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Maine’s Highest Court Affirms Cat Abuse Judgment

| June 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s highest court has affirmed a Franklin County court’s ruling that a Maine woman must pay $18,000 to the state after it seized 26 cats from her home. The seizure preceded Julia Peck’s conviction on animal cruelty charges. The Franklin County District Court prohibited Peck from owning any animals except two […]

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ME Supreme Court Upholds 2012 Murder Conviction

| April 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the 2012 murder conviction of a Norridgewock man found guilty of fatally shooting another man over a drug dispute. The court affirmed Justice John Nivison’s decision on Thursday. Nivison found Robert Nelson guilty of killing Everett Cameron in his pickup truck in Anson on […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Review of Ormsby Case

| March 11, 2014

The Bangor Daily News is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court  Monday refused to review the  case of convicted murderer, Thayne Ormsby. Ormsby was sentenced in 2012 to three life terms in prison for killing three people in Amity in June 2010. The BDN reports that Ormsby requested a review of an Oct. 2013 decision by […]

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Court Says No to DNA Request

| February 18, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s supreme court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and a toddler to require additional DNA tests that he claims could have showed someone else committed the crimes. Jeffry Cookson wanted DNA tests on clothes worn by another man, David Vantol, who claimed responsibility for […]

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Legally Married Same-Sex Couples

| June 26, 2013

  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to […]

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