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United States

Dec 08

District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli Caught Texting Advice To Prosecutors In New York Drug Case

Suffolk County, New York District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli (ballotpedia.org)

Suffolk County, New York District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli has been caught texting advice to prosecutors on how to charge and try the defendant in a drug case she was presiding over. Her first text on Dec. 1, 2017 was during a pre-trial hearing in the case, and the second text on Dec. 4 was …

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Dec 05

Equan Southall Granted New Trial Because Juror Failed To Disclose She Had Pending Assistant DA Job Application

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division granted Equan Southall a new trial on November 28, 2017, because a juror failed to disclose before being sworn in that she had a pending job application to be an New York County Assistant District Attorney. Southall was convicted in May 2014 of second-degree murder in the death …

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Dec 03

Kirstin Lobato Evidentiary Hearing Courtroom Video Is On Justice Denied’s Website

The official courtroom video of Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s evidentiary hearing in Las Vegas from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, 2017 is available on Justice Denied’s website. Click here to go to the webpage with links to the video for each day. Video is available for each complete day, and for each time during that day …

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Nov 22

Nicole Harris Denied Compensation By Federal Jury That Rejected Her Claim Chicago PD Framed Her For Son’s Death

Nicole Harris after her release in 2013 (NW Univ. Center on Wrongful Convictions)

On November 17, 2017 a federal court jury in Chicago ruled against Nicole Harris’ federal civil rights lawsuit that claimed Chicago Police Department officers framed her for her 4-year-old son Jaquari’s death in May 2005. Harris was incarcerated for almost eight years before her murder conviction was overturned and she was released in 2013. Jaquari …

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Nov 15

New York Appeals Court Rules Man Can Be Financially Punished During Divorce For Conviction

James Gansman (Robert Miller)

A New York appeals court has ruled that James E. Gansman’s share of marital property during his divorce must be reduced because his family was negatively impacted by his conviction for insider trading that he insists he was innocent of committing. Gansman married his wife Linda in 1989. They had two sons, one born in …

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Nov 11

Fred Steese Pardoned For 1992 Murder In North Las Vegas

Fred Steese (Lisa Rasmussen)

Frederick Lee Steese was granted a full and unconditional pardon on November 8, 2017 by an 8 to 1 vote of the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners. It was their first pardon in at least 21 years of a convicted murderer. Fred Steese was convicted on March 1, 1995 of first-degree murder with a deadly …

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Nov 09

Desiree Fairooz’ Conviction Overturned For Disrupting U.S. Senate Hearing

Desiree Anita Fairooz aka Desiree Ali-Fairooz being arrested on January 10, 2017 (Ryan J. Reilly)

Desiree Anita Fairooz’ charges resulting from her disruption of the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General were dismissed on November 6, 2017, after the prosecution notified the judge it would not retry her. On January 10, 2017 Fairooz, aka Desiree Ali-Fairooz, laughed out loud during the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearing for …

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Oct 27

New York Appeals Court Rules Judge Who Convicted A Defendant Cannot Also Decide Their Appeal

New York Court of Appeals building (Rick Kopstein)

The New York Court of Appeals unanimously ruled on October 24, 2017 that the judge who convicted a defendant cannot also solely decide their appeal. Brian Novak was ticketed in August 2012 in Schenectady, New York for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and related traffic infractions. He pled not guilty when arraigned in Schenectady City Court. …

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Oct 24

United States Ranks 25th In World For Judicial Independence

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Judicial independence in the U.S. is ranked 25th among the world’s countries in The Global Competitiveness Report 2017–2018. The U.S. also ranked in 34th place for the rating of a country’s bribe prone judiciary. Finland ranked first in both categories. The report was published on September 26, 2017. The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is published …

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Oct 15

Kirstin Lobato Habeas Corpus Evidentiary Hearing Summary (10-9 to 10-13-17)\

Kirstin Lobato’s five-day evidentiary hearing before District Court Judge Stefany Miley was held from Monday, Oct. 9 to Friday, October 13, 2017. Kirstin Blaise Lobato was convicted in 2006 of voluntary manslaughter and other charges related to Duran Bailey’s homicide in Las Vegas on July 8, 2001. She is incarcerated serving her sentence of 13 …

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