June 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, continuing to block Arizona's strict new abortion law from taking effect until the lawsuit challenging it is resolved. Federal judge William Fletcher, writing for the court, found that ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Harry Cole of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth provides a quick introduction to all things Aereo...The case of Aereo v. American Broadcasting Companies has gathered momentum for the last two years—a big deal by any measure—to copyright mavens, the video industry (incl... ...[read more]
March 4, 2011
by Drew Singer
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday sentenced Shareef Abdelhaleem, a member of the Toronto 18 terrorist group, to life in prison without parole. Justice Fletcher Dawson said that Abdelhaleem still posed a substantial risk to the public and has not shown remorse for his part in the ...[read more]
November 27, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
A judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Friday sentenced Steven Vikash Chand, a man previously convicted in connection with the failed Toronto 18 terrorist plot, to 10 years in prison. Justice Fletcher Dawson handed down the sentence, which is greater than the eight years advocated by the ...[read more]
August 24, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
A judge in Kentucky Thursday dismissed with prejudice charges against Gov. Ernie Fletcher in the wake of a settlement agreement, meaning that prosecutors are barred from continuing the criminal case against Fletcher in connection with alleged corrupt hiring practices. Fletcher pleaded not guilty ...[read more]
August 11, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
A judge in Kentucky ruled Friday that executive immunity protects Gov. Ernie Fletcher from prosecution for alleged corrupt hiring practices while he is in office. Fletcher pleaded not guilty in June to charges of criminal conspiracy, official misconduct and political discrimination stemming from ...[read more]
June 9, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of criminal conspiracy, official misconduct and political discrimination stemming from an investigation into the governor's hiring practices. Fletcher's attorney entered the not guilty plea on behalf of Fl... ...[read more]
May 12, 2006
by Tom Henry
Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky has been charged with criminal conspiracy, official misconduct and political discrimination as part of an ongoing investigation into the governor's hiring practices. In a press release responding to the indictment from Kentucky Attorney General Greg St... ...[read more]
September 26, 2005
by Alexandria Samuel
Oregon Circuit Judge Joseph Guimond heard oral arguments Monday in the latest case to challenge the constitutionality of Measure 36, a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage approved by Oregon voters on November 2, 2004. Representing Basic Rights Oregon, Portland lawyer Mark Johnson argued ...[read more]
August 23, 2005
by Rachel Felton
Leading Tuesday's states brief, North Carolina lawmakers have selected Democrat June Atkinson as the State Superintendent of Public Schools, resolving the country's last undecided statewide election from 2004. After Atkinson beat Bill Fletcher in the 2004 election, the state Supreme Court... ...[read more]

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