#State Court

Columbus, GALedger-Enquirer

In a major policy change, some misdemeanor crimes will no longer mean jail in Columbus

The Muscogee County Jail no longer will house suspects charged with some low-level misdemeanors, a major shift in who is detained, and who is not. The move by Sheriff Greg Countryman is not unanticipated. Authorities here long have discussed citing people for some minor offenses instead of taking them to jail. Countryman’s predecessor, former Sheriff Donna Tompkins, allowed some inmates to be released without paying a bond last year, to reduce the jail population during the height of the COVID-19 crisis.
Congress & Courtslamarledger.com

Colorado Supreme Court tweaks rules for judges to more explicitly prohibit retaliation, harassment

The Colorado Supreme Court has tweaked its rules for judges to more explicitly prohibit them from harassing or retaliating against court personnel. The change, made in June and announced to employees by Chief Justice Brian Boatright in an email earlier this month, comes after seven current and former judicial employees told The Denver Post this spring that they faced pervasive sexism and a toxic work environment while on the job, and that women who spoke up about problems were retaliated against.
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Chicago, ILPosted by
The Voice

Laughable State legislative districts need change

Democratic Party mapmakers in Springfield have crafted new legislative districts that are so laughably offensive to the Illinois Constitution that the State Supreme Court either would have to reject them outright, or confirm the Court’s unsavory reputation for partisan political corruptness. Illinois GOP leaders have challenged the remap in Federal...
Jackson County, GAmainstreetnews.com

Recent State Court proceedings

The following were recently sentenced in State Court proceedings in Jackson County:. •David Allen Parker, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane, $1,200 fine, 12 months probation, 24 hours confinement with credit for time served, 40 hours of community service, drug/alcohol evaluation, 90 days backtrack monitor, no alcohol and screens. A charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) – alcohol was dismissed.
ElectionsSacramento Bee

Recall ballot takes shape + Enforcing the privacy law + Court shoots down ‘bill of rights’

Every day, we get a little closer to knowing what the recall ballot will look like come September. We know there will be at least 41 candidates. We know 21 of those candidates will be Republican, eight will be Democrat, nine will be NPP, two will be of the Green party, and one will be Libertarian. As of Monday, we know the order candidates will appear in: X, K, T, V, F, N, R, G, J, Y, Z, L, M, B, A, Q, H, D, I, E, P, C, W, S, O, U, with the order rotating in all 80 Assembly districts, so as to ensure no candidate is “top of the ticket” throughout the entire state.

Robert De Niro Can File Federal Counterclaims Against Ex-Employee

Robert De Niro Updates: Robert De Niro’s tardy claims against his Ex-Employee Graham Chase Robinson will be accepted by the Federal Court. In August of 2019, De Niro and his Canal Productions Sued Graham Chase Robinson in New York State court. Robinson, who was a former Executive, abused Company’s credit...
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‘I’m in Constant Horror’: Student Jailed Over Printouts of Facebook Posts

The last time Souheila Yildiz heard her fiancée's voice was back in November, as they said goodbye before leaving to spend Christmas with their families. Because when Ahmed Samir Santawy arrived at Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, he was detained and interrogated about his research around Egyptian women’s reproductive rights at the Central European University in Vienna, where he is studying for a master’s.
Athens, GAflagpole.com

Even Small Jail Bonds Put a Price Tag on Freedom

Nancy Gallagher spent 13 days in the Clarke County jail because she couldn’t post a $33 bond. She was charged with two misdemeanor crimes. It is likely she’d have remained locked up for another 13 days had not the Athens Area Courtwatch Project intervened on her behalf. On June 13,...
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The Brunswick News

Commissioner defends selecting Chapman as county manager

Glynn County Commissioner Sammy Tostensen defended the decision to name county tax commissioner Jeff Chapman as the lone finalist for the county manager’s job at Thursday’s meeting. During the public comment period, commissioners were criticized for not following a consultant’s recommendation to fill the position, which was opened when Alan...

Siebrandt Sworn in as Wayne County Court Clerk Magistrate

Judge Ross Stoffer administered the ceremonial oath to celebrate Ashley Siebrandt as the new Clerk Magistrate of Wayne County Court on July 7, 2021. State Court Administrator Corey Steel welcomed attendees, emphasizing the importance of the clerk magistrate position to the courts and providing services to the public. Local officials, Seventh District Probation Officers, and AOCP staff gathered in the beautiful Wayne County Courtroom to observe the ceremony and enjoy conversation and refreshments. Siebrandt assumed the clerk magistrate position in October 2020, but the ceremony was delayed due to coronavirus-related health directives.
Congress & Courtslegalnews.com

Court OKs extra time to implement rule revisions

As part of a long-term strategy to both protect the public and provide additional access to court records, the Michigan Supreme Court and State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) have been focused on improving how Michigan courts handle personal identifying information (PII). More than two years ago, the court approved revisions...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Robert De Niro Can File Federal Counterclaims Against Ex-Employee

Despite being a little tardy in his request, Robert De Niro can bring his claims against a former employee into a federal court battle she initiated. The legal fight began when De Niro and his Canal Productions in August 2019 sued Graham Chase Robinson in New York state court, alleging the former exec abused company credit cards and binged Friends while on the clock. Robinson responded by filing a gender discrimination and retaliation suit in federal court, claiming she was treated as an “office wife” in an environment that doesn’t treat women as equals.