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Hill Dickinson strengthens its Manchester property team

The Manchester office of international law firm Hill Dickinson has strengthened its property and construction team further with two new appointments, as activity and demand for market expertise increases in the North West region. 228 more words

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New York City Will Stop Putting Adolescents In Solitary Confinement

By: Nicole Flatow

In New York City, teens 16 and older are held in jail with adults. They are subject to treatment including “brute force” and intimidation at least as brutal as that endured by adults in the notorious Rikers Island jail — a place where the vast majority of inmates have been charged but not yet convicted of any crime. 825 more words

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Even After Landmark Supreme Court Ruling, Georgia Court Won’t Reconsider Death Sentence

By: Nicole Flatow

Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court issued what was perhaps the most significant death penalty ruling in a decade when it rejected Florida’s standard for putting to death defendants who may be intellectually disabled. 598 more words

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Lawyer hired in capital case six months out of law school can continue as lead counsel, judge rules

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

Ruling on a prosecution motion, a Texas judge has decided a capital murder defendant is entitled to keep a lawyer hired six months after graduating from law school. 139 more words

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Drug lord ‘El H’ captured in Mexican tourist haunt

By: Agence France-Presse

Soldiers captured one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.

Hector Beltran Leyva, known as “El H”, was caught along with a suspected henchman in a seafood restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, a historic town in central Mexico, without a shot being fired, authorities said on Wednesday. 479 more words

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Former Klansman faces 20 years in prison for burning cross in interracial TN family’s yard

By: Scott Kaufman

former member of the Ku Klux Klan affiliate the Church of the National Knights faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty of charges related to burning a cross in the yard of a black man in 2012, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 218 more words

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