Monday, January 14, 2013
After seven years worth of legal proceedings, Neil Entwistle will remain in jail for the murder of his wife and daughter.
After reviewing an petition filed by Neil Entwistle's lawyers, the Supreme Court of the United States has denied the appeal according to the Boston Herald. Entwistle was convicted of the murder in 2008 and has been held in Old Colony Prison in Bridgewater since. "His defense team has argued all along Hopkinton police violated his Fourth Amendment rights to illegal search and seizure when they broke into his house that bitter-cold January weekend hunting for the missing family," the Herald reports. Entwistle's appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Court in August of this year was also denied.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denied an appeal last year.
It has been nearly seven years since Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle were found dead in their Hopkinton home, but convicted murder Neil Entwistle is still appealing the case. According to WCVB Channel 5, Entwistle's appeals lawyer has filed a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. A determination as to whether the justices will hear the case is scheduled for Jan. 11 according to WCVB. Entwistle's appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was denied in August of last year.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ruling strikes down other portions of Obamacare.
ABC News is reporting that the Supreme Court, in a split decision, has upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax. The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, declaring its individual mandate to be constitutional. The argument against the constitutionality of the individual mandate had been that it violated states' rights, but proponents cited the Constitution's commerce clause as justification. However the court seems to have found a way around the argument, ruling that the mandate was constitutional anyway under Congress' ability to tax. In other words, the government can't force you to buy insurance, but Congress can tax you if you don't. Considered to be the …