Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Superior Court’

Suspect in Metro Stabbing to Undergo Mental-Competency Evaluation

Jasper Spires was today ordered to receive a mental-competency evaluation and be held in jail until his next hearing.

D.C. Judge Bars National Law Journal From Publishing Public Records

Apparently, while looking into a dispute about legal fees, The National Law Journal saw something it shouldn't have.
What it saw: Pomegranate juice maker POM Wonderful may not be so wonderful—a federal agency was investigating the company. The paper happened upon this fact when its reporter was innocently perusing documents regarding unpaid [...]

Virginia Sex Fiend Convicted of Graphic Assaults

An Annandale, Virginia, man has been found guilty in D.C. Superior Court of an incredibly sadistic series of sexual and physical assaults on a woman, including one that left her disfigured. Carlos W. Escalante, 31, will face up to sixty years in prison. According to court documents, a woman once involved with Escalante endured torture [...]

Pictures: Gilbert Arenas’ Guns

Here are some low-res photographs of the four guns Gilbert Arenas brought to the Verizon Center on Dec. 21, as contained in a prosecution sentencing memorandum.
"One 500 magnum, silver Smith and Wesson revolver":

Photos: Gay Marriage Day, the Paperwork Edition

District Limerick: It’s (Almost) Gay Marriage Day!

Tomorrow: a righting of wrong
(Despite this attempt to prolong)
Three days 'til your vow
But licenses now!
The court is expecting a throng
For all of you folks getting hitched
Your tents, are they already pitched?
Room 4-4-8-5
Will soon come alive
When laws in the District are switched

Catania To Hand Out Cupcakes To Gay Couples Registering To Marry

At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Catania has announced via press release(!) that he will be handing out free cupcakes to gay couples registering for marriage licenses tomorrow morning at D.C. Superior Court. According to the release:
"Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the first 200 couples will receive a box including Hello Cupcake’s signature chocolate and vanilla flavors, offering [...]

Gay Couples: Prepare to Get Hitched!

Earlier today, the D.C. Court of Appeals declined to stay the impending legalization of same-sex marriages in Washington.
In a terse opinion [PDF] today, the appeals court refused to overturn a Superior Court judge's decision not to postpone the District's same-sex marriage from going into effect. Which means, barring some unlikely congressional intervention, come next Wednesday, [...]

Huge Correction In Snowball Case!

Rule No. 1: When starting a political movement around a friend you think has been wrongly arrested for allegedly hitting a D.C. cop with a snowball, it's best to get her last name right.
Apparently, Maria Louis isn't Maria Louis. Her legal name is Maria Lewis. But, you see, sometimes it's not. Sometimes, she uses Louis. [...]

Maria Louis Lewis Pleads Not Guilty To Snowball Charge

Maria Louis Maria Lewis pleaded not guilty during her arraignment today in D.C. Superior Court. She had been charged with assaulting a police officer during a snowball fight in front of Wonderland. Third District Commander Jacob Kishter had told City Desk that she would be charged with a felony. But her case was never papered [...]

Pants Lawsuit Guy Still Biting Ankles

Pity the Pants Lawsuit Guy. He's now bringing his brand of legal crazy to the appeals court. The Legal Times' BLT Blog, G-d bless 'em, sifts through the latest filing. They find that Pants Lawsuit Guy now is taking aim at a U.S. District Court Judge. His evidence? Not an incriminating e-mail trail or memo. [...]

Wizards’ Crittenton Charged; Pleads Guilty

Wizards Guard Javaris Crittenton has been charged with two gun violations: one felony unlawful possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor attempting to carry a pistol without a license. A hearing on the matter in D.C. Superior Court is scheduled for like five minutes from now. Print out your very own  PDF of the Crittenton [...]

D.C. Jail Releases Inmate Early, City Officials Wrongly Blame Superior Court

On Tuesday, news broke that the D.C. Jail renewed one of its most steady pastimes: screwing up an inmate's release. Throughout the jail's recent history, Department of Corrections officials had made a habit of either releasing inmates too early or holding inmates well beyond their release dates. In the case of Tira Williams, jail officials [...]

Gilbert Arenas’ Lawyer Releases Instant Statement To Press

Twitter is still buzzing about the goings on down at D.C. Superior Court. And yet, moments ago, Gilbert Arenas' lawyer Ken Wainstein released this instant statement to the press via e-mail:
“Earlier this afternoon, Gilbert Arenas appeared before the Honorable Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and pled guilty to [...]

‘Little Head’ Gets Shot In The Leg, Lies About It

If anyone has learned anything from this week it's that you shouldn't lie about guns. Dante "Little Head" Vaughn has learned that lesson the hard way—with a jury conviction.
Yesterday, a D.C. Superior Court jury found Little Head, 29, guilty of obstruction of justice for repeatedly lying about a shooting incident in April 2008.
Little Head was [...]