Tag: dismiss

Oct 06

Federal Judge Vacates Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s Contempt Conviction And Dismisses Charge

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s federal criminal contempt conviction was vacated and the charge dismissed on October 4, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton. Arpaio had been convicted by Judge Bolton on July 31, 2017 after a bench trial. On August 25, 2017 President Donald Trump issued a full and unconditional pardon of Arpaio. Arpaio was …

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Nov 05

Murphy’s Law In Action — Appeal Electronically Submitted Four Days Early Was Untimely Because It Wasn’t Filed By Clerk

Murphy's law - what can go wrong will go wrong

Filing a notice of appeal on time is critically important because dismissal of an appeal can be expected if it is filed even 5 minutes late. The proliferation of electronic filing of documents in federal and state courts has increased the diligence necessary to ensure compliance with a filing deadline — because electronically submitting an …

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Jan 11

Derrick Hamilton Exonerated 22 Years After Wrongful New York Murder Conviction

Derrick Hamilton outside the New York 2nd Appellate Court Building in January 2014 (James Keivom, NY Daily News)

Derrick Hamilton’s indictment for the murder of Nathaniel Cash in New York City in 1991 was dismissed on January 9, 2015. Kings County Supreme Court Justice Raymond Guzman granted the motion to dismiss submitted by the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office. Justice Denied first reported on Hamilton’s case in the summer of 2008 after …

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Jan 04

Charges Dismissed Against Man Tried Three Times In Vindictive Prosecution

Charges Dismissed Against Man Tried Three Times In Vindictive Prosecution

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