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Ex-District Judge In Texas Cleared In Campaign Bribery Case

A former state district judge in Texas, who had to leave the bench and had her law license suspended following her conviction on nine felony charges for bribery and money laundering, was declared innocent Wednesday, acquitted of all charges after the state agreed the evidence couldn’t support her conviction. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Former AGs Want Ex-Ala. Gov.’s Bribery Sentence Tossed

More than 100 former state attorneys general have signed on to an amici brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn former Alabama governor Don Siegelman’s six-and-a-half-year sentence for bribery, saying acquitted conduct should not be used to increase a criminal sentence as it was in Siegelman’s case. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Can You Be Sued Even if You’re “Not Guilty”?

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Adam Freedman has written an interesting piece on getting sued even though you may have been in the right. For instance, Freedman covers the case where a burger breaks into the home and is shot dead by the homeowner. The homeowner is then sued by the family of the burglar and then forced to pay a settlement, when they are ...

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