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Alan B. Johnson

Native American politics heat up in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding more candidates in state and local elections.

September 01, 2014 9:45 amLoading…

Judge may decide on Eaton execution next year

CHEYENNE — A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether Wyoming's lone death row inmate should be put to death.

August 12, 2013 2:39 pmLoading…
Wyoming's Greg Phillips picks up a federal gavel

Wyoming's Greg Phillips picks up a federal gavel

CHEYENNE — If you walked into Greg Phillips' office when he was an assistant U.S. attorney, you could usually find him at his desk, deep in thought, with a legal document and multicolored Hi-Liters lined up neatly before him.

July 20, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Senate unanimously approves Phillips for federal judgeship

Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips sailed through his U.S. Senate confirmation on a unanimous 88-0 vote Monday to earn a seat on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals based in Denver.

July 08, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Federal judge rules against Hells Angel in appeal in Cheyenne

Federal judge rules against Hells Angel in appeal in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE — A federal judge has denied an appeal from a former Nevada brothel owner and Hells Angels member who claims he didn't get an adequate defense or fair trial before his conviction five years ago on child pornography charges in Wyoming.

May 28, 2013 3:23 pm Related Loading…

Wyoming inmate sues again over eagle feathers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming inmate is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming agency officials improperly delayed for years sending him eagle feathers he needed for Native American religious purposes.

May 24, 2013 5:39 pmLoading…

Judge sends former Guernsey treasurer to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Guernsey town treasurer to two years in prison for failing to pay taxes on money she has admitted to embezzling from the town.

May 22, 2013 5:58 pmLoading…

Wyoming asks federal judge to continue wolf suit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming is asking a federal judge not to allow a coalition of environmental groups to pull the plug on a lawsuit they filed challenging last year's decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to turn over management of wolves to the state.

May 20, 2013 5:59 pmLoading…
Australian man stands trial for Wyoming bank robbery

Australian man stands trial for Wyoming bank robbery

CHEYENNE — An Australian man standing trial on a charge of robbing a Wyoming bank on New Year's Eve told jurors in an emotional opening statement Tuesday that he was justified because he gave much of the money to the homeless.

April 30, 2013 8:48 am Related Loading…

Judge dismisses Wyoming Catholic Church sex lawsuit against deacon

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed a deacon at St. Anthony’s Church in Casper used his position to sexually abuse her.

April 29, 2013 4:28 pmLoading…

Jackson Hole newspaper fights reporter's subpoena

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming newspaper is fighting a subpoena from federal prosecutors who want a reporter to testify about her interview of a man accused of bank robbery.

April 24, 2013 6:18 pmLoading…

Judge: no state mental evaluation of Eaton

CHEYENNE — A federal judge has denied a request from the State of Wyoming to have a mental health expert examine the state's lone death row inmate.

March 22, 2013 2:41 pmLoading…

Judge denies Northern Arapaho eagle request

CHEYENNE — A federal judge has denied a request from the Northern Arapaho Tribe to reconsider his recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in barring the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

December 19, 2012 4:17 pmLoading…

Wyoming tribe asks judge to reconsider eagle case

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming Indian tribe is asking a federal judge to reconsider a recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in prohibiting the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on its central Wyoming reservation.

November 28, 2012 5:16 pmLoading…
DA questions condemned Wyoming inmate's appeals time

DA questions condemned Wyoming inmate's appeals time

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for Wyoming's lone death row inmate said Monday he doesn't see why the condemned man's appeal is moving so slowly.

June 11, 2012 5:08 pmLoading…
Eastern Shoshone move to enter bald eagle case

Eastern Shoshone move to enter bald eagle case

CHEYENNE — The Eastern Shoshone Tribe wants to argue against the Northern Arapaho Tribe's plan to kill bald eagles for religious purposes on the reservation the two tribes share in central Wyoming.

May 02, 2012 5:20 pmLoading…

Judge rules Encana must face suit in tribal court

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In a ruling hailed as a victory for American Indian sovereignty, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit that Encana Oil and Gas Inc. had filed against a tribal judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

April 24, 2012 2:30 pmLoading…
Judge to consider Lisa Kimmell's killer's challenge to death penalty

Judge to consider Lisa Kimmell's killer's challenge to death penalty

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Lawyers for Dale Wayne Eaton, Wyoming's lone death row inmate, hammered away Monday at their client's death sentence.

December 19, 2011 9:39 amLoading…
Phony modeling agent gets 15 years in porn case

Phony modeling agent gets 15 years in porn case

CHEYENNE - An Iowa man who posed as an employee of a modeling agency to persuade a Wyoming girl to send explicit photos of herself over the Internet will serve 15 years in prison, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.

July 05, 2011 4:56 pmLoading…
Federal judge considers death-row inmate's request for information

Federal judge considers death-row inmate's request for information

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A federal judge said Wednesday he may rule in August whether to allow lawyers representing Wyoming's lone death-row inmate to demand more information from state agencies and others to support their contention their client didn't get a fair trial in state court.

June 08, 2011 5:49 amLoading…

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