370 entries in 'Headline Legal News'
2017/04/15   Court document: Hawaii mother’s body parts found in freezer
2017/04/11   Official: Man accused in store attack misses court hearing
2017/04/05   Baldwin's Supreme Court nominee fight is early flashpoint
2017/03/16   Trump travel ban in new court setback near nation's capital
2017/02/22   Court: Missouri not required to name execution drug's source
2017/02/20   UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful
2017/02/11   Kenya court blocks closing of world's biggest refugee camp
2017/01/27   Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house
2017/01/24   Top court reviews free speech case of man's anti-police rap
2016/12/03   Court revives lawsuit against California bullet stamping law
2016/11/04   Supreme Court stays execution of Alabama inmate
2016/10/20   Landowners to court: Exxon Mobil pipeline breaches contract
2016/10/14   Rights group criticizes Polish law of weakening top court
2016/10/14   Court enters default judgment in Kansas voting rights case
2016/10/03   Supreme Court rejects Whitey Bulger appeal
2016/10/01   Supreme Court in holding pattern, awaiting ninth justice
2016/09/23   California Supreme Court to consider suit over Yelp review
2016/09/20   DC gun law gets hearing before Washington appeals court
2016/09/04   Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids
2016/07/22   Kansas court upholds death sentence for sheriff's killing
2016/06/14   Court upholds net neutrality rules on equal internet access
2016/06/01   NY court: Case against ex-AIG execs can continue
2016/04/23   Arkansas funeral home pleads guilty over stacked bodies
2016/04/05   Nevada court hears casino mogul Adelson's defamation case
2016/04/05   Supreme Court Rejects Conservative Group’s Argument
2016/03/22   Judge begins to deliver verdict in Ukrainian pilot trial
2016/03/08   Reid pounds GOP united against Obama Supreme Court choice
2016/02/29   African-American voters see court fight as affront to Obama
2016/02/19   Nevada's GOP governor honored by mention about high court
2016/01/25   Supreme Court rejects appeal to outlaw death penalty
2016/01/13   Florida asks court to deny inmate's execution-delay request
2015/12/25   Jeffrey Dahmer's lawyer suspended by Supreme Court
2015/12/10   Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program
2015/12/02   US court rejects Virginia death row inmate's appeal
2015/11/23   Rancher pleads guilty to falsely claiming cattle losses
2015/11/18   Court won’t hear case over grant to Planned Parenthood
2015/11/03   Supreme Court troubled by DA's rejection of black jurors
2015/11/03   High court won't hear appeal on mortgage ratings
2015/10/20   Supreme Court won't reinstate $250K award in police shooting
2015/10/14   Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims
2015/10/02   Connecticut court stands by decision eliminating execution
2015/09/25   Arizona sheriff faces judge after defying court orders
2015/09/19   Appeals court upholds injunction halting health mandate
2015/09/04   Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com
2015/09/02   Alaska Supreme Court won't block Medicaid expansion
2015/08/23   Amended voter identification law subject of court hearing
2015/08/14   Court fines Washington state over education funding
2015/08/11   Appeals court won't reconsider ex-Virginia governor's case
2015/08/05   Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors
2015/07/12   Silicon Valley company starts to take court disputes online
2015/07/07   Peterson returns to court in murder-for-hire trial
2015/07/03   Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe
2015/06/26   Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges
2015/06/25   Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias
2015/06/24   US court upholds tough rules on for-profit college loans
