NEW BOARD MEMBERS…A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS New changes are taking place at the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.  Recently, longtime board member Robert P. Longshore announced his retirement.  Eddie Cook, former Assistant Executive Director to Phil Bryant, took Mr. Longshore’s place.  On the heels of his retirement also comes the retirement of longtime…

Via www.nbcnews.com (no author listed) September 10, 2014 Jodi Arias Doesn’t Want to Represent Herself, After All Jodi Arias no longer wants to represent herself as she fights for her life in the upcoming second penalty phase in her murder case, according to a motion filed in the Maricopa County Superior Court on Wednesday. Arias, 34,…

Stabler’s ex-wife accused her lawyer of malpractice; now she’s the one who must pay  Via www.al.com By Brendan Kirby | [email protected] Email the author | Follow on Twitter on September 09, 2014 at 4:31 PM View full sizeA Mobile County judge has ruled that Rose Burch Stabler, left, failed to respond to a counter-suit filed…

picture taken from www.lawyerherald.com, Murder Trial Day 16 Jodi Arias Penalty-Phase Retrial Delayed By Judge  | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Posted: 08/20/2014 2:29 pm EDT Updated: 08/20/2014 3:59 pm EDT PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Wednesday granted Jodi Arias’ motion to delay the start of her planned Sept. 8 penalty phase retrial. Arias briefly addressed the judge Wednesday…

UNITED STATES V. BARSOUM   AUGUST 15, 2014 U.S. 11TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS , JUDGE MOORE FACTS Defendant Barsoum appealed his conviction for conspiring to dispense oxycodone, and distributing oxycodone outside the course of professional practice.   Barsoum contended the trial court incorrectly denied his motion to suppress and that the charges were duplicated…

Many people may have been arrested for a crime they didn’t commit.  Or, they have have completed a pre-trial diversion program to avoid a conviction on their record.  Until now, Alabama is one of a few states that would not allow record of that arrest to be expunged.  Effective July 7, 2014, those meeting the…

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