Tag: appeals court

Rubio Fights His Death Sentence

A case that shocked the RGV 13 years ago returned to court today. John Allen Rubio convicted murder for decapitating his three children went before a judge today. Like we promised Fox 2 News was present since early this morning in John Allen Rubio’s hearing. We heard how his defense fought to make a sufficient argument to save his life. Several witnesses took the bench and by oath discussed the reasons why John Allen Rubio has the right to yet again have one more chance at life. The case started back in 2003 when Rubio was sentenced to death...

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NFL official links football, CTE; could it affect $1B deal?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Critics of the NFL’s proposed $1 billion plan to settle concussion claims say a league official’s acknowledgement of a link between football and the brain disease CTE is a game changer. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia is weighing a challenge to the settlement that would exclude future cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The pending deal would instead pay for prior deaths involving CTE and for illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Critics want the plan expanded to include future CTE cases. NFL senior vice president Jeff Miller told a congressional panel Monday...

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Protests outside Appeals Court as Judges Discuss Executive Action Block

Protesters rallied outside a Federal Appeals Court in New Orleans today, as judges inside consider President Obama’s immigration executive actions. The three-judge panel is considering whether to lift an injunction blocking the president’s executive action, which would protect millions of immigrants from deportation. With twenty-six states opposing the president’s action, Brownsville Federal Judge Andrew Hanen blocked it–back in February, ruling the President abused his power. It may take weeks for the appeals court to issue its...

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Dash Cam Video Showing Judge’s Failed Sobriety Test Released, Charges Dropped

Dash cam video of an appeals court judge shown allegedly under the influence of alcohol is released to Fox 2 news. Nora Longoria, judge for the 13th court justice of appeals was arrested on November 20-th. In the video you can see Longoria struggling to complete a sobriety test. Longoria was pulled over for a traffic stop on the 200-th block of 23-rd street in McAllen and was charged by police with driving while intoxicated, however the case was recently dismissed by the hidalgo county district attorney Rene Guerra citing lack of evidence. Guerra tells fox 2 news the...

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