2015/06/23   Supreme Court Voids Routine Police Check Of Hotel Registries
2015/06/22   High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional
2015/06/17   Huguely files appeal request with U.S. Supreme Court
2015/06/12   Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant
2015/06/11   Poll: Most Americans expect Supreme Court to OK gay marriage
2015/06/01   High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats
2015/05/18   Court: State can’t order unions, companies to reach binding contracts
2015/05/12   Ohio man accused in US Capitol terror plot returns to court
2015/03/31   Afghan Court Sentences AP Journalist’s Killer to 20 Years
2015/02/25   Supreme Court sides with Kansas in water dispute
2015/02/16   NYPD officer due in court in stairwell shooting
2015/01/30   Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting
2015/01/08   Fate of thousands at stake in Massachusetts court arguments
2014/12/31   'Saved by the Bell' Actor Due in a Wisconsin Court
2014/11/07   Court reaffirms BP is liable in Gulf oil spill
2014/11/05   Abortion-rights supporters welcomed the delay Tuesday.
2014/11/04   Appeals court takes on NSA surveillance case
2014/10/20   Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law
2014/09/02   Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case
2014/08/19   Washington high court to hear charter school case
2014/08/13   Appeals court OKs permits for Upper Peninsula mine
2014/07/01   US Supreme Court lets Equifax tax ruling stand
2014/06/25   Court rejects appeal of gay jury selection case
2014/06/13   Court: No blanket exemption for police dashcams
2014/06/10   High court won't hear California's prison appeal
2014/05/30   Supreme Court Says Mich. Can't Block Indian Casino
2014/05/27   Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court
2014/05/20   Supreme Court takes up case of fired air marshal
2014/05/16   Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property tax
2014/05/13   European court: Google must yield on personal info
2014/05/05   Casino law hinges on Massachusetts high court case
2014/04/30   Court considers whistleblower free speech rights
2014/04/21   High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet
2014/04/17   Court rules for environmentalists in water fight
2014/04/15   Court date reset in Vegas Strip bird death case
2014/04/08   Court OKs $57M verdict for WA home-care workers
2014/04/03   Supreme Court Refuses To Overturn Arizona Marijuana Ruling
2014/03/31   Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court
2014/03/24   Egypt court sentences 528 Morsi supporters to death
2014/03/10   Driver pleads guilty in deadly bus stop crash
2014/02/24   Arizona high court bars cuts to public pensions
2014/02/20   Fight over gay marriage moving to federal courts
2014/02/20   Supreme Court affirms pipeline value decision
2014/02/07   Australian court rules ANZ Bank late fees too high
2014/02/03   Pakistan court dismisses Musharraf medical request
2014/01/24   Supreme Court debates 'straw purchasers' gun law
2014/01/16   High court rejects Ohio killer's last-minute plea
2014/01/10   Court suspends ban on a show by French comic
2013/12/23   Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws
2013/12/20   Calif. high court mulling release of law test data
2013/12/12   NY court: Reporter shielded in Colo. shooting case
2013/12/09   Haiti protest derides Dominican court ruling
2013/12/05   Supreme Court won't stop NY's Internet taxation
2013/12/02   Nevada Supreme Court upholds ethics laws
2013/11/29   Amanda Knox appeals slander case to European court
2013/11/08   Anti-whaling activist to testify in US court
2013/10/25   Appeals court rejects secret Delaware arbitration
2013/10/23   Farmers tied to listeria outbreak to plead guilty
2013/09/23   Wenatchee lawyer picked for federal judgeship
2013/08/28   Committee OKs school spending report for WA court
