Court comes close but no cigar

Kevin Wilson When the Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision on Citizens United, changing the rules for how corporations can get involved in political campaigns, Justice Anthony Kennedy said a divided decision means that clearly, “Somebody made a mistake.” So why do I feel the same way about a unanimous decision I agree with? And […]

Not all matters can be resolved in courtroom

Freedom New Mexico Little Caylee Anthony’s cherubic face will haunt some of us for a long time. There’s nothing more tragic or riveting than the unexplained death of a child, and we all wish such tragedies could be neatly resolved with justice served. Now that the dust has almost settled on the Casey Anthony case, […]

Casey Anthony trial – timeline

Casey Anthony not guilty

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago. Anthony, 25, wept as the judge read the verdict, which jurors reached after less […]

Weiner defenders, critics both err

Kevin Wilson A few quick questions, and a few long boring answers: Should Rep. Anthony Weiner resign after admitting sending lewd photographs to women? No. I agree mostly with Peter Beinart’s column on The Daily Beast. “If pundits are really so upset that Weiner is distracting attention from the nation’s budgetary dilemmas,” Beinart wrote, “perhaps […]

Brothers remembered

Bob’s older brother was Richard. Ronnie’s older brother was Anthony, and Jeff had an older brother named Jimmy. David and I were the older brothers in our families, so we had to share the above older brothers. By their cars could you know them. Rick drove a ’57 Chevy, the queen of cars. Jimmy had […]

Anniversaries — April 17

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Hall Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Ollie Hall Sr., Michael, Jessie, Kenneth, Treena, William and Anthony. The couple was married April 24, 1961 in Clovis. They have seven children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. […]

Convicted killer Casillas given consecutive life sentences

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Anthony Casillas addresses members of Gary Payne’s family during his sentencing hearing Friday afternoon at the Curry County Courthouse. Casillas was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the 2008 shooting deaths of Payne and Melissa Ward. Kevin Wilson A Curry County judge sentenced Anthony Casillas to a pair of […]

Engagements — June 27

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Anthony-Gillard [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Alton and Debbie Anthony of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessicka Anthony of Clovis, to Andrew Gilliard, of Clovis, son of Troy and Tonia Gilliard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. July 3, 2010, at Sunken Garden in Hillcrest Park. The […]

Prosecutors: Defendant wanted to see what it felt like to kill

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Prosecutors say Anthony Ray Casillas shot two people because he wanted to see what it felt like to kill. But his lawyer says Casillas’ behavior was too absurd to have been planned, implying alcohol and drugs may have influenced him the night Gary Payne and Melissa Ward died. Casillas, […]