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Five other church members have been convicted in Clackamas County for crimes related to the rejection of medical care for their children, said Greg Horner, chief deputy district attorney.
The Hickmans’ conviction on second-degree manslaughter charges typically requires a mandatory minimum sentence of six years in prison. But because of a religious exemption in state law at time of the crime, the couple likely will face no more than 18 months in prison and a $250,000 fine when they are sentenced Oct. 31.
Federal court order blocks state’s redistricting
AUSTIN — A federal judge has ordered Texas not to move forward with redistricting plans for congressional and state legislative seats until they are approved by the courts.
A coalition of Democratic politicians, minority groups and civil rights activists have sued the state over the plans. They say the Republican majority drew the new political lines in a way that discriminates against minorities.
The Department of Justice has also argued against the new congressional, state House and state Senate maps.
State law requires that the new districts be implemented on Oct. 1. The restraining order issued by a San Antonio-based judge on Thursday will stop the new districts from going into effect.
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