2013/07/18   Court: Legal status can't be used in civil cases
2013/07/16   Court sides with Yahoo in data collection case
2013/07/12   Ill. Supreme Court ends challenge to abortion law
2013/07/06   SC high court overturns $11M defamation verdicts
2013/06/20   Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal
2013/06/11   Court: $1M coverage for Conn. fire victim families
2013/06/07   Intel chair says NSA court order is renewal
2013/05/30   Chicago man pleads guilty in NY hacking case
2013/05/29   Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste
2013/05/24   Oil leasing dispute heads to federal court
2013/05/23   Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban
2013/04/12   Court shoots down Yakama tobacco company lawsuit
2013/03/31   US appeals court grants Hobby Lobby full hearing
2013/03/03   Justices voice skepticism of voting rights law
2013/02/12   3 plead guilty to falsifying OH weapons permits
2013/01/24   Economist convicted of tax fraud in NY court
2013/01/19   High court to hear appeal in case of jilted woman
2013/01/11   Lohan lawyer in NYC courthouse in nightclub case
2012/12/27   Ohio schools officer to plead guilty to sex charge
2012/12/20   Appeals court sides with newspaper in labor fight
2012/12/04   Firm settles with W.Va. AG over mortgage case
2012/11/15   Lawyer accused of laundering money to request bail
2012/11/06   Lawyer for NY man suing Facebook wants out of case
2012/10/12   Ohio appeals to Supreme Court on early voting
2012/09/27   Justices step back from Pa. court funding dispute
2012/09/12   KC law firm owner faces murder, forgery charges
2012/09/07   Ga. county must $4 million to billboard firm
2012/08/17   3M Co. sues former law firm for switching sides
2012/08/10   Fed. appeals court denies ex-Ill. governor appeal
2012/08/04   Court orders Chevron to stop drilling for oil
2012/07/27   Court sides with NJ judges in pension dispute
2012/07/18   Tenn. court says convicted killer can keep money
2012/07/09   Texas Voter ID Law to be Tested in a Federal Court
2012/07/06   Cal Supreme Court rules in child death case
2012/07/02   GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case
2012/06/28   High court ruling vindicates Obama on health care
2012/06/15   Penn State: Court should dismiss Spanier's lawsuit
2012/06/09   NY court limits disclosure in old communist probe
2012/06/04   High court protects Secret Service agents
2012/05/26   Court orders woman to stay away from Jeff Goldblum
2012/05/19   Md. highest court recognizes same-sex divorce
2012/05/08   Court says illegal immigrants can't have guns
2012/04/30   Designer Louboutin hits back in red sole lawsuit
2012/03/06   Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit
2012/02/23   NY court decision bolsters anti-fracking movement
2012/02/22   Court says police cannot be sued over warrant
2012/02/15   Cisco challenges Microsoft takeover of Skype in EU
2012/02/13   Federal court rules for Ohio festival free speech
2012/02/10   Miss high court hears challenge to Barbour pardons
2012/02/07   Utah high court to hear posthumous benefits case
2012/02/04   Magnet Toy Class Action Settlement
2012/02/03   Miss. high court takes ex-gov pardons case
2012/02/02   HIV-positive man who sued Atlanta gets new hearing
2012/01/30   Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action
2012/01/27   US judge denies bid to block NV mustang roundups
2012/01/26   NY court: Judge can't block $18B Ecuador judgment
2012/01/23   US high court: warrant needed for GPS tracking
2012/01/18   Pacman Jones pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
2012/01/17   Court rejects appeals in student speech cases
2011/12/30   Del. court says ex-HP CEO can't keep letter secret
2011/12/28   Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit
2011/12/27   Court: Ark. can't stop desegregation funds
2011/12/27   Supreme Court says Manchester property tax data private
