St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker has ruled Amendment Five was too broad, and fails to differentiate between violent and non-violent offenders.
State appeals judge Roy Richter introduced himself to defendants, first, by lowering many fines, putting them in line with what the state and county charge.
In the DOJ’s Ferguson report, Judge Ronald Brockmeyer was accused of jailing impoverished defendants unable to pay fines.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is not blaming Circuit Judge Robert Dierker’s decision to drop gun possession charges against a convicted felon – he’s holding legislators responsible.
Destry Marcotte, 48, was trying to call himself a “sovereign citizen,” and as such was filing claims that the IRS owed him $600,000.
With a St. Louis County grand jury poised to render its decision in the Ferguson case, the St. Louis city prosecutor is defending the integrity of the process.
The former Belleville judge caught buying heroin faces a federal judge for sentencing and finds something other than leniency.
A South Florida judge is holding a hearing on a motion by media outlets seeking the release of police videos made after Justin Bieber’s recent arrest.
A former St. Clair County Circuit judge who oversaw felony and drug cases, is expected to plead guilty to heroin and weapon charges today.
Cook County Circuit Judge said oral arguments will be presented Sept. 18 for the lawsuit filed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.