North Carolina court overturns conviction for racial bias in jury selection

RALEIGH, North Carolina The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday overturned a black man’s robbery conviction, determining that prosecutors wrongly blocked a potential juror from his trial due to racial bias. The 4-3 ruling marks the first time in state history, according to court authorities, that a criminal conviction has …

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Breonna Taylor Jury Selection Reaches End of Phase 1

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys concluded their individual questioning of potential jurors Friday in the trial of a former Kentucky police officer involved in the raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. The jury panel for former officer Brett Hankison’s trial was expanded to approximately 250 …

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Alleghany County Court dismisses felony charge against dad in connection to toddler’s death

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. – A father walked out of Alleghany County Court without a conviction after a two-day retrial in connection with his son’s death. Benjamin Jacobsen has faced a felony charge after his two-year-old accidentally shot himself with Jacobsen’s gun. Tearful Harrisonburg church supporters hugged Jacobsen after leaving the …

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Plumber gets 25 years in prison for molesting toddler at work and videotaping abuse

An apprentice plumber spends many years behind bars for what a district attorney in Texas recently called “Every parent’s worst nightmare.” The judgment of February 10 condemns the apprentice to 25 years in prison for the attack on a 4-year-old girl in the family home. On August 25, 2018, apprentice …

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Diamantis’ daughter landed job as company awarded no-tender contracts

A construction management firm at the center of a federal grand jury investigation into school building grants has won two no-tender contracts worth a combined $530,000 to oversee the construction of a a new primary school in Tolland – during the same period, she took on the daughter of Constantin …

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SELECTIVE INSURANCE GROUP INC – 10-K – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Forward-looking Statements Certain statements in this report, including information incorporated by reference, are "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA"). The PSLRA provides a safe harbor under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for forward-looking statements. These …

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Religious liberty group pursues mandate to vaccinate NYC workers

A religious freedom group has filed a last-minute class action lawsuit to try to save the jobs of thousands of city workers who are set to be fired on Friday for missing a deadline to get vaccinated. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, claims the city’s mandate …

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Competition Band of the Year: Winston & Strawn

By Matthew Perlman (February 11, 2022, 2:01 PM EST) – The antitrust and competition practice of Winston & Strawn LLP has won a historic victory for college athletes over the NCAA in the United States Supreme Court while scoring important decisions for several clients on the defense side of antitrust …

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Court plans to interview 30 more potential jurors on Friday in federal hate crimes trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – As the pool of qualified potential jurors nears the total the judge wants before moving on to the next phase of jury selection, the plan Friday is to interview 30 more potential jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud …

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News Digest: Job fair for teens | Grand Jury Candidacy | Pickleball and Cricket Entrance | Ride the Rails at Niles | News

Grand Jury Candidacy Recruiting is underway for openings for the upcoming 2022-23 Alameda County Civil Grand Jury, a citizen watchdog group that investigates public agencies and community entities throughout the county. “The civilian grand jury depends on and encourages the participation of a diverse group of citizens who will bring …

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