2011/12/21   Suspect in immigration agent killing held in US
2011/12/20   Gingrich assails judges as he courts conservatives
2011/12/16   Court hearing set in White House shooting case
2011/12/14   Next ICC prosecutor warns against sex crimes
2011/12/13   High court to review tough Arizona immigration law
2011/12/09   CA same-sex marriage ban gets another day in court
2011/12/09   Appeals court blocks cement plant pollution rule
2011/12/07   Political aide to former Md. governor found guilty
2011/12/05   CARRIER iQ, Inc. Sued in Class Action
2011/12/01   Court reviews Ga. firing of transgender woman
2011/11/28   Court to look at overtime pay for drug sales reps
2011/11/22   Defendant in $670M scam enters guilty plea in Va.
2011/11/18   Federal court issues new political maps for Texas
2011/11/17   Missouri Supreme Court upholds strip club restrictions
2011/11/14   Company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater in Harvey Canal
2011/11/09   Calif high court hears debate over worker breaks
2011/11/07   NY investment firm among owners of Maine casino
2011/11/07   Court to look at life in prison for juveniles
2011/11/03   Appeals panel sides with CBS over Super Bowl fine
2011/11/01   Scandal-plagued former Bell official sues city
2011/10/31   Alabama immigration fight recalls civil rights era
2011/10/28   Appeals court overturns key Cape Wind clearance
2011/10/21   Indiana, Planned Parenthood in court over funding
2011/10/21   Artists sue auction houses over royalties law
2011/10/18   Arpaio to testify about failed investigations
2011/10/06   High court appears to favor Ala. death row inmate
2011/10/04   Court turns away appeal over commandments display
2011/09/27   High court to decide lawyer immunity question
2011/09/24   Samsung seeks iPhone, iPad sale ban in Dutch court
2011/09/22   Court rules that UBS trader should stay in custody
2011/09/09   Guilty plea for Va. man in $318K Social Security fraud
2011/09/01   Group seeks appellate action on gays in military
2011/08/26   No choking charges for Wis. Supreme Court justice
2011/08/18   NY court rejects $18M class action writers deal
2011/08/18   Man found guilty in Atlanta of killing boxer
2011/08/17   EPA settles with owners of Mass. chemical plant
2011/08/16   2 enter guilty pleas in GOP corruption case
2011/08/12   Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute
2011/08/12   Miss. judge suspended for misconduct
2011/08/10   Ariz. governor on deadline for immigration appeal
2011/08/09   Pozen says Texas court upholds Treximet patents
2011/08/05   Lawyer pleads guilty to $47 million Ponzi scheme
2011/08/03   Kansas workers seek to bar immigration questions
2011/08/01   DeMocker defense says former lawyer will keep mum
2011/07/20   Court reverses conviction on online Obama threat
2011/07/20   Fresno DA charges woman after deadly bus crash
2011/07/16   Challenge to visa lottery dismissed by judge
2011/07/11   Arizona court vacates $75 million cash-only bond
2011/07/05   Justice Ginsburg's future plans closely watched
2011/07/04   14.5 Million Dollar Jury Verdict Awarded Against State Farm Insurance
2011/06/29   BofA Near $8.5B Deal to Settle Big Investors' Claims
2011/06/27   Citigroup ex-VP arrested in NYC on fraud charges
2011/06/27   Wis. Gov: Supreme Court needs to resolve discord
2011/06/24   Pa. appeals court upholds $188M Wal-Mart verdict
2011/06/24   Va suit settled over coalbed methane rights
2011/06/23   Casino owner cited in complaint against Ala. judge
2011/06/20   Court says age must be considered in interrogation
2011/06/14   2 ex-judges, lawyer back to prison in Miss scheme
2011/06/11   Ohio judge says Ford must pay dealers $2B
2011/06/11   Pa. appeals court upholds $188M Wal-Mart verdict
2011/06/07   Court: No shield law for message boards posters
2011/05/19   Mack Trucks, Volvo to pay $525M to settle suit
