WASHINGTON — The federal courts in general and the Supreme Court in particular were a focal point of the contentious 2016 election campaign, but Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. continued to steer well clear of controversy in his year-end report ...Read More »
CHARLESTON, S.C. — After a judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof is competent to represent himself, the same jury that last month unanimously found him guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will return ...Read More »
An appeals court has sent a case back to Monroe County Court because the trial judge refused to let the defendant withdraw a guilty plea. Matthew V. Noce, 36, pleaded guilty in July 2012 to first-degree assault and was sentenced ...Read More »
The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision and dismissed charges against a Yates County man accused of sexual abuse. In April, Yates County Court Judge W. Patrick Falvey granted a defense motion to suppress ...Read More »
CHICAGO — Major U.S. cities and counties are beefing up legal services for immigrants to help them fight deportation and avoid fraudulent lawyers in the wake of Donald Trump’s election and his hard-line immigration enforcement promises. Tapping local government funds ...Read More »
A Victor man convicted of first-degree sexual abuse will get a new trial because of an error in the jury selection process and a judge’s decision to exclude a defense witness. Todd M. Collins, 36, was convicted in December 2014 ...Read More »
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won’t call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working hard to keep secret potentially embarrassing evidence ...
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