Retired Judge’s Victory: Unusual Criminal Charge Dismissed in Alaskan Grand Jury Case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A retired judge in Anchorage, Alaska, has been cleared of an “extremely unusual” criminal charge brought against her by a grand jury, marking a significant victory for former judge Margaret Murphy and a setback for conservative legal activists. The charge of perjury against Murphy, which was included in an indictment with minimal details, was dismissed by Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Matthews. The case, which emerged from a broader investigation by a Kenai grand jury, diverged from the norm as it was initiated by the grand jury rather than a state prosecutor. … Read more

Calling All Citizens: Apply Now to Serve on the Mendocino County Civil Grand Jury and Make a Difference!

Ukiah, California – The Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino is inviting qualified citizens to apply for the 2024/2025 Mendocino County Civil Grand Jury. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 31, 2024. The Civil Grand Jury, consisting of 19 members, serves for one year and plays a crucial role in investigating the operations of county, city, and district governments. They also provide civil oversight of local government departments and agencies, responding to citizen complaints. By participating in the Civil Grand Jury, individuals have the opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of … Read more

Christian County Grand Jury Hands Down Multiple Indictments Including Manslaughter, Assault, and Sex Crimes

Hopkinsville, Kentucky – A Christian County Grand Jury has issued several indictments for various crimes, including manslaughter, assault, and sex-related offenses, in a recent announcement. The indictments come as a result of ongoing investigations into several separate incidents. One of the cases involves Debbie Elliot, a resident of Hopkinsville. Elliot was arrested in December 2023 in connection with the overdose death of Gladys Henry. The Hopkinsville Police Department reported that Henry was found deceased at a residence on West 20th Street on December 8. An autopsy revealed that her death was caused by a fatal … Read more

South Korean Director Hong Sang-soo Takes Home Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin, Germany – South Korean director Hong Sang-soo received the prestigious Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival for his latest film, “A Traveler’s Needs.” The ceremony, held at Berlinale Palast, saw the jury announce Hong’s win, which is considered the festival’s second-highest honor after the Golden Bear. This marks Hong’s second Grand Jury Prize, following his victory with “The Novelist’s Film” in 2022. During the award ceremony, Hong expressed his gratitude in English to the jury and humorously questioned what they saw in his film, drawing laughter from the … Read more