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Novotny Files ‘Change of Plea’ Paperwork

The attorney for Johnson County Commissioner William J. Novotny III filed “Change of Plea” paperwork with Johnson County Circuit Court. The date for the Change of Plea Hearing has not been set, where Novotny is expected to plead “guilty” to charges pursuant to a plea agreement that has been reached with the State.
JOHNSON COUNTY, WY
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Johnson City Press

Sullivan County Schools paying up to $225,000 to settle special education claims

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Schools is on track to pay $225,000 to settle a claim alleging it did not provide proper education to a special education high school student. The payments are to settle claims that the system violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as set out by two attorneys for the student and his mother.
BLOUNTVILLE, TN
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To start a recall election in Portsmouth, residents may need to provide a specific reason

The Portsmouth City Council is asking state lawmakers to approve new criteria for recalling an elected city official. The city’s charter doesn’t require anyone who wants to recall a council member or Constitutional officer to give a reason — they just need a petition with signatures greater than or equal to 30% of the voters in the most recent gubernatorial election. On Tuesday, the council ...
PORTSMOUTH, VA
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Argus Press

Commissioners appeal decision to OK recall

CORUNNA — Shiawassee County commissioners Jeremy Root, Cindy Garber and John Plowman are appealing the decision by the county’s Election Commission to approve recall petition language, halting — at least temporarily — efforts to unseat the commissioners. Garber, R-District 6, and Plowman, R-District 7, filed appeals in 35th Circuit Court...

Virginia judge jails alleged domestic violence victim for smoking pot on day of court testimony

A judge in Loudoun County interrupted the testimony of the alleged victim in a felony domestic violence trial last week to question her drug use, sentencing her to 10 days in jail for contempt of court after she said she had smoked marijuana earlier in the day. She was then “physically removed from the witness […] The post Virginia judge jails alleged domestic violence victim for smoking pot on day of court testimony appeared first on Virginia Mercury.
VIRGINIA STATE
Traverse City Record-Eagle

Court decision on school ownership reopens Interlochen wounds

TRAVERSE CITY — The past is bleeding back into the present after an August court ruling stripped Traverse City Area Public Schools of one of its buildings. TCAPS Board of Education trustees voted earlier this week to appeal a 13th Circuit Court decision that returned ownership of Interlochen Community School to the Interlochen Center for the Arts. TCAPS operated the building since 1951 on a lease agreement with ICA, but the facility sat mostly unused since the district eliminated the elementary school programming at there in 2016.
INTERLOCHEN, MI
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Florida Attorney General Moody Supporting Challenge to Vaccine Mandate

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has offered her support for the plaintiffs suing the city of Gainesville over its vaccine mandate policy. Moody filed an amicus brief in the 8th Circuit Court saying the vaccine mandate does not hold constitutional muster as well as acting as a deterrent for recruiting new members to Florida’s law enforcement agencies.
FLORIDA STATE
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Inside the four-year family legal saga that shuttered Bethesda’s Positano restaurant

For the better part of 44 years, Positano Ristorante Italiano has hosted birthdays, special occasions and comedy nights in dining rooms imbued with Mediterranean charm. But the Traettino clan that served salads, seafood and veal specialties since the Carter administration has been riven by a legal dispute after the death of patriarch Luigi Traettino in 2016.
BETHESDA, MD
Commonwealth Journal

Justice Venters to be honored Tuesday in Frankfort

A veteran of the local legal community will be honored next week in Frankfort. The public is invited as the Supreme Court of Kentucky dedicates a portrait of Justice Daniel J. Venters (retired) at a ceremony next Tuesday, September 21. The dedication will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the second floor of the Capitol in Frankfort.
FRANKFORT, KY
Richmond Register

Judge denies Louisville woman's request for Norton to treat her husband with Ivermectin

A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge denied Wednesday a request to make doctors at Norton Brownsboro Hospital treat a COVID-19 patient with the drug ivermectin. Angela Underwood, who according to court records is representing herself in the case, filed a suit Sept. 9 in Jefferson County Circuit Court attempting to compel doctors treating her husband, Lonnie Underwood, for COVID-19 to give him the drug.
LOUISVILLE, KY
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