2011/05/17   Court says FOIA request cannot be used in lawsuit
2011/05/12   Phoenix realtor pleads guilty to mortgage fraud
2011/05/09   Courts nationwide hold hearings with video
2011/05/04   Judge clears 'Housewives' firing lawsuit for trial
2011/05/02   Polygamous church dispute may head to Utah court
2011/05/02   Insurer settles suit with former USU frat members
2011/04/28   Iowa court reverses child endangerment conviction
2011/04/28   Ohio man pleads guilty in abortion-gunpoint case
2011/04/25   High court rejects quick review of health care law
2011/04/25   Md. court considering same-sex spousal privilege
2011/04/17   US court turns away new appeal from Uighurs
2011/04/10   Lawyers for NFL, players talk mediation with judge
2011/04/06   Texas death row inmate gets reprieve
2011/03/24   Court nixes new rape trial in dispute over poem
2011/03/22   High court unlikely to grant right to lawyer
2011/03/11   Ex-judge Camp sentenced to 30 days in prison
2011/02/25   US high court says Nevada can ban brothel ads
2011/02/25   Scott+Scott LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit
2011/02/25   France's Publicis faces $100 million gender bias lawsuit
2011/02/24   Vivendi To Cut US Class Action Provision
2011/02/21   Horizon Lines to plead guilty to fixing prices
2011/02/19   as man on Neb. death row appeals to high court
2011/02/18   Fla. Ruling Big Tobacco Won Comes Back To Bite It
2011/02/03   Maine federal judge lets class action in care suit
2011/02/01   Trenton voids law firm contract for contributions
2011/01/26   Mo. court sides with immigrant in adoption appeal
2011/01/18   Court won't stop class-action suit against Pella
2011/01/11   Judge approves $179M settlement for AK Steel retirees
2011/01/03   Court: Couple Can't Have Adult Child's Records
2010/12/20   Mont. Supreme Court considers access restrictions
2010/12/16   Searchers seek gunman in Utah ranger shooting
2010/11/29   Leaked US cables reveal sensitive diplomacy
2010/11/26   $450m class action launched against NAB
2010/11/03   Court Appoints Lawyer for Bernard Kilpatrick
2010/10/25   BP expected to pay Florida $20M for seafood inspections
2010/10/04   Court won't speed challenge to MN disclosure law
2010/09/22   Court affirms overturning Fla. gay adoption ban
2010/09/22   American Bar Association Honors Philadelphia Firms
2010/09/16   Man who tried to fake death pleads guilty to fraud
2010/09/16   Court lets part of organic-milk case proceed
2010/09/09   Menzer & Hill, P.A. Announces Investigation
2010/08/23   Doctor charged in Jackson's death due in court
2010/08/18   Paralegal, husband indicted in $1 million law-firm embezzlement
2010/08/09   BP Deposits $3 Billion in Spill Fund
2010/08/03   Mo. man pleads guilty in 10-fatality Okla. wreck
2010/08/03   Murder conviction of mom reversed in California
2010/07/29   Judge delays injunction in Neb. immigration suits
2010/07/27   Goldman Allowed to Keep Issuing Securities
2010/07/20   Court grants bail to jailed ex-media mogul Black
2010/07/12   Self Representation Hurting Individual Cases, Courts, Say Judges
2010/06/28   Ore. trial court to reconsider $100M tobacco case
2010/06/21   Major Class Action Settlement Hung Up Over Legal Fees
2010/06/21   US court tosses protester's arrest at Liberty Bell
2010/06/14   Calif. high court to hear church's property appeal
2010/06/09   Ex-lawyer faces sentencing for Ponzi scheme
2010/05/28   US defends attending Sudan leader's inauguration
2010/05/24   China to frame its first immigration law to attract foreigners
2010/05/17   Trial for Chandra Levy slaying suspect stays in DC
2010/04/28   Ex-SEC lawyer gets 8 years for pump-and-dump fraud
2010/04/16   NY immigration agent pleads guilty to sex coercion
2010/02/28   Supreme Court scrutinizes state, local gun control
2010/02/25   Obama nominates Berkeley prof to appeals court
2010/02/22   State won't pay legal fees for computer lawsuit
