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  • Barry Bonds seeks dismissal of felony conviction

    A lawyer for Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court on Wednesday to toss out the slugger's obstruction of justice conviction, saying a rambling answer he gave while testifying before a grand jury was not a crime.


  • Bonds files appeal to erase felony conviction

    Barry Bonds has asked a federal appeals court to toss out his felony obstruction conviction, arguing it was based on his rambling _ but truthful _ answer to a grand jury question about whether his trainer ever provided him with an injectable substance.


  • Bonds files appeal to erase felony conviction

    Barry Bonds asked a federal appeals court Thursday to toss out his felony obstruction conviction.


  • Court refuses to reconsider Spector's appeal

    An appeals court on Friday refused to reconsider music producer Phil Spector's appeal of his murder conviction, saying there was overwhelming evidence of his guilt.


  • Phil Spector's lawyers seek rehearing of appeal

    Lawyers for music producer Phil Spector have asked an appeals court to take a second look at his arguments for a new trial, contending the court ignored a defense argument that the trial judge had violated his neutrality in the case.


  • **FILE** Music producer Phil Spector (center) and his attorney Dennis Riordan appear in a courtroom for Spector's sentencing in Los Angeles on May 29, 2009. Spector was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. (Associated Press)

    California court rejects Phil Spector appeal

    A California appeals court rejected music producer Phil Spector's bid to overturn his murder conviction on Monday, saying it was permissible for prosecutors to call a parade of women who said Spector had threatened them with guns in the past.


  • California court rejects Phil Spector appeal

    A California appeals court rejected music producer Phil Spector's bid to overturn his murder conviction on Monday, saying it was permissible for prosecutors to call a parade of women who said Spector had threatened them with guns in the past.


  • Bonds conviction on obstruction: Will it stand?

    The Barry Bonds trial may have had a strange ending, but his lawyers still face a tough fight in clearing the slugger's name.


  • FILE -- In a May 29, 2009 file photo Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. Spector's lawyers are poised Tuesday April 12, 2011 to urge an appellate court in Los Angeles to throw out his second-degree murder conviction and grant a new trial.  (AP Photo/ Al Seib, file)

    Phil Spector murder conviction in appeals court

    A panel of three appellate judges gave lawyers on both sides a hostile reception Tuesday as they argued for and against motions to overturn the second-degree murder conviction of legendary music producer Phil Spector.


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