Tag Archives: appeal

Appeal Denied—OJ Simpson to Remain Behind Bars

OJ Simpson will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future after the Nevada Supreme Court declined to overturn his 2008 conviction. Simpson was convicted for armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to 9-33 years at a state prison. He appealed…

Judge Upholds Constitutionality of Health Care Reform

A United States District Court judge has upheld the health care reform bill, saying that Congress has the authority to require people to have health insurance by 2014. The law had been challenged by a Christian legal group on the…

Irrelevant? Judge Reprimanded for Extraneous Comments During Sentencing

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reprimanded a United State District Court judge for comments he made during a sentencing hearing and ordered a new sentencing hearing for the defendant. The judge was sentencing a drug dealer and during…

Judge Blocks Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

An Arizona Federal Judge has issued an injunction, blocking many provisions of the new immigration law. In her opinion, the judge expressed concerns about illegal aliens being swept up by local police, and also expressed concerns the law treads on…

Defendant granted new trial after judge fails to administer proper oath to jury

In a decision that establishes attorneys always need to pay attention to the details, the Michigan Court of Appeals has determined that failing to administer the proper oath is grounds for a new trial. The judge had the panel of…

Texas Judge Grants Motion Declaring Death Penalty Unconstitutional

A Texas judge granted a defense motion arguing the death penalty was unconstitutional for their client. In granting the motion, Judge Kevin Fine said: “Based on the moratorium (on the death penalty) in Illinois, the Innocence Project and more than…

Texas Judge Under Fire For Conduct in Death Penalty Case

Special prosecutors in Texas are demanding consequences for the controversial actions of a Texas judge who presided over a death penalty case. The Commission of Judicial Conduct is accusing the judge of smearing the judiciary after she refused to keep…