SOURCES OF LEGAL NEWS:
(1) The Shame of North Carolina: North Carolina's Legislature is moving shamefully, and embarrassingly to gut the state's 2009 Racial Justice Act.
The Act is the first such law in the nation to allow death row inmates to have their sentence reduced to life without parole if the inmates show that their sentences were tainted by racial bias.
What do you think?
(2) Alligator Eats Elderly Woman In Georgia Gated Community: Georgia Highest Court Says Too Bad.
This summary of today's Georgia Supreme Court decision, in a gruesome fight over who is responsible for local wildlife, just rolled out:
In a split 4-to-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling in a high-profile Chatham County case involving an elderly woman who was partially eaten by an alligator.
As a result of today's decision, written by Justice Harold Melton, the woman's family has lost its attempt to have a jury try their case against the owners of the gated community where Gwyneth Williams was killed.
"Because the record shows that Williams had equal knowledge of the threat of alligators within the community, we reverse," today's majority decision says.
(3) IN MARYLAND: THE PIT BULLS ARE BACK!
Organized and unorganized opponents of the Maryland Court of Appeals' [Maryland's highest court's] decision last month (May 2012) that pit bull dogs are "inherently dangerous" are unleashing (pardon the pun :) ) their criticism.
(4) IN MARYLAND: Alexander Kinyua, aka "The Cannibalism Suspect", Ordered to STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL.
On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, 21-year old Alexander (aka "Hannibal the Cannibal") Kinyua was ordered to be transferred from the Harford County, Maryland detention center to the state's Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
The evaluation was requested by Kinyua's defense attorneys.
Kinyua has been indicted on a first-degree murder as well as a weapons charge in the death of a "family friend", Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie.
Kinyua, it is reported, told investigators that he killed Mr. Agyei-Kodie, ate his heart and portions of his brain.