2010/01/20   Samsung to pay Rambus $700 million in settlement
2010/01/06   Appellate court overturns Kickapoo conviction
2009/12/19   Supreme Court halts release of 2 murderers
2009/11/18   Guilty plea in Wash. shooting spree that killed 6
2009/11/02   Obama administration: Toss wiretap lawsuit
2009/10/26   Nokia’s lawsuit against Apple over iPhone likely a negotiating tactic over licensing fees
2009/10/02   Madoff trustee sues Madoff family for almost $200M
2009/08/28   ACLU Demands Info On DHS Computer Searches At Borders
2009/08/27   Veteran Says Mercenaries Shot Him In Iraq
2009/08/26   Former Prof Arrested, Accused of Taking 2 Guns Into Law Library
2009/08/26   Former Stanford Investment Advisers Push to Get Assets Unfrozen
2009/08/25   Class Claims Facebook Invades Privacy, Sells Personal Information
2009/08/24   Newly Released Documents Show Rehnquist's Private Side
2009/08/19   Asbestos Tests Must Continue
2009/08/17   Bogus 'Emergency' In Forest, Groups Say
2009/08/13   Texas Judge Orders Microsoft To Stop Selling Word In The US
2009/08/12   Top Madoff Aid Pleads Guilty
2009/08/06   Suspended Boston Cop Sues City
2009/07/30   11-Word Press Snippets Might Violate Copyright
2009/07/28   Sotomayor Running Out Of Potential GOP Support
2009/07/24   Lawyer Says LexisNexis Charges Sneaky Fees
2009/07/23   Student Athletes Sue NCAA For Profits From Their Images
2009/07/22   Mexican TV Can't Be Shown On US Internet
2009/07/21   One More Week For Sotomayor Vote
2009/07/20   Lawyers' Depresssion Soars During Recession
2009/06/17   John Hinckley Gets More Freedom
2009/05/29   Conrad Black Asks for Release from Prison
2009/05/26   Judge Sonia Sotomayor Accepts Nomination to Supreme Court
2009/05/14   US judge OKs $116M ruling in deadly terror attack
2009/05/07   Conservative Sessions leads court nomination fight
2009/04/28   Judge Upholds $100M Verdict for Mattel
2009/04/20   South Korean Blogger Acquitted
2009/04/17   Davis Polk Recruit Ex-SEC Aide
2009/04/16   18-month sentence for South Korean blogger
2009/04/15   El Segundo Ponzi Scheme Targets Latinos
2009/04/14   Tainted Chinese drywall shows up in Katrina homes
2009/04/11   Differing Views in GOP Voting
2009/04/09   Texas Court Upheld Civil Verdict
2009/03/04   CA Court to Rule Over Gay Marriage Ban
2009/02/20   US Demands 52,000 IDs from Swiss Banks
2009/02/10   Media Giants Forcing Smaller Guys Out
2009/01/27   Wrongfully convicted, man can't sue prosecutor
2009/01/20   ACLU Challenges Gov't Secrecy in the False Claims Act
2009/01/07   Hollywood Firm Dreier Trying to Sever Ties
2009/01/05   Holocaust Survivors' Class Action Dismissed
2008/12/29   Relatives mourn family slain in Santa shootings
2008/12/17   Internet gambling tycoon gives up $300M in plea
2008/12/16   Ill. gov. says ready to tell his side of scandal
2008/12/14   Oklahoma files appeal in poultry litter case
2008/12/02   Ill. corruption figure Rezko sentencing set Jan. 6
2008/08/25   RI gov, union back in court over health insurance
2008/08/23   Indictments to stand against DeLay associates
2008/05/05   N.Y. Judge Files $10 Million Defamation Suit
2008/04/04   Know Your Lawyer in Illinois
2008/03/27   Nominees Announced for 10TH Judicial Circuit
2008/03/20   State bar hears from Supreme Court candidates
2008/03/14   Kentucky Bar Association investigates two presidents-elect
2008/03/11   Lawyer who abandoned client suspended
2008/03/07   State Bar of Arizona to move Tucson regional office
2008/03/07   Minnesota Bars Beat Smoking Ban
2008/03/06   NJ State pays $250K to settle lawsuit
2008/03/06   Legislators get bar's ear on lawyer discipline
2008/03/06   A Key Case on Gun Control
2008/02/29   Notable California Trials
2008/02/23   Bar association moving to first permanent location
2008/02/22   Virginia Bar president considers attorney trust audits
2008/02/21   Drexel Law Gets Provisional Accreditation


