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Supreme Court order a signal to stop misuse of sanction power
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Mail Today Reporter There seems no end to the embarrassment that the United Progressive Alliance government has had to face on account of the 2G spectrum scam. The Supreme Court's order of Tuesday stating that Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy ...more »

Arbitration at Arm's Length: Are US Firms Missing an Opportunity in Asia?
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Four years ago, Paul Mitchard QC's firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, put him in charge of building an international dispute resolution practice in Asia. After trying -- and failing -- to find a suitable lawyer to head up an ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Crimes against property 1, 2012

THE CONTINUING economic crisis has led to an increase in crimes against property. Sooner or later most of us will suffer a burglary or theft of some kind, or misappropriation of property in some other way. The Spanish Penal Code of 1995 distinguishes ...more »

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Online gambling issue up for discussion
TheDay.comFebruary 2, 2012

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader John Mc-Kinney, R-Fairfield, distributed his own seven-page legal analysis, which concludes that the state's prohibition on Internet gambling is still enforceable under state and federal law.more »

Criminal Defense
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Upset judge orders Scacchetti back to court
Cincinnati.comFebruary 2, 2012

Scacchetti, once a high-powered, prominent criminal defense attorney, was in court Wednesday and agreed to report Feb. 8 to the treatment facility following his indictment late last year on a heroin possession charge. Those arrangements were made ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency Launches Interactive Website
Sacramento BeeFebruary 6, 2012

By Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency today announced the launch of a website, PACrimeStats.Info to provide access to ...more »

Police Brutality
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A broken heart led LAPD officer to kill woman, prosecutor says
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 7, 2012

Lazarus' attorney, Mark Overland, followed Presby with a starkly different portrayal of his client and the evidence against her. Rejecting the notion that she was an obsessed, jilted lover, Overland said the former boyfriend, John Ruetten, ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Former Crisp and Cole Agent Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Mortgage ...
Mortgage DailyFebruary 1, 2012

Mortgage fraud is a priority area for the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Facebook video lands parolee in trouble
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleFebruary 27, 2012

CALEDONIA — A 26-year-old man was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon today after he was spotted on a Facebook post illegally shooting a gun. Livingston County sheriff's investigators said someone called in a tip reporting they ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts man in murder of elderly Columbia County woman
Mid-Hudson NewsFebruary 8, 2012

HUDSON – A Columbia County grand jury has indicted a Hillsdale man on a second-degree murder charged in connection with the November 20, 2011 death of Lois Decker, 73, of Hillsdale. Shafiqul Islam, 21, was also indicted on charges of criminal ...more »

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Gov. Scott Appoints Richard Hersch To Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court
Sunshine SlateFebruary 14, 2012

Rick Scott made the announcement that he had appointed criminal defense attorney Richard Hersch to be the new judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. “As a life-long resident of Miami with 30 years of experience in courtrooms, ...more »

Gun Charges
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Guns on campus bill will not make Arizona colleges safer, or more dangerous
Tucson CitizenFebruary 3, 2012

On the flip side, the resistance of many Americans to surrendering to a totally armed populace has made it difficult to pass new laws that repeal or liberalize gun possession restrictions. Last month, Arizona's gun-toter-in-chief, Sen.more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Criminal kids placed back into the Metro Atlanta schools
WGCL AtlantaFebruary 8, 2012

Children charged with crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping, even assault and sexual battery are in the classroom, in the very same schools along side your kids. Most parents would never know a criminal sits in the classroom next to their children, ...more »

Erie man faces trial on attempted homicide, other charges in eastside shooting
GoErie.comFebruary 1, 2012

That testimony factored into Erie 1st Ward District Judge Sue Mack's decision to bound over to trial criminal homicide and other charges that Erie police filed against 18-year-old Marquise Barnett in the incident. The charges were advanced despite the ...more »

Search & Seizure
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US v. Jones and the Future of Privacy
OpenMarket.orgFebruary 3, 2012

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Committee approves pregnant inmates bill
Arizona Capitol TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The practice is “inhumane” and “Draconian,” said Imani Walker, the executive director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, a Washington DC-based group that lobbied the federal prison system to adopt restrictions on shackling pregnant prisoners.more »

Sex Crimes
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BCSO: Teacher Accused Of Sex Crime Against Students
WYFF GreenvilleFebruary 2, 2012

After more reports from the community were made to the sheriff's office, a school resource officer followed up, and the sheriff's office launched a criminal investigation last week. The Buncombe County Schools superintendent, Dr. Tony Baldwin, ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Calcutta TelegraphFebruary 4, 2012

Like in eve-teasing, cyber harassment is often neglected. Ignorance of the law is another reason victims remain mum. In the US and Europe, online sexual harassment has been a topic of discussion and seminars for several years.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Alleged Porn Infringer Countersues, Says Porn Cannot be Copyrighted
AVN News (press release)February 3, 2012

Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges that to create the work, Hard Drive and its agents and/or its employees violated laws which prohibited pimping, pandering, solicitation and prostitution, including any claims of conspiracy. 91.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Juvenile criminal names should be public
SnoValley StarFebruary 2, 2012

Lesser violent crimes and property crimes would remain confidential. The bills are bad ones, and should be stopped. When a juvenile commits a serious crime, nobody involved takes the matter lightly. From the prosecutors to the courts, to the media that ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Mt. SAC moving forward with stricter smoking policy
San Gabriel Valley TribuneFebruary 3, 2012

Students, staff or faculty caught violating the policy would be subject to a $35 fine for the first offense and $70 for a second offense, according to the committee meeting minutes of Dec. 7. "We want student buy-in, and we want employee buy-in because ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Seminole ChronicleFebruary 9, 2012

3, and charged with forgery, larceny and shoplifting. Kimberly Alfreda Brown, 34, of the 100 block of Lori Ann Lane, Winter Springs, was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on Feb. 3, and charged with an out-of-county warrant.more »

White Collar Crime
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Clever writing sets 'White Collar' apart
Tufts DailyFebruary 15, 2012

The deal: Caffrey serves as a consultant for Burke's White Collar Crime Unit while being tracked via GPS at all times. When not working for the FBI, Caffrey struggles to solve his own life's mysteries. He also contemplates how to pull off the next big ...more »


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