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Judge Questions Defendant’s Mental State in High Profile Child Abduction Case

A California judge has temporarily stopped criminal proceedings against Phillip Garrido. Garrido and his wife face a variety of charges related to kidnapping a child and raising her under captivity for almost two decades. The judge based his decision on…

Public Defender Office Stops Taking New Cases

A public defender’s office in Missouri has closed its doors to all new cases in an effort to reduce lawyer’s workloads. The Director of the office said that the defenders in the Springfield, Missouri office simply cannot handle any more…

Prosecutor Asked to Remove Ash Wednesday Marking From Forehead

An Iowa Assistant County Attorney was asked by a the presiding judge to remove an Ash Wednesday marking from his forehead. The attorney had just returned from lunch to continue with a trial. The defense attorney, after noticing the mark,…