Court document: Hawaii mother’s body parts found in freezer
Headline Legal News | 2017/04/15 20:58
A Hawaii man accused of killing his mother months ago stuffed her dismembered body parts in seven plastic bags in the kitchen freezer of the Waikiki apartment they shared, according to court documents made public Monday.

Yu Wei Gong has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Liu Yun Gong.

He called 911 on April 11 and said: “’I killed my Mom,’” according to a detective’s affidavit supporting an arrest warrant. When officers arrived and could not find the woman, Gong told them she was “in the fridge,” the complaint said.  

An officer found what appeared to be body parts.

“Another covered object in the freezer felt to a different officer like a human leg and foot,” the complaint said.

Yu Wei Gong didn’t speak or enter a plea during a brief court appearance Monday. Deputy Public Defender Diamond Grace requested a Mandarin interpreter for his preliminary hearing, scheduled for Wednesday. He remained in custody with bail set at $2 million.

Grace didn’t immediately return a phone message seeking comment after the hearing.

Authorities say Yu Wei Gong told officers that he accidentally killed his mother in September after she became angry when the 26-year-old said he wanted to work instead of going to school.

Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Rachel Lange determined Liu Yun Gong had suffered blunt force injuries to the head, the complaint said. Her identity was confirmed by comparing fingerprints to those on file under her Hawaii driver’s license.

The manager of the apartment building where they lived told police he had not seen the man’s mother since before Christmas, the complaint said.

It said Liu Yun Gong did not show up for work on Aug. 21, 2016. When a supervisor called her phone, it went unanswered. Yu Wei Gong called the supervisor the next day, saying his mother was on another Hawaiian island and had left her phone at home.

Three women watched the hearing and said outside court they wanted to support Gong spiritually because he had attended their church.


Official: Man accused in store attack misses court hearing
Headline Legal News | 2017/04/11 22:37
Authorities say a jailed North Carolina man facing accused of an arson attack on an immigrant-owned store didn't appear in court as planned because he's being disciplined.

An appearance scheduled Tuesday for 32-year-old Curtis Flournoy has been reset for April 21, when the suspect will have a bond hearing.

Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney Alana Byrnes said he didn't know what led to Flournoy's being placed on disciplinary detention.

Flournoy remains jailed on a $35,000 bond on charges, including ethnic intimidation and burning a commercial building. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

Authorities say a fire was set Thursday but burned itself out at a market selling goods from the Indian subcontinent. No one was hurt, and authorities said a threatening note was left on the scene.


Baldwin's Supreme Court nominee fight is early flashpoint
Headline Legal News | 2017/04/05 12:11
Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin's support for a filibuster to block President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court has become an early flashpoint as she faces re-election next year.

While Baldwin and Republicans, including her Wisconsin colleague Sen. Ron Johnson, trade barbs over the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, voters back home in a state that went for Trump in November worry about the continued erosion of bipartisanship and increasing polarization in Washington.

"Nobody is making any concessions and I think this is going to be the downfall of both parties," said Anna Street, a 56-year-old nurse from West Allis, on Tuesday.

Baldwin voted Thursday to support a Democratic filibuster in an attempt to stop Gorsuch's nomination to the nation's highest court, while Johnson voted to end debate. Baldwin argues that Trump should put forward someone who could get enough bipartisan support to garner 60 votes and overcome any filibuster.

But Republicans, on a party-line vote with Johnson in support and Baldwin opposed, changed Senate rules on Thursday to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, a move labeled the "nuclear option" because it would unravel Senate traditions that have led to reaching bipartisan consensus.

"Republicans and Democrats ought to get to a point where they're talking to each other and not go on with this," said Roger Sunby, a retired public education administrator from Mount Horeb. He said Gorsuch would be confirmed no matter what action Democrats take.

Republicans see Baldwin's opposition to Gorsuch as a vulnerability. Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans have been attacking Baldwin as being out of the "mainstream" because of her opposition to Gorsuch.

Baldwin argues that it's not her, but Gorsuch, who is out of the mainstream, citing his rulings "against disabled students, against workers, and against women's reproductive health care."

Baldwin said in a statement after her votes Thursday that she has "deep concerns" about Gorsuch's record and that she wants a justice who will serve as a check on the executive branch.

"Based on his record and the many questions he has chosen to leave unanswered, I don't have confidence Judge Gorsuch would be that justice and I oppose his confirmation to our highest court," she said.

Baldwin backers argue that her support for a filibuster will only further bolster her bona fides among liberals as someone willing to stand up to Trump.


Trump travel ban in new court setback near nation's capital
Headline Legal News | 2017/03/16 22:59
President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has suffered another federal court setback after a judge in Maryland rejected a revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries.

Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Thursday in Greenbelt, Maryland, in a case brought near the nation's capital by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups representing immigrants, refugees and their families. The groups argued that the underlying rationale of the ban was to discriminate against Muslims, making it unconstitutional.

Chuang granted a preliminary injunction on a nationwide basis. He declined to issue an injunction blocking the entire executive order, saying that the plaintiffs didn't sufficiently develop their argument that the temporary ban on refugees offends the establishment clause and didn't provide sufficient basis to establish the invalidity of the rest of the order.

