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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Judge rejects ex-doctor's new-trial bid

posted: 08/27/2016 5:26 a.m. Discuss

Former Russellville physician Randeep Mann, who is serving a life sentence in a Feb. 4, 2009, grenade explosion in West Memphis, received a fair trial, a federal judge said Friday in denying all 20 grounds that Mann cited in a petition seeking a new trial.

In child-meal fraud case, Little Rock woman guilty

posted: 08/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Former security officer Maria Carmen Nelson pleaded guilty Thursday in Little Rock's federal courthouse, whose sidewalks she once patrolled, to fraudulently taking over $575,000 in federal funds meant to feed needy children.

State asks U.S. appellate court to void order blocking abortion-drug law

posted: 08/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for the state of Arkansas asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to vacate a preliminary injunction that prohibits the state from enforcing a law that restricts medication abortions.

Arkansas city's hot-check court called debtor prison

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The hot-check division of Sherwood District Court and presiding Judge Milas Hale III have for years violated the civil rights of the poorest residents in Pulaski County through a "never-ending spiral of repetitive court proceedings and ever-increasing debt," alleges a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Trial canceled over firearms owned by Arkansas doctor convicted in bombing

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A dispute over the fate of 94 high-end firearms that were left behind when former Russellville physician Dr. Randeep Mann went to prison will be decided on written filings instead of courtroom testimony, the parties decided in abandoning a plan for a two- or three-day trial that was to begin Monday.

Judge to decide future of 94 guns

posted: 08/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Seven years after federal agents showed up on the doorstep of Dr. Randeep Mann's Pope County home and carted away 94 guns worth more than $1 million, the collectors' items remain locked up in a secret location while the federal government awaits a judge's directive on what to do with them.

Little Rock judge to decide future of 94 guns seized after Arkansas doctor convicted in bombing

updated: 08/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Seven years after federal agents showed up on the doorstep of Dr. Randeep Mann's Pope County home and carted away 94 guns worth over $1 million, the collectors' items remain locked up in a secret location while the federal government awaits a judge's directive on what to do with them.

Man pleads guilty to fraud

posted: 08/20/2016 2:36 a.m. Comment 1

A man who went by the name of Steven Mayberry and claimed to be a licensed insurance agent in Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri was lying on both counts, he admitted Friday to a federal judge.

Panel affirms pupil-transfer race criteria

posted: 08/19/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a district judge's refusal to end a 24-year-old consent decree that uses race-based criteria to restrict student transfers among school districts in Garland County.

Sides in Rx-law suit ask judge to decide

posted: 08/18/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Both sides in a federal lawsuit challenging a 2015 law that governs how pharmacists in Arkansas are reimbursed for dispensing generic drugs filed motions this week asking Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller to decide the case in their favor without the need for a trial.

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