago will be re-examined by a federal appeals court. the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals is set to hear arguments tuesday on an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling granting new sentencing hearings for […]






appeals court to re-examine dc sniper's life sentences


the life sentences given to a sniper who terrorized the d.c. region more than 15 years ago will be re-examined by a federal appeals court.






federal judge tosses out life sentences for d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo


a federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo and ordered virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. in a ruling issued friday, u.s. district judge raymond jackson in norfolk said malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the u.s. supreme court...






federal judge tosses out life sentences for dc sniper malvo


norfolk, va. (ap) — a federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo and ordered virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. in a ruling issued friday, u.s. district judge raymond jackson in norfolk said malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the u.s. supreme court ruled that […]






federal judge tosses out life sentences for dc sniper malvo


a federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo and ordered virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.






federal judge tosses out life sentences for d.c. sniper malvo


norfolk, va. — a federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo and ordered virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. in a ruling issued friday, u.s. district judge raymond jackson in norfolk said malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the u.s. supreme court ruled that mandatory […]






virginia appeals new sentencing hearings for sniper malvo


richmond, va. (ap) — virginia’s attorney general is appealing new sentencing hearings for convicted sniper lee boyd malvo. last month, u.s. district judge raymond jackson ruled malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings in fairfax and spotsylvania counties because of a supreme court ruling that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. notices of appeal […]






judge tosses life sentences of d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo


a federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for one of virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper lee boyd malvo, and ordered virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. in his ruling issued friday, u.s. district judge raymond jackson in norfolk, va., said malvo is entitled to new sentencing...






appeals court to hear arguments on dc sniper's sentence


bob meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. he wants full justice. and to him, that means leaving d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo's sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out.






federal judge tosses out life sentences for d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo


a federal judge on friday tossed out two life sentences for one of virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper lee boyd malvo, and ordered virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. in his ruling, u.s. district judge raymond jackson in norfolk said malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings...






appeals court to hear arguments on dc sniper’s sentence


richmond, va. (ap) — bob meyers doesn’t want partial justice for his brother. he wants full justice. and to him, that means leaving d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo’s sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out. a federal judge in virginia has given a glimmer of hope […]






appeals court to weigh challenge to revised trump travel ban


after a series of stinging legal defeats, president donald trump's administration hopes to convince a federal appeals court that his travel ban targeting six-muslim majority countries is motivated by national security, not religion. the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals on monday will examine a...






appeals court to weigh challenge to revised trump travel ban


after a series of stinging legal defeats, president donald trump's administration hopes to convince a federal appeals court that his travel ban targeting six muslim-majority countries is motivated by national security, not religion. the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals on monday will examine a...






judge overturns life sentences for dc sniper lee boyd malvo


a federal judge on friday tossed out life prison terms for one of two men convicted in a deadly washington, d.c. area shooting spree, saying he must be re-sentenced in light of a u.s. supreme court ruling, the washington post reported. lee boyd malvo, 32, was one of two men found guilty in the serie...






appeals court vacates convictions, sentences in fraud case


new orleans (ap) — the owner of a new orleans medical service company and a doctor who served as the company’s medical director have been released from prison after their convictions and sentences in a $34 million medicare fraud scheme were reversed. the 5th u.s. circuit court of appeals on tuesday vacated the conspiracy and […]






appeals court agrees to rehear ohio lethal injection case


columbus, ohio (ap) — a federal appeals court has agreed to re-examine ohio’s new and twice-rejected lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions. the 6th u.s. circuit court of appeals in cincinnati on tuesday said the full court will hear ohio’s defense of the process. a three-judge panel of the court ruled […]






appeals court to weigh challenge to revised trump travel ban


richmond, va. (ap) — after a series of stinging legal defeats, president donald trump’s administration hopes to convince a federal appeals court that his travel ban targeting six-muslim majority countries is motivated by national security, not religion. the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals on monday will examine a ruling that blocks the administration from […]






federal appeals halts solitary confinement practice


philadelphia (ap) — pennsylvania prisons can no longer keep former death-row inmates in solitary confinement after their sentences have been changed. the u.s. court of appeals for the 3rd circuit on thursday ruled that inmates who were slated for capital punishment but later received new sentences have a right to avoid solitary confinement. the three […]






appeals court upholds bp oil spill fraud convictions


birmingham, ala. (ap) — a federal appellate court has upheld the convictions and sentences for three alabama family members who schemed to steal $2 million from the fund set up by british petroleum to compensate victims of the 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill. u.s. attorney jay e. town says the u.s. court of appeals for […]






sentences reduced for 2 whistleblowers in 'luxleaks' case


an appeals court in luxembourg has reduced sentences for two former employees of an accounting firm who were found guilty of leaking thousands of secret documents to an investigative journalist in the so-called luxleaks case.






