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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Term 7.6 years for 3rd guilty in gun theft from rig

posted: 02/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Memphis man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly eight years in federal prison for his involvement in the burglary of a tractor-trailer and the theft of 107 guns being transported to retail stores in Houston.

Hearing set on Adventist suit

posted: 02/09/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

A March 25 hearing date was set Monday on a request to strike down a White Hall city ordinance that a group of Seventh-day Adventists says is unconstitutional.

Federal Courts notebook

posted: 02/09/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Local rule keeps plea deals sealed

U.S. seeks 24- 30-month term in bribery case

posted: 02/06/2016 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former Crittenden County juvenile probation officer and West Memphis city councilman be imprisoned for two to 2½ years for his admitted role in a bribery conspiracy involving a state official and a businessman.

54-month drug term last for Delta Blues

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The last of the Operation Delta Blues defendants was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Little Rock.

March 2 hearing set on bid to halt abortion-pill law

posted: 02/02/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

A March 2 hearing was scheduled Monday on Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction to stop the enforcement of a new Arkansas law limiting the way the abortion pill is administered.

Girl videotaped; term is 20 years

posted: 01/30/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

A Clinton man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison -- with no parole -- for taking sexually explicit photographs of a young girl and sharing them on the Internet.

Prison urged for ex-DHS official Jones

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

As a former high-ranking state official, Steven Jones should be sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for accepting bribes to benefit the owner of two mental-health service providers Jones oversaw, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

Clinic lawsuit certified as class action; Planned Parenthood plans to file for wider injunction

posted: 01/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 14

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday granted class-action certification to a lawsuit challenging Gov. Asa Hutchinson's discontinuation of Medicaid funding for Arkansans who use Planned Parenthood services.

Abortion-ban review denied by high court

posted: 01/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 9

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to revisit a federal judge's 2014 ruling striking down Arkansas' 2013 ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy if a heartbeat could be detected.



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