The case was brought by William Freeman, who was arrested in Louisville for possession of crack and a loaded firearm. He accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced to jail. While he was incarcerated, the federal sentencing guidelines for crack possession were changed, meaning Freeman would be eligible for a lesser sentence. His attempts to have his sentence changed were blocked, though, as courts ruled that he must honor his plea bargain.
The case was brought by a Louisville man who was arrested seven years ago for possession of a loaded firearm and crack cocaine. The man accepted a plea bargain. Later, the sentencing guidelines for crack possession were changed. The man sought to have his sentence reduced in line with the new rules.
Thirty-four people applied to replace Justice Theodore Boehm, who plans to retire in September. The commission has narrowed the list to nine, and will interview the finalists on July 30th.
Saturday, April 17, 2010 9pm Producer: American RadioWorks Listen Again Thurgood Marshall is best known as the first African American appointed to United States Supreme Court and as the lead attorney in the landmark school desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. Just as remarkable, Marshall was an instrumental figure in striking down the legal […]
A Kentucky group is complaining about an exhibit with nude portraits of women and girls on display at the University of Louisville this week. The exhibit — called The Century Project — is showing as part of Body Awareness/Body Appreciation Week, an annual campus event. It has more than 100 photos from newborns to women […]
A case involving four mountaintop mining permits could be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys for Earth Justice want the court to revoke the permits because they claim they were improperly issued and allowed major environmental damage to take place.
The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on legal challenges to the state’s early release program for prison inmates.
Last summer, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted to have more than 20 elementary schools include magnet programs. It came just a year the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down Jefferson County’s desegregation plan saying it unconstitutionally assigned students to schools by race. This week, these magnet programs — focusing on an array of areas […]
Roberts spoke at and event organized by U of L’s McConnell Center. Joined by the center’s namesake, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Roberts warned against partisan politics in the Senate’s review of Supreme Court nominees.
Officials of Jefferson County Public Schools are holding public meetings about proposed changes to the system’s assignment plan. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Tomorrow the district is holding the first of seven meetings this month about the new assignment plan. (See below for locations and times.) The plan is supposed to create diversity in schools. […]