March 7, 2014 |
Luciano Sandoval, a 41-year-old farmworker living in the United States without legal status, went to the Kern County Courthouse in Bakersfield last month to pay a traffic ticket. A few days later, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained him as he was going to work and began deportation proceedings. Sandoval, who has six American-born daughters, said the agents told him he was targeted after paying a fine for driving without a license - a red flag for possible undocumented status.
March 3, 2014 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - In a rare assault on the heart of the Pakistani capital, militants stormed a district court complex in Islamabad on Monday, unleashing gunfire and explosives that killed at least 11 people, including a judge, and wounded 25 others. The attack marked a brazen rejection of a cease-fire declared over the weekend by the central leadership of the Pakistani Taliban, Pakistan's main Islamist organization. A little-known faction claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it opposed the Pakistani Taliban's participation in peace talks with the Islamabad government.
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January 14, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, flanked by legislative leaders and judges, warned Tuesday that Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year would probably trigger more courthouse closures and layoffs in the state's beleaguered judicial branch. "We are rationing justice, and it has become more than a fiscal problem," Cantil-Sakauye said, standing in front of more than 30 judges, court administrators, union officials, business representatives and key state lawmakers at a news conference in Sacramento.
December 4, 2013 |
Christian Slater has taken the express route to marriage the second time around, getting hitched to fiancee Brittany Lopez spontaneously in Florida on Monday. The two had simply gone to the Coral Gables courthouse to get a marriage license, People reported, but then decided to tie the knot on the spot. Engaged since late 2012, Slater told the mag in May that they planned to have a backyard wedding in July - but apparently that didn't pan out. They met in 2009. "We had a big engagement party on the 31st of December and it was nice, it was like a New Year's and we had all the family come, 200 people, so it kind of already feels like we did the wedding," the "Heathers" actor told People in May. The newlyweds had a wedding photo snapped at the courthouse.
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October 15, 2013 |
Los Angeles County leaders unanimously approved a $16.5-million agreement on Tuesday to hire a firm to provide security at 44 courthouses and two other county facilities when sheriff's deputies are unavailable. The agreement approved by the county Board of Supervisors with RMI International is for one year, with options of extending it for an additional four and a half years. “The [Sheriff's] Department does not currently have sufficient numbers of officers and assistants to fill all the security positions, nor to maintain a pool of substitute security assistants,” according to a staff report signed by Sheriff Lee Baca.
October 9, 2013 |
A gunman armed with an assault-type rifle fired multiple rounds at a federal courthouse in Wheeling, W.Va., on Wednesday, shattering the glass facade of the building before being shot and killed by law enforcement officers, authorities said. The gunman, whose name was not released, is a former Wheeling police officer, said Mike Claxton of the U.S. Marshals Service for the northern district of West Virginia. Authorities are investigating the gunman's motive. State police confirmed the gunman died of his wounds, the Associated Press reported.