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Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

...Roof's case, saying his right to a fair trial "could be in jeopardy" because of all the publicity of his case. Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson's order prevents information such as 911 calls, coroner reports, witness statements and mental...
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Woman gets life sentence in granddaughter's running death

...her granddaughter Savannah back with her today.Garrard gripped the hand of her defense attorney as Etowah County Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree said he would uphold a jury's recommendation of life without parole, rather than death by lethal...
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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...medical records and electronic communications, including email and social media information.An opinion written by Circuit Judge Gerald Lynch said Congress could "profoundly alter the legal landscape" after debate."Congress cannot reasonably...
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Appeals court upholds ruling against access road's environmental review

...Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling that prevents construction on a highly debated access road project.Circuit Judge Mary M. Schroeder opined that the Juneau Access Improvement Project failed to consider alternatives for improving...
Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens," he wrote.MAYLate in the afternoon of Friday, May 9, a county circuit judge in Little Rock struck down Arkansas' 10-year-old ban on gay marriages.A week passed before Judge Chris Piazza's...
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Couples challenging Alaska gay-marriage ban

...federal courts around the country strike down similar bans.The Alaska lawsuit was filed three days after a county circuit judge in Arkansas late Friday tossed out the 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with a 1997...
Delayed curtain

...yet at least in terms of momentum it appears that it could soon be all over but for the shouting and the pouting. A circuit judge had ruled that state election law plainly mandates that all returns from last week's election had to be handed in...
Split the 9th Circuit: Overburdened court hampers delivery of justice

...Congress hasn't acted. The issue hasn't had much attention in recent years, but it came up again this week when 9th Circuit Judge Andrew Kleinfeld spoke in Fairbanks. The 9th Circuit rules on cases from nine Western states, including Alaska...
State election plan gets the go-ahead - for now

...three-judge panel.She denied the TRO, and requested the appointment of a three-judge panel.Later Friday, Chief Circuit Judge Alex of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appointed the three-judge panel ? and named himself to the panel. Also...
Congress protests pledge ruling

...nation under Buddha every morning. The Christian community would go crazy. It's the same thing to an atheist." Circuit Judge Alfred T. Goodwin said leading schoolchildren in a pledge that says the United States is "one nation under God...


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