Macon yer Arrested on Child Molestation Charge

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John Carlton Fleming, a Macon personal injury lawyer, was arrested Thursday on a child molestation charge and released less than an hour later on $82,700 bond, Bibb County jail records show.

30 Years Sober: A Tale of a Firm Leader


In an act of vulnerability, Husch Blackwell chairman Greg Smith described his struggles with alcoholism at a partner retreat, an act meant to bring those grappling with addiction and mental illness out of the shadows.Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

NFL: Players decide not to vote on owners' proposed new labor deal

(Reuters) - The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) board of representatives decided against holding a vote on the owners’ proposed terms of a new collective bargaining agreement on Friday after its executive committee recommended they reject the deal.FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.

California rejects Trump effort to cut off federal funds over abortion

(Reuters) - California on Friday fought back against a Trump administration threat to withhold federal funds for some health programs unless it stopped requiring health insurers to cover abortions, saying it would undermine the state’s authority to protect women’s reproductive rights.FILE PHOTO: California's Governor Gavin Newsom speaks during the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco, California, U.

Weinstein jury deadlocked on most serious sexual assault charges

(Reuters) - The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in New York said on Friday they were deadlocked on the most serious criminal charges and suggested they were unanimous on the others leveled against the former Hollywood mogul.A source within Weinstein’s defense team said speculation about the verdict would be “premature and a mistake”.

As Florida, Georgia battle over water, panhandle oystermen struggle to survive

Supreme Court, which is expected to rule later this year on a seven-year-long legal battle between Florida and Georgia., measures and culls oysters as his father opens his tongs and drops shellfish pulled from the bottom of Apalachicola Bay on to the culling board next to him as they work in Apalachicola Bay off Eastpoint, Florida, U.

Harvey Weinstein trial: jury appears to reach partial verdict | Film

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The jury at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial in New York appears to have reached a verdict on three of the five counts facing him, though they are deadlocked on the most serious charge – predatory sexual assault.Shortly after the lunch break on Friday, the seven men and five women of the jury were called back into court having indicated that in three counts they have reached their decision.

yers Reveal True Depth of Mental Health Struggles


ALM’s latest Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey shows that the problems of depression, anxiety and substance abuse among lawyers and legal professionals may be worse than realized.At the same time, more people in the profession seem open to addressing it.

UK court hears bid to access fertility clinic's records on dead person | Law

Claimant seeking access to records on storage and use of ‘sperm and/or embryos’

The court has said the dead person’s gender cannot be revealed, and it referred to their ‘sperm and/or embryos’.Photograph: Alamy

A legal action over access to a fertility clinic’s private records concerning the storage of a dead person’s “sperm and/or embryos” is being heard by the family court partly in secret.

Family courts not safe for domestic violence victims, lawyers say | Law

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The family courts are not a safe place for victims of domestic violence because some judges there hold “outdated views” on sexual violence and issues of consent, according to a letter signed by 130 lawyers and professionals.Russell suggested training may be needed for family court judges when considering allegations of sexual assault.

Judge sentences Trump adviser Stone to three years and four months in prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison for charges that include lying to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.He was prosecuted for covering up for the president,” Jackson said.

Jurors in Weinstein rape trial ask to review Rosie Perez testimony

Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for the third day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.REUTERS/Lucas JacksonThe jury also asked to see texts to Weinstein from defense witness Paul Feldsher before ending their second day of deliberations.