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Report: Juries More Likely To Sentence African Americans To Death

Two years ago, when Washington’s Supreme Court was reviewing the death sentence assigned to a black man accused of raping and murdering a 65-year-old woman, Justice Charles Wiggins found himself troubled by numbers.

02/24/2014

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Wash. High Court: Governor Can Cancel Parole

Washington’s governor does have the authority to cancel an inmate’s parole.

11/08/2013

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Woman Gets 100 Years For Shooting Man In Head

A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 100 years in prison after being convicted of breaking into the house of a former tenant, ransacking the place and shooting the man in the head.

CBS Seattle–10/31/2013

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Mont. Judge’s Apology For Comments On Rape Case Fails To Silence Critics

A Montana judge apologized but said he had no plans to resign after his remarks about a 14-year-old rape victim — and the 30-day jail sentence he handed the perpetrator — sparked outrage.

08/29/2013

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Prosecutors: Bales Deserves No Chance Of Release

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales’ own “stomach-churning” words prove he knew what he was doing when he massacred 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids last year, a prosecutor told jurors Friday during closing arguments in the sentencing hearing.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2013

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Army Prepares For Bales Sentencing, Afghan Villagers To Testify

Afghan villagers will have a chance to sit face-to-face with Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for the first time since he stormed their mud-walled compounds in pre-dawn darkness and slaughtered 16 people, most of them women and children.

CBS Seattle–08/19/2013

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Barefoot Bandit’s Lawyers Say He’s Truly sorry

Headed to federal court for sentencing on Friday, lawyers for Colton Harris-Moore are fighting back against the notion that he’s not sorry for his infamous two-year crime spree.

01/26/2012