He called Trump's own statements about intentions to impose a Muslim ban "highly relevant." Trump's second executive order does include changes from the first order, Chuang noted, such as the removal of a preference for religious minorities in the refugee process.

"Despite these changes, the history of public statements continues to provide a convincing case that the purpose of the Second Executive Order remains the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban," he said.

Details of the implementation of the orders also indicate that national security isn't the primary purpose of the ban, Chuang said.

"The fact that the White House took the highly irregular step of first introducing the travel ban without receiving the input and judgment of the relevant national security agencies strongly suggests that the religious purpose was primary and the national security purpose, even if legitimate, is a secondary, post hoc rationale," he said.


Court: Missouri not required to name execution drug's source
Headline Legal News | 2017/02/22 16:17
A Missouri appellate court has ruled that the state's prison officials aren't obligated to publicly reveal the source of the drug used to execute prisoners.

The appellate court's Western District decided Tuesday to overturn a 2016 trial court ruling that found the state wrongly withheld documents that would identify pharmaceutical suppliers, The Kansas City Star reported.       

The appeals court agreed with the state that a law that protects the identity of the state's execution team applies to those who supply the execution drug pentobarbital.

Major drug companies for the past several years have refused to allow their drugs to be used in executions. Missouri and many other active death penalty states refuse to disclose the source of their drugs, though the sources are widely believed to be compounding pharmacies ? organizations that make drugs tailored to the needs of a specific client. Those pharmacies do not face the same approval process or testing standards of larger pharmaceutical companies.

The appeals court ruling said that disclosing the identities of "individuals essential to the execution process" could hinder Missouri's ability to execute the condemned.

Several states also are facing legal challenges to lethal injection practices. Just last month, a federal judge found Ohio's latest lethal injection procedure unconstitutional while Texas sued the Food and Drug Administration over execution drugs that were confiscated in 2015. In Oklahoma last year, a grand jury criticized state officials charged with carrying out executions, describing a litany of failures and avoidable errors.



UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful
Headline Legal News | 2017/02/20 16:18
Britain's Supreme Court says the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure immigrants won't draw on public welfare funds.

But the court says the way the rules have been implemented is unlawful.

Since 2012, Britons who want to bring spouses from outside the European Union to the U.K. must earn at least 18,600 pounds ($23,000) a year.

Several people who were rejected under the rules took the government to court, arguing the law breached their right to a family life.

The judges ruled Wednesday that the income requirement was lawful but had been implemented in a "defective" way.

They said authorities must consider the welfare of children and whether applicants have other funding sources.


Kenya court blocks closing of world's biggest refugee camp
Headline Legal News | 2017/02/11 15:27
A Kenyan court ruled Thursday that the government must not close the world's largest refugee camp and send more than 200,000 people back to war-torn Somalia, a decision that eases pressure on Somalis who feared the camp would close by the end of May.

Kenya's internal security minister abused his power by ordering the closure of Dadaab camp, Judge John Mativo said, adding that the minister and other officials had "acted in excess and in abuse of their power, in violation of the rule of law and in contravention of their oaths of office."

Rights groups Amnesty International, Kituo cha Sheria and the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights had challenged the government's order to close the camp, which has operated for more than a quarter-century.

Kenya's government quickly said it will appeal the ruling. "Being a government whose cardinal responsibility is first to Kenyans, we feel this decision should be revoked," spokesman Eric Kiraithe said.

The judge called the order discriminatory, saying it goes against the Kenyan constitution as well as international treaties that protect refugees against being returned to a conflict zone.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's government has not proved Somalia is safe for the refugees to return, the judge said, also calling the orders to shut down the government's refugee department "null and void."

Somalia remains under threat of attacks from homegrown extremist group al-Shabab. Some Kenyan officials have argued that the sprawling refugee camp near the border with Somalia has been used as a recruiting ground for al-Shabab and a base for launching attacks inside Kenya. But Kenyan officials have not provided conclusive proof of that.



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