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#US Courts

# us-courts - Friday 5 August, 2011

Polygamist church leader Warren Jeffs convicted of child sex abuse

The leader of a Mormon offshoot is convicted of sexually assaulting two child brides, after a whirlwind and bizarre trial.

# us-courts - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Sexual assault case against polygamist church leader continues in Texas

Defendant Warren Jeffs says God will punish the judge if the case continues.

# us-courts - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

US court acquits Casey Anthony of murdering two-year-old daughter

Jury found 25-year-old guilty on four counts of lying to investigators searching for the then-missing toddler in 2008.

# us-courts - Saturday 18 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Barefoot Bandit facing jail time after agreeing deal with US prosecutors Barefoot Bandit

Barefoot Bandit facing jail time after agreeing deal with US prosecutors

Teenager Colton Harris-Moore allegedly stole at least five small planes, a boat and two cars before fleeing to the Bahamas.

# us-courts - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

US court upholds earlier ruling against ban on same-sex marriage

District court judge James Ware said that the judge who ruled that the gay marriage ban was conconstitutional did not have to recuse himself from the case because he was himself gay.

# us-courts - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

David Drumm given €12k tax rebate in Ireland, according to US court documents

New documents filed by former Anglo CEO for his US bankruptcy proceeding show he received €12,000 from the Revenue as a tax rebate.

# us-courts - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Teenagers accused over Phoebe Prince suicide prepared to strike plea deals: report

Prosecutors in Massachusetts have indicated they expect “significant developments” in some of the cases arising from the Irish teenager’s suicide in early 2010.

From The Daily Edge US jury acquits man of stealing 99c hot dog Hot Dog

US jury acquits man of stealing 99c hot dog

Grocery store managers called police after man forgot to pay for hot dog he consumed while shopping.

# us-courts - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Somali pirates sentenced to life by US court after attacking navy ship

Harshest sentencing to date for maritime piracy follows last year’s attack on a US naval ship in the Indian Ocean.