florida supreme court throws out 4 death sentences


tallahassee, fla. (ap) — the florida supreme court is ordering new sentencing hearings for four inmates currently on the state’s death row. the high court on thursday threw out the sentences because a jury did not unanimously recommend the death penalty. last year the court ruled death sentences have to be unanimous, which the court […]






full 4th circuit to hear trump’s revised travel ban appeal


richmond, va. — the full 15-judge panel of a federal appeals court will examine a challenge to president donald trump’s revised travel ban next month. the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals will hear the case on may 8. appeals are typically heard first by a three-judge panel before they are possibly examined by all […]






3 tennessee death row inmates lose supreme court appeals


washington (ap) — the supreme court has rejected appeals from three tennessee death-row inmates who say they should not be executed because they are intellectually disabled. the justices on monday left in place state court rulings upholding the death sentences of inmates pervis payne, michael sample and vincent sims. the three men said tennessee has […]






virginia appeal to consider life sentences of d.c. sniper defendant malvo


federal appeals court to hear arguments about life sentences being served by lee boyd malvo, a participant in the 2002 d.c.-area sniper shootings.        






appeals court gives life to super bowl tickets lawsuit


a federal appeals court has given new life to a lawsuit claiming the nfl violated new jersey laws with its ticket policy for the 2014 super bowl.






judge to hear challenge to life sentence in dc sniper case


an attorney for a man convicted as a teenager of taking part in deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the washington area will argue before a maryland judge that his life sentence is unconstitutional and should be thrown out.






oklahoma appeals court affirms life sentence in fatal fire


tulsa, okla. (ap) — the oklahoma court of criminal appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a 31-year-old woman convicted of the fiery death of her boyfriend. the court handed down the decision thursday to doreatha poland, who was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in tulsa county for the november 2013 […]






9 life sentences in state case on charleston church slayings


with charleston church shooter dylann roof getting nine life sentences in state court on top of a federal death sentence, his prosecutions are finally over — and some relatives of the nine parishioners he killed at a historically black church say they can finally begin to heal.






federal appeals court gives colorado marijuana credit union another chance


a federal appeals court has breathed life into a plan hatched in colorado to open a credit union for the marijuana industry. a three-judge panel for the 10th u.s. circuit court of appeals on tuesday vacated a district court ruling that nixed denver-based fourth corner credit union’s bid to receive a master account with the federal reserve bank of kansas city.






judge hears challenge to dc-area sniper's life sentence


an attorney for a man convicted as a teenager of taking part in deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the washington area argued before a maryland judge thursday that his young client's life sentence is unconstitutional and should be thrown out.






india's top court to re-examine gay rights


india's top court on monday said it will re-examine its earlier decision not to strike down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.






appeals court deals blow to trump administration travel ban


the 4th u.s. circuit court of appeals has upheld a lower-court ruling that blocked the revised travel ban. it's the first appeals court to rule on president trump's second ban. the administration will likely appeal to the u.s. supreme court.






governor gives juvenile murderers chance at leaving prison


sacramento, calif. (ap) — california inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles will get a chance at leaving prison under one of several criminal justice bills signed into law wednesday by gov. jerry brown. the legislation conforms state law to recent u.s. supreme court decisions banning mandatory life sentences for those under […]






u.s. appeals court refuses to reinstate trump travel ban


a federal appeals court refused thursday to reinstate president donald trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly muslim nations. the panel of three judges from the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred...






9 life sentences in state case on charleston church slayings


charleston, s.c. (ap) — with charleston church shooter dylann roof getting nine life sentences in state court on top of a federal death sentence, his prosecutions are finally over — and some relatives of the nine parishioners he killed at a historically black church say they can finally begin to heal. nadine collier, daughter of […]